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... The suggested approach ratifies the concept to reduce the use of mobile data while sharing of text or other files over the internet. In [4], the author explains valid and generic software environment is introduced which offers the possibility to evaluate and compare different Optical Transmission Patterns (OTPs). This framework generates a huge library of evaluation images applying synthetically all distortions one should expect for a real-world application. ...
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... All the QR codes have been initially used with redundancy code at 7%, while recently we are using WR codes with redundancy at 30%. They are more robust as to lack of visibility and corruption [17].  In presence of very low 3GS signal level, which makes impossible the usage of voice phone call for emergency communication, the Mobile Emergency tool was able to send the emergency alarm and receive some instructions. ...
... Initially, the QR codes consisted of 7% redundancy, increased to 30% recently. They are more robust due to lack of visibility and corruption [16]. ...
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