Benefits of Beacons
Beacons can be used to identify items and people. Unlike Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), their long range and additional capabilities allows for real time locating systems (RTLS) and sensing of movement (accelerometer), temperature, humidity, air pressure, light, switch/magnetism (hall effect), proximity, smoke, gas, water leak, heart rate and fall detection. Mesh beacons talk to one another to provide these capabilities over large areas. Bluetooth technologies are making sensors ubiquitous, particularly in scenarios that previously weren't technically possible or financially viable.
Automate the auditing of the location of assets, components or even people. The resultant data can be used to enhance productivity, reduce loss and improve customer service. Some industries use the data for regulatory compliance or to audit client service levels.
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