Wednesday, January 12 2011
I've decided to setup a TAC (Type Allocation Code) database for research purposes. I do this
because there is no such thing right now. Every TAC database I know is not public and just allows queries instead of just downloading the whole thing to
use it with your own software.
My database is available here: www.mulliner.org/tacdb. The database is just a collection of CSV files, to make
it really easy to use. Further the database relys on YOUR contribution, so please consider sending new entries.
Right now the database has about ~27K entries. But most of them only contain
the TAC, Manufacturer, and the Model name. What I would like to have in addition
is the Type of hardware (smartphone,mobile phone, modem, devices, ...), the OS,
and the manufacturing date.
I hope this thing enables some new features in projects like osmocom. It will defently help my own research.