ATIV Announces Partnership with Radius Networks to Provide iBeacon™ Technology for Proximity-Aware Push Notifications in the EventPilot® Conference App

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iBeacon™ technology in ATIV’s meeting app combined with beacon devices by Radius Networks enables meeting planners to send targeted location-based alerts.

ATIV Software today announced the partnership with Radius Networks as the preferred device vendor providing RadBeacon proximity beacons with iBeacon™ technology for meeting professionals who wish to send targeted messages to event attendees based on their indoor location. The EventPilot conference app displays specific messages depending on the participant’s position at the venue. Event planners can easily alert participants about attendee services, special events, and conference sponsors or integrate with event gamification like scavenger hunts.

“Our EventPilot meeting app is known for its high quality and we were looking for an iBeacon vendor that offers matching quality products and services,” said Silke Fleischer, CEO and Co-Founder of ATIV Software. “We are excited to work with Radius Networks to supply beacon devices to our clients so they can introduce new ways to interact with their attendees.”

RadBeacon proximity beacons are Bluetooth Smart™ low energy transmitters that can be detected by the conference app when attendees are in close proximity. They are ideal for triggering location specific messages the meeting planner prepares in advance. Small RadBeacon proximity beacons with iBeacon technology are positioned throughout the conference venue to display information relevant to that location.

Meeting ATIV’s goals in maintaining or reducing a conferences’ environmental footprint, Radius Networks offers USB-based Bluetooth low energy devices that are simply plugged into a monitor, computer, or USB power adapter. Unlike beacon devices that require batteries, RadBeacon USB proximity beacons with iBeacon technology can easily be re-used at future events.

“The EventPilot conference app is a leading example of how Bluetooth Smart™ (BLE) proximity beacons using iBeacon™ technology can be used to enrich medical and scientific conference attendee engagement,” said David Helms, Chief Product Officer at Radius Networks Inc., the leading provider of mobile proximity services. "We are delighted to be working with ATIV to enable EventPilot to make it easy for meeting organizers to create informative and engaging experiences for their attendees."

iBeacon Features in the EventPilot Conference App

iBeacon proximity-aware notifications
The native EventPilot meeting app displays Push Notifications triggered by iBeacon devices. Combined with a start/end time, it allows meeting planners to control when which message is shown where.

Targeted in-app actions
All notifications in EventPilot include the option to send users to either a specific view within the conference app like session or sponsor details, or a website via a URL.

About Radius Networks
Radius Networks creates new and innovative ways to use wireless device signals for proximity and presence detection. Radius Networks’ cloud-based proximity services and products are used by mobile developers, major retailers, restaurant chains, sports complexes and other companies to drive innovative customer engagement and experience.

About ATIV Software
ATIV Software is the leading event app provider for medical and scientific meetings and publishes the mobile conference app EventPilot as well as EventPilot Journal app for custom medical and scientific peer reviewed publications. Available as native event app for iOS and Android. Web-app included for BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7.

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