Adlib Information Systems
Now part of Axiell-ALM, our aim is to be the world’s premier supplier of knowledge management systems for use in cultural heritage organizations, government, non-governmental organizations, universities and businesses.
Agenda is an international communication agency specialised in art and tourism. We also organise the annual international Communicating The Museum conference. The next edition will take place in Sydney from 4 to 8 November 2014. The theme is \"optimism\".
Asteria Multimedia srl
Asteria is a communication and design agency that specialises in communicating complex content to a wide-ranging target group.
We provide new display solutions with the aim of making:
● educational aspects established in museums more stimulating and interactive
● scientific and historical content more involving and immersive
● art more accessible, also for children and the disabled.
Imagine, design and display culture, in all of its interpretations - this is Asteria’s main mission.
Our experience encompasses a wide range of services for cultural communication, the popularisation of science, and teaching - museum displays, temporary exhibitions, visitor centres, exhibition stands, multimedia workstations and video installations.
Centrica is an Italian company skilled in hi-res digital imaging, interactive applications and knowledge management. Our solution are suitable for various sectors, particularly for cultural heritage and tourism.
Two integrated innovative technologies (XLimage® and XLknowledge®) enable web, tablet&smartphone, touch screen applications promoting new thematic approach to digital content at very high resolution.
The product which better expresses these features is Uffizi Touch® (www.uffizitouch.com), presented for the first time at Shanghai EXPO 2010.
A new product for proximity cultural heritage experience through smartphone and tablets, called UBILIA®, is going to be launched in 2014 first quarter.
Company Sistema Museo
Founded in 2007, Connecthings implements contactless mobile services for its clients.- These services can interact with the environment through tags deployed on items or buildings. By simply touching the contactless tags with a mobile phone, users get access to contextualized contents and services. These services are the immediate answer to a specific need according to a place, moment or profile. Connecthings provides a complete solution for creating high value-added services using NFC tag reading, iBeacons, Peer-to-peer and 2 dimensional barcodes- QR codes, flashcodes.
ICT consultant and app developer, specialized in building custom software solutions.
For the project “Rationalism in the Province of Como”, managed and promoted by the Culture Department of the Province of Como, he developed a multiplatform app, a podcast and an audio-guide rental service.
The multimedia tour was created to promote the main points of interests about Rationalist architecture in the Lake Como area, including the towns of Como, Cernobbio and Tremezzo.
The project is part of the “Progetto Integrato d’Area (PIA) “Ecolarius. Diffondere la cultura dell’ambiente e del paesaggio tra lago e montagna” of the “Programma Operativo di Competitività POR-FESR 2007-2013” for the “Piani Integrati d’Area environment, heritage, tourism”.
ETT S.p.A. (www.ettsolutions.com) is an ICT company operating in four main business areas:
- New-media Solutions (Cultural heritage and Nature sites, Museum System, Tourism, Education, Corporate marketing)
- Research and Development (Neuro-engineering, e-Health, Environmental Data Observation Systems)
- Smart Government (Web Solutions for Public Administration)
- ICT Consulting Services
With around 120 dedicated experts based at the Genoa head-office, and in various branches in Rome, Milan, London, Ancona, Pescara and Palermo, ETT combines wide-ranging know-how, speed of action, investments in research, constant innovation, state-of-the-art technology and highly developed teamwork to provide solutions that go beyond customers’ expectations, while providing competitive advantages through optimising process-control and minimising costs.
Fabrica Ludens S.r.l.
Fabrica Ludens is a spin off company formed by the “Bruno Kessler Foundation” Research Institute (www.fbk.eu) together with some private investors with the aim to bring technological innovation in the Cultural Heritage market.
Fabrica Ludens has designed, developed and realized smartguide world: a new ecosystem of products (portable devices), applications and services specifically conceived for Museums and Exhibitions, Historical places, Art Cities, Archeological Sites and Theme Parks, that allow to:
- enhance the Visitors’ experience and participation
- improve cultural sites exploitation;
- increase revenues.
smartguide ecosystem is custom-tailored and supplied as a turn-key solution with a new business model.
Gallery Systems provides data-driven Web applications for museums publishing collections and exhibitions online. We offer integrated, affordable solutions incorporating our eMuseum and EmbARK Web Kiosk applications, combining advanced technologies with flexible interface design to publish content directly from any database to the Web. Our clients include the Dallas Museum of Art, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Children\'s Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography/George Eastman House.
The Gruppo Meta was among the leaders during the pioneering phase in the field of Multimedia Communications and has contributed significantly to the emergence and development of this sector in Italy, especially in the context of Cultural Heritage, electronic publishing and industry. It has created over 300 products for Edutainment, has realized many multimedia projects for educational publishing and e-learning courses for major clients in the public and private sectors.
The Gruppo Meta (www.gruppometa.it) positions itself on the market as a Global Service Provider for Cultural Heritage and e-Learning with a complete offer of Content, Services and Technology, distinguishing itself by the effectiveness of its educational projects and the innovative technological solutions used (virtual classrooms, interactive exercises and quizzes, simulations and navigation in virtual environments with animated tutor).
GVAM Mobile Guides
GVAM is a Spanish company that develops the CMS (Content Manage System) Ventour to create mobile applications (apps) specific for museums and other cultural and leisure places. Any visitor can enjoy the app, included those with visual or hearing impairment.
The apps adapt to any platform (iOS, Android) and combine several languages. With Ventour It’s easy to create audio narrations, tours, videos, image galleries, panoramic pictures and social networks, keeping all these contents always updated.
GVAM also offers other technologies to help the visitors, like an Indoor location system and a multilingual synchronizing system of the apps with external displays.
Interactive 4D creates educational games, including games aiming at raising awareness towards the masterpieces of museums.
These mobile games are designed with each museum partner as adventures based on an interactive transmedia scenario.
Multiplayer collaboration functionalities can enable the online creation of communities of players (sharing clues, collective discoveries, team play...).
Optionaly, games playing in different museums can appear on the same mobile application, thus helping the cross promotion of museums that are close geographically or artistically. Players are then proposed to play in other museums to continue their adventure and increase their score.
IZI.travel has developed a free and open platform for museum and city audio guides for smartphones and is working successfully with many museums and cities around the world.
The audio guides can easily be compiled, improved and updated – just like websites – with museums and cities creating and updating the mobile content and experiences themselves using the IZI CMS (Content Management System). Instead of investing in app technology, museums and cities can simply focus on creating great content to bring their exhibits and cultural heritage to life and to engage their visitors. Museums and cities retain full control of the content.
Collaboration between city authorities and museums is facilitated, enabling the creation of a true ‘smart city’ experience.
With museums and city audio guides in one single app – named OPAS – it attracts more visitors and users who can easily share their experiences via their social networks. OPAS is free for cities, museums and users, operates on iOS and Android, works indoors and outdoors (GPS), online and offline, and offers many interesting features (languages, multimedia, quizzes etc).
Turn your city walks, museum tours and audio guides into mobile applications. My Tours is the easiest to use mobile app builder for culture and heritage organisations.
Nextome is the most innovative indoor positioning and navigation system. Thanks to Nextome it will be finally possibile to locate your own position in enclosed spaces and to know where you are in real time. Nextome combines the most advanced precision with a network of service about all your interests. It presents itself in the most modern and winsome interface.
We have conceived Nextome thinking of Museums, because our first purpose was to emphasize the Italian Artistic and Cultural treasures, and so contribute to allow the richest and most complete cultural experience to visitors and tourists.
Occambee an Italian Company with experience in innovative software based on the artificial intelligence provides the market with services to improve and simplify the communication between companies and stakeholders: services based on human-machine interaction with vertical market applications that realise: simplicity, availability, effectiveness, intelligence in the interaction, empathy and emotional involvement. For Museum Market Occambee propose “The Experience of Knowledge” : a special intelligent guide able to locate the visitor inside the museum, follows him in his path and communicate with updates, information and suggestion, through an application loaded on their personal smart phone or tablet devices.
SPACE (www.spacespa.it) is an ICT company specialized in innovation in the field of Cultural Heritage. SPACE develops solutions for the management and promotion of cultural patrimony by leveraging the new services of the Information Society. The company integrates multi-disciplinary skills in the human sciences, engineering, software, archeology and architecture, applying methods and instruments of information technology to the development and management of cultural goods.
Since several years, the company is a leader in the planning and development of advanced systems for multi-media museums and digital libraries and archives, having developed many important technologies including prestigious technological patents
Founded in 2011, Vstory is a focused on connecting real world objects with interactive content on a massive scale using state-of-the-art content management system and image recognition technologies. Using the Vstory app, users simply hold up their smartphone to 'scan' real-world items to access relevant information, share with their social network, and engage in ecommerce. Companies that use the Vstory platform report higher customer engagement, actionable business intelligence, and additional revenue opportunities. To date we have completed over 100 vision recognition-based experiences. We are proud to serve leading brands such as National Geographic, Random House, Royal Academy, and respected museums such as the National Museum of Ireland, National Museum Taiwan and the Wallace Collection in London.