San Francisco Zoo “is pleased to be the first zoo in America to deliver Zoo Ranger tours.”
“Even if you’ve been to the Zoo before, you’ll now see the Zoo from the eyes of the keepers by renting your own personal Zoo Ranger! Zoo Ranger is a hand-held, GPS-triggered device that takes you on an insider’s tour of the Zoo through audio and video. Choose from various options to see how we care for our wonderful animals and learn more about them. You’ll meet many of our individual animals and be touched by their unique personalities and compelling stories. Go virtually “behind-the-scenes” at 25 of our most popular exhibits to experience keeper and animal interactions, witness behavior training, and enjoy animal enrichment sessions. You can even test your wildlife knowledge with the interactive Zoo Trivia feature!”
Here comes “a location based self-guided touring system” from BarZ Adventures. It is an offline GPS multimedia guide system for zoos, parks and historic sites. It shows visitors their position on a map and automatically plays videos, audios, stills or texts at the right place of a specific site. The GPS Ranger is comparable with the cruso and the nodeexplorer – although the latter is a connected device and offers a content management system.
The product sheet of the handsome “GPS Ranger”:
Special Software Features
- Easy to use touch screen
- Supports multiple languages
- Supports closed captioning
- Supports daily updates and content changes
- Visitor way finder using on screen MapTracker
- “Bread crumbing” information tracks visitor stops
- Easy to update and to change content as often as daily
- Provides accounting reports
- Reports how often the units are rented and which were returned
- 4” sunlight readable screen
- Storage for up to 4 GB of content
- Up to four hours of life on rechargeable battery
- Lightweight, measuring 6 ½” x 3 ½“ x 1”
- Rugged and durable
- Amplified audio system
- No invasive signage or file transmissions
- Supports headphones and can be mounted in automobiles.
- Water resistant and can withstand a 5 foot drop on to concrete.