LAS VEGAS — Our travel experiences are suffused with technology, from the moment we start planning a trip online until we pay for it through our online credit card account. But there are gaps, especially if you take an ocean cruise. Get on a big boat and you can feel like you’re stepping back into the 1970s.
The Carnival Medallion, a wearable IoT device for Carnival Cruise Ship passengers, may change all that.
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It essentially turns every passenger into a Bluetooth low energy beacon, lighting up fresh experiences in virtually every part of a Carnival Cruise ship and even in many of the activities that surround a cruise. With the Ocean Medallion, passengers will be able to do everything from unlocking cabin doors to making purchases, playing games, navigating the ship, finding friends and getting personalized service based on data sent to the Carnival Cruise system. Read more…