UK-based deep location company Pointr has secured a six-figure contract from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to deliver indoor location GPS for two Washington DC airports.
The technology will be deployed at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
Pointr said that its deep location technology will direct passengers to their exact gate and queue.
Bluetooth sensors will be installed around the airport. Built by computer scientists, the company’s technology is fortified by six patents and offers location-based services such as mapping, navigation and asset tracking.
MWAA chief information officer Goutam Kundu said: “As we began the competitive process for a wayfinding technology for our airports, we knew we wanted a company with the experience and expertise to implement Bluetooth technology at two of the nation’s most important airports.”
Pointr Sales vice-president Paul Dupont said: “We are excited to work with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and provide indoor navigation technology to both Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports.
“Aviation is a key sector for Pointr as airports, due to their scale and size, are challenging environments for traditional wayfinding.”
Pointr has partnered with different companies in aviation, retail, hospitality and smart workplaces to facilitate ‘next-generation location experiences and analytics’ in indoor spaces.
Last month, MWAA and Dominion Energy Virginia agreed to jointly study the development of a 100MW solar energy project at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Spread over 1,200 acres, the solar farm is capable of powering up to 25,000 homes at peak output.