[Nfbc-info] San Francisco Airport Introducing Some New Technology

Nancy Lynn freespirit.stl at att.net
Mon Aug 4 14:56:52 UTC 2014

I got this from another list and thought you'd like it.
SFO Terminal 2 San Francisco International is about to make life decidedly
easier for blind and visually impaired travelers. The airport has teamed up 
Indoo.rs to unveil a Bluetooth beacon system that will help these passengers
find their way through Terminal 2 using only their phone. When users walk 
one of the 500 transmitters, their devices will announce nearby points of
interest; they can find flight gates, ATMs, information desks and power 
without asking for help. An early version of the necessary app also has a
directory for sighted visitors. The guide technology only works on iOS 
so far, but The Verge understands that it will eventually support 
guests as well. Indoo.rs expects the service to be available either late in 
third quarter or early in the fourth.

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