This is the March 2013 issue of T-Engine Forum’s monthly e-mail magazine
◆You can try ubiquitous computing at Tokyo Station starting from March 1, 2013.
A feasibility study experiment will be conducted by YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory from March 1 to 29, in cooperation with Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, East Japan Railway Company and Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. The experiment will be conducted to standardize the data on public transportation services such as the information on the operation status of trains and buses and on the facilities at stations and stops, and to distribute such data as open data eventually.
In this experiment, applications such as "dokosil," a real-time operation information service and "kokosil Tokyo Station," a Smart Station System supporting NFC tags will be released. Both applications can be downloaded from Google Play for free during the experiment, and can be used on Android smartphone. We look forward to your participation.
◆kokosil Ginza Touch and Get Coupons will be conducted until March 31.
"kokosil Ginza Touch and Get Coupons" will be conducted by Ubiquitous Computing Technology Corporation, KDDI CORPORATION, Gurunavi, Inc., and PSY-fa Co., Ltd until March 31. This service is offered as part of the experiment for the public call for "Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project" promoted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
You can obtain coupons by viewing the store information using kokosil Ginza Application, and bookmarking the coupons of the stores you are planning to visit. You can use the coupons by touching the "kokosil tags" installed in the stores using your smartphones with built-in NFC tags.
"Automatic Notification Function" to automatically notify you when you come close to the stores becomes available by bookmarking the stores to visit. Participating stores are some of the members of Gurunavi or "CouponLand" operated by PSY-fa.
If you do not have an NFC smartphone, you can use this service with ucodeQR (QR code).
Also, you can obtain the coupons by using Android smartphones of other carriers as well as KDDI by installing kokosil Ginza Application.
For details, please see kokosil Ginza.
◆The website of TRON Enableware Research Group has been launched.
TRON Enableware Research Group has stipulated "TRON Enableware Specification" and taken into account the support for physically-challenged and aged people at the stage of fundamental design for the information infrastructure technology designed by TRON Project. Such attention to the support was paid so that anybody can use computers irrespective of their ages and physical disabilities.
TRON Enableware Research Group holds "TEPS: TRON Enableware Symposium" every year to discuss the relationship between the challenged people and computer technology, and to offer its recommendations on the design of social framework.
The website of TRON Enableware Research Group to introduce the information on the group has been launched recently. You can find the review articles on the previous TEPS there.
◆Please let us know about products and services related to T-Kernel, ITRON Specification OS and Ubiquitous ID technology.
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