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indoo.rs and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launch indoor navigation project with airport navigation at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 04. February, 2015 – indoo.rs, the indoor location specialist, announces cooperation with KLM and launch of a pilot indoor navigation project in the transfer area at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. Integrated in KLM’s app, indoo.rs technology provides real-time routing to transfer passengers.
The KLM app is now equipped with indoor location functionality that provides transfer passengers seamless navigation to their next gate. The app detects once a transfer passenger is in the transfer area and sends a pop-up invitation to use the airport navigation. Once selected, it leads the user to a map view where the routing from the passenger’s current position to the next gate is displayed. Additionally, the app shows the walking time needed to the gate.
These new app functionalities are based on indoo.rs indoor localization and navigation technology in combination with small Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmitting devices called iBeacons. The beacons are provided by hardware partner Kontakt.io.
“We believe indoor navigation at airports has huge benefits for all – passengers, airlines as well as airport managers. We are happy to launch this pilot to prove some of these benefits. We have the vision of revolutionizing the air travel as we know it today by providing seamless passenger navigation and analytics services for airport management”.
comments Bernd Gruber, COO of indoo.rs.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
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