Digital signage in streetcars and downtown
Timely information on tourism and local news will be displayed
on digital signage monitors in streetcars and in downtown of Hiroshima City.
The digital signage system use wireless broadband networks such as
HSDPA, WiMAX, XGP and Wifi.
Also, IC smart cards will be used with this digital signage system
for a special service in Hiroshima tourism.
Two field trials during the 76th IETF in Hiroshima as the following
are by the research project*1 of Hiroshima
City University and Hiroshima University.
The purpose of the trials is to evaluate our developed system using wireless
broadband networks and to help IETF participants in staying in Hiroshima.
Digital signage in streetcars
You can find our digital signage monitors using wireless broadband networks in some
streetcars as the below figure. Tourism information and timely contents such as
weather forecast and the latest local news are shown.
We welcome your feedback to improve our system. Please access to the questionnaire survey page.
Virtual coupon system with a digital signage
Using our trial of the digital signage in shopping districts, any FeliCa *2 card can be used as a medium for a coupon to get a special service at following restaurants. Location of this trial is at Rest House in Peace Memorial Park or in front of Parco shopping store in Hondori (shopping street). All interested foreigners are welcomed to try this experiment.
From Nov. 10 to 13, the time table of one streetcar is fixed.
- Departure of Hiroshima Station: 11:46am
- Kamiyacho-Nishi Station: 12:02
- Train number which equips signage monitor is 5003, 5005, 5006, or 5008.
- It takes about one hour from Hiroshima Sta. to Miyajima-guchi Sta.
- The fare from Hiroshima Sta. to Miyajima-guchi Sta. is 270 yen.
- You will pay the fare, when getting off the tram (just like bus).
- You can also pay the fare by the PASPY IC card, which is local vehicle pre-paid card in Hiroshima.
Also, you can confirm the current location of street cars is shown here.
*1 This project is supported by Ministry of International Affairs and Communications.
This digital signage system is being developed by Hiroshima City
University and Hiroshima University in cooperation with
Hiroshima Convention and Visitors Bureau,
HIROSHIMA ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., LTD.,
The Chugoku Shimbun,
RCC BROADCASTING CO.,LTD.
WILLCOM Inc., Keio Univ., and e-side CO., LTD.
*2 FeliCa is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
This digital signage system is being developed by Hiroshima City University and Hiroshima University in cooperation with Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Convention and Visitors Bureau, HIROSHIMA ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., LTD., The Chugoku Shimbun, RCC BROADCASTING CO.,LTD. WILLCOM Inc., Keio Univ., and e-side CO., LTD.
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