Using iBeacons and
Proximity in Your Organization
Timothy Perfitt
tperfitt@twocanoes.com
The What
• The Basics
• Deep Dive
• Security
• Fun Demos
The Basics
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
IBEACON
Bluetooth Low Energy
Advertise only
No backend, no content
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
IDENTIFIERS
Organization (UUID)
Store (Major)
Department (Minor)
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
DISTANCE
150 ft
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
RANGING
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
LOCATION AWARENESS
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
LOCATION AWARENESS
Deep Dive
(best practices)
IDENTIFIERS
UUID: 128-bit value guaranteed to
be unique over both space and time
!
Major Number: 0-65535
Minor Number: 0-6...
CALIBRATION
Distance is based on
signal strength and
calibrated at 1 Meter
SACKS OF WATER
People are big sacks of
water
RANGING
Immediate
Near
Far
UPDATES
iOS 7.1
BATTERY LIFE
Test. Then decide.
DEPLOYMENT
Boots on the ground.
Security
SECURITY
UUIDs are hard to
guess, but easy to find
out
SECURITY
Friends don’t let friends
protect resources with
iBeacon
Current Deployments
Current Deployments
• Loyalty / Retail
• Web to Brick and Mortar
• Museum Tours
• Conference Check-in
• Sporting Events
• ...
Demos
Questions?
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Come to this session and learn about how iBeacons work, how you can use them in your organization and some real world examples of how they are being used. We’ll cover the basics, then do a deep dive, touch on security, and do some fun iBeacons demos.

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MacIT 2014

  1. 1. Using iBeacons and Proximity in Your Organization Timothy Perfitt tperfitt@twocanoes.com
  2. 2. The What • The Basics • Deep Dive • Security • Fun Demos
  3. 3. The Basics
  4. 4. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW IBEACON Bluetooth Low Energy Advertise only No backend, no content
  5. 5. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW IDENTIFIERS Organization (UUID) Store (Major) Department (Minor)
  6. 6. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW DISTANCE 150 ft
  7. 7. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW RANGING
  8. 8. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW LOCATION AWARENESS
  9. 9. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW LOCATION AWARENESS
  10. 10. Deep Dive (best practices)
  11. 11. IDENTIFIERS UUID: 128-bit value guaranteed to be unique over both space and time ! Major Number: 0-65535 Minor Number: 0-65535
  12. 12. CALIBRATION Distance is based on signal strength and calibrated at 1 Meter
  13. 13. SACKS OF WATER People are big sacks of water
  14. 14. RANGING Immediate Near Far
  15. 15. UPDATES iOS 7.1
  16. 16. BATTERY LIFE Test. Then decide.
  17. 17. DEPLOYMENT Boots on the ground.
  18. 18. Security
  19. 19. SECURITY UUIDs are hard to guess, but easy to find out
  20. 20. SECURITY Friends don’t let friends protect resources with iBeacon
  21. 21. Current Deployments
  22. 22. Current Deployments • Loyalty / Retail • Web to Brick and Mortar • Museum Tours • Conference Check-in • Sporting Events • Home Automation
  23. 23. Demos
  24. 24. Questions?

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