Buildings ‘Talk’ to Tourists in Portugal and Italy via BLE Technology

Mobile software and app services company Mobinteg has deployed a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon-based solution within several cities and villages throughout Portugal and Italy, in order to connect app users with information about city buildings, businesses and historical monuments.

The system, known as SMIITY (SMartInteractive cITY), connects app-using tourists with local history, events and attractions, as well as trail information in a mountainous hiking area. The company has also developed a device called the SMIITY Box, which senses air quality (such as the presence of carbon monoxide) and noise levels, and shares that data via a BLE or Wi-Fi connection.

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