Semacode based Voucher Concept enabling flexible and user-friendly Hotspot Login on demand

Conference: Mobilkommunikation - Technologien und Anwendungen - 15. ITG-Fachtagung
05/19/2010 - 05/20/2010 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: Mobilkommunikation

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Roos, Andreas (Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany)
Flegl, Michael; Wieland, Sabine (University of Applied Sciences, 04277 Leipzig, Germany)
Schwarzbacher, Andreas Th. (Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 6, Ireland)
Einsiedler, Hans J. (Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, 10587 Berlin, Germany)

Nearly each of today’s mobile phone contains a high-resolution camera and display. This enables application scenarios for 1D and 2D barcode detection and for barcode presentations on the display as well. The use of barcode in combination with the mobile phone allows the development of innovative and convenience oriented applications. This paper introduces a Semacode based voucher concept for wireless local area network based Hotspots. Today’s Hotspot solutions lack comfort to obtain login information and flexibility, such as point of time and duration of Hotspot use. The Semacode based voucher concept overcomes the drawbacks of today’s Hotspot solutions and enables flexible and user-friendly Hotspot login on demand. Moreover, the requirement of traceability of Hotspot use for public Internet service provider is kept in mind by the concept as well.