I am starting a new project and I am trying to get up to speed on ibecon/bluetooth in general to decide how to proceed. I figured with all of these Guru’s here I may be able to get the help to proceed in the best direction. Please forgive my ignorance on bluetooth technology. I am in the beginning stages of reading and learning everything I can about blue-tooth.
BTW Travis from National Control Devices sent me here and said “Eric” and his followers on this forum are THE Bluetooth Guru’s … He said “Get on the forum and ask away…”
So here goes:
I need to use BlueTooth to activate a relay. But before it does my program will need to go through a database to compare either the Bluetooth ID or another ID of the end users cell phone device, then decide if to activate the relay or not.
That’s the simple part. The real question is what technology would be the fastest? If we use iBecon vs standard bluetooth.
Does iBecon actually “pair” or does it only send data out? If it only sends data out maybe I could program the App on the end users device to send a signal to activate the relay when it “sees” the becon… This route I would only use if the ibecon is that much faster then a standard “blue-tooth paring” would be.
As far as if we do need to pair, what language would be the fastest and most beneficial to use as far as speed is concerned? I have read that you can use many different languages to write bluetooth and each has it’s pros and cons…
How many can one device pair? (Not at one time but to keep track of) Does the language I would use help/hinder the Max users that can pair?
What tricks can I use to increase the max amount of “users?” Maybe keep a database separate but then each device that comes into range would have to re-pair or maybe just be sensed? Again looking for the fastest way to “recognize” the end user.
These are the main questions, I hope that someone can help steer me in the best direction to start my project. With all of your help I know that it will save me time in not having to re-invent the wheel.
Thank you all for your help,