What is a Beacon?

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Beacon is a low energy Bluetooth device (BLE, aka Bluetooth Low Energy) that is able to communicate with Bluetooth compatible products like smartphones, laptops, etc.
The beacon technology is more than 10 years old. Apple introduced the technology and protocol in 2013 at the company’s developer conference. It was called iBeacon, it was able to communicate only with Apple devices. Later many producer made beacons that could function as an iBeacons.
Then Google came and ...