I B E A C O N A N D
B L U E T O O T H L E
S A M M A C H I N & T O M M E L A M E D
W H O A R E W E
• Tom Melamed:
• Calvium, sensors, the ginger one
• Sam Machin:
• Phone networks, tech, not the ginger one
C O N T E N T S
• What is a bluetooth beacon?
• What is an iBeacon?
• Why care about indoor location?
• What’s it good for?
B E A C O N S
• Lighthouses
• Broadcast
• Shouting in the dark
• Car alarm
B L U E T O O T H ? ? ?
• No this isn’t the old Bluetooth
• This is BT v4.0
• aka, Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Bluetooth Sm...
B L U E T O O T H
H E A D S E T S
A U D I O
M O D E M
F I L E T R A N S F E R
S M A R T WA T C H
F I T N E S S T R A C K E...
W H AT S B L E G O O D F O R
• Connected Devices
• Short quick bits of data
• Sensor Networks
• Broadcast
I B E A C O N S
• Apple created the ‘spec’
• Formatted string of Data thats broadcast every sec
• Part of CoreLocation in ...
I B E A C O N S
• Beacons have a UUID, Major & Minor IDs
• 1 UUID per App (D6E07B1B-678A-4E3E-B2EA-39CEE481EB76)
• Major (...
I B E A C O N H W
• Estimote
• BT Dongle
• RedBear Labs BLE Board
• Raspberry Pi & Dongle
• Macbook/iPhone
D E V I C E S
• iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 5th Gen
• iPad 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, Air, & Mini
• Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 Mini...
Uses of iBeacon
I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G
• GPS only works outside.
• But we spend most of our time indoors.
• Nothing as good as ...
I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G
• Ultrasound
• WiFi
• Custom Radios
• IR Beacons
• UltraWideBand
• Cellular (Path Intell...
I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G
• Cameras
• Magnetometers
• RFID
• Accelerometers
• Combinations of the above
I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G
• iBeacons are simple to set up
• Built in to modern phones
• Provide zones of interest
...
D E P L O Y M E N T S
• Apple Stores (US)
• CES Trade Show
• ANAGRAM
• PayPal Beacon (Hybrid)
A P P L I C AT I O N I D E A S
• Indoor Navigation
• Telling your device something has happened
• Peer 2 Peer signaling
• ...
P R I VA C Y
• The iBeacon is a Broadcast Only Device
• An iBeacon is a ‘dumb’ device
• iBeacons themselves cannot track y...
S E C U R I T Y
• Easy(ish) to spoof a beacon
• Show CES video
• Whats the payoff
• Further checks in app using other tech
Questions?
T O M @ C A LV I U M . C O M
@ T H E G I N G E R T O M
!
S A M @ S A M M A C H I N . C O M
@ S A M M A C H I N
T H A N K S...
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Talk given at Bristol's Pervasive Media Studio on iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy. 14/3/14

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  1. 1. I B E A C O N A N D B L U E T O O T H L E S A M M A C H I N & T O M M E L A M E D
  2. 2. W H O A R E W E • Tom Melamed: • Calvium, sensors, the ginger one • Sam Machin: • Phone networks, tech, not the ginger one
  3. 3. C O N T E N T S • What is a bluetooth beacon? • What is an iBeacon? • Why care about indoor location? • What’s it good for?
  4. 4. B E A C O N S • Lighthouses • Broadcast • Shouting in the dark • Car alarm
  5. 5. B L U E T O O T H ? ? ? • No this isn’t the old Bluetooth • This is BT v4.0 • aka, Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Bluetooth Smart
  6. 6. B L U E T O O T H H E A D S E T S A U D I O M O D E M F I L E T R A N S F E R S M A R T WA T C H F I T N E S S T R A C K E R I B E A C O N B L E
  7. 7. W H AT S B L E G O O D F O R • Connected Devices • Short quick bits of data • Sensor Networks • Broadcast
  8. 8. I B E A C O N S • Apple created the ‘spec’ • Formatted string of Data thats broadcast every sec • Part of CoreLocation in iOS7 • 3rd Party Android Libraries are available
  9. 9. I B E A C O N S • Beacons have a UUID, Major & Minor IDs • 1 UUID per App (D6E07B1B-678A-4E3E-B2EA-39CEE481EB76) • Major (0-65535) • Minor (0-65535)
  10. 10. I B E A C O N H W • Estimote • BT Dongle • RedBear Labs BLE Board • Raspberry Pi & Dongle • Macbook/iPhone
  11. 11. D E V I C E S • iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 5th Gen • iPad 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, Air, & Mini • Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 Mini, S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, Note 2, Note 3, Note 10.1 • HTC One, Max, Mini (OS v4.3+ only) • Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z1 Compact SP, T, TX, V, Xperia Tablet Z, Ultra, ZR, ZL (OS v4.3+ only) • LG G2, G Pro2, G Flex, Vu3.0 • Motorola Moto G, Moto X • LGE Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2013 only) (This list is not exhaustive)
  12. 12. Uses of iBeacon
  13. 13. I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G • GPS only works outside. • But we spend most of our time indoors. • Nothing as good as GPS has ever worked indoors.
  14. 14. I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G • Ultrasound • WiFi • Custom Radios • IR Beacons • UltraWideBand • Cellular (Path Intelligence)
  15. 15. I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G • Cameras • Magnetometers • RFID • Accelerometers • Combinations of the above
  16. 16. I N D O O R P O S I T I O N I N G • iBeacons are simple to set up • Built in to modern phones • Provide zones of interest • Room or sub-room accuracy • Not perfect
  17. 17. D E P L O Y M E N T S • Apple Stores (US) • CES Trade Show • ANAGRAM • PayPal Beacon (Hybrid)
  18. 18. A P P L I C AT I O N I D E A S • Indoor Navigation • Telling your device something has happened • Peer 2 Peer signaling • Games • Home Augmentation
  19. 19. P R I VA C Y • The iBeacon is a Broadcast Only Device • An iBeacon is a ‘dumb’ device • iBeacons themselves cannot track you • An iBeacon can only trigger an app you have installed
  20. 20. S E C U R I T Y • Easy(ish) to spoof a beacon • Show CES video • Whats the payoff • Further checks in app using other tech
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. T O M @ C A LV I U M . C O M @ T H E G I N G E R T O M ! S A M @ S A M M A C H I N . C O M @ S A M M A C H I N T H A N K S F O R L I S T E N I N G

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