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System and Method for Sending/Receiving Messages in Offline Zones

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246108D
Publication Date: 2016-May-08
Document File: 4 page(s) / 135K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for sending/receiving delay messages using devices of other travelers entering/exiting remote areas that lack communication infrastructure. The system includes dataholding (DH) spots in places like kiosks in a public area or any location where travelers usually break for refreshments. The DH spots can be spread over the offline zone and in popular tourist spots.

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System and Method for Sending/Receiving Messages in Offline Zones

There are many areas in our 21st century advanced IT world that are highly remote and the basic infrastructure is either impossible or is not yet implemented. There are areas like deep deserts, deep forests or high up in the mountains or any remote area where human dwellings are yet to develop. The issue at large is the cost of deploying the infrastructure and the ROI that makes these remote zones unattractive and are somewhat forgotten. Due to the lack of infrastructure, travelers entering such zones have little or zero option to send or receive online messages during the stay in these zones.

Disclosed is a method and system for sending/receiving delay messages using devices of other travelers entering/exiting remote areas that lack communication infrastructure. The system includes dataholding (DH) spots in places like kiosks in a public area or any location where travelers usually break for refreshments. The DH spots can be spread over the offline zone and in popular tourist spots.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, the DH Spots allow users entering a zone (or any spot) to upload messages to be collected by travelers exiting the zone. These messages are later sent online to respective destinations as soon as the travelers are connected to the internet. Once reached to the respective destinations an acknowledgement can be buffered to any user based on GPS direction to be off loaded as soon as reaching a DH Spot. Sim...