Aims installs iMap2 at The Dubai Mall
Dubai, October 18, 2012
Advanced Interactive Media Solutions (Aims), the GCC market leader in digital signage solutions, recently finished the installation of iMap 2; the latest version of the interactive way-finding and mapping system, in The Dubai Mall.
With the installation, Aims has completed the upgrade from iMap 1, which the company had previously installed in more than 100 kiosks within the mall.
The self-service, touch-screen interactive kiosks provide visitors with a quick and simple way of searching for a desired destination within the mall with least interaction with staff members, a statement from Aims said.
It enables visitors to search for brands and shop names by alphabetical order or by category.
The upgraded iMap 2 has an interface that can be configured to show a specific starting location and also allows the user to search for a selected destination while showing an animated path to it.
Through the use of the location management system (LMS), the server-side module of iMap 2 facilitates the configuration of floors, the creation of a network of user-accessible paths, addition of shops, points of interest, escalators/ elevators and the viewing of detailed way-finding reports.
Ahmed ElRidi, CEO of Aims, UAE, said: “While the kiosks with iMap 1 itself proved to be quite beneficial to mall visitors and management, we are certain that the upgrade to iMap 2 will set a new benchmark in way-finding and delivery of technology-enabled services aimed at maximising the convenience of shoppers.”
“Moreover, the comprehensive reporting facilities made possible through the installation of iMap 2 enables the mall management to extract valuable information regarding the behaviour of users, most-used features and most-visited shops or destinations.”
Nasser Rafi, CEO of Emaar Malls Group, said: “Hosting more than 54 million visitors last year, and recording robust visitor arrivals throughout the current year, The Dubai Mall has established its credentials as one of the most-visited shopping and leisure destinations in the world.”
“A highly advanced, yet easy-to-use interactive kiosk further enhances the convenience of our visitors, who can choose from a wide portfolio of over 1,200 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets. The way-finding system installed by Aims perfectly addressed our requirements, and the upgrades made will further help shoppers and mall visitors to find their store of choice effortlessly.”
IMap 2’s interface has been built from the ground-up, offering much richer animation capabilities and customization, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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