NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of Japanese telco NTT, says it will test information sharing between smartphones and digital signage using communication technology based on WebSocket and WebRTC. The test will be conducted at Mihama Town Resort American Village (American Village) in Chatancho, Okinawa Prefecture from January 31 to the end of February.
NTT Com says: “Service acceptability, availability and technical validity will be tested by having users download sightseeing- and disaster-related information from digital signage installed in Fashion Plaza. Users will also share their photos by using smartphones to read a QR code on a digital sign to access the service website.”
Photos uploaded to the website will be used for the creation of mosaic art, which will turn the photos into small pieces of large mosaics that will be displayed on the digital signage. The mosaics will also be available for downloading to users’ smartphones.
During the test, monitors will be asked to evaluate information sharing via digital signage under various scenarios, including normal conditions for sightseeing information and simulated emergency conditions for sharing information between disaster victims.
The test also will evaluate how traffic conditions affect real-time information uploading and downloading of photos using digital signage, specifically in terms of effectiveness, potential technological problems and system load characteristics.
Read NTT Com’s press release here.