Estimote Beacons – iBeacon-style Bluetooth Smart (LE) sensors

Estimote Beacon is a cheap and small, Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy) device, sometimes also called a ‘mote’. When placed in a physical space, it broadcasts tiny radio signals around itself.

Think about it as a very small lighthouse. Smartphones that are in range are able to ‘hear’ these signals and estimate their location very precisely, as well as communicate with the beacon to exchange data and information.

Apple™, Google™ and Nokia™ have announced recently native support of BLE devices with their latest mobile operating systems and devices.

Read more about Estimote on TechCrunch: or visit Estimote Website

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iBeacon, iBeacons, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Low Energy, M2M, sensors, Internet of Things, IoT, Big Data, micro-location, proximity marketing, indoor navigation, indoor location, contextual computing.

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hackrf tx to simulate Estimote’ iBeacon, and detected by iPhone successfully

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I use hackrf to transmit BLE signal just like Estimote’ iBeacon. It is detected by iPhone successfully.

Beacons for Banks – iBeacon Technology

iBeacon devices broadcast low energy radio signals, interact with the smart devices in their coverage zone, and exchange information with them.

iBeacon is a game-changing technology that we believe is the future of mobile marketing. Blesh iBeacon devices offer the business enterprises the opportunity to reach their customers at the right time in the right place.

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