|| List of recent Networks-related patents
| System for remotely monitoring status information of devices connected to a network|
A system for monitoring the status of one or more networks and/or of devices coupled to each of the one or more networks. Status monitoring applications are associated with the networks and/or devices.
| Device utilizing an optical signal to access an access point|
Disclosed is a device that receives an optical signal having an authorization code that allows the device to utilize an access point to obtain access to the internet and other networks. The device may include: a modem; a light sensor; and a processor.
| System and method for managing, controlling and enabling data transmission from a first device to at least one other second device, wherein the first and second devices are on different networks|
A computer-implemented method of pairing at least two micro-processing devices (a primary device on a first network and a secondary device on a second network which may be different from the first network) comprises a device pairing server for the purpose of at least one of direct data exchange and indirect data exchange, between the devices.. .
| Digital downloading jukebox system with user-tailored music management, communications, and other tools|
A digital downloading jukebox system including a mechanism for delivering custom services to a recognized user, including services for creating playlists, communicating with others, accessing other features, etc. Is provided.
| Systems and methods for managing tasks|
Systems and methods for creating and sharing tasks over one or more networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises a message retrieval module configured to retrieve electronic messages and parse them into a plurality of tasks.
| System for providing virtual machines|
There is provided a system for providing virtual machines capable of enabling a user to efficiently use the virtual machines. The system for providing virtual machines executes a virtual router virtualizing means that virtualizes 1st to n-th virtual routers (141 to 14n) on a physical router (11), a virtual firewall virtualizing means that virtualizes 1st to n-th virtual firewalls (151 to 15n) on a physical firewall (12), a virtual machine virtualizing means that virtualizes a plurality of virtual machines (161 to 16n) on a physical server 13, a global network setting means that sets global networks (171 to 17n), a first private network setting means that sets private networks (181 to 18n), and a first virtual machine assigning means that assigns the virtual machines (161 to 16n) to each user..
| Dynamic information management system and method for content delivery and sharing in content-, metadata- & viewer-based, live social networking among users concurrently engaged in the same and/or similar content|
Disclosed are tools, methods, and systems for establishing generally live, content-based social networks, and for concurrently sharing content and content-relevant information within a social network. A service registers viewers and/or n-users, and provides tools that enable a viewer to identify n-users concurrently viewing the same or similar content, or having an interest in the same or similar content.
| Communication apparatus, communication method, communication system, and computer program|
A measurement to obtain an rtt to a receiving apparatus is performed by a relay apparatus that is disposed between a wan and a home network and connects these two networks. That an rtt value is equal to or less than the threshold value is set as a content distribution condition from a transmitting apparatus, so that the same use environment as a system using current dlna and dtcp-ip can be realized for content use in the home network.
| Service plane encryption in ip/mpls networks|
A method for providing service plane encryption in ip/mpls and gre networks is disclosed. The method for providing service plane encryption in ip/mpls and gre networks includes receiving a first security parameter index with associated first encryption key and associated first authentication key at a first network element supporting the first service distribution point; receiving an instruction at the first network element to encrypt data entering the first service distribution point with the first encryption key; receiving an instruction at the first network element to associate a data communication service provided at the first network element to the first service distribution point; providing an encryption label; and providing data associated with the first communication service to the first service distribution point for transmission to the second service distribution point.
| Control plane encryption in ip/mpls networks|
A method for providing control plane encryption in layer 3 networks is disclosed. The method for providing control plane encryption in layer 3 networks includes for a network having a subset of network elements forming a secured domain; the steps of at a network element which is in the secured domain, encrypting all unencrypted layer 3 packets as they egress an encryption enable egress interface; unencrypting all encrypted layer 3 packets as they egress an egress interface is not enabled for encryption; and leaving encrypted all encrypted layer 3 packets as they egress an encryption enable egress interface.
| Windows rally wireless hid device|
A system and method that identifies and effectuates communication between a connectable client and a wireless human interface device. The wireless human interface device utilizes technologies to abstract the complexities of ip based wired and wireless networks to provide mechanisms to easily discover, associate, utilize and diagnose the wireless human interface device.
| System and method for performing capacity planning for enterprise applications|
A system and method for capacity planning for enterprise networks, such as identifying bottlenecks and removing or replacing the bottleneck device are provided. The device utilization for one or more network devices are measured or read from measured data.
| Independent network interfaces for virtual network environments|
Embodiments of the invention relate to providing network independent network interfaces. One embodiment includes creating a root interface in a first device in a network system.
| Independent network interfaces for virtual network environments|
Embodiments of the invention relate to providing network independent network interfaces. One embodiment includes a networking system.
| Selective content pre-warming in content delivery networks based on user actions and content categorizations|
Systems and methods are provided for streaming content over the internet via a cdn to an end user system. Requests from end user systems for streaming content objects being handled by the cdn are tracked to identify, for each request the tracked requests, a first content object being requested.
| System and method for processing real time display of changes to data triggered by changes in a data supply chain|
The present invention is directed to a method and system for conducting one or a plurality of scenarios, simulations, games, or sport in which a plurality of participants are able to designate or “draft” or be assigned a set of assets, such a football team or basketball team or a set of military assets. Participants are further able to alter allocation of said assets according the rules and processes for reallocation of said game, sport or simulation in a real time crowd sourced pervasive computing environment.
| Grouping system using genotype-based sns|
Disclosed is a grouping system using a genotype-based sns in that, when the peoples having a genotype want to form their community, it provides a means of access to the genotype of an individual's particular position within the limit of a technical security maintenance, so that the social networks is constituted online according to the genetic identity, whereby satisfying personal tastes of the members.. .
| Structural plasticity in spiking neural networks with symmetric dual of an electronic neuron|
A neural system comprises multiple neurons interconnected via synapse devices. Each neuron integrates input signals arriving on its dendrite, generates a spike in response to the integrated input signals exceeding a threshold, and sends the spike to the interconnected neurons via its axon.
| Professional collaboration networks|
A business system generating and utilizing trust linkages and professional linkages between members for the synthesis of economic value in business entities.. .
| Analysis of surface networks for fluids|
A method can include building a network model that represents a production system for fluid, assigning equations to sub-networks in the network model where at least one of the sub-networks is assigned equations formulated for solving for enthalpy implicitly or temperature implicitly, providing data, transferring the data to the network model and simulating physical phenomena associated with the production system using the network model to provide simulation results. Various other technologies, techniques, etc., are also disclosed..
| Method and device for communicating true runway braking performance using data from the flight data management systems of landed aircraft|
This invention relates to a computer network for calculating and distributing the true braking coefficient of aircraft on runways and taxiways using a computer which obtains data from an aircraft, including in some preferable embodiments dynamic aircraft properties recorded on the aircraft's flight data management system. Environmental and aircraft parameters may also be used to calculate the braking friction coefficient.
| Clientless method for context driven wireless interactions|
Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the provision and management of value added services without a requirement for specific client software on a wireless receive/transmit unit (wrtu). The methods and apparatuses described may be applied to wireless networks supporting http transfers without disrupting the wireless network configuration.
| Method and server for determining associations between pools of core network nodes and base stations|
The present invention relates to positioning in a communication network. In long term evolution, lte networks the positioning server e-slmc needs routing information in order to communicate with individual base stations, enodebs.
| Methods and apparatuses for providing peer-to-peer positioning in wireless networks|
Methods and apparatus are provided for use in wireless networks to provide and/or otherwise support peer-to-peer positioning operations.. .
| Method and apparatus for optimization of wireless multipoint electromagnetic communication networks|
An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises: transceiver hardware that is capable of receiving data utilizing multiple simultaneously-received polarization diverse or spatial diverse channels and includes at least one receiver wireless element that is orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-capable and at least one transmitter wireless element; and circuitry capable of working in association with the transceiver hardware.
| Method and apparatus for providing detection of a compatible network|
An approach is provided for searching and detecting cells. System synchronization sequences are detected.
| Method for uplink jammer detection and avoidance in long-term evolution (lte) networks|
A method for handling a jamming signal in a wireless network includes obtaining network measurement data collected by a wireless network element. A first performance information relating to a key performance indicator, data collected during a quiet time, or a report on a bogus physical random access channel signal, or a combination thereof, is selected from the network measurement data.
| Scalable addressing of machine-to-machine terminals in communication networks|
A system and method is provided to accommodate an attach request for machine-to-machine (“m2m”) terminals including a machine international mobile subscriber identity (“m-imsi”) in communication networks. In one embodiment, an apparatus of the system is operable to process the m-imsi attach request from the m2m terminal.
| Method and apparatus for persistent communications, interoperability and situational awareness in the aftermath of a disaster|
A system for providing situational awareness outside a temporary incident area network includes a prioritized connection module for connecting a mesh network at the incident area to one of a plurality of available communications channels, with the selection based not only on the availability of a communications channel but also on the associated expense, speed, reliability or bandwidth, so that high bandwidth traffic such as video and pictures can be reliably sent from the incident area to a location outside of the incident area. In one embodiment switching to a satellite phone network bypasses problems with terrestrial networks such as cell phone networks and landlines which may be down..
| Multi-dimensional networks|
Described herein are multi-dimensional networks that can include a recurring unit of formula (i) and a recurring unit of formula (ii), and methods of synthesizing and using the same.. .
| Method and system for pre-reservation timer adaptation in pce based networks|
The system of the invention is adapted to implement the method of the invention.. .
| Call setup systems and methods using dynamic link tagging and overbooking of links in multi-domain transport networks|
Call setup methods in a multi-domain network and a multi-domain network use dynamic link tagging and/or overbooking of external network-network interface (enni) links. Thus, improved call setup systems and methods include two approaches to improve upon the responsiveness of the network for connection setups including bandwidth reservation in optical networks using “dynamic link tags” and link overbooking in optical networks based on a greedy approach.
| Methods and arrangements for traffic indication mapping in wireless networks|
Embodiments may implement a new hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping to facilitate transmissions for wireless communications devices. Many embodiments comprise mac sublayer logic to generate and transmit management frames such as beacon frames with a partial virtual bitmap based upon the hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping.
| Flexible and extensible flow processing in software-defined networks|
A network device acting as a forwarding element within a software-defined network receives a representation of configurable flow table definitions and configurable logic for selecting between flow tables. The network device creates a flow table based on each of the configurable flow table definitions and installs the configurable logic for selecting between flow tables.
| System for connecting to wireless local area networks while in motion to send and receive gps data and other information to a web portal or software application|
A process for detecting and connecting a gps-enabled device to available in-range wireless local area networks (wlans), particularly while the device is in motion. Once connected, the gps enabled device sends and receives data and other information from a web service or software application.
| Neighbor scanning in wireless local area networks|
An access point includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals, a receiver configured to receive signals, and a timing information device. The timing information device is configured to receive a timing information request from a station associated to the access point, receive timing information for a beacon signal sent by a second access point, and report the timing information to the station.
| Method and apparatus for time synchronisation in wireless networks|
A wireless media distribution system is provided comprising an access point (6) for broadcasting media and a plurality of stations (2) for reception and playback of media. Each station is configured for receiving and decoding a timestamp in a beacon frame transmitted repeatedly from the access point.
| Fast device discovery for device to device communication|
A fast device discovery protocol with a high success rate for device-to-device (d2d) communication in lte-a networks is proposed. With the proposed protocol, device discovery is done by monitoring a randomly transmitted beacon from other devices within a pre-defined period.
| Efficient uplink resource indication for csi feedback|
Channel state information (csi) feedback reporting is disclosed for multi-cell downlink cooperation networks. In such networks, when a user equipment (ue) has little uplink data traffic, csi feedback is triggered by the serving base station through a downlink grant to the ue.
| Method and apparatus for wireless communication on heterogeneous networks|
Disclosed is a method for wireless communication on heterogeneous networks. The method includes receiving, by a user equipment (ue), wireless local area network (wlan) access information from a base station, performing, by the ue, an initial channel access to an access point (ap) based on the wlan access information, wherein the wlan access information includes beacon information to receive a beacon frame from the ap, identity information indicating an identifier of the ap and measurement information indicating a measurement configuration of the ue..
| Apparatus, method and computer program for communicating via a plurality of networks|
Access control information is received from a first network, which is the device's serving network (500). The received access control information is stored as access control settings (505).
| Methods and arrangements for channel access in wireless networks|
Some embodiments provide a normal rate preamble detector to detect a signal transmitted in accordance with a first set of modulation and coding schemes and a low rate preamble detector to detect a signal transmitted in accordance with a second set of modulation and coding schemes. Embodiments may comprise channel traffic logic to determine a traffic indicator indicative of traffic on a communications channel.
| Methods and apparatuses for increased battery performance in networks with different drx cycles|
A system includes a processor and a memory connected with the processor, the memory to store logic. A drx module also connects with the processor.
| Power saving in wireless network entities|
Power saving in wireless networks is disclosed. A wireless network entity that includes a module to enable a reduction in power consumption in that wireless network entity is also disclosed.
| Dynamic adaption of transmission rate for multiuser mimo networks|
Dynamic adaption of transmission rate for multiuser mimo networks is disclosed. The invention controls a first communication device to transmit data at rates optimal determined under the condition that the channel is occupied by the first communication device, a second communication device to transmit data at rates optimal determined under the condition that the channel is shared by the first and second communication devices and a third communication to transmit data at rates optimal determined under the condition that the channel is shared by the first, second and third communication device..
| Route selection method for use where plural heterogeneous networks are available|
The present invention is to provide a route selection method which is applicable to a network connection device capable of receiving or transmitting a network packet through at least two heterogeneous networks. Upon receiving the packet, the device performs route performance detection to obtain the current transmission delay rate of each of the heterogeneous networks, and then determines whether the packet is highly sensitive to transmission delay or has a re-transmission mechanism.
| Method for downlink jammer detection and avoidance in long-term evolution (lte) networks|
A method for handling a jamming signal in a wireless network includes obtaining network measurement data on a wireless network performance, the network measurement data collected by a wireless network element. A first performance information on the wireless network performance is derived based on the network measurement data obtained.
| Load balanced routing for low power and lossy networks|
A node includes a receiver for receiving a first packet from a first node at a first time and a second packet from a second node at a second time, a processor for determining the first time and the second time and for comparing the first time with the second time to produce a ratio of workloads of the first node and the second node, and a transmitter for transmitting packets to the first and the second nodes based on the ratio.. .
| Multi-mode intelligent access method, device and system|
A multi-mode intelligent access method, device and system are disclosed. The method includes that: a multi-mode mobile intelligent access device is added into a communication network; and the multi-mode mobile intelligent access device employs a way including flow mobility between different access networks, so as to enable a terminal to access a core network gateway through multiple kinds of access networks.
| Apparatus for distributing data traffic in heterogeneous wireless networks|
An apparatus for distributing data traffic in heterogeneous wireless networks is provided. A terminal for transmitting data to a plurality of wireless networks, includes a transmission rule storing unit to store a data transmission rule with respect to the plurality of wireless networks, a data dividing unit to divide first data into a plurality of first data groups based on the stored data transmission rule, a transmission network selecting unit to select an individual transmission network for each divided data group from the plurality of wireless networks based on the determined data transmission rule, and a network access unit to transmit each data group to the selected transmission network..
| Openflow enabled wifi management entity architecture|
System and method embodiments are provided to improve offloading traffic from mobile operators networks via a wifi network. The embodiments also include schemes to offload traffic between wifi networks.
| System and a method for managing wireless networks|
A method for reducing load in a cellular communication network, within at least one cell that covers an area which overlaps an area that is at least partially covered by one or more wi-fi networks, comprises the steps of: (a) monitoring traffic load within the at least one cell; (b) providing information to a plurality of mobile stations operative in a cellular mode which are currently communicating via their respective at least one cell, to enable one or more of the plurality of mobile stations to switch to their wi-fi operating mode, wherein the plurality of mobile stations are capable of operating both in a cellular operating mode and in a wi-fi operating mode, and wherein said information indicates to the receiving mobile stations to perform a switch to its wi-fi operating mode; (c) for at least some of said plurality of mobile stations, switching their operation mode to wi-fi mode.. .
| Mechanisms to improve the transmission control protocol performance in wireless networks|
A system located on either side of a wireless network for reducing the amount of collisions in the wireless network comprises a tcp server in communication with a tcp client using tcp protocols that use client acknowledgements, and an acknowledgement-summarizing device adapted to summarize at least one client acknowledgement from the tcp protocols in a summarizing acknowledgement, and to transmit the summarizing acknowledgement into the wireless network. The acknowledgement-summarizing device may be replaced or combined with an acknowledgement-aggregating device located on either side of the wireless network and adapted to aggregate one or more client acknowledgements from the tcp protocols into an encoded packet and to transmit the encoded packet into the wireless network.
| Deadlock-free routing using edge-disjoint sub-networks|
An aspect includes deadlock-free routing on arbitrary network topologies using edge-disjoint sub-networks. A network topology of a network is identified.
| Alarm management apparatus and method for managing alarms|
An alarm management apparatus includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive alarms notified upon a plurality of communication apparatuses detecting a failure.
| Systems and methods for improving bandwidth of wireless networks|
Systems and methods for seismic data acquisition with location aware network nodes. Based on location information of the nodes of the network, a multiplexing signature may be provided for the node.
| Facilitating scalable mobile multi-service communications including 2-way video and other high-bandwidth services|
A bandwidth management system for multiple-service mobile networks for use with a plurality of instances of mobile communications devices. A plurality of communications silo each provide at least one communications service using a mobile network wherein at least one communications service from at least one communications silo involving the transport of real-time two-way video or other high bandwidth communications.
| Mixed organosiloxane networks for tunable surface properties for blanket substrates for indirect printing methods|
A crosslinked siloxane composition contains the polymerization product of a mixture containing from about 2 to about 12 alkoxysilane precursor materials, where at least one of the alkoxysilane precursor materials is a hydrophilic alkoxysilane precursor material, and at least one of the alkoxysilane precursor materials is a hydrophobic alkoxysilane precursor material. A method of printing an image to a substrate involves applying an inkjet ink to an intermediate transfer member using an inkjet printhead, spreading the ink onto the transfer member, inducing a property change of the ink, and transferring the ink to a substrate, where the intermediate transfer member comprises a crosslinked siloxane composition containing the polymerization product of a mixture comprising from about 2 to about 12 alkoxysilane precursor materials, where at least one of the precursor materials is hydrophilic and at least one is hydrophobic..
| Creating low cost multi-band and multi-feed passive array feed antennas and low-noise block feeds|
An antenna, multi-band antenna system, and antenna apparatus for radio frequency communications are disclosed. The antenna includes a first antenna core, a multi-band antenna array located on the first antenna core, a second antenna core laminated to the first antenna core, an antenna ground plane located on the second core, and a plurality of feed networks interspersed on the first antenna core and the second antenna core.
| Storage and recall of buried asset data over communications networks for damage avoidance and mapping|
A method for facilitating collection and recall of buried asset data on a mobile device on a network is provided. The mobile device transmits current position data of the mobile device to a server via the network, and receives from the server, a) buried asset data including depth data and electrical signal data for one or more buried assets, wherein the buried asset data corresponds to the current position data, and b) a stored image of a physical area corresponding to the current position data, wherein the stored image comprises markings indicating a position of the buried assets.
| Low-noise amplifier, receiver, method and computer program|
A differential cross-coupled common-source or common-emitter low-noise amplifier having capacitive degeneration is disclosed. Further, a radio receiver comprising such a low-noise amplifier is disclosed.
| Automatic gun safety devices based on positioning systems|
A gun safety device on a gun automatically prevents the gun from firing when it is inside a registered area, which includes: a positioning device for determining the geographic position of a gun; a data processing device for identifying whether the gun is located within a registered area by comparing the gun's position with the stored geographic positions of the registered areas, and for generating a disable signal when the gun is identified to be inside a registered area; and a safety seizer operable to prevent the gun from discharging in response to receiving the disable signal from the data processing device. The automatic gun safety device may further include a communication device for communications with external networks.
|Availability management processing for brokered engagements|
Described are techniques for providing broker services to consumers and service providers. A system sends a graphical user interface to allow a service provider to set that service provider's availability to engage in a real-time consultation with a consumer across provider networks that the service provided is associated with and corresponding provider practices within the provider network..
|Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing forward error correction with low latency|
Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing forward error correction with low latency to live streams in networks are provided. One example method includes receiving source data at a first rate, outputting the source data at a rate less than the first rate, collecting the source data in a buffer, fec decoding the source data, thereby generating decoded data; and outputting the decoded data at a rate equal to the first rate, either after collecting the source data in the buffer for a predetermined time duration or after collecting a predetermined amount of the source data in the buffer..
An apparatus is disclosed that performs network address translation and/or port translation between networks.. .
|Distributed description over multiple links|
Technologies are generally described for enhancing quality of service for real time media communications over wireless networks through use of multiple media streams. A wireless communication device may be associated to multiple access points and/or cellular base stations.
|Implementing a private network isolated from a user network for virtual machine deployment and migration and for monitoring and managing the cloud environment|
A method, system and computer program product for optimizing quality of service settings for virtual machine deployment and migration. A first network (e.g., user network) is provided that is dedicated to running user workloads deployed on virtual machines.
|Stitching together partial network topologies|
A method and system that takes advantage of processes that are efficient for determining the topology of small to medium size networks to determine individual network topologies for such networks, and then merges these individual topologies into a consolidated topology for the entire network. Each of the processes that determines the topology of the smaller networks provides the determined network topology, as well as a list of factors that may be relevant in the determination of how the given topology might be attached to any other given topology, such as the identification of a node that is not included in the given topology, or other indications of external connections.
|System and method for automatic configuration and management of home network devices|
Embodiments of a method and system for automatically installing and managing consumer devices in a home network environment are described. A system implements automated configuration and maintenance of devices and their peripherals that connect to the home network, in particular the establishment of a distributed system that serves as a service platform which facilitates automated discovery and initial and ongoing deployment of a home networks and the devices that may interact with or connect to their network automatically or through manual means.
|Intermediate content processing for content delivery networks|
A method for handling content requests received in a cdn using an intermediate server may include maintaining a virtual file server that provides virtualized access to content in multiple pops throughout the cdn, receiving a content request sent to the cdn, making a local request to the virtual file server for the content, where the specialized virtual file server may determine that the content is stored in a second pop that is remotely located from the first pop, and the specialized virtual file server may retrieve the content from the second pop and provide the content to the intermediate server as though it were stored locally in the first pop. The method may also include receiving the content from the specialized virtual file server, where the specialized virtual file server makes the requested content appear to be a locally-stored file to an operating system of the intermediate server..
|Cache-induced opportunistic mimo cooperation for wireless networks|
Cooperative caching systems incorporating plug-and-play base stations are described herein. Plug-and-play base stations with large caching capacities are employed in a wireless network to perform cooperative transmission with macro base stations.
|User generated rating by machine classification of entity|
Methods and systems for improving user generated ratings by machine classification of an entity are disclosed. Customer rating systems can be analyzed and the corresponding entity interaction on social media networks can be observed.
|Method for representing and storing hierarchical data in a columnar format|
A computer implemented system, program product, and method that organizes hierarchical data into a plurality of columns is disclosed. A schema interface is defined for the data and two types of columns, value columns and occurrence columns, are used.
|Methods and arrangements for device profiles in wireless networks|
Embodiments provide a device profile mechanism for wireless devices. Many embodiments comprise a medium access control (mac) sublayer logic to build frames comprising a device profile index element for a first device.
|Using radial basis function networks and hyper-cubes for excursion classification in semi-conductor processing equipment|
A method and system for analysis of data, including creating a first node, determining a first hyper-cube for the first node, determining whether a sample resides within the first hyper-cube. If the sample does not reside within the first hyper-cube, the method includes determining whether the sample resides within a first hyper-sphere, wherein the first hyper-sphere has a radius equal to a diagonal of the first hyper-cube..
|Determining software object relations using neural networks|
A system receives runtime information from a plurality of software objects. The software objects include an executable, a modularization unit, and a data dictionary.
|Methods and systems for routing payment transactions|
Methods and systems for routing payment transactions electronically involve interrogating by computer logic each payment transaction received by a payments interface processor to identify a payment destination and a payment source and to determine, according to pre-defined parameters, whether the payment transaction is eligible for processing via an internal payment transaction processor of the financial institution that minimizes processing costs. Eligible payment transactions may be routed, for example, to an internal debit or credit card processor or ach processor, and ineligible payment transactions may be routed to external card processing networks..
|Real time mechanism for location based messaging using wireless networks|
In an example embodiment disclosed herein is an apparatus comprising an interface and mobile billboard logic that is coupled with the interface and operable to communicate with an associated device via the interface. The mobile billboard logic obtains location data for the associated device.