Location-based Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) identification and payment system supporting mobile devices.
PayPal Beacon is a BLE and WiFi device that provides multiple capabilities to brick and mortar retailers. Using Paypal mobile app, customers can securely identify themselves to nearby sales associates and use the PayPal-protected link to take advantage of individually customized shopping advice, offers, and payments.
We developed the architectural and assembly strategies for this product and implemented the mechanical design. Special attention was paid to create the LED lighting effect on the top of the device. In order to achieve the gradated truss pattern effect, a translucent plastic housing was painted black, and then the truss pattern was laser etched through the paint to reveal the light pipe below.