Posted on June 26, 2014 by Scott Pickus
The City of Nancy Installs ViaDirect City Interactive Wayfinding Solution Powered By DynaScan
The city of Nancy, France, just installed the latest ViaDirect City solution, an interactive wayfinding and information solution, at the Office du Commerce in Maginot square. Placed in the window of the office, the kiosk is powered by a 2500 nit 55 inch DynaScan high brightness LCD (DS55LT4), and utilizes a multi-touch film situated between the screen and the glass for interactivity from the outside.
Founded in order to create a link between consumers and businesses, the Office du Commerce is an ideal location to find information on shops, brands, products, great deals, and city life. The installation of an interactive storefront is a way for “les Vitrines de Nancy” to enhance communication with an innovative tool that is available 24 hours a day in both French and English.
Designed by ViaDirect, the kiosk is modular and can be installed in every kind of shop front. A special feature allows a user to set the screen at an appropriate height for an easy access.
A 2500 nit 55 inch DynaScan high brightness LCD was chosen to power the kiosk due to its low power consumption and high luminosity, providing a daylight viewable image on even the brightest of days. Placed behind the window pane of the office, it is protected against weather, temperature, and vandalism.
The interactive display allows users to discover all the city’s shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, public services, attractions, transportation and streets. More than 4,000 destinations are listed, and users can receive directions with an interactive map, the address, a description with photo, business hours, phone numbers and a list of services.
The application, which is available in both French and English, identifies promotions and deals offered by local businesses, lists upcoming events in Nancy, provides weather updates and informs users of the number of bicycles availabile at the nearest self-service bicycle station. Information can also be sent to the users’ smart phones.