Linux support? #iBeaconWebinar

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I did not hear anyone mention Linux support, minus the small tidbit on the Rasberry Pi. Which, if any, Linux Kernels are supported? #iBeaconWebinar
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josh scott

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Posted 4 years ago

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David Helms, Champ

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Josh,

iBeacon is for iOS devices, but AltBeacon is an alternative format that Radius Networks supports with it's Multi-Beacons (that advertise both formats simultaneously).

You can learn more about AltBeacon and get sample code at http://AltBeacon.org

David Helms
CPO Radius Networks
www.radiusnetworks.com
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josh scott

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I'm very impressed with this technology. I look forward to testing it out a bit and seeing how I can utilize it in ways to benefit my clients. Lots of potential here. #iBeaconWebinar
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iBeacons are just one way of setting up a Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) interface.  On Linux, you're looking for the BlueZ stack (http://www.bluez.org/), which you can use with any Linux device.  My book shows how to use it to configure an iBeacon on Raspbian, but you can use any Linux distro you want.