Unfolding The Potential Of Ibeacon
The specification for Bluetooth® Smart also known as Bluetooth low energy (BLE), is a completely new
specification designed primarily to enable low power consumption data transfer. BLE has profiles for proximity sensing and
indoor positioning. These profiles are exploited by the BLE device called the iBeacon which is developed by Apple.Beacon
is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps to listen for signals from beacons in the physical
world and react accordinglyThis paper analyses the working of iBeacon and its scope in various industries and its role in the
Internet Of Things.
Keywords- Bluetooth Low Energy; iBeacon; Indoor positioning; Internet of things.