mySKY’s Guide to the Galaxy

Monday, 10 December 2007

This multi-media device is a personal guide to the sky, using GPS for the convenience of astronomy hobbyists. Point the gun-style “mySKY” to one of 30.000 celestial points of interest, and you will see and hear a location-based experience. The other way round you shall be able to search a dedicated object.

Astroarmy on the commercial via YouTube: “Introducing the Meade mySKY. Meade introduces a revolutionary way to explore our universe. The new Meade mySKY is an easy-to-use multi-media device that will guide you through the night sky better than if you had your own private astronomer standing next to you.”

Via OhGizmo! who got it via GEARlog, to OhGizmo! I came via gizmag.


Charming ranger for GPS tours

Monday, 26 November 2007

GPS Ranger
Screenshot: Locative Media

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

Ranger Hardware

  • 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.

http://hercules.barzadventures.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=6