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iBeacons - All There Is To Know

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Hi,

I have been trying to find out some information online about iBeacons.

I am surprised that Apple do not seem to be marketing them that hard on their website... and i am also confused as to why you cannot buy them on Apples website.

QUESTIONS
01 - can anyone recommend a good website for buying iBeacons
02 - are there various different versions
03 - what range do they work under
04 - can you plug them in or do they operate on battery only
05 - if a company has an iBeacon in their shop, how does a customer communicate with it... does it show up under WiFi, Bluetooth or how do they connect to it
06 - is it possible to interact with or prompt users that an iBeacon is available
07 - a company called Estimote seem to be showing up for most results... what connection do they have with Apple

Thanks in advance for your help.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
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wikipedia answers most of your questions

It uses bluetooth-low energy which has a maximum range between 70-450 meters depending upon the device. Your ibeacon app with its unique id will receive one of 3 messages (immediate - within a few cm, near -within a few metres, far > 10 meters away.  iBeacon only broadcasts itself it is up to the app to act on the broadcast.
The Ibeacon Bible might be of assistance

IBeacons blog and manufacturs http://indoorlbs.blogspot.ca/
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Thank you, apologies for the late response.

Do you know how many people (apps) an iBeacon can handle in one area.

Could one iBeacon support 2000 phones at an event?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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as its name implies an ibeacon is a broadcast so there is no limitation on the amount of people using the app in proximity of the ibeacon.
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