A UK designer and manufacturer has developed an innovative audio and multi-media handheld guide for use in museums, art galleries and cultural sites. The audioguides include very durable cases for iPod Touch and a charging rack system with a CMS and is specifically designed to be worn on a lanyard. They are seeking organisations or companies within culture/heritage, training or events management to sell the solution via distribution agreement as a value added reseller.
Current multimedia handheld guides offer limited content capability, are not particularly durable and are vulnerable to hacking and theft. The UK company, which already provides handheld guides to a wide range of high profile UK cultural sites, has a rugged casing system and locks the device, making it difficult for them to be hacked into or stolen. The purpose designed 5" multimedia device (for Android) is going live in 2016 with a CMS (content management system) and has durable headphones. The company are seeking partners to sell the solution as a value added reseller within their country. They could be within one of the company's stated sectors (culture and heritage, training, and events) but they are also open to companies or organisations working outside of these sectors, to adapt the devices to novel applications.
Innovations and advantages
- The wall mounted charger has 30 slots with USB access to devices in the rack. - changeable batteries, a HD screen, LE bluetooth, GPS and a host of other features - The headphones are designed to be rugged and used within a public environment where the treatment of the units is likely to be rough. - They are easily repairable and modular in design. - They are designed and will be manufactured on demand in Europe.
Market application codes
02001004 Mini computers (small business)
02002003 Graphics software
02006007 Databases and on-line information services
Type of partner sought
Type: Industry or Government department Activity: Culture and heritage, training, and events (or others) Specific role of partner sought: resell the product via distribution agreement and adapt to specific needs.