Author: Kenneth

Bluetooth Low Energy – iBeacon basics

iBeacon is a protocol developed by Apple Inc. in 2013. In short, iBeacon technology allows mobile applications to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver location-specific contextual content to users based on their proximity. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The protocol take advantages of the BLE technology to bring …

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Bluetooth: should you go low energy?

Bluetooth today is understood by many as a convenient connectivity solution. Yet there are limitations regarding its flexibility and this entry serves to discuss some misconceptions over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE or Bluetooth Smart) and classic Bluetooth. We often receive projects that involve Bluetooth communication, yet many of our clients specify “BLE” without understanding the technology …

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