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Beacons go live at London's Gatwick Airport

Av Get Connected Blog August 9, 2017

The UK’s second busiest airport has installed 2,000 Bluetooth beacons to help its passengers find their way around. We asked the technology provider about how the technology works, and what’s coming next.

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Topics: beacons

Make music with interactive Bluetooth touchpads

Av Get Connected Blog August 2, 2017

These funky light touchpads are a fun way to get to grips with making music. Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to a smart app means you can get as creative as you want.

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Topics: bluetooth

The human factors of implementing IoT projects

Av Get Connected Blog June 21, 2017

A new study from Cisco reveals that almost three-quarters of IoT projects are facing failure. Reasons for success were more to do with people and relationships than technology.

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Topics: IoT

Wireless charging coming to Shenzhen

Av Get Connected Blog May 10, 2017

The AirFuel Alliance has announced the launch of its first resonance-based smart city ecosystem in Shenzhen City, China. The system is designed to make it easy for Chinese consumers and businesses to stay connected without wires.

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Topics: wireless technologies

Pre-launch products with a hackathon

Av Get Connected Blog April 27, 2017

A hackathon is a great opportunity to soft launch your IoT product to a group of dedicated, curious users. You’ll get the chance to obtain valuable user testing feedback by observing your target market actually using the product.

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Topics: hackathon

70% of retailers to invest in beacons

Av Get Connected Blog April 19, 2017

Location-based marketing looks set to explode in the coming years, as a new survey reveals almost three-quarters of retail industry executives plan to invest in beacons by 2021.

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Topics: beacons

Have wearables had their day?

Av Get Connected Blog March 29, 2017

It seems trendy to say that the first wave of wearable tech has peaked. But with great advances being made in mobile payments and cellular connectivity, we think the market for such devices is only just beginning.

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Topics: wearables

First laptop with AirFuel wireless charging

Av Get Connected Blog March 1, 2017

Wireless charging technology has been around for a while now, but a new deal to incorporate the technology into Dell equipment should launch it into the mainstream later this year.

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Topics: wireless technologies

Going digital: DAB radio in Norway

Av Get Connected Blog February 22, 2017

Norway is currently in the process of becoming the first country to take its radio service entirely digital. The analog transmitters are being switched off on a regional basis, and many other countries are watching the process closely.

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Topics: Insider, cool stuff

Snapchat Spectacles: Success through scarcity marketing

Av Get Connected Blog January 25, 2017

Launched just weeks ago, Snapchat spectacles have taken the world by storm, even though – and probably because – very few people have managed to get their hands on a pair yet.

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Topics: cool stuff, wearables

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