View a selection of case studies of our customers across our major markets (below), or visit individual market pages (above)
Case Studies: Universities
University of Oxford
Work is underway importing the floor plans of over 80 buildings within the University of Oxford to give staff, student and visitors indoor and outdoor navigation and location-based information around the city centre. Administrative staff will also use the interactive maps to overlay other non-public information in order to help improve operational efficiencies.
University of Birmingham
This is one of our most recent projects deploying across all channels: web, Smartphone and interactive kiosks/totems. Real-time study space and computer lab availability guides students to the least congested areas. Further deployment phases will include the addition of building floor plans and other features.
University of Warwick
The main Warwick campus occupies 710 acres (2.88 km2) between the City of Coventry and the County of Warwickshire. The system has been widely used by students, staff and visitors since 2013 as an interactive web and integrated within the Warwick student app.
University of Essex
The University has two campuses at Colchester and Southend. The Colchester campus is notoriously difficult to navigate around, especially for impaired mobility users and was our very first project in 2012. The campus is built on a slope and lifts don't stop at each floor so this was a true test for the routing algorithms.
The application branded
FindYourWay@Essex also offers campus tours, real time computer lab/ printer availability and links to timetable and more.
University of Worcester
The University of Worcester is located near and within the city of Worcester. The project involved the import of over 100 floorplans and the creation of a web and indoor touchscreen kiosks.
Since some buildings are within the city centre, end-to-end paths can be from buildings within the city centre to rooms within buildings on the main University campus. Events and real-time transport information are also consolidated for the users.
University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire
has three campuses around Hatfield. We deployed the WAi2Go platform in order to provide way-finding across and within the campuses.
In addition, real-time parking and computer lab availability is shown as dynamic interactive icons on the map. The extensive WAi2Go APIs are used to integrate the WAi2Go functionality within the University student app that is developed in-house.
Case Studies: Towns and Cities
The West Midland's city of Worcester has been mapped in its entirety, and a number of key indoor locations have also.
Traffic, travel and environmental information has been integrated into the platform and the WAI2Go signage controllers installed on a number of totems around the city. A web and Smartphone application will be released in the next year.
The NHS commissioned the WAI2Go platform for a number of totems around the city of Birmingham with the aim of reducing the number of people going to hospital A&E departments for non-emergency cases. Signage players installed in the totems allow designated staff to create playlists and scheduled content on health-related information and advice for the 65 inch displays. For example, when certain temperature thresholds are crossed, the playlists will be triggered to show appropriate warnings.
The city of Northampton has been fully mapped using the WAi2Go platform, and installed on interactive kiosks around the city.
The WAi2Go broker is used to generate real-time bike hire information and docking availability. Road congestion and transport, including electric charging points, are included as 'layers' of information on the interactive map.
Case Study: Event Venues
The Suffolk Show
In 2018, SmartNE were invited to provide a Smart Solution for the Suffolk Show (2020). To our knowledge, this will be the first time a location–aware interactive map has been used for a large agricultural show in the UK, and possibly in Europe.
Case Study: Corporates
In 2013, the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) approached SmartNE with a view to mapping their site in Noordwijk, Netherlands, the largest site of the European Space Agency. ESTEC wanted a private and secure navigation system for both staff and visitors…