BEACON INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPLIER SENSORBERG TO EXTEND REACH OF ITS OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM TO WINDOWS 10

Sensorberg, with support from Microsoft, to enable the cross-platform use of its unique software on Windows 10.

Berlin, May 7th 2015. Since collaborating with the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in 2013, Sensorberg (founded by Alexander Oelling), has developed and marketed a Microsoft Azure-based Beacon Management Platform, the software for iBeacon compatibility for any app (SDK for iOS and Android) is supported by Beacon hardware. As a Beacon infrastructure provider, Sensorberg enables any company to make its apps iBeacon-compatible and to manage their Beacon fleet as well as the content that is transmitted to the corresponding apps through an Azure based REST API. The Sensorberg Beacon Management Platform is „Beacon agnostic“, this means everyone can use it with any Beacon hardware, regardless of the manufacturer. This solution is already being used by Sparkassen-Finanzportal, Ströer, Deutsche Bahn as well as Deutsche Messe AG.

The new collaboration between Sensorberg and Microsoft sets the foundation for a joint development of a SDK in order to allow the cross-platform use of Sensorberg’s exceptional software on Windows 10. As all other SDKs, this SDK will be available as open source for Windows 10. It will enable any company to upgrade their apps not only for iOS and Android, but also for Windows 10 and thereby making it iBeacon-compatible. App providers can benefit from the Sensorberg Enterprise Support and are professionally hosted via Azure.

“With the release of our SDK for Windows, iOS and Android, we do not only facilitate the cross-platform development of Beacon or proximity software, but also provide, through the open source license, complete control and further development options during the implementation”, says Alexander Oelling, CEO of Sensorberg.

With regards to the SDK development, a Beacon scanner app for Windows 10 has been developed as an example. This app enables you to detect the location of Beacons or iBeacon-compatible devices. It can also act as a Beacon itself and simultaneously transmit content. Thus, companies now have the possibility to test their Beacon projects on Windows 10.