Varna Archaeological Museum Beacon deployment
Recently app Lighthouse house has deployed 11 beacons on the grounds of the Varna Archaeological Museum. The Museum’s arguably most celebrated exhibit is the Gold of Varna, the oldest gold treasure in the world, excavated in 1972 and dating to 4600-4200 BCE, which occupies three separate exhibition halls.
Have a look at the video below to see how beacons are transforming the way we visit a museum:
Ivan Dimitrov and Julian Sapundzhiev in “In Development”, 30.08.2017
The Bulgarian App Lighthouse is one of the nominated finalists in the “Internet of Things” category in the Central European Startup Awards. National winners for Bulgaria will be announced at a special ceremony on September 25th. The Varna company offers an innovative, interactive city guide that provides information on tourist, cultural, sports, shopping and events in Varna and the region.
The application is in four languages - Bulgarian, English, Russian and German, said Sapundjiev. “The language on which the phone is set is also the language in which the application will be displayed”. “We are betting on the business that would like to reach the tourist or the city’s inhabitant, because the application is free for the end user.”
A free mobile app helps tourists in Varna and Burgas, informing them easily about the nearby attractions.
70 transmitting devices send to mobile phones messages about the nearby attractions – with short data, history and directions to how it is most easily reached.
Our app Lighthouse beacons are now located on 25 of the most interesting tourist sites in Varna. Every visitor to the city can be notified when he or she is close to one of the largest (and small) landmarks in the city. With the cooperation of the municipality of Varna, beacons were placed on sites such as the Assumption Cathedral, some of the great Bulgarian revolutionaries such as Vasil Levski, the alley of the Olympic hopes, the park in Asparuhovo and many others.
We used the most popular “urban furniture” – the street lamps of the city to deploy the sensors. The sensors themselves do not draw electricity, they are powered by batteries that can last up to 2 years without replacement.
Exclusive thanks to the teams of the departments of Tourism , Infrastructure and Culture in the Municipality of Varna, as well as the Deputy Mayor of Varna Mr. Kosta Bazitov and the Mayor of Varna Mr. Ivan Portnih.
The Lighthouse application will continue its expansion in Varna and other cities in Bulgaria. Lighthouse app works also on the project “Inno Think Tank” part of European Youth Capital called iSport, aiming at linking all municipal sports grounds in Varna to improve the awareness and increase the use of the sites for sports by all residents and visitors of the city. For more information on “Isport”: The official Facebook page of the project