Rules based policy engine

Matt Joyce matt.joyce at
Mon Jul 21 02:31:00 CEST 2008

Sorry, I should have been clearer.

What I meant was, if the rule engine/event broker has geo defendant rules,
it could use GSM towers to ascertain if a GPS fix is required.
This (or other checks, such as calendar, time) can happen prior to any
voice/message events occurring, gsmd would just check for blocking rules
(absence of) on event.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Scott Derrick <scott at> wrote:

> Problem there is the rule based engine is trying to decide to answer the
> call, put it to voice mail, vibrate, ring loud, etc...  Waiting 30-60
> seconds for a cold start fix from the GPS is too long.
> Scott
> matt joyce wrote:
>> Or, perhaps use GSM triangulation to trigger GSP fix acquisition.
>> Scott Derrick wrote:
>>> I thought about it awhile and decided that you could have the GPS engine
>>> get a fix every 5 minutes or some user adjustable time frame and use the
>>> last known fix. 99% of the time it would probably be close enough.
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