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Bluetooth broadcasting or designing a scalable system to distribute context aware information to mobile groups via Bluetooth : a feasibility study

Jong, R. de (2009) Bluetooth broadcasting or designing a scalable system to distribute context aware information to mobile groups via Bluetooth : a feasibility study. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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Abstract

As a short-range wireless protocol, Bluetooth was originally intended as a cable replacement. Nowadays, Bluetooth has outgrown its original purpose and is now also used for a variety of other applications. A growing domain is its use for proximity marketing, i.e. the localized wireless distribution of advertising content associated with a particular place. Content, varying from simple text messages to MP3, video, business cards, or pictures are broadcasted to passing clients. Companies trying to ride this hype have popped up like mushrooms over the last three years, but almost no open research to the performance and scalability of these systems has been done. How do these systems cope with large groups of mobile users, possibly unaware of the fact someone is trying to communicate with them? In this thesis we investigate what the hardware and software requirements are to set up a scalable message distribution network to distribute location-based information about exams, lectures and daily news within the faculty of Computing Science of the University of Groningen to large mobile groups equipped with Bluetooth-enabled devices. We take a look at the possibilities to handle more than seven active simultaneous Bluetooth connections, what kind of strategy to use and the hard- and software limitations that come with the various implementations of the Bluetooth protocol stack.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/8598

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