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The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) and the province’s ministry of transportation recently installed new free-standing touch-screen kiosks in their Onroute service centres along major highways.
Cineplex Digital Media (CDM) was contracted to develop the interactive kiosks, which use 1.7-m (65-in.) touch screens to connect users with travel information and services, including maps with real-time weather and traffic, a trip-planning tool, the Discover Ontario mobile app and two interactive games, ‘Top Traveller’ and ‘Memory Match.’
Since the kiosks were introduced in mid-August to 20 of the 23 Onroute centres, they have captured the attention of more than 190,000 visitors. The remaining three centres will also soon be equipped with the new touch screens as construction is completed.