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Re: [Help-smalltalk] A funny problem

From: Alexey Zakhlestin
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] A funny problem
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:06:19 +0300

On 08.02.2010, at 6:48, Bèrto ëd Sèra wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a request from a customer about a software that would "know
> where it is in a building". It's a sort of hospital, so when personnel
> walks from a room to another, their palmtop should "sync" to the
> people who are hosted in the room. I could think of putting a bar code
> on the door, but this means that if the operator forgets to read the
> barcode on entering the room he'll be out of sync. And the more the
> call is urgent, the more he is likely to forget about the code,
> especially in the beginning.
> So I'm asking myself whether there is something that we could hang
> somewhere in the room, and that could be automatically "read" read by
> a palmtop. Next question is whether (and how) I can read this device
> from gst, obviously.

Well, it can be some bluetooth-dongle. Or some local wifi-spot.

I think it should be possible to tune wifi-spots in hospital to give unique 
answers on some URL, while still sharing the common network-name.
Then, you just need to have a thread, which will be constantly sending 
http-requests on that URL

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