One of the things the mobile printing device needs to be able to handle is opening socket GPRS connections in order to travel to specified URLs and Website addresses and downloading their content to be printed in real time. The device can be programmed to ‘call home’ or better download content from a ‘home URL’ at any given time interval or it can print Web content via GPRS any time it received a text message that reads “U” + a URL. Where the indicator U triggers the mobile printer into opening data connections and “Going to visit URL” as shown in the following demo video.
This is a picture of the text contained at the URL we passed in our text message U www.groundlab.cc/UtilTest/getThis.html
The content of the URL could be anything, from school attendances, to weather information, to GPS locations to full medical records and inventory updates.Tags: Mobile, Research