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19. Augmenting Beacons with Cellular Network Technologies

Stephen Statler
San Diego, California, USA
Mario Proietti, Founder and CEO, LocationSmart

Some Limitations of Beacons

Some of the key attributes that make beacons powerful in identifying that a target user’s device is present at a specific location also lead to some limitations. Some of these attributes and limitations include :
  • Short range (a target user must be in close proximity to a beacon to be detected)
  • Deployment is venue-by-venue (proliferation will take time)
  • Disparity of solutions across venues ...

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