Using computed travel times to intelligently attenuate beacon transmission

Patent No. 9,628,962

Issued: April 18, 2017
Filed: September 16, 2016

Inventors: Billau; Michael R. (Durham, NC), Gerken, III; John K. (Apex, NC), Greenberger; Jeremy A. (Raleigh, NC), Hannigan; Ciaran E. (Morrisville, NC)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)


Determining a beacon interval in which a device, located within a venue having a plurality of predefined zones, sends a beacon to a system for tracking the location of the device within the venue. Each of the predefined zones has a zone-specific beacon interval which is updated.


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