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Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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7/3/2014 | 2:23:40 PM
Re: Home Automation
@thebulk, I went and boned up on the IEEE info about BLE but if IBeacon is better, why doesn't Apple just take it to the standards bodies (slow I know) rather than once again go off and make themselves incompatible with everybody else while hoping for a de facto standard?  Engineers are logical people, if IBeacon is truly better I would think that adopting it as a true standard would be reasonable so that they don't have to be "more open to working with none (sic) partners on this tech"
thebulk
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thebulk,
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6/28/2014 | 1:21:44 PM
Re: Home Automation
@Liz, 

BLE is a standard its just a lower power version of Bluetooth, but it is a competitor to NFC. I think Apple has the better tech with iBeacon and they have showen they are more open to the idea of working with none partners on this tech, so I still hold out hope. sort of.... 
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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6/25/2014 | 4:46:33 PM
Re: Home Automation
@thebulk, Apple has shown repeatedly that it doesn't play well with others so I don't hold much hope for them to do it now.  My knowledge of BLE is pretty limited so why not just use the standard (if BLE is one) along with NFC?  Any help is appreciated...
thebulk
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thebulk,
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6/18/2014 | 6:11:02 AM
Re: Home Automation
@Kruz, 

I agree that Apple can not drive a technology alone, which is why I think iBeacon will do well since its based on BLE and works with other devices as well. How open Apple wants to actually be with it remains to be seen, but I am hopefull. 
Kruz
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Kruz,
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6/18/2014 | 3:37:44 AM
Re: Home Automation
I hope so. But Apple alone cannot drive it. it has to become a standard adopted by the other players.I hope Passbook and iBeacon will drive the mobile payments forward.
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thebulk,
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6/17/2014 | 1:35:27 PM
Re: Home Automation
@Kruz, iBeacon has all the features it needs to offer and end to end solution for retail, including replacing NFC at POS. 
Kruz
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Kruz,
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6/16/2014 | 7:38:12 AM
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