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SmartPeer, LLC, an affiliate of ToadNode.com, is the creator of the SmartPeer
network appliance and software.
The SmartPeer device ships with SmartPeer's embedded proprietary Peer-To-Peer
networking software. The appliance allows brick and mortar retailers to
cooperate in a network that helps customers locate products.
The device works by communicating information from a local point of sale or
inventory system to the distributed network. The SmartPeer software fields an
inquiry from the Internet, and translates it into a query the local system can
understand. It then translates the result of the query back into a format the
original sender will understand. SmartPeers can handle queries among the members
of the peer community without a central server, and are Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP) enabled for mobile commerce applications.
Date Listed: 02/08/2001