What is a beacon

What is a beacon

A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location. A classical example of beacon is the lighthouse, used in navigation, that helps navigators find their destination.

In electronics, a beacon is a wireless device (usually called "radio beacon") that periodically broadcasts a radio signal, that is picked up by one or more receivers and is used to determine the position of the beacon in the area delimited by the receivers.

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