My BlueCats beacons just arrived in the mail. BlueCats are created by PLUS Location Systems, having offices in Australia, Alabama and Texas. They come in three colors in a startup pack which you can order on BlueCats.com.
Taking a look at the hardware, BlueCats require two AA batteries which provide 3 years of sustained “purring.” Like my Estimote beacons, BlueCats are colorful and will certainly stand out in any given retail (or museum…or art show) context.
BlueCats are slightly larger than an Estimote yet provide longer battery life yet will still fit in the palm of your hand. Each BlueCat comes with a sticker which you can use to attach it to a convenient wall.
BlueCat back detail, comes with a back plate which you can use to nail it or hang it to a wall. The plate can be removed with a screw in order to install the included AA batteries.
A detail of all three included beacons with their back covers on. BlueCats provides a developer SDK which can be used to interact with these beacons. Once I get some more time I will explore further.