China unveils first 5G Smart Museum

Added On May 19, 2019

 Saturday marks International Museum Day.

A central Chinese museum has become the first in the country to offer full 5G coverage and multiple related services.
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The Wuhan Provincial Museum said the entire museum is now covered by the 5G wireless network, and a package of 5G-based applications are offered to allow the public to have "unprecedented" interactions with the collections.
The new services include a virtual reality zone that allows visitors to strike the Zenghouyi chime bells in a virtual environment.
The chime bells are a treasure of the museum dating back to the Warring States Period.
Panoramic cameras have also been installed to capture real-time videos of the chime, which are then transmitted via the 5G network to mobile applications and screens at the museum.
A rising number of Chinese museums are expected to announce their attempts in technological innovation.
This aims to both facilitate the protection of the country's many cultural relics, as well as allow public access to them.