WARNING We are discontinuing support for Firmware below 4.x with these updates (Update: Firmware 4.0 and 4.x were introduced in 2017 after that in 2019 we changed firmware versioning schema. Current firmware version schema is 1.10 and 1.1x/1.x/2.x).
|Kontakt.io Secure||Kontakt.io Standard|
|Beacon firmware||4.0 (from 2017) or newer (starting from 2018 firmware version schema is 1.10 and 1.1x/1.x/2.x)||3.1 or older|
|Unique ID||Not available||Part of the Scan Response Packet|
|Battery-life||No impact on battery life||No impact on battery life|
|Software lock in Beacon firmware||Yes||Yes|
|Shuffling||Shuffling available, see below.||Not available|
|Broadcast iBeacon identifiers||
Fixed: Proximity UUID
|Fixed: Proximity UUID, Major, Minor, BeaconID, MAC-address|
|Broadcast Eddystone identifiers||
|Fixed: Namespace ID, Instance ID, URL, MAC-address|
|Configuration method||Secure Communication: new configurations created in API as encrypted package, which is fetched, and applied in a single transmission. Beacon confirms successful config.||Configuration: new configurations created in API and fetched by the configuring device, which connects to beacon by using beacon specific password, and requires a back and forth communication for configuration of every setting.|
|Kontakt.io Proximity SDK||Required. Must be implemented in the app to resolve shuffled identifiers with Kontakt.io Proximity API.||Not required|
|Configuration can be done via?||Kontakt.io Admin Apps and/or an App that has implemented Kontakt.io Proximity SDK 2.0||Kontakt.io Admin Apps and/or 3rd party app by using the beacon-specific passwords.|
If you would like to learn how to upgrade the firmware of your beacons visit this tutorial.