Tracking apparatus and method, as for an exhibition

  • US 20070136154A1
  • Filed: 02/01/2007
  • Published: 06/14/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for conducting an exhibition wherein a visitor having a smart tag visits a plurality of stations each including a smart tag reader, the method comprising:

  • registering a visitor including storing in a registration database visitor information relating to the visitor;

    issuing a visitor smart tag having information stored therein in a smart tag format, wherein the stored information relates to at least the visitor information;

    whereby information can be communicated between the visitor smart tag and the smart tag reader of the station when the visitor smart tag is proximate the station;

    communicating information between the visitor smart tag and the smart tag reader of a particular station when the visitor smart tag is proximate that particular station, wherein information from the visitor smart tag is stored in a memory associated with the particular station;

    collecting from one or more of the plurality of stations the information communicated from the visitor smart tag after one or more visitor smart tags have communicated with the smart tag reader of the one or more of the plurality of stations;

    processing the information collected from the one or more of the plurality of stations in relation to visitor information stored in the registration database; and

    providing a report including processed information relating to the visitor, to the smart tag or to the visitor and the smart tag, that was proximate a particular station.

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