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#EmTech India: Location Based Content, Messaging And Traffic Detection

Vishy Poosala, Head of Bell Labs India showcased a few products in the location based segment at EmTech India. For tracking traffic, they developed Teleport, a patent pending high tech, low cost solution that uses bluetooth for tracking traffic. The box (hardware) costs around $150-200 each. They deploy the sensor which tracks cars with people who have left their bluetooth on, and based on where the same device is tracked next, one can determine speed of traffic, and track clusters of traffic. Poosala said that one can cover Mumbai with around 500 sensors, and use it for traffic alerts; one can also add more sensors for temerature, pollution and value added location based services. One can also proactively deliver content based on locations. Geopepper: Geographic Messaging Services Bell Labs has come up with a concept of GMS - geographic messaging services, where the delivery of the message depends on the location. Using Geopepper, a user can leave a message in a particular location for his friends, and when they are in that geographic area, they'll will receive the message. For example, I can leave a message for a friend of mine in Khan Market to try out the desserts at Big Chill, and the message will be delivered the next time my friend visits Khan Market. Now this can be a marketing message as well. Mango: Mobile Content Solution Mango is a low cast, scalable solution for mobile content, to allow college kids with a hunger for content to upload…

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