Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) enables short-burst wireless connections and uses multiple network topologies, including a broadcast topology for one-to-many (1:m) device communications. The Bluetooth LE broadcast topology supports localized information sharing and is well suited for beacon solutions, such point-of-interest (POI) information and item-finding and way-finding services.
The beacon revolution is upon us. Retailers adopted localized point-of-interest (POI) beacons early, but smart cities are now discovering many ways beacons can improve the quality of life for citizens and tourists. The applications within museums, tourism, education, and transportation are endless.
Ever lose your keys, purse, or wallet? Bluetooth beacons power the rapidly growing item-tracking and finding market. Inexpensive item-tracking solutions help you locate almost any possession. Many of these solutions also provide sophisticated cloud-based tracking networks and services.
Trouble finding your way through crowded airports, campuses, or stadiums? A network of beacons with way-finding services can help you reach a desired gate, platform, classroom, seat, or eatery—all via an app on your mobile device.