Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


iBeacon

Apple's indoor mobile positioning system that identifies users with iPhones via a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) network. In a shopping mall or retail store, wall and ceiling-mounted iBeacon transmitters send messages to iBeacon-enabled devices and may offer users information, directions or "today's specials." iBeacon debuted with iOS 7, and Bluetooth 4.0 was added to the iPhone starting with the 4S.

Mobile Payments
Unlike most other smartphone vendors, Apple never supported NFC communications, and iBeacon is expected to be Apple's foray into mobile payments. Since Apple has its customers' credit cards on file for iTunes shopping, that data could become available for making purchases in an iBeacon-enabled retail venue. See mobile payments service and NFC.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
iAppIBI
iAPX 432IBIP
IARCIBIS
IASIBM
IASEIBM 1401
IATIBM 1410
IAWIBM 360
IAXIBM 370
iAXP 432IBM 650
IBIBM 701

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design