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Satellite handsets for Scotland's first mountain museum

Dec 16, 2004 / alpMedia
If two Scottish visitor centres have their way, tourists in the Highlands will soon be walking about with hand-held computers. That will help turn Schiehallion Mountain into a dedicated mountain museum, and Helmsdale will become a centre for Scottish gold-panning tours. The postcard-sized computers employ a technology that is similar to the GPS system to be found in modern cars, and they are programmed like traditional museum audio guides.
When the user reaches a certain geographical point, the system triggers a programme of information with voice-overs, video and pictures telling the visitor about the landscape.
Source: (en)