It’s like a lighthouse: it repeatedly transmits a single signal that other devices can see. Instead of emitting visible light though, it broadcasts a radio signal that’s made up of a combination of letters and numbers transmitted on a regular interval of approximately 1/10th of a second.
The Internet of Things (or the IoT for short) is a term for a variety of technologies that describe a number of different ways to connect physical things to the Internet. As a result, any item can become smart and context-aware, provide highly personalized experiences, and gather rich data about what’s happening in the real world.
A beacon is a small device that transmits a Bluetooth signal at regular intervals. This signal is broadcast in a certain format, a communication protocol that describes the string of characters and numbers that make up the signal. The two most common protocols that beacons use are iBeacon and Eddystone, and Kontakt.io supports both!