Only within the tourist fair “Holiday & Spa Expo 2019”, taking place from 14th to 16th of February in Inter Expo Center Sofia, you can become a part of a fairy tale, coming from the most popular castle in Bulgaria.
BeNet – an innovative platform, functioning on the territory of Sozopol Municipality and transmitting useful information regarding nearby tourist landmarks, accommodation opportunities, food, entertainment, cultural events and commercial stores to mobile devices in the seaside resort – will present its test integration at a new facility – the famous Ravadinovo Castle – during the three days of the international tourism fair Holiday & Spa Expo 2019″ in Sofia.
The digital environment concept for tourists and citizens – BeNet – has been developed by the Energy Effect team and is integrated within the project for building of energy-saving street lights of Sozopol Municipality. IndigoVerge had been the technical partner on this project, thanks to the company’s long-term experience in the implementation of innovative solutions, its expertise in IoT and and in software for street light management systems.
Thanks to the functionally-rich BeNet platform, the visitors of “Holiday & Spa Expo 2019” will get familiar with curious details about Ravadinovo Castle “In Love with the wind”. They will also get useful information about the range of tourist services in the region of Sozopol and will virtually dive into the fairy tale world of this popular seaside destination.
“With Benet we will show, on one hand, the modern opportunities for presentation of tourist attractions and the rich cultural-historical heritage of Sozopol. On the other hand, we will reveal the opportunities that BeNet provides to businesses for better positioning and promotion of products and services. We are grateful to Sozopol Municipality for trusting us in this endeavor and we believe that, with BeNet, Sozopol is actively participating on the smart cities’ map in Bulgaria.”, says Kiril Raychev, business development manager of Energy Effect.
“We are thankful to Energy Effect for giving us the opportunity to work on this project. It is a big challenge for us, as it requires complex technical implementation and mastering of multiple components – website, two mobile applications, administrative panel and 7 individual platforms, including LoRa WA and 3G infrastructure, composed of 6 types of hardware-cameras, sensors, beacons, meteorological stations and thermal sensors, working in an aggressive outdoor and atmospheric environment. What is unique about this platform is that thanks to the beacons, it provides information, which is relevant for the location of every single user. All of the above makes BeNet a one by its kind and scale urban platform in Bulgaria.”, adds Ilia Iordanov, CEO of the company being the technical partner of the project.
BeNet has been functionally kicking off since last July, and has so far reached a peak of 160 simultaneous users. There are reported logins from over 20 nationalities. BeNet is most actively used by people between 35 and 44 years old – 27%, and more than 60% of all users are categorized as being part of the “shopping” segment. The information on the platform is available in three languages – Bulgarian, Russian and English, and is accompanied by а variety of photo materials. The platform is accessible on mobile devices and takes advantage of a special technology – a signal, transmitted from the Sozopol street lights “communication posts” , marked with the BeNet sign. The coverage radius is up to 70 meters around a post. BeNet also utilizes specialized Google services, helping users to identify the facilities available in the region covered via Bluetooth and 3G Mobile Data.
BeNet team welcomes you on their Ravadinovo Castle “In Love with the wind” stand at the “Holiday & Spa Expo 2019″, from 14th to 16th of February, where all interested attendees will have a truly enjoyable experience – in only 5 steps, from the center of Sofia they will find themselves right in the Castle of Ravadinovo, having the chance to earn a number of special rewards.
For more information:
Kiril Raychev, Energy Effect – firstname.lastname@example.org, 0894 602 249
Ilia Iordanov, IndiogVerge – email@example.com, 0878 177 930