What are beacons?

Beacons are tiny radios that broadcast information over Bluetooth. Modern devices can look for these signals and use them to make decisions about location. You can think of it like indoor GPS.

With Robin, if you walk into a room with a beacon, the mobile app says "Oh, I see beacon XYZ, that means I'm in the conference room"

Myths about beacons

Beacons don't connect to the Internet and don't know which devices are listening to their broadcasts.

Here are just a few of the dozens of beacon brands available today:

Estimote (Our favorite)



Aruba Networks

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