iBeacon


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iBeacon

Apple's indoor mobile positioning system that identifies users with iPhones via a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) network. In a shopping mall or retail store, wall and ceiling-mounted iBeacon transmitters send messages to iBeacon-enabled devices and may offer users information, directions or "today's specials." iBeacon debuted with iOS 7, and Bluetooth 4.0 was added to the iPhone starting with the 4S.

Mobile Payments
Unlike most other smartphone vendors, Apple never supported NFC communications, and iBeacon is expected to be Apple's foray into mobile payments. Since Apple has its customers' credit cards on file for iTunes shopping, that data could become available for making purchases in an iBeacon-enabled retail venue. See mobile payments service and NFC.
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The use of iBeacon maximized the impact of Real Madrid's social media prize draw campaign as fans who were present were eager to share with their social networks that they had attended the match, and thus had no qualms about sharing the content to enter into the prize draw.
Towards the end of 2014 Leroy Merlin began trial in order to evaluate the potential of iBeacon Technology with its customers.
Information such as today's food and beverage menu and an enhanced overview of the lounge's available amenities will be instantly displayed on travelers' iPhones using the lounge's iBeacon network, as well as the option to check in on social media.
Working with Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw on the Llyn Peninsula and the art and design foundation course at Coleg Menai, Cwmni Da developed a mobile app that used location-sensing iBeacon technology to deliver exhibition-related content to gallery visitors to deepen their engagement with exhibited artwork.
Enabled by Magnet Systems, Aerohive's Endless Aisle reference application leverages iBeacon and Wi-Fi to allow retailers to engage customers with information and insights about products not physically in the store.
Special Recognition: Technologies such as iBeacon now allow businesses to recognize customers by name when they enter the store.
JAL secures the award based on evaluation points from FTE: The company is using advanced technology to improve passenger services at airport with spirit of challenge; iBeacons were installed at each boarding gate in the terminal and they were used to pinpoint the location of the airline's boarding gate staff to help to improve efficiency.
As Apple's ecosystem grows with Apple TV, Carplay and iBeacon, analysts believe the "Applesphere" will soon become familiar to everyone.
has unveiled that its custom software stack for Broadcom WICED Smart chips now supports iBeacon technology.
Apple's iBeacon location-sensing technology, which debuted late last year on devices running iOS 7, is already in use for indoor navigation, automatic ticketing, and location-relevant promotions.
RNF Digital Innovation is looking to position itself as the lead importer in Europe of the new iBeacon technology and the ACE Programme summit provided us with a platform to present our investment proposition to potential new business partners and investors.
The company will also test iBeacon with its Upper Class passengers at Heathrow.