Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

What is the difference between Location Beacons and Proximity Beacons

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What is the difference between location and proximity beacons?


Aruba beacons can be deployed in one of two modes, as a location beacon or a proximity beacon.


Location beacons support location-based wayfinding using a Meridian app. Beacons deployed in this mode can show mobile app users their indoor location with a glowing blue dot, allowing the users to search for and locate nearby products and services. You can fully configure location beacons using only the Beacons app.


Proximity beacons allow a Meridian app to send push notifications to mobile devices that come within signal range of that beacon. Proximity beacons are also configured using the Aruba Beacons app, but you must use the Meridian editor to define and manage push notifications for those devices.

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