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CartelNet is a multilingual management system of interactive digital labels designed for museums, exhibits and similar establishments.
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What is a museum label ?
A museum label is a card describing an exhibited work. It is often printed on paper or cardboard and is placed near the work it is referring to

museum label

Limitations of paper labels
Paper labels offer a limited surface to describe the exhibited work.
If a museum receives a multilingual public, the descriptive text has to be displayed in several languages on the same label. Hence, the amount of information that can be provided is reduced. Furthermore, paper labels cannot inform the curator on how many people have viewed each exhibited work, …

Digital RFID labels: Why? For whom ?
Digital labels offer several advantages for both visitors and curators. For Visitors:
When entering an exhibition equipped with dynamic digital labels, each visitor is given an RFID credit-card-sized, no-contact badge.
The visitor needs only to scan his/her badge on the RFID reader situated near each exhibited work. The screen above will automatically display the brief description of the work. This information will be displayed in the visitor’s preferred language and profile (children, adults etc.). The information needn’t only be text, but can also include images, videos, music, …


digital rfid museum label

At the end of the visit, a visitor can provide his/her email address. The visitor will then receive an email recapping their entire visit, including descriptions of all works viewed.

digital exhibit label

For Curators: CartelNet provide real-time statistics on:

  • The number of visitors at an exhibition, the type of public
  • Which works are most viewed and which are least viewed (allowing for repositioning of some, if necessary).

Functionality and technical aspects of Cartel Net
CartelNet allows to you create dynamic, digital labels for all each of your exhibitions. CartelNet comprises:
  • The CartelNet software
  • A Server: desktop (or laptop) computer (Macintosh, Windows or linux) on which the software must to be installed.
  • One digital label per exhibited object. Each label consists of a mini-computer, a screen that can be positioned horizontally or vertically and a no-contact card reader (RFID).
  • Access cards (to be given to visitors at the time of their visit).
  • An Ethernet or WIFI computer network (optional) to connect the server to the digital labels.
Creating Labels: The administrator in charge of creating the labels logs on to CartelNet via a web browser.
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sample cartelnet configuration


The administrator can then create as many exhibitions as needed and, for each of them, define any languages, versions and/or profiles (adults, children, students etc.) required.

For example: schools can be allowed to provide their own labels for exhibited works. These can be added to the exhibit without having to delete the official labels designed for the general public. With one click of the mouse, the administrator can switch the general public’s labels to those written by the pupils.

Manage your museum labels with your browser


References

  • L'Atelier des Charrons (scenograph)
  • Museum of the Great War in Meaux ( France)
  • Al Saeediya school museum (Oman)
  • Prehistorical Museum of Solutre (France)
  • Turtles museum (Oman)
  • Cité de sciences (Paris)

How to purchase CartelNet ?
CartelNet package :
  • Required: software user license for an unlimited number of exhibitions and label holders
  • Flexible: the number of mini-computers
For more information please . Phone : +33.6 43 38 90 14

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