SONAD is currently being tested on the campus of Stony Brook State University, New York. The testing program is a part of MBA course 511, Innovations in Technologies, offered by the SBU College of Business. Several projects implemented by the MBA student project teams are outlined below.
In December 2019, a joint SONAD-MBA project team ran a mock test using the SONAD platform, conducted in cooperation with the SBU Admissions Office for an Admitted Students Day. Using the SONAD app, the team demonstrated how the multimedia data packages will be delivered to students visiting the campus.
Samples of Sonas (information packages) informing the students about the campus, academics, sports, and social life on campus were delivered directly to the phones of the test participants for immediate or future use. The Sonas also provided visitor maps and important campus safety guidance.
The proposed use of SONAD during actual events will focus on the following three objectives: