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Proximity and location technologies are key to the Internet of Things (IoT) and are causing our digital and physical worlds to converge. Mr. Beacon is a series of interviews with the leaders of companies that are at the center of this revolution. Steve Statler wrote "Beacon Technologies", a survival guide for people that want to design solutions that use Bluetooth beacons to create experiences that combine location awareness with the power of cloud computing.

Mister Beacon Stephen Statler

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Proximity and location technologies are key to the Internet of Things (IoT) and are causing our digital and physical worlds to converge. Mr. Beacon is a series of interviews with the leaders of companies that are at the center of this revolution. Steve Statler wrote "Beacon Technologies", a survival guide for people that want to design solutions that use Bluetooth beacons to create experiences that combine location awareness with the power of cloud computing.

    The State of the IoT with Deloitte

    The State of the IoT with Deloitte

    Following Mister Beacon's appearance on Coffee with Mr. IoT (Watch Here), we switch roles to host Robert Schmid, Chief Futurist at Deloitte, aka Mr. IoT, on this week’s episode! Robert describes himself has as pragmatically audacious with a ‘deep passion and experience in all things digital – IoT wearables, social, mobile, and cloud computing’. This made him the perfect guest to discuss the current state of the Internet of Things ecosystem in all its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We talk IoT A to Z from sensors, performance, platforms, privacy, security, as well as use cases. Tune in this week to learn what IoT is good for – the use cases where the strengths are manifested and those where it’s not such a good fit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    How to succeed at Asset Tracking while becoming a CTO

    How to succeed at Asset Tracking while becoming a CTO

    This week on Mr. Beacon we talk with Cognosos, an asset tracking SAS platform using both Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) as well as Bluetooth. Jim Stratigos, Cognosos’s CTO, shares with us why LPWAN is the best choice for his automotive use case and what “drove” him to create a proprietary tech rather than using LoRa. Their solution enables dealers and auctions to have a cost-effective way of tracking vehicles in large outdoors lots by providing an essential piece of the equation, long range. In addition to range, we touch on the benefits and tradeoffs of the software and hardware architecture and business model decisions leading to SAS. We leave a little something extra at the end for those aspiring to be a CTO. Jim gives us the inside scoop from his extensive experience at Cognosos and companies like Cisco, Motorola, and AT&T. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Smart Lighting, Smart Cities

    Smart Lighting, Smart Cities

    Lighting is everywhere and, conveniently, it’s always powered. This gives it the potential to be a network of sensors for a fraction of the hardware, installation, and maintenance cost of the alternatives. This week on the Mr. Beacon Podcast we meet with Bastiaan de Groot, CEO of the smart lighting company, Ingy, to delve into the disruptive power of lighting, both in an environmental and business context. Ingy believes ‘it is time for a new approach to smart buildings’ so they have built software for a mesh sensor network that is licensed to lighting manufacturers, sensor manufactures, and portal providers. This software offers lighting control systems and a wide range of smart building services like sub metering, asset tracking, indoor navigation, occupancy analytics and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Real Time Location Systems in Healthcare 

    Real Time Location Systems in Healthcare 

    Midmark is the 100+ year old company that “we all know, but don’t know”. The last time you were at the doctors or dentist, you were probably sitting on one of their chairs or tables, and most likely surrounded by many of the products they produce like cabinetry, lighting, and diagnostic equipment. HT describes Midmark as the market leader in providing “everything you need to outfit a medical environment”. HT Snowday, VP of Innovation and Technology Development at Midmark, joins us today to talk about how Midmark is also in the business of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). This week we get a different perspective, a customer-orientated view, of RTLS technology in one of the largest organizations in healthcare. Join in to hear about the different technologies they use in a variety of healthcare use cases, such as asset tracking, device management, patient/caregiver management, and work flow processes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    The Return of the Physical Web

    The Return of the Physical Web

    The Physical Web: What is it, what happened to it, and what is the Physical Web Association’s response? This week on Mr. Beacon we have two of the Co-Founders of the Physical Web Association, Agustin Musi and James Grant, joining us to give us the scoop on the Physical Web’s past struggles as well as it’s promising future. Listen in to learn how the Physical Web provides a better alternative to developing an app, typing in a URL, or scanning a QR code, and how it provides a level playing field for content delivery. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) in the iPhone 11

    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) in the iPhone 11

    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) in the iPhone 11 – What is it and what are the implications?
     
    A few months ago a large group of engineers from Apple and Samsung entered the room where a small group of engineers were working on updating a previously obscure radio standard IEEE 802.15.4, mainly used for industrial applications such as luxury car production. Fast forward to a stage in Sunnyvale where Tim Cook unveils his new iPhone 11. The fate of Ultra-Wide Band or UWB was changed forever when Apple added a new it’s U1 UWB/Ultra-Wide Band radio and an elaborate new antenna to its latest iPhone 11. 
     
    We talk to Nathan Dunn CEO of Bluecats, one of the pioneers of UWB and Bluetooth solutions about what this means to the industry, the applications it unlocks now and what it could be used for in the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min

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