Siberian multimedia to help tourists during 2018 World Cup
3 Sep '15
An innovative digital multimedia complex developed in Siberia may be used in public transportation in the Russian cities that expect to host the Soccer World Cup in 2018, regional innovation-focused portal Inotomsk.ru reported.
This is a joint project between EleSi and Incom, two technology developers based in Tomsk, the portal said.
The system designed to inform and entertain people provides an intelligent data visualization solution to be placed both in vehicles like buses or trolleybuses and on infrastructure and real estate objects like bus stops, train stations, public parks, etc. When traveling, passengers will be able to follow their itineraries and transfer points, as well as to watch tourist attractions on their way, advertisement, entertainment video, useful city information, etc.
The media complex is said to be compatible with LTE 4G mobile data transmission networks, which is expected to make sure content is updated on a regular basis.
The innovative solution is reported to be fully self-contained, requiring no maintenance. It is equipped with a GLONASS/GPS satellite navigation module, a Wi-Fi module, and video cameras. It also has a button to call emergency services. To process video data, special built-in software is reportedly used, thus easing off the strain on data transmission channels.
In addition to displaying information the media complex is said to be able to broadcast content to passengers’ smartphones and tablets, which would enable people to choose a type of content they prefer, and also access web pages, the source said.