Touch terminal software for trade-center navigation and a trade center website
Timeframe:
< 3 m
Complexity:
Price:
10,000-50,000

About project

Touch terminal software for trade-center navigation and a trade center website

Facts

Visitor assistance system implemented in 5 “Red Square” shopping malls in Krasnodar Region.

Customer

RAMO-M

The company is recognized as one of the top twenty developers in Russian Federation according to the results of «INFOLine Developer Russia TOP-100» rating. The holding owns more than 350 thousand sq. km of common area including 245 thousand sq. km of gross leasable area.

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Goal

To create a customer assistance system including a web-portal of 5 websites and interactive touch terminal networks for every “Red Square” shopping mall.

Tasks

1
To create a web-portal and typical website of trade-center including trade-center information, events, news, information for tenants, interactive maps of each floor and detailed shop information catalogue with search capabilities.
2
To create a typical solution of visitor assistance system with capabilities of shop search and trade-center navigation.
3
To implement websites and internal visitor assistance systems in 5 centers of the “Red Square” network.

Implementation

Spellsystems created two typical websites. One for the “Red Square” shopping mall and one for the “Red Square” mega-center. The main difference between them is section structure. Every typical website has functionality for shop catalog management including category management independent on other website instances. Every typical website has its own interactive map constructor, capable for multi-floor trade-center map creation and shop locations management. In addition, typical websites have an API for internal visitor assistance system.

Moreover, each website instance has its own administration panel, but still capable for centralized management. After that, we deployed 5 websites based on the typical websites.

In parallel, we created a typical solution of shopping mall visitor assistant system. It contains of two components. The first one is a desktop solution for interactive terminals with touch control operated with Microsoft Windows XP/7. The second one is the server solution for website integration, data caching and terminal network status monitoring. The shopping mall visitor assistant solution use website’s database to get shops catalog and interactive map. It allows users to find any shop by its name, category or keyword and discover the shortest route to it. Rotes generated automatically based on shop position, current terminal position and terminal orientation. It supports multi-floor routing with elevators or escalator considering elevator directions.

Next, we deployed this typical solution in all 5 centers in Krasnodar Region.

Results

1

We were able to build such a simple, stable and reliable solution that is still in use after 5 years.

Technologies

Basic technologies
1
Microsoft.NET, PHP
WinForms, XML/XSLT, C#
Storing and working with data
2
Access, MySQL

Platforms

Web applications
Desktop applications
Server applications

Team

1 project manager, 1 C#/.NET programmer, 1 PHP programmer, 1 database archtect, 1 content mananger