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Airport Adds 3,000 Beacons For Indoor Traveler Navigation

Tom Jobim International Airpot, managed by airport concessionaire RIOgaleão and formed by Odebrecht TransPort, Changi Airports International and Infraero, has adopted Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to offer Internet of Things services to its passengers and visitors. The solution, created by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) company, involved the installation of 3,000 beacons and the development of a smartphone app by Accenture. The technology is based on Aruba's Meridian Mobile App Platform, with three language options—Portuguese, English and Spanish—and provides a variety of information to make the airport passenger experience easier and more enjoyable. "It is the first airport in Latin America to launch the application with indoor navigation," according to a document released by the airport.

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