Bluetooth Low Energy has the two great features: minimal energy consumption and it is supported in almost every smartphone. Indoor positioning systems based on BLE could generate signals for months or even years autonomously, is extremely easy to use and it is cost effective. These features attract attention to indoor navigation based on Bluetooth Smart.… Read More »
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.
Indoor navigation is a direction that is interesting for a wide range of technologies, from cybersecurity to SCADA systems. The main challenge is how to organize precisely moving or tracking some object inside a building where is no GPS signal.