The arts, entertainment, and recreation industry encompasses a wide range of activities and businesses that provide entertainment, leisure, and recreational services to the public. This industry includes various sectors such as performing arts, music, film, sports, amusement parks, and other leisure activities. GAO’s BLE beacons and gateways have a variety of potential applications in the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry. GAO has developed BLE systems for the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry:
People tracking- BLE beacons can be used to track the location of visitors in a theater or theme park. This can be used to provide them with personalized recommendations or alerts, as well as to track the flow of visitors through different exhibits or attractions.
Asset tracking- BLE beacons can be used to track assets such as musical instruments, lighting equipment, and sound equipment. This can help ensure that all necessary items are available for a performance or exhibit, and can help reduce loss or theft.
Parking control- BLE beacons can be used to monitor parking usage and control access to parking areas within venues. Gateways can be placed at entry and exit points to monitor occupancy and reduce unauthorized access.
Access control- BLE solutions can be used to control access to restricted areas within a venue, such as backstage or VIP areas. Beacons can be assigned to specific staff or performers and access can be granted or denied based on proximity to BLE gateway.
Wayfinding- BLE beacons can be placed throughout a museum, art gallery, or amusement park to help visitors navigate the space. When a visitor approaches a beacon, their smartphone can receive a signal that triggers a map or directions to the next exhibit or attraction.
Environmental Monitoring- BLE temperature and humidity sensors can be used to monitor conditions within a venue, ensuring optimal conditions for performers and equipment. For example, temperature sensors can be placed in a green room to ensure comfortable conditions for performers.