Huntsville, AL June 19, 2018 — Q-Track today announced that the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), Greece, completed a successful indoor location pilot using Q-Track’s high-accuracy NFER® Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport of the Netherlands. ICCS integrated NFER® RTLS products into the “PASSME App,” a combination of personalized device and application, designed to allow passengers to relax and make the best use of their available time at the airport. Evangelos Sdongos of ICCS explains:
ICCS developed a personalized mobile application within the EU project PASSME towards Reducing Journey Times for Air Travel by 60 minutes. One of the building blocks for the success of the App has been indoor localisation of passengers. Q-Track’s equipment has been utilized and successfully provided accurate localisation data to track and trace passengers. This resulted navigating them optimally within airport facilities, hence reducing journey times and enhancing their travelling experience.
Using indoor navigation and up-to-date personalized information from airports and airlines, the PASSME App monitors the stress levels of a passenger wearing the smart wristband, and provides helpful notifications about how best to manage stress and arrive at their gate on time. The PASSME App is a breakthrough on the PASSME project. The PASSME project aims to reduce unwanted door-to-door air travel time in Europe by an hour and to make the airport experience less stressful and more enjoyable for passengers. The PASSME project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 636308. To learn more about the PASSME project, please visit www.passme.eu or follow them on Twitter @PASSME_EU.
A video overview of the PASSME App project is available:
“We are delighted to have enabled another NFER® RTLS success story,” Q-Track CEO, Stephen Werner, explained. “Q-Track now provides an even easier way for universities and researchers to explore the advantages of NFER® RTLS technology. Delivering sub-meter accuracy, the $3495 NFER® RTLS Evaluation Kit easily scales even into much larger pilots, like ICCS’s successful PASSME project at Schiphol Airport.”
Q-Track Corporation (www.Q-Track.com) offers solutions that provide “Knowing Where, Anywhere” for a growing range of industrial real-time location applications. The company’s patented Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) systems employ a unique low-frequency, long-wavelength radio signal to achieve highly accurate (40 cm rms) indoor location results even in complicated non-line-of-sight environments. NFER® Real Time Location Systems enable “Dosimulation™,” a radiation worker training system deployed in a third of U.S. nuclear plants. Q-Track also offers proximity detection and collision avoidance systems that protect people from cranes, robotic material handling equipment, and forklifts at a variety of manufacturing plants nationwide, as well as location systems that enhance military training by precisely locating soldiers in training ranges extending through multiple buildings and across tens of thousands of square meters (hundreds of thousands of square feet).
Q-Track is a privately-held company located in Huntsville, AL. The company’s research and development was supported by private investors and funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institutes for Health.
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