Happy new year to you!
It’s been a really busy few months, and lots of exciting projects still ongoing, but here’s one that hit the headlines late last year.
GCell, a company from Newport, south Wales, published this post on the Cadw App and how Cadw’s touring dragon utilised it as the giant clawed creature visited castles all over the country including near St Paul’s Cathedral in London too!
The blog post and press release has been featured by a number of sources, including ibeacontrends.com. The blog post about the digital dragon features a quote from me too! Here is a short extract and a link to the page:
Giant Dragon implanted with GCell iBeacon.
Solar iBeacon hardware manufacturer GCell has implanted its iBeacon technology into a giant roaring Dragon.
Welsh Government’s historic environment service Cadw (a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or ‘to protect’) has deployed iBeacon technology throughout 10 Welsh castles and its fiery Dragon. The solar powered iBeacon hardware devices were sympathetically installed by GCell at the heritage sites.
The Dragon measuring four metres in length, two metres wide, with black and red scales, huge wings, flaring nostrils that fire smoke, an outreached claw ready to capture passers-by, is implanted with iBeacon technology developed by Newport-based GCell.
Visitors meeting the beast can access bonus digital Dragon content by opening the Cadw app in-front of the beast’s enormous snout, triggered by GCell’s iBeacon technology.