GemTot Beacons Now Support the AltBeacon Specification

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We’re proud to announce that GemTot USB Beacons now fully support both the iBeacon and AltBeacon specification. This means that a single GemTot beacon is able to simultaneously broadcast iBeacon and AltBeacon signals! What is AltBeacon? The AltBeacon specification, developed by Radius Networks, defines the format of the advertisement message that Bluetooth Low Energy proximity […]

Apple, Mobile Payments, and NFC: What you Need to Know

Wake me up when September ends? Not this time. We are waiting in anticipation for September 9, when Apple is reported to unveil its latest iPhone. With all the buzz about the new, large screen iPhone, rumours regarding mobile payment features, and even partnership deals between Apple, Visa, and MasterCard to support an iPhone Wallet, […]

What is iBeacon Technology: An Animated Production

iBeacon technology can be difficult to understand at first. To make learning about it fun and easy, we’ve put together this animated video to sum up iBeacon and show a practical example of implementation. It also highlights important points such as hardware required and offline-online-offline interaction with a mobile wallet (using something like Apple Pay or […]

3 Things to Consider When Buying iBeacon Hardware

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iBeacon has been a hot topic lately and everyone is rushing to get their hands on their own set of beacons. We are so pleased to see many businesses, institutions, and agencies integrate iBeacon technology and deliver extraordinary customer experiences. But before your business decides on making bulk purchases of beacon hardware, there are a […]