Indoor location app assists the Norwegian National Museum

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Monday, 21 September, 2020

Indoor location app assists the Norwegian National Museum

The Norwegian National Museum has deployed Sepura’s Indoor Location application on its fleet of SC21 TETRA handheld radios as part of its preparations for moving to a new building in 2021.

The new Norwegian National Museum will be the largest museum in the Nordic countries and will house collections of historical and contemporary art, architecture and design. The national collection currently consists of over 400,000 pieces, seen annually by over 600,000 visitors.

To ensure its security and maintenance operations are successfully managed, it is critical that museum management is able to understand where within the museum its teams are located and what tasks they might be engaged in. This information will enable smarter decisions to be made on resource management and emergency response.

Given the size and complex nature of the building, GPS data was not available and in any case could not distinguish between floor levels.

Two men working on electrical equipment

Sepura’s Indoor Location solution comprises a software application that reports the real-time location of TETRA radios and smartphones relative to a network of Bluetooth beacons positioned across the 54,600 m2 site. The radios automatically connect with Bluetooth beacons positioned around the building and send automated location data back to the control room.

Sepura worked with Wireless Communications AS, its Norwegian sales partner, to deploy the application. The museum staff members already use Sepura SC21 TETRA radios for their voice communications, so adding the application did not require hardware changes.

Staff can now direct resources to react to medical emergencies, security risks, lone workers in distress or maintenance teams that may need additional resources.

Images courtesy Sepura

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