The Beacon Südtirol - Alto Adige creates the first South Tyrolean IoT community of expert, talents and companies through innovative technologies and development of new services.
A beacon is a Bluetooth device which broadcasts a unique identifier on a regular basis allowing the apps installed on mobile devices to activate specific actions (e.g. push notifications, guide the user, etc.). The beacon, in order to maximize battery life, uses the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol and has no logic inside. For this reason, the logic is shifted to the apps using the beacons.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a revolution. Everything can be connected to the Internet. Now we can have a network of physical devices (vehicles, home appliances, etc.) embedded with sensors and software: devices able to connect with each other and exchange data. This connection and data exchange create new opportunities for direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human exertion.