Mister Beacon
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 68
  • Last: 26 Feb 2018
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.

Episodes (68)

  • Nanotechnology and Things that Sense
    Nanotechnology and Things that Sense
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:19
    If your pipes could speak, what would they tell you? If your bottle of whiskey could ask questions, what would it ask you? FeelIt’s advancements in sensor technology are enabling objects to become “smarter” - reaching new levels of self-awa... Read more →
    If your pipes could speak, what would they tell you? If your bottle of whiskey could ask questions, what would it ask you? FeelIt’s advancements in sensor technology are enabling objects to become “smarter” - reaching new levels of self-awa... Read more →

  • Building the Web of Things – Evrythng
    Building the Web of Things – Evrythng
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 32:59
    Most people these days are familiar with the Internet of Things, at least in concept – but when we speak of the web of things, we are speaking of an entirely different, though related issue. On this episode of Mr. Beacon, Stephen talks with... Read more →
    Most people these days are familiar with the Internet of Things, at least in concept – but when we speak of the web of things, we are speaking of an entirely different, though related issue. On this episode of Mr. Beacon, Stephen talks with... Read more →

  • RFID vs. Bluetooth: Is One Better for IoT?
    RFID vs. Bluetooth: Is One Better for IoT?
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 52:22
    RFID vs Bluetooth - It's a debate that will go on for some time as the technologies continue to improve and change. In this conversation with Mike Kastner we dive into the controversy to discover if there are any ways that we can understand... Read more →
    RFID vs Bluetooth - It's a debate that will go on for some time as the technologies continue to improve and change. In this conversation with Mike Kastner we dive into the controversy to discover if there are any ways that we can understand... Read more →

  • The Internet of Finding Things
    The Internet of Finding Things
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 37:15
    Personal Asset Tracking has been one of the great success stories of the Beacosystem. Companies like Stick-N-Find, Trackr and Tile were some of the first vendors and they have been selling many millions of beacons. Haystack Magic is a new c... Read more →
    Personal Asset Tracking has been one of the great success stories of the Beacosystem. Companies like Stick-N-Find, Trackr and Tile were some of the first vendors and they have been selling many millions of beacons. Haystack Magic is a new c... Read more →

  • RAIN RFID Explained
    RAIN RFID Explained
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:18
    As we consider what is known as The Internet of Things, RAIN RFID is one of the technologies that will undoubtedly be an integral part of IOT moving forward. Will there be a day when actual things such as sweaters and socks are identified v... Read more →
    As we consider what is known as The Internet of Things, RAIN RFID is one of the technologies that will undoubtedly be an integral part of IOT moving forward. Will there be a day when actual things such as sweaters and socks are identified v... Read more →

  • Connected Products - Talkin' Things
    Connected Products - Talkin' Things
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 50:04
    Can you even imagine any reason your motor oil would need to be a connected product? To stretch your thinking a bit more, how about pharmaceuticals? These are some of the cutting edge examples of how connectivity in packaging and everyday p... Read more →
    Can you even imagine any reason your motor oil would need to be a connected product? To stretch your thinking a bit more, how about pharmaceuticals? These are some of the cutting edge examples of how connectivity in packaging and everyday p... Read more →

  • Beacons & The Art of Apps for Venues
    Beacons & The Art of Apps for Venues
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    Published: 5 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:24
    Creating an app that can be the remote control for a venue is an art and a science. Venuetize have developed and acquired technologies for just that purpose that are unusual and distinctive. Venuetize's CTO has unparalleled experience in cr... Read more →
    Creating an app that can be the remote control for a venue is an art and a science. Venuetize have developed and acquired technologies for just that purpose that are unusual and distinctive. Venuetize's CTO has unparalleled experience in cr... Read more →

  • Beacons & Multi-Level Marketing
    Beacons & Multi-Level Marketing
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    Published: 20 Dec 2017 Duration: 32:09
    A wave of multi-level marketing (MLM) firms are creating beacon offerings, putting Bluetooth beacons in the hands of business people completely unfamiliar with the technology. We find out what's happening, who is using the technology, the p... Read more →
    A wave of multi-level marketing (MLM) firms are creating beacon offerings, putting Bluetooth beacons in the hands of business people completely unfamiliar with the technology. We find out what's happening, who is using the technology, the p... Read more →

  • Railway Trains & Bluetooth Beacons
    Railway Trains & Bluetooth Beacons
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    Published: 29 Nov 2017 Duration: 18:27
    #60 – French railroad giant, SNCF, have developed their own Bluetooth beacon and deployed over 100,000 already with plans to roll out millions more. Hear why, what and how they are doing this directly from Amine Didioui, Senior Project Mana... Read more →
    #60 – French railroad giant, SNCF, have developed their own Bluetooth beacon and deployed over 100,000 already with plans to roll out millions more. Hear why, what and how they are doing this directly from Amine Didioui, Senior Project Mana... Read more →

  • Bluetooth Smart Packaging – Kobi Bentkovski
    Bluetooth Smart Packaging – Kobi Bentkovski
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 24:52
    Water.io is a pioneer in augmenting packaging with Bluetooth sensors, opening up new user experiences and business models while giving us a preview of what is to come. We talk to Kobi Bentkovski, CEO and co-founder, about how their system w... Read more →
    Water.io is a pioneer in augmenting packaging with Bluetooth sensors, opening up new user experiences and business models while giving us a preview of what is to come. We talk to Kobi Bentkovski, CEO and co-founder, about how their system w... Read more →

  • RFID In Packaging
    RFID In Packaging
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 35:13
    A masterclass / case study from Markus Wulff of the Absolut Company on how his team integrated the digital world with the physical (bottles of Malibu) using RFID to engage their customers. Recorded after his awesome presentation at the @Act... Read more →
    A masterclass / case study from Markus Wulff of the Absolut Company on how his team integrated the digital world with the physical (bottles of Malibu) using RFID to engage their customers. Recorded after his awesome presentation at the @Act... Read more →

  • The Future of the Beacon Market
    The Future of the Beacon Market
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 32:06
    Understanding where the beacon market will go is critical for entrepreneurs and solution designers. In a market this complex, it's also very difficult to do. We have the privilege of talking to some amazing players in the beacon ecosystem, ... Read more →
    Understanding where the beacon market will go is critical for entrepreneurs and solution designers. In a market this complex, it's also very difficult to do. We have the privilege of talking to some amazing players in the beacon ecosystem, ... Read more →

  • Real Time Location Systems – Ajay Malik
    Real Time Location Systems – Ajay Malik
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 49:15
    #56 – Real Time Location Systems have been considered rare and exotic technology deployments until recently. Bluetooth is changing all that, in a way that is sparking a wave of innovation–not just in high tech, but in warehouses, manufactur... Read more →
    #56 – Real Time Location Systems have been considered rare and exotic technology deployments until recently. Bluetooth is changing all that, in a way that is sparking a wave of innovation–not just in high tech, but in warehouses, manufactur... Read more →

  • How To Get Ahead In IoT – Bill Davidson
    How To Get Ahead In IoT – Bill Davidson
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    Published: 18 Oct 2017 Duration: 57:50
    Bill Davidson has a unique perspective from his positions as a VC, CAO at Global Foundries, SVP of Marketing & Investor Relations at Qualcomm and his early days working for the Bell co. that would become Verizon. He shares the story of his ... Read more →
    Bill Davidson has a unique perspective from his positions as a VC, CAO at Global Foundries, SVP of Marketing & Investor Relations at Qualcomm and his early days working for the Bell co. that would become Verizon. He shares the story of his ... Read more →

  • Beacons in Museums – San Diego Museum of Art
    Beacons in Museums – San Diego Museum of Art
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    Published: 11 Oct 2017 Duration: 42:47
    #54 – Museums, despite being associated with the past, have been at the leading edge of Bluetooth beacon adoption. We visited Dieter Fenkart-Fröschlt, COO of the San Diego Museum of Art and talked about what drove their investment in a beac... Read more →
    #54 – Museums, despite being associated with the past, have been at the leading edge of Bluetooth beacon adoption. We visited Dieter Fenkart-Fröschlt, COO of the San Diego Museum of Art and talked about what drove their investment in a beac... Read more →

  • Bluetooth Mesh – Szymon Slupik
    Bluetooth Mesh – Szymon Slupik
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    Published: 4 Oct 2017 Duration: 39:46
    Bluetooth Mesh is perhaps the biggest thing to happen to IoT since Bluetooth Low Energy sparked the revolution of beacon technology, wearables and thousands of other connected products. Szymon Slupik, CTO of Silvair and Chair of the Bluetoo... Read more →
    Bluetooth Mesh is perhaps the biggest thing to happen to IoT since Bluetooth Low Energy sparked the revolution of beacon technology, wearables and thousands of other connected products. Szymon Slupik, CTO of Silvair and Chair of the Bluetoo... Read more →

  • Bluetooth SIG – Mark Powell
    Bluetooth SIG – Mark Powell
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    Published: 27 Sep 2017 Duration: 30:56
    #52 – Bluetooth connects millions of IoT nodes, but who are the people behind the standard, where did it come from, and where is it going? Most importantly, how can we influence or understand it better? Mark Powell, Executive Director of th... Read more →
    #52 – Bluetooth connects millions of IoT nodes, but who are the people behind the standard, where did it come from, and where is it going? Most importantly, how can we influence or understand it better? Mark Powell, Executive Director of th... Read more →

  • Contextual Communications – Spark Compass
    Contextual Communications – Spark Compass
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    Published: 13 Sep 2017 Duration: 43:15
    Erik Bjontegard has been a pioneer in using #IoT technologies to develop a context platform, and has the customers and partners to prove it. He explains the strategy he's used as a serial entrepreneur, what the Spark Compass platform does, ... Read more →
    Erik Bjontegard has been a pioneer in using #IoT technologies to develop a context platform, and has the customers and partners to prove it. He explains the strategy he's used as a serial entrepreneur, what the Spark Compass platform does, ... Read more →

  • Location Based Advertising and the Beacosystem – Verve
    Location Based Advertising and the Beacosystem – Verve
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    Published: 6 Sep 2017 Duration: 39:38
    Acquiring location data is challenging, but how do you monetize it? Verve is one of the few companies who have been able create a successful location based ad network using billions of location data points. We talk to Brian Dunphy, a vetera... Read more →
    Acquiring location data is challenging, but how do you monetize it? Verve is one of the few companies who have been able create a successful location based ad network using billions of location data points. We talk to Brian Dunphy, a vetera... Read more →

  • Success with Mobile Apps - Alan Knitowski, Phunware
    Success with Mobile Apps - Alan Knitowski, Phunware
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    Published: 30 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:09:05
    Have you figured out how to make your apps successful? Research shows that over the past four years, the percentage of companies that do has jumped from 10% to 90%. But having such a strategy does not guarantee success. Phunware have a uniq... Read more →
    Have you figured out how to make your apps successful? Research shows that over the past four years, the percentage of companies that do has jumped from 10% to 90%. But having such a strategy does not guarantee success. Phunware have a uniq... Read more →

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