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A general architecture in support of interactive, multimedia, location-based mobile applications

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The widespread use of cellular telephones and the availability of user-location information are facilitating the development of new personalized, location-based applications. However, as of today, most of these applications are unidirectional and text-based where the user subscribes and the system sends a text message when appropriate. This article describes a modular and general architecture that supports the development of interactive, multimedia, location-based applications, providing an extra level of service to the users. The flexibility of the architecture is demonstrated by presenting the wireless safety security system (Wi-Via) and other potential applications

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 11 )