Beacons – Connecting with the Physical World

Beacons are a low-cost, easy-to-use piece of hardware that run on batteries and use low-energy Bluetooth (BLE) connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or tablet up to 50 meters away. Beacons are one-way transmitters; they detect nearby devices in order to send them messages, but the target devices don’t send information

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