Gregor Mlakar (2010) Implementation of an interactive NFC application designed for exhibition visits. EngD thesis.
This thesis presents an application to link together Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technology and will be used for an interactive tour of exhibitions in museums and galleries. Besides that an application for entering exhibits and departments information into database and for review of the statistics is implemented. Additionally, a web site for the presentation of the museum was also build. The diploma work comprehend the study and presentation of technologies, tools, software and hardware equipment, that were used during applications development. The presentations of RFID, NFC and Bluetooth technologies, Eclipse, XAMPP, Nokia SDK, Java and others followed with the description of hardware: PC with a Bluetooth module, mobile phone Nokia 6212 Classic and RFID tags are included. The database system and the description of applications development with a simplified museum scenario and new ideas for their upgrade and work assessment are presented. Basic goals of the thesis: • Implementation of an application for interactive tour of exhibitions, which involves: o Client application for the mobile phone that could improve the user’s experience while visiting museums or galleries. Application will use NFC technology to read data from RFID tags and connect it to the server by one of the existing wireless technologies (WLAN, Bluetooth, mobile networks) that will run on a PC. Client will send UID number to the server and wait for the response (data, image) and display it. o Desktop application defined as a server which will accept client’s request and respond with the appropriate information. The server will receive the unique identification number, make an SQL Query in the database and send the data (description, image) from the database to the client. The task of the server will also be to record any query into appropriate table in the database that will be used to calculate the statistics. • Implementation of GUI application for entering exhibits and department’s information into database, review, adjust the status of departments and to calculate and review statistics. • Development of a website, which will be used for presentation of the museum on the web. Data shown by browser will be a part of the same database which is used for other applications.
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