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Login to big screen or other devices, using MS tag as device identifier.

It might be cool to use MS tag as a Machine Identifier.

For example, I hope to login to particular Set Top Boxes (STB), in state of keying in uers ID and password @ an UI page. I take out my phone and scan the MS tag on that STB. It makes a call to the 'cloud', reply with SMS for secondary confirmation. I click yes. My handphone witll be the remote control of that STB. And that STB will also load the preset UI preference etc.
Basically I am hoping to use MS tag to replace the static / dynamic IP / DDNS.
One can also imagine going up to an interactive advertisement board and utilize that big screen to access infomation, using the windows phone as control, hence interactive ad board on street will not cost that much.

I am not very technical, however I feel this platform is doable. I have suggested this to my company a year ago. However they feel that handphone connection lag will translate to poor user experience. I counter that with the fact that those are just key stroke .... Summary, Using MS tag to identify which huge display we want to control. Platform can also be extend to vending machines ... etc.

Thanks for reading. Best Regards.
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  • thanks for the summary. your idea is in our consideration.
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  • Hi, Thanks for the kind reply.

    Your platform really go beyond ads, especially with cloud services on the raise.
    I can imagine;
    1) using my handphone (personal identifier) scan a MS tag of the projector (with Internet connection) and navigate, do a presentation, with the slides/video stored on the cloud.

    2) walking up to a vending machine, scan its MS tag, navigate and pay for the food, drink, magazine, t-shirt .. etc I want, with my handphone.

    3) When there is a live sport event and I am near a large display that support your platform. Instead of watching the sport event on my small handphone, I can request the cloud service to beam it to that display.
    If that display is not public property, maybe owned by my friends, service can message to the owner/friend for usage aproval.

    I believe consuming content on large display is better than smaller portable devices, like handphone.
    This will also bring eye ball to LCD billboard which support your platform, as user will find them useful.

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    initially I thought MS tag + handphone will make personalized TV experience easiler. Even though the scanning of Tag can be a bit difficult at the moment.
    it is better than login in via virtual key pad and require user to remember to log off ... etc.
    However with Kinect, MS will be able to provide personalization, intuitively.
    Nevertheless I feel MS tag + handphone is another alternative, for end user / Cable company.

    Pardon me for day dreaming.
    Thanks for the patient and providing me with another channel to pour out my thoughts.
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