I need an application to distribute content to remote Bluetooth gateways (IP to bluetooth machines), then scan/detect Bluetooth devices within the vicinity, and finally broadcast file(s) (such as text, audio, video, images etc) based on location and record to a central database the success of the transfer to those detected devices.
The below are features that application should handle but if you have an existing solution that comes close, please apply also. Just let me know the items your solution does not handle:
Ø Send multimedia files and text files from the central admin server to remote mini-machines (a.k.a. Bluetooth gateways) and store these files in a local Mysql database. The application should allow to send different files to different Bluetooth Gateways by selecting the name/IP address of each remote gateway.
Ø Use a local Bluetooth gateway to search for active Bluetooth devices at regular intervals via locally attached Bluetooth devices with external antennas. Register the Mac address of every discovered wireless device into the local Mysql database. The interval (e.g. every 30 seconds) should be specified via an admin panel in the central server by selecting the specific remote Bluetooth gateway
Ø Establish a connection between the Bluetooth gateway and the discovered device and offer content to each NEW device discovered. If the devices user declines the connection/offer, the device must be held in a ‘blocked-user’ list for an interval that can be specified in the central server admin interface.
Ø Maintain a list of devices that have received the content. This is to avoid sending duplicate contents to the same device. The application should allow the admin to resend the file(s) to the same devices in the future as a way to re-run the ad campaign.
Ø Have the facility to define contents (text, images etc) with associated delivery options. Delivery options should include "start/end date/time", "regular activation at certain times (i.e. daily between 12:00 and 14:00)" and "expiry of content" – in other words, a playlist/scheduled program list.
Ø Provide one central content entry form for text – media such as images, video and audio
Ø Provide for having more than one type of content available/active at any one time. In this case, random available content could be sent to each discovered Bluetooth device.
Ø Multiple Profiles – keeping a loadable record of content playlists/program schedules. For example, many playlists/program schedules would be kept under a profile.
Ø allow different playlists/programs to be sent to different remote Bluetooth gateways, programmable from the central server
Ø On-the-fly messaging – this is for sending text objects to devices, much like sending SMS messages.
Ø Provide statistical window for viewing traffic/activities. This would be used to verify that the system is functional and it is actually discovering devices, establishing links and sending content. Of course, this would also be used for troubleshooting when needed.
Ø The application must be able to repel incoming objects without affecting out-going content.
Ø Transmission log - keep a log of successful and failed pushes of content for statistical analysis and the end of day/month (from web logs). The statistics should be analyzed per ad campaign such as every time a certain file is pushed to remote Bluetooth gateways and these gateways finish pushing the file to the discovered devices in the pre-defined timeframe, the system should automatically release a report with the stats in a typical format:
Name of remote Bluetooth gateway
Number of discovered devices
Number of accepted file transfers
Number of successful file transfers
Number of rejected file transfers
Ø Alter the radius of software operation (hardware dependent)
Ø The entire application will run on a central server, and can be accessed via a web admin panel
Ø The application must allow Bluetooth hardware to be connected to it.
There is an existing .net management console that manages the information about the remote sites where the BlueTooth devices will be installed. All the information is stored in a Mysql Database. I would prefer that the BlueTooth management interface be integrated into this code, which i have build, so can provide guidence on integration. If you have a pre-existing solution on a php platform I would also consider this.
The remove sites run a Centos5.0 linux distro and will have a USB Bluetooth Dongle Class 1, Model No: GUBTCR41A plugged into it. The Manufacturer appears to be DSE. I am happy to change this device if it is required but I need to be able to easily get quantities of 100 or so.
Further details can be discussed once initial proposals have been received.
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