Part 4. IndoorAtlas

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indooratlas_tutorialThis post will guide you through the whole process from getting started with your IndoorAtlas account. We’ll look into setting up your venue on indoorAtlas, and finally connecting to your IndoorAtlas venue using Proximi.io Web Portal.

We also recommend you to check out the previous articles in this tutorial series to get all the basic things done before getting your hands on geomagnetic positioning. Read More

Part 3.5 Other Beacons

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Do you know with Proximi.io you can manually import the beacon fleet that are from different hardware providers? In this post we will see how to import beacon fleet using Proximi.io Web Portal and through Proximi.io Management app.

We also recommend you to check out the previous articles in this tutorial series to get all the basic things done before importing any beacons.
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Part 3.1. Kontakt.io Beacons

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kontaktio logo-10This post will guide you through the whole process after you’ve received your Kontakt.io beacons. We’ll look into Kontakt.io registration and finally importing the beacon fleet using Proximi.io Web Portal.

If you haven’t ordered any Kontakt.io beacons yet, you can do that using the Kontakt.io Store: https://store.kontakt.io/. Proximi.io supports all the Kontakt.io beacon models.

We also recommend you to check out the previous articles in this tutorial series to get all the basic things done before importing any beacons.

Please note: Even though it’s possible to add beacons into our platform manually or using the management applications, it’s highly recommended that you use the import tool in the web portal to add the beacons. Read More

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5 Amazing Projects with Beacon Technology in 2016

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In a very share-able article on Forbes, Greg Petro – President and CEO of First Insight – predicted that 2015 is the year that highlights beacon technology advancement – in how businesses employ the technology, and also in how customers embrace it. Up to 2015, beacon technology sales was valued at about $4 billion (€3.5 billion). Professionals and investors are having high hopes in this technology.

So, how is it really going? To give you a better overview of ongoing beacon developments, we present this list of 5 mind-blowing feats done (or soon will be) by companies and organizations from different industries in 2016. Read More

How would you hack an elevator?

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Forget about smart light bulbs or Internet-connected coffee machines. Imagine, if you had access to an entire elevator and could use it in you projects however you want.

You can. The world-known elevator and escalator manufacturer KONE is changing the gear in the IoT industry by arranging a hackathon that opens their People Flow API to hackers. The event is held 11th – 13th March 2016 in Hyvinkää, Finland. During the weekend, participants will have access to a test environment with real elevators and electric gates, where to test their wildest ideas in real life. The hackathon challenges include enhancing the end-user experience, creating tools for facility managers and maintenance or creating your own solution.

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Should we even try to educate consumers about iBeacons?

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A few days ago, GeoMarketing released an article written by David Kaplan, which questioned, whether consumers should be educated about what iBeacons are (link). According to a survey undertaken by First Insight in the US last summer, out of the 1085 customers polled, 70% had never heard of the term “iBeacon” before. The article concludes that this is not a real threat to retailers, but instead, recommends them to focus on the benefits that beacons and other location technologies provide to end users. Read More