Take part in Landmrk’s trial of an immersive 360° guided video tour around Bristol

Innovation
20 Feb, 19 by Phil Higgins
Event Details
Wednesday 27th february Slots through the day - booking required
City centre location - TBC
Event Info

 

As part of the West of England Combined Authority’s 5G Smart Tourism project. Landmrk, Bristol’s answer to Pokémon GO for branded content, are trialing an immersive 360° guided video tour around Bristol to demonstrate how 5G technology can enable new visitor experiences.

They’re on the lookout for testers to take part in this trial in February. You’ll need to have your own smartphone, be available for roughly around 2 hours and then give them your feedback on your experience.  Book for a place.

As a thank you, they’ll give you a £20 Amazon gift voucher for your time.

5G heralds a new generation of high speed, low latency connectivity, including via Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). It will ensure that the increase in data demands of modern consumers is met into the future. This trial utilises the low latencies available through MEC technology, hosted locally with the University of Bristol, to reduce the time taken to load high data rate video and audio clips, rather than utilising slower public cloud infrastructure on the Internet. Combined with a high speed SDN network between the University and key parts of the city, such as We The Curious, Landmrk users should experience superior performance over traditional 4G or public Wi-Fi.

The 5G Smart Tourism project is led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It brings together 19 organisations and will see the development of a testbed to demonstrate 5G capability, establishing the West of England as a world-leader in the development of advanced fixed and mobile communication systems.

 

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