IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Lakmal G.K.U,Godamanna G.M.N.H,Elapatha E.M.P.Y.S,UdariniW.A.N and D. Dhammearatchi
During past few years Indoor navigation systems have been developed in many places such as Airports, Hospitals, Shopping malls, Companies and Museums. Museum 360 is a navigation system design specially for Museums. The system is developed based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons technology instead of using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) technologies. Rather than traditional museum navigation systems, the implemented solution has a new narrating system for navigation, provide descriptions about the items verbally, providing suggestions to visitors what to visit by analyzing past history and also visitors can collect a soft copy of the tour. Museum 360 has two main components, Android application and the server. The system was developed according to the prototype life cycle methodology. When the system is completed it will benefits both of the visitors and museum staff. Visitors can be able to explore the museum as they wish with an efficient narrating navigation system, less time consuming and very descriptive portable tour guide.