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$8,609
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
180
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 21 2015 4:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

Pronounced (ˈbēkən/) aka Beacon. 

A tracking system for your luggage that autonomously tracks and notifies you the moment your bags arrive. Standing by the carousel will be a thing of the past. It also extends information to your ride, so they may calibrate your pick up. Unforseen events are handled by our CRM. If they lose your bags, we'll handle reuniting you with your property. 

Coupling all it's features, BeeQyn grants a smooth and stress-free departure from both the baggage claim and airport. 

 Harnessing the beauty of BLE 4.0, you now have been released from waiting for both baggage and your ride. Unlike other trackers, using BLE, BeeQyn is autonomous. Which means that you don't need to be actively seeking out your bags via your cell phone. Your bags will call on you only when they arrive. No more waiting for something that isn't there. That's the definition of lunacy. 

Depending on the user's configurations, BeeQyn's self governing alert system, BuZz, discreetly signals the user on both their bag's presence and proximity.

The closer the bag, the higher the vibration intensity. You can literally close your eyes and still have an advantage over others. Your phone doesn't have to leave your pocket!

We also include our default voice notifications.

Voice notification when bag arrives:

Voice notification when bags are getting close (during pick up):

Voice notification when all bags have been picked up:

After all bags have been picked up: 

Custom:

 For the sake of differentiation, if you're travelling in a group or family, the option of assigning a tone or custom voice note to individual bags is available. Example: "Mom's bag has arrived!" 

It's become glaringly apparent, we hate meaningless waiting. We're pretty sure you do too. Ryde permits the automated coordination between the traveller and driver's status. By enabling Ryde, BeeQyn updates your ride with Real Time information, granting a smooth and logistically efficient pick up. You' find them lurking only seconds away from you, when you're actually ready for pickup. 

Example of notifications (Ride side):

 Ryde Notification Sequence. 

  • Your flight's arrival. 
  • Your arrival at the baggage claim. 
  • The arrival of individual bags. Example of alert: (2 of 3 bags have arrived).
  • When the bags are in your possession. Example of alert: (All bags are in John/Jane Doe's possession. John/Jane Doe: Enroute to the curb pickup. 
  • your location on the sidewalk

 When you arrive at the curb, the driver (friend/family), powered by GPS, can initiate a strobing flash on your phone (at will) to easily spot you in the crowd. Forget about playing "Where's Waldo." Before the flashing begins, you'll be notified to face your phone towards moving cars.

Add Your Tag to Our System. We'll Deal with All the Mumbo Jumbo they Heave on You. You have a Network of Hornets on Your Side!

BeeQyn is with you till the end. If we notice your bags are taking a while to arrive, our HorNet(work) will have the Airlines answer for their actions. Our CRM (Customer Relationship Management Systems) will handle and follow up on all issues regarding your baggage. You may also summon the Hornets, at will, through the application, to resolve any matter ranging from: 

We have all your baggage information, so you may sit back and relax while we set your airlines straight and resolve your issue. 

Sensors on board the PCB actively seek out the stage of travel your bag is in. Just before take off, transmission turns off. As a matter of fact, transmission is only active when the tracker realises that the plane has landed.

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Risks and challenges

ndaGiven the industry we are complementing with our product and service, BeeQyn might be subjected to certain degrees of regulation. However, after discussing the possibilities with our attorney, it has come to our attention that BeeQyn can be allowed by PROXY. Since the primary component in BeeQyn, the bluetooth module, complies with the FCC; the device is justified in being used on FAA approved Aircrafts. Furthermore, the FAA has announced in their press release, on October 31, 2013, that "airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight" and "you can also continue to use short-range Bluetooth accessories, like wireless keyboards."

http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm…

In spite of that, we have included our Sensing technology to consider FAA and Airline's requirements, which is our counter measure to any surprises in the bureaucratic process. Transmission only begins at the end of the journey.

Production:

We are proud to inform that we have started relationships with suppliers and assembling firms overseas. The printed circuit board, shown in this project, were manufactured by the aforementioned partners. We forecast with great certainty, no issues should arise in this stage of the project. However, in the unlikely circumstance of production issues, the process can be assumed by the majority of vendors and components are readily available in the market. There will be no variance in terms of switching cost since the market is heavily in supply of the products and services we demand.

Partners/Participants:

This project consists of professionals completing their Masters Degree in Software engineering. The chance of other "school related" projects getting in the way is a possibility. However, given the financial stake and terms of our operating agreement, not only do we hold the ethical responsibility to our backers, but legal duty and responsibility to each other as partners. Note, BeeQyn is a legal business entity that is subjected to business law. As the managing partner, I work on BeeQyn FULL TIME so the project will not cease to move forward. In the unlikely chance of school getting in the way of other partners, we ask for slack/delay in terms of fulfilling awards. If we notice that we're REALLY falling behind on our fulfilment schedule, we'll outsource some processes, that will be managed, monitored, and controlled by the respected partners. Of course, this is a last resort effort that we don't expect to implement, but is readily available to maintain our trust and relationship with supportive backers.

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