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Beacons - some identified as Beacons and others as Interferers

Question asked by dabapiwb1 on Nov 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 19, 2017 by matfarre

On the CMX Detect and Locate maps, some beacons are identified as Beacons and others are identified as Interferers, though with Device Type set to BLE_BEACON.

 

What makes a beacon be treated as an interferer versus a beacon?  My only guess (based on the beacons I'm testing with) is if a beacon emits data that doesn't match a known beacon specification like iBeacon or Eddystone, it's designated an interferer, but I'm not sure and would like to understand the CMX behavior here.

 

In my case, it's helpful for the item to be treated as a beacon because they have better support in the CMX API, especially including the ability to query for location.

 

Thanks!

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