Indoor Positioning, Tracking and Indoor Navigation with Beacons
Beacons are small radio transmitters that send out Bluetooth signals. They are available in different sizes, colors and shapes, making them suitable for a wide range of applications and allowing them to be integrated unobtrusively and easily into any environment.
The advantages of beacons speak for themselves: They are cost-effective (three to thirty euros), can be installed with minimal effort, and determine a position with an accuracy of a few meters. The BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) standard is also very energy efficient. Beacons can be used for both client-based (indoor navigation) as well as server-based (asset tracking) applications.