“I want to visit the airport again
wherever my travel destination would be.”
We are aiming to create that kind of place.
Bettertopia Airport Manager
Welcome to the Bettertopia Airport. We’ve been working to create an airport that would make you think “I’m happy coming here, I want to come again” by offering various services for travelers from all around the world.
First, please take a look at this signage. This is the floor plan of the airport, but there is a limit as to how many languages we can add. So we are using Light ID Technology, LinkRay, so that passengers can obtain information in their native languages by pointing their smartphone cameras at the signage. Right now, numerous people are pointing their smartphones at the signage at the same time, but the system can communicate with each phone independently.
What the airport guide is holding in her hand is Megahonyaku. It’s a loudspeaker (megaphone) that automatically translates information into multiple languages when guiding visitors from various countries and regions. Here at the information counter, we are utilizing multiple language information services using tablet computers.
This is a Robotic Electric Wheelchair. Using a special app, people who need a wheelchair can call up from a bus stop or the arrival place for car services, then, this Robotic Electric Wheelchair will automatically come and to take them to the ticket counter autonomously, avoiding people and obstacles along the way automatically. Multiple units can follow in line as well.
Oh, good timing. You can see autonomous delivery robot HOSPI over there. HOSPI has a mini refrigerator on its back. Please take your choice of beverage. Thank you, HOSPI.
How about that? Technologies by Panasonic have been used in many areas, including the services and security systems that watch over the airport. Airports have become a place not just to pass through during a trip but a place where you spend time for shopping, dining and relaxing. We keep working on ways to make airports better places so that people around the world think that they want to come again.
The technology and solutions presented here were announced in the above press release or exhibition. Some are in the R&D stage or are under consideration for commercialization.