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Beacon en Gare, Indoor geolocation available in all French train stations

SNCF Gares & Connexions, has chosen Pole Star to execute one of its strategic digital projects: equipping all 300 French train stations with indoor geolocation beacons and service.

Pole Star has been selected to deploy its NAO™ technology and indoor geolocation equipment in 300 train stations in France. The first one hundred stations will be equipped in 2018 with over 2500 beacons. Pole Star technology will be integrated into several SNCF applications including “En Gare”, TGV Pro, and RER C, which will provide real-time assistance to travelers.

This project will make indoor geolocation service and beacon infrastructure available to all of the group’s partners and customers, delivering innovative digital services to professionals and travelers in train stations.

SNCF train stations accommodate over 3 million travelers a day who use smartphones and mobile apps. There are over 1500 shops in train stations. Indoor geolocation not only makes the traveler’s itinerary easier and more seamless it also delivers information at the right time and in the right place about hours, train station services and shops.

For Christian Carle, CEO of Pole Star, «The success of the digital transformation and the massive use of new digital tools is closely linked to the quality of the user experience. By socializing the itinerary and facilitating and fostering exchanges, SNCF earns user support for public transportation, which is a genuine connected urban mobility solution. We are very honored and proud to be SNCF’s technological partner for this strategic, exciting project. By deploying indoor geolocation in train stations, SNCF has confirmed its position at the hub of the Smart City and intelligent mobility