Simply put, they connect and transfer information to smart devices, making location-based search and interaction easier and more accurate.
Based on this feature, beacons can be deployed in storefronts, real estate, amusement parks, events and other public places to broadcast relevant advertisements and notifications.
We mentioned the words: Bluetooth Beacon use low-energy technology, and its abbreviation is BLE.
We need to know what is different between classic Bluetooth and BLE?
Classic Bluetooth consumes a lot of power,which is transmitted to a long distance for Bluetooth headsets and speakers.
However, BLE transfer less data in a smaller range and therefore consumes less power. BLE beacons transmit small amounts of data at regular intervals.
The BLE beacon application is also more widely used, and today he is an important branch of IOT beacon devices.
The beacon device construction is very simple. Each device consists of a CPU, radio and battery.
The CPU has an antenna attached to it, which broadcasts electromagnetic waves with specific length and frequency.
It works by broadcasting identifier repeatly.This identifier is received by your device (usually a mobile device) and marks important locations in your environment.
The identifier is a unique ID number that the smartphone recognizes as a unique beacon. Once connected, the beacon will perform any function that has been programmed to execute.
We can take an example of a coffee shop with beacon deploymen
Firstly, beacons are deployed at the entrance to the coffee shop, and we ensure that these beacons transmit signals between 20 and 300 meters.
Then, we have a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, which is in the range of beacons. The smartphone then sends the ID number attached to the signal to the cloud server
The smartphone then sends the ID number attached to the signal to the cloud server.
The server responds with an action linked to the beacon ID. This could be a notification such as introducing a new appetizer in the cafe.
Finally, these notifications drive customers to a webpage, a form, a phone number or whatever you plan to do.
BLE Beacon Technology has lots of applications and potential, and it has slowly changed some industries.
When we use the devices based on BLE Beacon Technology, we can increase productivity and save on operating costs. Because of its low power consumption, we can also save more power.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons - there are several types available including Eddystone,AltBeacon, iBeacon, and they have their own standards and advantages. Some are open and free, some are closed and cost money.
To make iBeacon devices, a manufacturer license from Apple is needed, as well as a license requirement for the logo of iBeacon.
AltBeacon is another type of iBeacon, known as AltBeacon, which was designed by Radius Networks a few years ago
Eddystone is developed by Google.It is an open beacon format, and has an Apache Open License, which make it easy to work with. Google allows businesses to manage their beacons using the Proximity Beacon Application Programming Interface (API).
BLE Beacon has become the main development direction of the proximity market, and he has a wide range of application scenarios:
Expect beacons to be deployed all over airports, train stations, and urban transit hubs to alert travelers of delays, changes, and weather conditions.
Bluetooth beacon can tell you where is asset at any given time. You can tracking any moving asset. The Company can be easily track high-value assets, improve business efficiency and reduce operating costs resulting from misplaced assets.
Indoor Positioning tracking
When multiple Bluetooth beacons are used simultaneously with the gateway, we can view location information in real time via the software app.
Bluetooth beacon integrate high accuracy temperature sensors, which can monitor the temperature real-time.
We can use the software app to view the temperature trajectory curve, measure its changes, and cache more temperature data to entangle some behaviors to manage.
The potential of beacon technology in proximity marketing and location-based technologies is enormous. As a data collection tool, beacons provide Google with a better understanding of the businesses that use its services and the users themselves in order to improve their algorithms.
Beacon technology will link mobile phones to social media.The logistics and transportation industry is one of the main benefactors of improved location-based technology. Bluetooth low energy beacons can be used for more accurate asset tracking,especially indoors.
In addition to tracking the objects ,beacons can be used to track patients or doctors in a hospital during emergency. The focus may have initially been on the retail industry.
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