(PRWEB UK) 19 December 2011
Scheduled to launch in spring of 2012, new mobile applications for iOS and Android will allow visitors to download hundreds of hours of content to their personal devices for use throughout the museum. These applications will include audio, video, interactive maps, games, thematic tours, and children’s tours, in seven languages. Visitors will be able to make in-app purchases of content, including tours of the permanent collection and upcoming special exhibitions. An open-source content management solution will allow the Musée du Louvre to seamlessly provision new content as it is produced, and hosting on Tristan’s next-generation Autour platform will ensure scalable and reliable delivery of content to visitors of the world’s largest museum.
Israel Gal, President of Espro SAS France & CEO of the Espro Acoustiguide Group, noted “Combining Espro Acoustiguide’s in-depth knowledge of cultural visitors and digital guiding interpretation with Tristan’s leading edge application development allows our two organizations to bring their premier skills to the Musée du Louvre. We are extremely proud to be chosen by the world renowned museum to meet their visitor demands in the digital age.”
Chris McLaren, CEO of Tristan Interactive, commented “We are very excited to have the opportunity to take Tristan’s leading-edge technology to the next level with the Musée du Louvre.”
About Espro Acoustiguide Group
Espro Acoustiguide Group is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of multi-lingual audio & multimedia content and interpretive systems that are used in museums, heritage and historic sites, tourism attractions and visitor centers, walking tours, and corporate clients worldwide.
More than 50 years ago Acoustiguide invented the audio tour, and the company has remained at the leading edge of creativity and technology ever since. Espro Acoustiguide offers complete creative and production services, the most advanced audio and multimedia technology, aside with mobile applications and comprehensive on-site management. For more information, visit http://www.acoustiguide.com.
About Tristan Interactive
Tristan creates mobile applications that redefine the way people visit museums, art galleries, parks and cities. Tristan’s technology platform, Autour, is the leading solution for creating, hosting and managing mobile applications for the cultural and tourism sectors. http://tristaninteractive.com