panOULU BT

panOULU BT is a network of ~60 Bluetooth (BT) access points around the City of Oulu.

Each UBI-hotspot containst BT access point. 18 access points are installed in traffic lights. 12 access points are placed in portable cardboard boxes and additional 8 access points in portable wooden boxes furnished also with a small touch screen.

The BT access points establish WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) hotspots around them. They can be employed to provide wireless services that can be used completely free of charge with a mobile device and a Bluetooth connection. For example, a restaurant can offer its menu, a bus stop its timetable, a pedestrian street shop and tourist information and shopping centre discount coupons.

An example service provided by the BT access points is BlueInfo.