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Roman Museum first in world to trial iBeacons app

Roman Museum first in world to trial iBeacons app

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The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and tourism launched a new app this week which will use Bluetooth to guide visitors around the site of the National Roman Legion Museum.


The app allows information to be delivered to iOS 7 and Android devices, allowing visitors to interact with the exhibits on show.


11 iBeacons have been placed around the National Roman Legion Museum, with existing digital content re-purposed to provide a media-rich visitor experience through the Culture Beacon app, which is available on the iOS app store.


David Anderson, the Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru. said: “Romans were famous for their innovation. It’s therefore apt that the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon carries on this tradition by ensuring that the Romans remain at the forefront of new technology.

“We are continuing to explore the full potential of iBeacons, and how they can enrich the visitor experience in order to create a new world of public services for the cultural, heritage and museum sectors. I am proud that Wales is leading the way in terms of this exciting development.”

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