Beacons: how it works and some neat use cases

Internet of Things

Session abstract: 

Beacons are a new way to exploit the Bluetooth Low Energy technology. They give a physical context for an application. Since they are priced very low, they can be deployed in high quantities. This gives the developers a new perspective for creating engaging and really smart solutions. This talk will cover a basis of how BLE beacons work and how we can interact with them. In addition, we will go through some of the existing use cases in different industries.