iBeacons being used to track attendance at Alumni Events #iBeaconWebinar

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We are looking into the possibilty of iBeacons being used to track attendance at Alumni Events when an individual enters the meeting room. Is this a viable application?
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Vickie Brown

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Joe Eason

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Vickie,  from what I was seeing on the slides it looks like its a broadcast only device.    #iBeaconWebinar
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Matthew Gast

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The iBeacon is broadcast-only, but is only one component in the entire system.  By reporting information to a supporting cloud-based service, you can use the iBeacon information for additional purposes.  In response to a question about education apps for iBeacon, I mentioned an attendance tracker, which would be composed of iBeacons in a room plus a supporting service to record attendance.
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If you have an app on the user's device that can detect that it has come within range of a beacon in the room, that app could report back to a supporting cloud service that it's owner has shown up for the session.

David Helms
CPO Radius Networks
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Kalen Foster

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Hi Vickie,

We currently track attendance for several types of events doing exactly this. People can check-in on their smartphone with iBeacons. All they need to do is walk into the area.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Kalen Foster
CEO SessionRadar