Location based services provide information to

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Location-based Services  provide information to customers about local services and  conditions via cell phones. Financial Services : include banking, wireless payments, micropayments, wireless  wallets, bill-payment services, brokerage services, and money transfers. Mobile Banking:  Many banks now offer access to financial & account information, the  ability to transfer funds, and receive alerts on digital cell phones, smart phones, and  PDAs. Wireless Electronic Payment Systems:  these systems transfer mobile phones into  secure, self-contained purchasing tools capable of instantly authorizing payments over  the cellular network.  Micropayments:  electronic payments for small purchase amounts (generally less than  $10). Mobile (Wireless) Wallets:  technologies that allow cardholders to make purchases with  a single click from their mobile devices. Wireless Bill Payments:  Services provided by banking institutions that allow customers  to pay their bills directly from their cell phones. Pervasive Computing (Ubiquitous computing)  is invisible “everywhere computing”  that is embedded in the objects around us – the floors, the lights, our cars, washing 
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machine, microwave oven, cell phones, clothes, and so on. (e.g., smart home, smart  appliances) Radio frequency identification (RFID)  technology allows manufacturers to attach tags  with antennas and computer chips on goods and then track their movement through  radio signals.  Wireless sensor networks (WSNs)  are networks of interconnected, battery-powered,  wireless sensors that are placed into the physical environment.
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  • Spring '09
  • RuiHuang
  • Wireless access point, Local area networks, mobile devices, wireless local area

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