Friday, November 02, 2007

Telstra Trialing Mobile Codes In Australia

Another major carrier adopting Physical World Connection technology.
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Telstra has committed to be the first mobile carrier to trial Mobile Code technology In Australia.

Telstra and Sensis announce a trial of Mobile Codes. It’s not the first time the codes have been seen in Australia, QMCODES have been involved in 2D codes in Australia for about a year now.

Developed by Israeli company 3GVision, the technology is called i-nigma and it's compatible with Java, Symbian, BREW and Windows Mobile devices.

Already popular in Japan, where it's installed on more than 60 million phones, i-nigma has been trialled in Australia since March by Melbourne mobile application developer QMCODES.

Smart Office reports:

Selected mobile phone users on the Telstra Next G network will be able to use their handset cameras to scan specially-designed barcodes on posters, LCD screens and in magazines to connect directly to third-party websites such as KFC and Pizza Hut, in a trial announced today by the telco.

"Consumers will have fast one click access to mobile websites, rich streaming media from Bigpond and Foxtel, location based services and localised information from Sensis, all on Australia's fastest and largest Next G network," said Telstra group marketing director, consumer marketing and channels, David Moffatt.

This new technology from Telstra and Sensis will allow advertisers to place codes on billboards, magazines, newspapers, posters or even T-shirts. My making traditional advertising media interactive, mobile codes are also a great way for advertisers to engage in a two-way dialogue with consumers," said Sensis general manager mobiles, Amanda Brook.

A complete list of mobile barcode companies.

To get the i-nigma reader.

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