BeaconGrid Blog

Bluetooth Beacon Infographic: Cheat Sheet for Business

May 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM By Laura Topics: Infographic

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

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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911 call centers’ incorrect guesses about a caller’s location result in thousands of deaths across the country due to outdated ems technology.

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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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