NTT Communications announced they have started recruiting monitors for their planned service to “send text or audiovisual content together with formulas for creating and dispensing fragrances”. We posted about this last spring, and actually had a sniff of the pilot at their R&D labs in late 2006, where we also saw the holographic projection demo during that visit at Yokoska – 4G killer app. anyone!
NTT Com’s i-Aroma device enables individuals to enjoy premixed, professionally coordinated fragrances together with Web-based content distribution services. The device operates with dedicated software for the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems. Six base oils loaded in the device are mixed and vaporized—without using water or flame—to create specific fragrances according to commands transmitted from the PC via USB cable. Users can also use the i-Aroma to store favorite fragrances and then dispense them using a remote controller when the device is disconnected from the PC.