TAGCAST provided location-based technology in the factory tour system of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation, a leading manufacturer of machine tools. It is a new factory tour system that enables the automatic display of visual aids and Augmented Reality (AR) contents to the visitors by using tablet and smart glasses.
In a conventional factory tour, a guide has to find an explanation screen from a tablet to introduce each device to the visitors. On the other hand, this system enables to display the relevant description automatically on a tablet by only approaching a device because it connects each device to location information. Also, it is possible to conduct AR for factory tours with smart glasses. When visitors wearing smart glasses approach a device, the visual aids can be automatically displayed in front of them without using hands. It brings a new experience to the factory tour.
TAGCAST ASIA has released the "KHEMARA" app, that offers the coupon service connected with the location information of shops in Cambodia. This app enables not only domestic users but also tourists to search shops with the location information. It helps to find out promotions and events from shops, too.
About 10,000 shops located in Phnom Penh and other provinces can be seen in the KHEMARA app. By using TAGCAST-Beacon, it detects customers entering the shop, so that they can enjoy the stamp card or roulette games on the premises. It also has a capability to save information about favorite shops, items, menu, or latest promotions easily.
TAGCAST and TAGCAST ASIA have developed the indoor location information infrastructure for Watami Japanese Dining Cambodia, AEON Mall Shop.
Starting the dedicated app, WATAMI CAMBODIA, customers can be detected their visiting by location information of TAGCAST technology, so that they can collect stamps or try the roulette game.
TAGCAST-Beacon is used for location information that detects customer visiting.
Customers can get coupons by collecting stamps with the check-in function of the dedicated app.
Also, when customers gain the gold ticket, silver ticket, or bronze ticket in the roulette game, they can exchange these tickets for coupons.
TAGCAST has developed the location information infrastructure (TAGCAST-Beacon) for QVC Marine Field, the home ballpark of Chiba Lotte Marines Co., Ltd. (professional baseball team of Japan). Installed more than 400 beacons on all of the floors and gates, mainly on the stadium concourses, and the corresponding area is above 30,000 square meters. It is one of the largest case in Japan as a beacon installation in one facility.
The M app, the official mobile app of the Chiba Lotte Marines, delivers the latest news, schedules, or app limited coupons. Also, reserved via the app, tickets can be purchased easily. Stadium limited game events with location information are held by linking images of Diamond Vision screen and the M app. TAGCAST-Beacon shows the current place or nearby spots within the premises of the QVC Marine Field. We aim to make it more comfortable space with the stadium big data.
Only starting "Spot Stamp rally" app at a “Spot” where a stamp is set into, users can get the stamp.Once users collected stamps in certain condition, prize reception page is shown.In the app, cheerful animations and sounds amuse when an users gets a stamp instead of ordinary ways on a sheet of paper.
"Spot Stamp rally" is featured in being managed with less cost by packaged system to arrange period of time, setting stamps, guidance and present prize.It digitize user's flow-line, number of acquired stamps, date and time data so that the organizer of the event can analyze its effectiveness.Since the app is available in English, Japanese and Simplified Chinese, it can be used as an attraction tool for foreign travelers.
"Spot Stamp rally" was adopted in "Miura Stamp Rally" which was hosted by MLIT of Japan and Miura City Investigative Committee on ICT Utilization. (from 2016.02.20 to 2016.03.31)
The Asia's largest open innovation summit, "The 3rd TOKYO Innovation Summit (ILS2015)," was held on October 26-27. "ILS2015 app" is the dedicated application to specify visitors' location information for this event.
Visitors can get information about their nearest booth or know what area are they in by this app. It applied many functions such as social function which making chance to match and communicate between invited visitors, and easy check-in by putting the smartphone on PaperBeacon® on the reception desk.There were more than 300 TAGCAST-Beacons in the event place. It was one of the largest event being held in the one place which usingTAGCAST-Beacon.
This app provides guidance for visitors to CEATEC JAPAN 2014, which commenced in Makuhari Messe on October 7th, 2014. Thanks to TAGCAST-Beacons installed in the venue, visitors can get necessary event information at every corner.
With this app, visitors can collect a Spot of each beacon in the venue. Every time you collect a Spot, a character in the app shows you around there. The character also grows as you collect a Spot. We offer visitors a new way to experience an event. (Days: October 7th – 11th, 2014)
We performed a demonstrative experiment in O2O service using smartphones with a collaboration between Zenrin’s geofencing functionality and TAGCAST, our beacon-enabled indoor location-based service, at “Hanno Roji Gourmet 2014”, which is a food event organized in Hanno City of Saitama Prefecture from Friday, October 10th to Sunday, October 12th, 2014.
In the venue of “Roji Gourmet”, we made it possible to giving event notification to visitors to the event as soon as they walk into a given area, guiding them to stores, and giving bonus to those who actually visit stores by combining the following technologies: geofencing, which is capable of identifying “a broad area” with GPS, and TAGCAST, which is capable of identifying “a narrow area” such as a store at a high level of precision. This is a one-stop solution!
"Location Lot" is a souped-up app that allows customers to draw lots for free not only in stores but also various locations: tourist spots, event sites, and anywhere people gather.
All you have to do to attract customers is to install TAGCAST-Beacons without any charge.
Customers or visitors can get a lottery ticket when they check in or share to SNS, such as Facebook and Twitter.This will lead to higher exposure in public, so we recommend you to use Location Lot as a tool to attract customers. It is an exclusive service for members.
At “Sumida Machi Dokoro,” Sumida Ward’s Industry and Tourism Plaza, TAGCAST had been used as the communication technology of indoor location information since August 29th, 2013 to perform a demonstrative experiment in site guidance O2O service. You can experience this service through an iPhone app called “Cat Navigator.”
You can experience walking in a virtual town called Sumida (Tokyo Sky Tree in reality) on this iPhone app. Your personal guide is a cat character that looks just like an alley cat on streets in Sumida Ward. This cat guide informs you where to buy recommended goods with its cute meow, shows you a description and even plays a movie. As you go to a section of each goods, you can collect a cat stamp on a site map. (Days: August 29th, 2013 – January 31st, 2015)
TAGCAST supports a large-scale demonstrative experiment around Shibuya station which started on March 25th, 2014. The participants in this project include MLIT, the prefectural government of Tokyo, the municipality of Shibuya Ward, carriers (NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank) and railway companies (Tokyu, JR East, Tokyo Metro and Keio). The dedicated app has special functionality such as AR navigation and text speech.
“A social experiment with AR technology for guidance system around Shibuya station” was implemented by “the ICT examination council in Shibuya station area.”The installation sites include JR East, Tokyu, Tokyo Metro, Keio, Shibuchika, Mark City, Shibuya 109, thoroughly covering Shibuya station. (TAGCAST-Beacons are installed even outside the station, on a green train in front of Shibuya Hachiko).The app has guided you through a complex building of Shibuya station with an arrow and also shows you spots nearby in combination with voice navigation.The BBC and the TV show "World Business Satellite" of TV TOKYO had broadcasted this experiment.
On May 3rd, 2013, TAGCAST started to be used for the O2O stamp rally event which took place in “LA CITTA DELLA”, a commercial facility in Kawasaki City. This app allows participants to get a movie ticket for the theater inside the same facility if they successfully complete the stamp rally.
Participants with the app can enjoy treasure hunting while finding clues to discovering stamps. They can also check in to a store to collect stamp (this is called stamp rally) and receive coupons they can use in the store. They experience different styles of entertainment each time they visit the place. TAGCAST helped retailers see on what route participants moved around inside the facility, what time they came by and how long they stayed there. (Days: May 3rd, 2013 – February 28th, 2014)
On December 8th, 2013, O2O stamp rally started in “Yamaguchi City’s central shopping streets”, which is centered around Dojo-monzen shopping street, as one of the city’s plans including child support. The stamp rally, which is a whole community’s initiative, is designed to encourage people to drop by at the stores they have never visited.
People’s smartphones will vibrate when they come close to participating stores to let them know a check point is nearby. They can get some simple clues to the location of check points. If they know the shopping streets to some degree, those clues will easily lead them to answers. All they have to do to check in is to simply launch the dedicated app for this event in-store. In addition, some stores allow people to receive hidden bonus and coupons. The city hopes that this will be a good opportunity for store owners and shoppers to interact with each other more actively. (Days: December 8th, 2013 – February 1st, 2014)
By using this reservation management system, a store receives notification from the customers who check in with TAGCAST and then the store’s app processes incoming and outgoing customers. The system can greatly streamline the reception operation.
You can be informed of customers’ visit in a store’s app through TAGCAST and then complete the reception process in the same app with just one touch. This is a one-stop solution which smoothly gets everything done, from making next reservations to giving out stamps to customers. It brings benefit to both customers and stores.
TAGCAST (indoor location information technology) allows you to offer digital coupons in an indoor commercial facility GPS can’t reach.
Customers can receive discount coupons when they open an app near a convenience store or café. Then they are led to a review website or the store’s website. The app can show them sale information and recommended items, too.
Stores can introduce one TAGCAST-Beacon
free for initial cost to attract customers.