A key enmo differentiation is our IoT.Over.BeaconTM technology.
When I say IoT.Over.Beacon, people usually people ask me to tell them about it – what does it mean, how does it work, how is it different, etc. And that’s what I’m going to do here.
IoT.Over.Beacon is standard Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) used in a new and revolutionary way. It’s enmo proprietary technology, patent pending. It can run on any IoT device with a Bluetooth radio.
Bluetooth has two operating modes – Discovery/Pairing mode and Advertising mode.
An example of Discovery/Pairing is setting up your phone to connect to your car.
IoT devices today use Discovery/Pairing Mode. But Discovery & Pairing are major limitations in mobile IoT:
Advertising Mode doesn’t use Discovery/Pairing so doesn’t have these limitations. BUT but has its own limitation – no payload! There is no provision in Advertising Mode to send a payload of IoT sensor data.
And that’s why IoT deployments today are using Discovery/Pairing mode despite its limitations – it’s the only way to pass a payload to the phone. Until enmo arrived on the scene that is!
IoT.Over.Beacon is Advertising Mode Bluetooth with proprietary enmo extensions to pass a payload. Key benefits of IoT.Over.Beacon are:
Here’s a comparison table showing the differences between Discovery/Pairing Bluetooth and IoT.Over.Beacon
And here’s our Mobile IoT graphic showing how IoT.Over.Beacon fits in: