BeaconGrid Blog

The Most Successful Bluetooth Beacon Deployment Considerations

Mar 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM By Connie Topics: beacongrid · bluetooth


A well-planned deployment is essential for a cost-effective usage of bluetooth beacons. To save on the hours of employing technical staff and the cost of ineffective configuration and placement, it is important to create a plan. Following is a checklist that you can use to ascertain a successful deployment.

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Alexa, Beaconized: How to Make Amazon's Alexa Aware of Your Presence in a Room

Mar 9, 2017 12:40:24 PM By Lucy M Topics: Eddystone · ibeacon · Physical web · amazon echo · Smart Cities · beacongrid · SXSW · alexa · RTLS

Hi all; I’m glad you stuck around. Things are looking up around here. So, the last time we talked, I wrote about the basic terminology and operations when it comes to Bluetooth Beacon technology. Today, let’s take it to the next level...Amazon's Echo. 

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Join us at SXSW - 2017

Mar 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM By John May Topics: Indoor Proximity · Physical web · BeaconGR · Smart Cities · SXSW


Mar 11, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm

JW Marriot Salon 7

110 E 2nd St. Austin, TX

Join us and our CEO Emmaneual Azih at SXSW for a panel on beacons, the Internet of Things, and Smart cities. We are happy to present alongside some great minds in the industry. They are:

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Five Questions About BeaconGrid Beacon Sensors: Answered

Mar 6, 2017 11:09:18 AM By Lucy M Topics: beaconoutlet · Physical web · beaconplug · beaconcard · beacongrid · beaconring


I’d never actually heard of beacons before I got this job; my knowledge of Bluetooth was limited to a mental image of a lot of Very Important Businessmen talking on headsets while power-walking down Wall Street.
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Join Us at CES - 2017

Dec 16, 2016 7:23:50 PM By Connie


 We're excited to be joining the Bluetooth SIG, Google, Under Armour, GE Lighting, ABI Research, and other industry leaders for “An IoT for Everyone” discussion.

We cover several topics, including how to make the IoT accessible to everyone.

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How We Built the World's First Beacon Outlet (Part 1)

Dec 14, 2016 9:30:00 PM By newsletter Topics: beaconoutlet

We started BeaconGrid with the notion of developing integrated electronics hardware & software that will fit into a standard single gang duplex wall outlet. The ultimate goal was to create a sensor outlet (presence first) that would be secure, scalable, and reliable.

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How Batteries Affect the True Costs of Beacon Deployment

Nov 17, 2016 11:08:24 AM By Laura Topics: Uncategorized

Beacons are projected to grow as a sector in the world of technology in the upcoming decade. They fill the need for accessing relevant information from the IoT when we navigate the physical world. They can provide location positioning services with more precision than GPS. Beacons can also protect privacy better than browser WiFi connectivity, because unlike websites that can collect many types of data without notifying us, beacon-integrated apps require users to give them specific permissions.

When deciding on beacon investment, there are several factors relating to cost that you should know.

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November's Top Beacon Stories

Nov 7, 2016 11:28:03 PM By Connie Topics: Uncategorized

Nothing better than to remind us of November than dusty dawns and dark trees. Enjoy these top beacon stories for the month of November!


Pilot Beacon Experiment to Launch in India

A pilot experiment to help disabled individuals navigate bus stops is scheduled to begin in mid-November in an Indian city. Beacons will be installed at a bus stop and on buses, and will communicate with the phones of visually impaired individuals to notify them of the approaching stop and oncoming buses. Read More.

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Bluetooth Beacon: Cheat Sheet for Business

Oct 21, 2016 11:23:08 AM By Laura Topics: Uncategorized

Need a quick refresher on the benefits of beacon technology? Fear not! We at BeaconGrid have created a cheat sheet for all your Bluetooth beacon needs.

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Universities: The Next Frontier for Beacons

Oct 21, 2016 10:55:34 AM By Laura Topics: Uncategorized

Until now, most uses of Apple’s iBeacon technology have been focused on retail spaces. However, universities have an even greater opportunity to implement iBeacons and improve campus experiences for every consumer.

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