iBeacons have been a much buzzed about new technology, using low-energy Bluetooth to deliver much more specific proximity awareness than GPS.
Travel and retail applications have been two of the most obvious potential areas for deployment of this new technology, and the folks at the SITA Lab have done some of the first real world testing to determine just how these beacons might work in an airport situation.
When it comes to airports, there’s an extensive and attractive opportunity to boost continued connection with travelers throughout their respective journeys.
There are endless movements throughout any given day in an airport setting, with a constantly updated stream of data points requiring dissemination to passengers, airlines and administration. iBeacons offer a very unique and compelling solution to facilitating this massive data crunch.
READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: iBeacons and airports: Results from a real-world test.