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Google uses NFC and QR codes to offer entertainment downloads at airports

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Passengers can take control of the digital advertising screens using their Android device and download content to enjoy while travelling.

Domestic passengers flying from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports can now download movies, music, apps and books direct to their Android device using Near Field Communication (NFC) and Quick Response (QR) technologies.

Google has integrated the technology into 39 digital advertising screens at the three airports. Passengers simply have to tap their NFC device against the screen or scan the QR code to connect to the Google Play Store. They can then control the digital billboard using their device and download content using the airport’s free Wi-Fi.

Warwick Denby, Group Director – Business Strategy at oOh!, the company that rolled out the digital advertising screens for Google, said: “This campaign is a real example of how the traditional billboard and technology can work together to gain a deeper connection between a brand and individual.

“It demonstrates how well online and digital billboards work together, and how smartphones can drive engagement and enable consumers to connect and transact with the brand online, immediately.”

FTE Global 2013FTE Global 2013, which will be held in Las Vegas from 4-6 September, will include a conference session exploring ‘Mobile innovation and advanced personalization efforts’ as part of the ‘On the Ground’ conference stream. The session will be chaired by Jonathan Stephen, Head of Mobile & Emerging Technologies, JetBlue and will include speakers from Heathrow Airport, Japan Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports.

» View the full FTE Global 2013 ‘On the Ground’ conference program
» Register to attend FTE Global 2013

FTE Europe 2016 will take place at RAI Amsterdam

FTE Europe 2016 will take place at RAI Amsterdam from 25-26 April 2016.

Prepare for the passenger experience of 2025 at FTE Europe 2016, 25-26 April, Amsterdam

Future Travel Experience Europe 2016 (25-26 April, RAI Amsterdam) will be the region’s most forward-thinking passenger experience event this year, thanks to the ‘Passenger Experience 2025’ theme, inspirational keynote addresses by Philips Head of Design Pierre-Yves Panis and SkyTeam CEO Perry Cantarutti, two unique conference agendas, an Air France-KLM Innovation Symposium, the Co-creation Forum Europe, the FTE Bag Drop Symposium, an end-to-end exhibition and a social agenda based around the world famous King’s Day celebrations.

Senior figures from the likes of Google, IATA, easyJet, CitizenM, Vueling, daa, Air France-KLM, Schiphol Group, Ryanair, Gatwick Airport, Finavia, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and Swedavia will address delegates in the ‘On the Ground’ conference, providing an unmatched learning environment. Each of these leading industry experts will share their passenger experience visions and outline how they are planning to leverage new and emerging technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics, to biometric technology and mobile-enabled digital personalisation, to improve the passenger experience and enhance operational efficiency.

» View the full FTE Europe ‘On the Ground’ conference agenda

» Register to attend FTE Europe 2016


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