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Bluetooth Beacon Technology 101: iBeacon & Eddystone Basics

Apr 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM By Connie Topics: Eddystone · ibeacon · bluetooth · Beacons

Sorting through your options among Bluetooth technology can be like trying to choose products in a foreign grocery store. Should I get the purplish thing or the yellowish thing? How are you supposed to eat this? Can someone please translate the signs?

To mitigate some of the confusion involved in choosing beacons, we have written this article to make navigating the landscape of Bluetooth beacons easier for you.

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How Universities Use Beacons: an Infographic

Apr 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM By Laura Topics: ibeacon · Physical web · Smart Cities

Until now, most uses of Apple’s iBeacon technology have been focused on retail spaces. However, universities have an equal or even greater opportunity to implement iBeacons by improving campus experiences for every consumer. The infographic below explains how universities use beacons currently to do so.

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How Beacons Will Drastically Improve EMS Technology by 2021

Apr 5, 2017 2:00:00 PM By Lucy M Topics: EMS Beacons

So, I just learned something unnerving. If you call 911, and you can’t tell them where you are--maybe you don’t know, maybe you can’t speak because you’re injured or disoriented--they can’t quickly find you if you’re using a cell phone. Not only that, but every single year, these delays due to 911 call centers’ incorrect guesses about a caller’s location result in thousands of deaths across the country due to outdated ems technology.

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