Acquire Pairs New GPS Plugin With Google Maps

Acquire Digital_logoDigital signage and touch-screen application for trains, planes and automobiles.

One of the key advantages of digital signage is the ability to be able to change content as a reaction to an external trigger or event. Acquire incorporates many such triggers as ways of changing pages or playlists. This might be something as simple as a receptionist pressing a key on a keypad to change playlists to welcome different visitors.

Acquire’s multicast, content deployment technology – the PLUS! Network, has always been compatible with 3G internet connections but just showing a playlist of adverts and information has not made the most of the available technology…until now.

With an Acquire player and a 3G connection in your vehicle of choice, the Acquire Editor and its Google Maps plugin is used to draw areas or zones along the intended route. Accurate to about 5 metres, these zones are then associated with different playlists so that the appropriate playlist is triggered as the vehicle enters the zone. The Google Maps plugin takes the data from the GPS signal and produces a visual representation.

“We already have one of our resellers waiting to use the new GPS plugin for a taxi system trial which will start this month”, explains Neil Farr (MD of Working Solutions). “The screens will be utilizing Acquire’s interactive technology to allow passengers to select relevant local information. They will also be able to see their speed, heading and location on the Google map.”

For more information call on +44 (0) 116 231 8921 or email customersales [at] acquiredigital.com, or go to http://www.acquiredigital.com for information about Acquire and http://www.working-solutions.co.uk for information about Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd.

About Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd

Based in Leicester, England, Working Solutions (Creative IT) Ltd has been providing award winning solutions to the digital signage and kiosk market segments for more than 10 years. So much more than just another media player, the Acquire™ range includes software products and player devices that combine power and functionality with the ability to control and manipulate content to create unique digital signage and interactive kiosk projects. Acquire™ software is already powering more than 15,000 players worldwide and has the flexibility to support multi-nationals corporations and small ‘start-ups’ alike.

For Media and Sales Enquiries in USA:

Michael Hoppe
Vice President – Business Development
Key Biscayne FL 33149
Tel: + 1 (786) 564-5279
email: michael.hoppe [at] acquiredigital.com

Source: Acquire Digital