Patent Number: 7,085,568

Title: Provision of local data in a wireless system

Abstract: A local data provision system comprising: a plurality of transmitters each located at a respective entity having a limited range of physical utility, and each transmitter being arranged repeatedly or on demand to transmit wirelessly a signal carrying data indicating the presence of the respective entity over a range substantially coterminous with the range of utility of that entity; and a personal information unit comprising a user interface for signaling information to a user and a receiver arranged to receive the availability data and to cause the user interface to signal information to the user in dependence on the received availability data.

Inventors: Sivakumar; Tatikonda Venkata Lakshmi Narasinh (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Nokia Corporation

International Classification: H04Q 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018