Indoor Solar: Powering A Bluetooth Beacon
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Have you ever returned home from grocery shopping and realized you forgot something?
Imagine walking through the store and getting a notification on your phone as you walk by something on your grocery list.
Bluetooth beacon technology could make this happen.
Beacons are like normal Bluetooth devices, except they are stuck in advertising mode and never actually connect to another device.
They continually broadcast their unique ID number (UUID), containing information about their physical location, the URL to a website, or even data from a sensor.
Smart devices can detect these beacons and react to the information they find in the UUID.
Beacons don’t waste power maintaining a connection; they are among the lowest power wireless protocols available and ideal candidates for indoor solar.