The next IOT technology – Beacon BLE devices.
First of all little overview of What is a beacon technology?
Beacons are the low energy small Bluetooth devices which hardly of few cms in length and hight. They broadcast signals to the defined distance which can be maximum of 60 – 80 meters. These signals caught by the smartphones and the action of activity from backend server will act accordingly. Beacon device can’t communicate, can’t store information, highly secure. Each beacon will be identified by its unique UDID or some major or minor values.
iBeacon is established by Apple to create a low energy Bluetooth wireless technology to create a different way of presenting location-based message and services to iPhones and other smartphone devices.
Eddystone™ is another similar beacon format introduced by the Google. They also work with all smartphone devices which support Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.
iBeacon vs Eddystone? What are those?
iBeacon enables Smart Phone Apps to hear for signals from beacons and react accordingly. The related App needs to be installed on the smartphones to detect the iBeacon signal and for actions.
Eddystone-URL is a beacon broadcast format that sends out a URL to a user’s device. This beacon signal can be picked up by either the Physical Web app or the Google Chrome Widget, which appears in your notifications tab in iOS.
iBeacon is native only for iOS but congenial with both iOS and Android. Eddystone is Android and iOS compatible.
iBeacon broadcast one type of data and a unique ID number (UUID, Major and Minor numbers).
Eddystone broadcasts three separate types of data: a unique ID number (Eddystone-UID), a URL address (Eddystone-URL), Telemetry packet (Eddystone-TLM) & Eddystone-EID.
Although beacon technology has transformed retail industry, other businesses have had very innovative ways of implementing beacons to deliver precisely personalized messages and alerts. From stadiums, airports, theme parks, museums, hotels to brands, restaurants, real estate firms & many more.
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