What is a ibeacon?
The literal translation of “beacon” is a lighthouse.
The startup, Estimote was launched in the month of April 2012, ibeacon is used within devices such as chips, antenna and battery technology, it is a recent version of Bluetooth technology, found on some smart high-end phones. One of the most interesting thing to note is that the technology is not new, it actually dates from 2006 and it was designed by Nokia.
Estimote tags can transmit and exchange data with other electronic devices up to 50 meters. With multiple tags in a room, it is possible to develop solutions to indoor geo-location (inside buildings) and also geo-marketing for business applications.
BLE technology is used by companies such as French startup Ticatag , Alcatel, and ti’Be as well, they use for different purposes such as: tracking objects, people, animals and applications to cultural sites fairs, exhibition and shopping centers.