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The Wonderful World of IR Beacons

https://www.rockwestsolutions.com/sensors/signal-detection-ir-beacons/ - Infrared (IR) light is light with a wavelength just slightly higher than what is visible by the naked eye but lower than microwaves. As such, IR light has a lot of practical uses for sending and receiving signals. The remote control that operates your television and DVD player are just two examples. IR light is emitted from almost all objects, with the signal amount determined by their physical properties as well as temperature. Moving beyond such simple household applications, Rock West Solutions works with organizations that need powerful IR beacons and software applications that use them.

The Wonderful World of IR

The Wonderful World of IR Beacons Infrared (IR) light is light with a wavelength just slightly higher than what is visible by the naked eye but lower than microwaves. As such, IR light has a lot of practical uses for sending and receiving signals. The remote control that operates your television and DVD player are just two examples. IR light is emitted from almost all objects, with the signal amount determined by their physical properties as well as temperature. Moving beyond such simple household applications, Rock West Solutions works with organizations that need powerful IR beacons and software applications that use them. In a general sense, a beacon is an electronic device that sends out a signal intended to be picked up by a receiver for the purpose of location, tracking, or other identification needs. An electronic beacon on a boat is a good example. In the event of an emergency, someone on the boat could turn on a distress beacon that would send out a signal letting others know help is needed. Most of us are familiar with these types of applications. An IR beacon operates on the same principle except that it transmits infrared light rather than another form of electromagnetic signal. This signal must be differentiated from the physical world around it, and has some inherent weaknesses that limit the use of IR beacons. That said, it also has some unique strengths as well. It is those strengths of IR light that are leading to new applications of IR beacons. Radio Frequencies vs. IR Light The previously mentioned emergency beacon on a boat sends out a distress signal by way of radio frequencies. As you know, radio frequencies are capable of spreading out in all directions. A boater in trouble can activate his or her emergency beacon with the knowledge that any aircraft or boat within a given distance could pick up the signal regardless of the direction it was moving. IR light emission can also work that way.

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