External antenna iBeacon USB beacon reader

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$10.00 - $13.50 / Sets | 2 Set/Sets (Min. Order)
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Quick Details
1piece /1box
Model Number:
AprilBeacon 502
Logic ICs
Brand Name:
April Beacon
Place of Origin:
Beijing, China (Mainland)
Frequency 2.402GHz to 2480GHz
Transmit Power:
+0 dBm
Receiver sensitivity:
-93 dBm
Communication Protocol:
4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Secure Simple Pairing and AES-128
Supply Ability
Supply Ability:
200000 Set/Sets per Month
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
protected in bubble wrap ,
Packaged in carton ,50sets/carton
Standard package: 25cm*20cm*18cm
Lead Time :
1~2 work day

                           External antenna iBeacon USB beacon reader





  Governor with sniffer :




Product Description


The External Antenna AprilBeacon sniffer 502 is a USB device that runs on Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.

It works with USB 2 TTL. You must plug it to a PC. It communicate with PC through virtual UART port. For example: You input "AT+SCAN?" to the UART port RX It will response the beacons information nearby like this:

OK+SCAN1 OK+SCAN:7C669D9B4A82,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,0,0,-58,-82,100 OK+SCAN:883314E55A42,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,2,8,-57,-75 OK+SCAN:0017EA915E24,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,1,8,-58,-72,100 OK+SCAN:C4EDBA567941,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,0,0,-58,-72 OK+SCAN:20CD3999087E,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,1,6,-65,-69,100 OK+SCAN:20CD39B093B1,E2C56DB5DFFB48D2B060D0F5A71096E0,0,0,-58,-84,86 OK+SCAN0

The response will contains mac address, proximityUUID, major, minor, measured power, RSSI etc.... 

ABSniffer 502 work with raspberry pi, please refer to the pictures .


Version4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
SecuritySecure Simple Pairing and AES-128
BR/EDR connections0
RadioFrequency 2.402GHz to 2480GHz
Transmit Power+0 dBm
Receiver sensitivity-93 dBm
Typical line-of-sight range10 – 30 meters
Host interfacesUSB (USB/CDC)
Communication ProtocolTTL

Default Settings

Baud Rate115200
Data Bit8
Parity CheckNo
Stop Bit1
Scan duration4 seconds
Active ScanNo 














Our Advantages

We are the largest iBeacon provider here in China. We have several customers which are the biggest Indoor navigation service providers. They have bought bunch of our beacons in their projects. During the process of providing deployment services, So we have developed many features in our APP, and gained abundant practical experiences in batching deployment.

 1)Our App AprilBeacon(both Android and iOS version) have batch function, can update UUID etc automatically.

2)We have QR code on our case. So it is easy to recognize specific one.

3)We have 227A which has 2 AAA batteries, long term power supply significantly reduce maintenance cost.

4) We have platform Skymap(http://skymap.aprbrother.com) for online service during the maintaining process.

5) We have our own R&D department to resolve all the clients problem.

6) We can do customize service according to customer request.


  • MFI certification iBC-14-00417
  • Built-in iBeacon firmware
  • Built-in a coin battery holder
  • Bluetooth low energy technology compatible
  • Accurate digital RSSI
  • High performance and low power 8051 core MCU
  • AES security coprocessor
  • Tested with iOS 7.0


1 Q: What is the difference between using Apple SDK and April Brother’s SDK ? Is there any additional functionality on your SDK?

A:April Brother's SDK provide some function for configure the April Beacon.

For example:proximityUUID  major/minor etc...

Otherwise it's same with Apple SDK.


2 Q: Can I get SDK for Android and iOS?

A: Yes, we can give you SDK for both Android 4.3 and iOS 7.0.


3 Q: Can I have our own logo and in what kind of way?

A: Sure. We can do customize service according to customr request .


 4 Q: Where can I download or air upgrade firmware or device?

A: we will provide you the link for it .


 5.Q:Would you also be able to make custom housing for the circuits?

A: Yes, we do custom housing for the circuits as well as the custom iBeacon with logo on the pcb.



Our Service:


we provide samples for testing, we do custom beacon & housing.




SDK of IOS and Andriod  provided.




you could configure the iBeacon by our APP:Aprilbeacon(for IOS&Android4.3)




we provide any consultation or advice needed. 




The iBeacon(s) will be dispatched Monday-Friday, same day as the order is made if purchased before 4pm,tracking number provided.




Once the iBeacon(s) has been purchased  documentation will be provided .


   workshop pics :                          




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