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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-25-2016

Does Meridian work with third party beacons?

I would like to use Meridian in an environment where there is already a large deployment of non-Aruba beacons (fully iBeacon complient). Is this possible? 

Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎11-02-2015

Re: Does Meridian work with third party beacons?

Meridian doesn't support non-Aruba Beacons hardware.

New Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-25-2016

Re: Does Meridian work with third party beacons?

Thanks for the reply mate. But surely iBeacon (and eddystone) are open, published protocols?

Aruba Employee
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-02-2015

Re: Does Meridian work with third party beacons?

iBeacon and Eddystone are open protocols, sure. Meridian does use the iBeacon protocol.

 

However, Meridian is a lot more than simply an implementation of the iBeacon protocol. In the same way that Apple restricts its software to its own hardware to improve performance, Meridian focuses its efforts on Aruba Beacons hardware to make the strongest possible product.

 

In this case, this isn't a question of whether or not something is possible. It's a question of where we're choosing to focus our time, energy, and creativity.

 

Thanks for your question!

Shawn 

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