Joseph Flaherty writes: “Robin, a Boston-based company, is attempting to make the Internet of Things serious business by instrumenting offices with iBeacons paired with a suite of productivity dashboards and apps. … Robin achieves this by tying physical objects like smart light bulbs and screens, called “editors” in their system, to sensors like those in a smartphone, which is modified by an “identity” layer, or app, that records a given user’s preferences. iBeacons situated in the office collect all that information and relay it to Robin’s web service which can then push changes back down to the hardware, making the space more responsive to worker’s needs.”

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