Bluehertz Audio guides has developed a professional audio guide service for mobile phones. Along with the traditional audio guide service available in museums and tourist sites, it is now possible to offer visitors the same service by way of one’s own mobile phone. New capabilities of mobile devices make it possible to provide a complete audio guide service with audio recordings accompanied by additional content. Photos, texts and maps are new elements added to audio descriptions.
Below is a list of the major mobile operating systems compatible with the audio guide service by bluetooth-wifi Bluehertz MBCT-W-AG. The audio guide service covers 94% of the mobile market. That is to say, it is compatible with almost all mobile phones. The audio guide works properly on Symbian, Java, Android, and Windows Mobile in Standard, Business and Professional, Windows Phone7, Blackberry and Bada versions.
Below is a list of leading brands of mobile manufacturers that are compatible with the audio guide system by bluetooth-wifi Bluehertz MBCT-W-AG:
The audio guide service by bluetooth-wifi Bluehertz works very simply. The audio guide is quickly transferred by bluetooth or wifi to the user’s mobile phone at the beginning of the tour, thanks to the Bluehertz MBCT-W-AG audio guide equipment, which is located, for example, in a tourist office. Since the user doesn’t need help, he can download the audio guide at any time from outside, even if the office is closed. The equipment is installed inside the office in order to keep it safe from vandalism. Tourists also have the option of downloading the audio guide through an Internet connection from the website of the municipality or agency.
The user, after downloading the content, can play the audio files from his mobile phone. After the visit, he can replay the audio files, as these are stored on his mobile phone. The audio guide provides a friendly, graphical interface on the screen of the mobile phone. It's simple, intuitive and easy to use, ready to be used by anyone.
Audio guide equipment
The Bluehertz MBCT-W-AG audio guide equipment is a robust system for professional use, prepared to work without interruption, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once the system starts up, no maintenance tasks are required during its operation. At the request of the customer, audio guide content can be remotely updated by Bluehertz audio guides.
Advantages over traditional systems
System uses the user's own phone, so there is no loss of the player device. The process of delivery, return, and equipment maintenance disappear, along with battery charging, replacement of equipment, etc.. All maintenance costs disappear.
There is no need of personnel. The user downloads the content without help. The handling of the audio guide is simple and intuitive.
The audio files are complemented with images, texts, interactive tour maps, and information of interest. There is no limit to the languages available.
The economic cost of the service for tourists is zero. There is no need to connect to the Internet, and no need for 3G-4G data access to download the content. The download is fast and free by wifi or bluetooth. If you download the audio guide from the website of the municipality or agency, the download to the mobile phone may be done by ADSL.
After the tourist returns home, he or she can show the contents of the audio guide to family and friends, remembering the visit and making the location known to potential visitors.
The economic cost of implementing the audio guide system by bluetooth-wifi is significantly lower than any other traditional system.
Bluehertz performs the full implementation of the audio guide system, including translations and creation of the audio files by professional voiceover artists who are native speakers and writers in a host of languages.
Below are images of the audio guide service made for the City Council of Huelva (Andalucia). The audio guide contains 22 points of interest, a map of the city where milestones are referenced, and more info. The service is available in 5 languages, English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.