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on SunSPOTs [ 3 ], [ 4 ] and that part of the project is finished. Visitor's and security
applications are written in C#. Basic functionalities are present. In visitor's application,
exhibits are recognized and content is displayed. Position is displayed on map. In
security application, exhibit and all readings are displayed. If some of the readings
go over the given threshold, alarm is displayed.
Further development has to go in two directions - improvement of sensor's Java
code and improvement of applications.
Sensor code has to be optimized to support many visitors. Broadcasts for secu-
rity application have to be scheduled, so problems with many concurrent broadcasts
could be avoided.
Further development for visitor's application include adding guided tours, recom-
mendations based on already seen exhibits, statistics of visited exhibits so their
position could be improved, adding support for avoiding bottlenecks.
Further developments for security application include museum automation.
Based on sensor readings, application should turn lights on/off, turn AC on/off. In
case of acceleration alarm it should close certain parts of museum.
There are many advantages of implementing this idea, which are stated in the intro-
duction. Disadvantages include high initial cost of deployment, high possibility of
malfunctions caused by improper handling, and time of implementation.
The great thing about this idea is that this concept is applicable to many areas:
all kinds of exhibits, fairs, Zoos, and others which include bringing content to the
3. SunSPOT Developer's Guide, SUN Microsystems (2009)