Routers use Linux for proximity marketing
May 08, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The bundled Proximity marketing and sales campaign software is
said to enable creation and configuration of marketing campaigns
with multimedia content, including product demos. The software,
which requires voluntary opt-in from users, lets retailers program
specific days and times for campaigns, and change messages
accordingly, says the company.
"While the N-Vio offers three Bluetooth radios, the N-Vio Lite
supplies only one. As a result, the mountable N-Vio supports up to
21 simultaneous sessions vs. seven for the Lite version, which is
designed to sit on a counter-top. The Bluetooth radios are
dedicated to interactive marketing. The WiFi access point can be
used as an interactive marketing conduit, as well as providing
Internet access to customers.
"Both the N-Vio and N-Vio Lite run Debian Linux on AMD Geode
processors, but the N-Vio is equipped with a 500MHz LX800, while
the Lite version runs an LX700, clocked at 233MHz. The devices
provide 256MB RAM (128MB for the Lite), 8GB of flash storage, and
an Ethernet port."