Consumers and retailers reap rewards of beacon advancements

By Clay Hine February 23, 2022

Beacon technology is rapidly evolving. Today's devices support use cases that extend from proactive retail engagement to indoor asset tracking and navigation in shopping malls, airports, hospitals, and more.

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Topics: beacons, Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth LE beacons pinpoint a single car amongst thousands

By Alf Helge Omre May 27, 2020

Kia Israel was sure there was a better way than the traditional manual system of vehicle tracking. They found it in ViLOG, a product from Israeli software services firm, Sogo Services.

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Topics: beacons, Bluetooth Low Energy, vehicle tracking

Bluetooth Beacons in the Rijksmuseum

By Eirik Midttun May 8, 2019

A Nordic Semiconductor Technical Product Manager explores the implementation of Bluetooth beacon technology at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Topics: beacons, Bluetooth

Beacons go live at London's Gatwick Airport

By 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

70% of retailers to invest in beacons

By 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

Bluetooth bus ticketing trial in Britain

By 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

Navigate inside tunnels with Bluetooth Beacons

By 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

Introducing nearables: Personal portable beacons

By 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

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