DWTC develops mobile guide for Gitex

DWTC's Mobile Exhibition Guide application contains a full floor plan, exhibitor list, an updated seminar list, prayer times and a currency converter.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  August 30, 2003

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is helping Gitex attendees to navigate the nine halls with its Mobile Exhibition Guide. The mobile application contains a full floor plan, exhibitor list, an updated seminar list, prayer times and a currency converter.

“Gitex is a massive exhibition covering eight exhibition halls and the Sheikh Rashid Hall and this service is designed to simplify navigating the event for trade visitors and provide them with an efficient planning aid to meet the exhibitors they want, swiftly and effortlessly,” explains DWTC general manager exhibitions, leasing and property, Abdulla Qassem.

“Essential information about the exhibitors including names, activities, hall and stand numbers, country represented and location maps are all included in the guide and the best part is that a graphical representation of the exhibitor's stand is also provided,” he adds.

“The mobile exhibition guide will be made available free of cost to visitors in English as a download via strategically located booths outside exhibition halls 1, 5 and 8 using infrared and Bluetooth devices to transfer the application to the PDAs/mobiles,” explains Qassem.

Visitors will be able to synchronise the application through multiple communication modes to receive the latest updates. DWTC administrative personnel will regularly update and maintain the exhibition information.

The Mobile Exhibition Guide has been developed using open systems and widely accepted standards that can be deployed on a wide variety of devices, without being constrained to a specific operating system of file format.

The guide is available on multiple mobile and PDA platforms including PocketPC, Palm, Symbian 6.0 and 7.0. This enables the guide to be installed on a wide variety of leading mobile and PDA devices available in the market.

Exhibitors who will be able to avail the new mobile exhibition guide will include users of the following models of PDAs and mobiles: Nokia 3650, Nokia 7650, Nokia 9210, Nokia 9210i, Nokia 3510i, Sony Ericsson P800, Compaq iPaq 3630, Sony Clie PEG-N610, Toshiba e310, Siemens SL 55 and Qtek among others.

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