Carnival Betting Big On IoT Wearable Concierge

Carnival Cruise Lines yesterday took the media embargo off a new smart device that CEO Arnold Donald officially will take the wraps off in a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tomorrow. In short, the Ocean Medallion is a wearable concierge that will not only open passengers’ stateroom doors as they approach but also track their gustatory desires and locate missing partners who are doing some cardio on the treadmill (or indulging in a Carnival Cosmo at the Red Frog Pub).“What makes this medallion so special? Think of it as a GPS, Apple Pay and a digital concierge that connects you to crew members instantly,” writes Tim Wood for Travel Pulse.“The quarter-sized, 1.8-ounce disc can be accessorized with jewelry, clips, key chains and bands or simply carried in a pocket or pocketbook,” according to a news release. “Powered by proprietary technology … that features an Internet of Things (IoT) network of intelligent sensors and experiential computing devices, the Ocean Medallion revolutionizes guest service not only for the cruise industry, but the broader vacation industry.”

Source: Carnival Betting Big On IoT Wearable Concierge 01/04/2017

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