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Beacons At Zoo Trigger Information On Each Animal

  • EuroNews, Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:05 AM

Visitors to Berlin zoo can now access a whole bunch of extra information on the animals thanks to an app powered by beacon technology. When a visitor is near the gorilla enclosure, for example, the app will automatically bring up information about the great ape. The same goes for a number of other animals including leopards, elephants or penguins. There is also an alarm to inform guests about feeding times or walking tours. “We have installed so-called beacons at selected animal enclosures,” the zoo’s Social Media Manager, Tobias Grüter, explains. “They are small transmitters that send a signal to the phone when the app is on. The app then comes up with information about the animals located nearby.”



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