Content delivery – Attendees can avoid the long wait for a copy of the presentation slides via email. BLE beacons can recognize attendees at a session and automatically deliver slides, e-books, and other collateral during or immediately after the session.
Auto check-in – Event organizers can easily gather information on the number of people attending an event or a trade show and view their profiles in real-time by setting up beacons to simulate check-ins at the entrance of the conference venue. This requires no manual interaction from users. If a user has downloaded the app and enabled Bluetooth on his/her mobile device, the app will automatically check-in as soon as the user walks into the venue.
A mature ecosystem is already available for BLE development. Developers have access to a wide range of chips and modules that can speed both hardware and software development of BLE-enabled devices. For example, Cypress offers its PSoC 4 BLE processor based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core that integrates analogue front ends, digital logic, CapSense (touch sensing), and a Bluetooth LE radio for a one-chip approach to BLE. For OEMs preferring a fully integrated module, the Cypress EZ-BLE PRoC module is a 10×10×1.8 mm certified and programmable BLE module designed for ease-of-use and reduced time-to-market built around Cypress’s PRoC BLE chip.
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