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Bluetooth bus ticketing trial in Britain

Av Pär Håkansson March 22, 2017

Bus passengers in a town in northern England are testing a mobile ticketing system that uses Bluetooth beacons and a smartphone app instead of buying a ticket.

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Topics: beacons

Transforming retail with Bluetooth beacons

Av John Leonard March 8, 2017

Bluetooth beacons offer a great opportunity for many industries to work more efficiently and improve their offering to customers. One of the most interesting applications is in the world of retail, where the phrase ‘know your customer’ is taking on a whole new meaning.

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Topics: beacons

Navigate inside tunnels with Bluetooth Beacons

Av Get Connected Blog October 19, 2016

Satellite navigation has revolutionized the way we get around. It’s cheap, fast and easy to use. But there’s one fatal flaw in the system: It simply can’t work underground.

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Topics: beacons, bluetooth, location

Equipment tracking through integrated, open services

Av Torbjørn Øvrebekk September 13, 2016

Tracking equipment in a large facility is a difficult task. Checking inventory for things such as location, condition and battery life can be very time-consuming. In this article we look at a few ways to make this process smarter, simpler and quicker.

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Topics: beacons

Introducing nearables: Personal portable beacons

Av Pål Kastnes August 16, 2016

As adoption of proximity technology gathers pace, the next generation of beacons have already hit the market. Thinner, lighter, more portable and equipped with sensors, “nearables” open up a whole new range of possibilities for keen app developers.

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Topics: beacons

How to locate emergency callers with Bluetooth Beacons

Av Get Connected Blog June 21, 2016

America’s FCC estimates 10,000 lives could be saved every year by improving location accuracy for emergency services. Although the communications industry is working on viable solutions, a Bluetooth-enabled solution is available today. So what’s the hold-up?

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Topics: beacons

Why doesn't my Smartphone Prompt me to Buy a Ticket at the Station?

Av Pär Håkansson May 3, 2016

App development for railway stations and train operators is nothing new. Live departure times and reservations have been available as apps for a while, but it’s still primarily a manual process.
Wouldn’t it be better to just have the app prompt your purchase as soon as you reach the station? Of course it would, and although the technology is available, we are not quite ready for such a change.

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Topics: beacons, IoT

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