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NFC is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 cm distance. NFC is an upgrade of the existing proximity card standard (RFID) that combines the interface of a smartcard and a reader into a single device.

BLE Beacons for Tracking

The two main standards currently are Apple’s iBeacon and Google’s Eddystone. Also there are some alternatives like URIBeacon and ALTBeacon but it does not seem that these alternatives are particularly popular now.

BLE in Internet-of-Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually infiltrating our lives with the intention of making things easier by integrating many devices with our portable smart phones or PC. The bad news is that the user never knows for sure whether or not the device will work properly with other IoT devices.

Common BLE issues

Here we introduce a few main issues with BLE based on our experience working with hardware companies to develop software and firmware.