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First virtual reality app for airports
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The 17th edition of the Airport Show, recently concluded at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) witnessed a wide line-up of latest smart and innovative technologies and solutions set to transform the rapidly growing aviation industry.

Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) introduced the world’s first virtual reality applications, while Nuctech displayed the world’s first 3D scanner for airports.

Mohammed Al-Raisi, Technology Innovation Specialist, Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), explained: “For the first ever time, we have recently launched four applications, two for Muscat International Airport and two for Salalah Airport. The virtual walkthrough takes you inside the airport and shows you the passenger experience from the drop off area to the gate. As a user walks through the airport, he gets facts and figures about the airport and also a voice over narration describing what they look at. We are the first airport in the world to launch this kind of technology.”

He said the apps will service travellers, B2B vendors and also airlines can also see the capabilities of Muscat International and Salalah Airports in terms of providing services. “We are working on our new airport trials, where we are using virtual walkthroughs to guide candidates of trials throughout the new airport,” he added.

Nuctech Company Limited introduced the world’s first 3D scanner for the airports at the Airport Show. The scanner works through two different systems for 3D scanning.


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