BeaconGrid Blog

What Is Indoor Proximity? 3 Key Things to Know About Bluetooth Beacons

May 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM By newsletter Topics: beaconoutlet · Indoor Proximity

beacons enable high level solutions based around proximity detection. Imagine your door unlocking for you!

what is indoor proximity? For some it's a bit of a vague catch all for rapidly advancing bluetooth technology.  We've condensed three important facets of proximity detection for quick reading:

  • Hardware (beacons)
  • Middleware (API's, ERP Apps, etc.)
  • Application layers (end product)

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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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BeaconGrid CEO Presents Innovation Talk at 2016 Bluetooth World Conference

Apr 28, 2016 8:02:36 PM By newsletter Topics: beaconoutlet · Indoor Proximity

BeaconGrid CEO, Emmanuel Azih, presented an Innovation Talk at the 2016 Bluetooth World Conference in Silicon Valley. His presentation focused on BeaconOutlets and relative indoor positioning. The following is a recap of the presentation and supporting materials.

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FCC Cites Beacons as Potential Tech to Improve Wireless E911 Location Accuracy

Feb 8, 2016 5:03:29 PM By newsletter Topics: Indoor Proximity

Consumers are increasingly replacing land lines with wireless phones. The majority of wireless calls are now made indoors; and the majority of calls to 911 are from wireless phones. This increases the likelihood that wireless 911 calls will come from indoor environments where traditional location accuracy technologies optimized for outdoor calling often do not work effectively or at all.

More wireless calls are coming from indoors. In 1996, there were 33 million cellular subscribers in the United States. By the end of 2013, there were nearly 336 million wireless subscriber connections. At the end of 2007, only 15.8 percent of American households were wireless-only. During the first half of 2014, that number increased to 44 percent (more than two of every five American homes).

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