iBeacon is a new technology developed by Apple that has been built into its operating system and devices since 2013. It is based on BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). iBeacon functions as an indoor positioning system that allows businesses to advertise their presence to nearby smartphones. With iBeacons set up, businesses can send messages to potential customers (such as special offers or goods) when they walk past an iBeacon.
The IoT: Different Services, Technologies, Meanings for Everyone We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems—call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge.