[asterisk-users] OT - Chan-mobile -Bluetooth dongle on remote LAN workstation

Olivier oza_4h07 at yahoo.fr
Tue Feb 5 06:22:26 CST 2013

2013/2/1 Don Kelly <dk at donkelly.biz>

> -----Original Message-----
> <snip>
> >
> > What I had in mind is to use someone's cellphone as a presence detector.
> > Let me explain:
> > - as the first thing you take along when leaving a room or location,
> > is your own cellphone, why not use chan_mobile and a bluetooth dongle
> > on your on PC (as you're not supposed to be within bluetooth range
> > from an asterisk server ;-)) to advertise you're away from your desk
> >
> Being completely ignorant of Bluetooth dongles, and knowing less than I
> should about Asterisk, I'm happy to throw in my two-cents worth.
> It seems that the Asterisk server need know nothing about the Bluetooth
> dongle--it only cares if the user is in their office.
> An application can run on a pc in the office that simply decides if a
> device
> it's paired with is nearby or not. Probably want to have something that
> makes sure it's lost a few times over a minute or so. Then the application
> informs the Asterisk server (a web service?) that the individual is gone. I
> would expect that a single pc could keep track of several people.
> That said, I was thinking this was a simple "Bluetooth presence detection"
> issue, so I Googled that. One result was this:
> http://nerdvittles.com/?p=78

This article seems updated with http://nerdvittles.com/?p=803

I read it and still questions remain:
as presence detection is done though a program (inside a proximity.zip file)
- on which platform can this software be installed beside CentOS ?
- is it possible to install the software on a different machine from your
asterisk server ?

>   --Don
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