Louvre Introduces Video Console Guides

Audio guides have been replaced at The Louvre in Paris with new technology which uses a Nintendo video game console.  Following a drop in usage of the old audio system, the museum has introduced the 3DS guide which has a real time interactive map that can direct visitors to where they want to go.
High definition photographs that can be zoomed in on, over 700 audio commentaries on works of art and sign language video presentations can all be accessed through this new technology.  The Louvre is also embracing the digital era by updating their web-site to include virtual tours and are soon to release smartphone and iPad applications.  One, to be launched in June, will even teach visitors how to decipher an Egyptian stele.

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