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Ojala T, Korhonen J, Sutinen T, Parhi P & Aalto L (2004)
Mobile Kärpät – A case study in wireless personal area networking.
Proc. Third International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, College Park, MD, 149-156.
The advanced smartphones entering the mass market are capable
of playing audio and video files back, which paves the way for
new types of rich mobile multimedia services. However, these
services impose high data rate requirements on the wireless link,
which can not necessarily be satisfied with the current mobile
phone networks. This can be compensated with a wireless
personal area network based for example on Bluetooth
connectivity, or with a wireless local area network. This paper
presents a case study demonstrating complementary distribution
of static and dynamic multimedia content with Bluetooth
equipped WPAN service points, a wireless local area network and
mobile phone networks. The empirical evaluation conducted in
the real environment of use shows that the proposed service is
meaningful with commercial potential.
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