Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) announced that state-owned infrastructure agency Infratel has launched a trial of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) technology at the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (Marta). The pilot conducted in association with the Italian Videogames Academy (Aiv) and startup To Be requires visitors to download a dedicated app to ‘read’ the Li-Fi signal via the smartphone camera. They’ll then be able to access interactive multimedia content on some of the individual items on display.
The use of Li-Fi across Marta’s 25 permanent exhibition rooms is designed to make visits as engaging as possible via videos, touch media, images, audio recordings as well as Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality, said the partners. The technology allows large volumes of data to be transmitted using LED lights instead of radio waves, offering significantly enhanced bandwidth.
Earlier this year, Infratel also announced plans to trial the use of Li-Fi technology for park services in Alta Murgia National Park in the southern region of Puglia (Apulia).
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