1. nRF51822 based BLE beacon: Android Beacon reader app #1_2

Welcome back to 2nd Part of 1st video of EEminiProjects.
In this video we will be making a BLE beacon reading app, enjoy the video. Following are some useful links used in this project.
Following are some useful links-
keil MDK download-http://www.keil.com/
nRF go studio download-https://www.nordicsemi.com/chi/node_176/2.4GHz-RF/nRFgo-Studio
android studio download- http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
SDK download-http://developer.nordicsemi.com/

Few important links-


UK’s Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for in-house navigation

Intricate in-house environments including airports and department stores could be a problem to find your way around. Even though Google is thinking of getting handsets with 3D sensors as one possible fix for places GPS won’t precisely reach, another approach is to kit out an interior with many Bluetooth beacons – giving phone users located-locked pings to fix onto to grasp exactly where they’re.

The UK’s 2nd busiest airport, Gatwick airport, has decided on the latter way to power an indoor navigation system it’s launching as an element of a larger, multi-year transformation program.

It’s presently finished providing its two terminals with close to 2,000 battery-powered beacons making sure that digital map users will get a more exact blue dot as they wander around. The beacon system will also be used to power an augmented reality wayfinding tool – to make sure mobile users can be guided to precise locations inside the terminals thru on-screen arrows. The beacon system is scheduled as backing up positioning with +/-3m accuracy.

Gatwick is about to integrate indoor positioning into some of its applications, and says it’s in discussions with airlines to utilize it for their own applications and services – giving example of them having the ability to send push notifications to inform individuals if they’re running late, or even consider whether or not to wait or offload luggage so a plane can take off on time.

Merchants and other third parties will also be able to utilize the system for proximity detection of potential shoppers and delivery promoting messages – as a minimum to those who’ve signed up to receive them.

Gatwick says it certainly won’t be obtaining any sensitive information via the beacons but says “generic information on ‘people densities’ in different beacon zones” will be used to help to improve airport operations – like queue measurement, streamlining passenger flows and reducing blockage.

The airport has worked with UK startup company Pointr on the system. In addition to developing software and managing the system on an ongoing basis, Pointr offers an SDK with support for 3D AR wayfinding to enable third parties to take advantage of the functionality.

Based upon https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/25/gatwick-airport-now-has-2000-beacons-for-indoor-navigation/

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