RSS Platform Updates

 

Mesh Tag

What is a BLE "Beacon"? First off, what is a beacon and how do they work? I like to use the analogy of a lighthouse, a beacon has one simple purpose, and that is to send out a signal and say I am here. It's completely unaware of any mobile devices that are around it, it doesn't connect or steal their data. The beacon just sends out...

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Thread is a short-range wireless technology that is originally designed for home use. It has built-in security at the network layer along with mesh right out of the box. Oh, did I mention yet that its low power meaning a Thread device can easily run on a battery? Thread is an open wireless protocol that natively handles IPv6 (the next generation of Internet Protocol addressing) and, like...

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The beauty of Bluetooth Low Energy devices is that they can be designed to be very small and run 24/7 on little to no power for a long time. Bluetooth mesh provides the basic infrastructure to support the relay of messages from BLE tags over a network of mesh relay devices or nodes. Location of the tags is most commonly determined using received signal strength (RSSI)...

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