SPA is developing Thing(TM) to create a customized, hyper-local and live user experience for smartphone users. Thing leverages the “Internet of Things” to answer questions before they are asked. A Thing broadcaster is a hyper-local broadcasting service sending messages to users who are within range. Thing enables restaurants, retailers, mass-transit operators and other locations to effectively communicate with on-site customers using mobile device short-range transition (up to 300ft).
The Silent PA (SPA) will provide a product and service enabling the transmission of timely, hyper-local information to mobile devices, no GPS, internet connection or location services needed.
Zoned broadcasts reach any smart mobile device, using a standard low-cost broadcast unit, no client hardware required. Broadcasts instantly appear on the mobile device – no searching, scanning, or downloading - simple. Thing augments and enhances availability of information in existing apps or in a dedicated app.