The system was deployed to hospitals throughout the District of Mexico City, Mexico.
The pilot system enables a patient to use a Near Field Communication (NFC) card at various locations within a hospital to receive customised services and offers. Each of these locations provides a NFC reader device which is able to communicate to external services to gather information or perform tasks.
Each NFC reader device runs TPLINO, the embedded Linux distribution developed by Travelping, as well as the Exosense stack developed by Feuerlabs. TPLINO enables a rapid development, packaging and deployment workflow as well as providing base support for the specialised reader hardware. By combining TPLINO as the base platform and Exosense, it was possible to focus on the user interaction and remote service communication to deliver a pilot system.
Feuerlabs’ cooperation with Travelping gives us both a feature-rich software stack, from kernel to application framework, enabling the power of Erlang in embedded systems. Using Travelping’s TPLINO distribution and build system, Feuerlabs can add value through its Exosense product to provide a complete ecosystem for connected devices.