TRAVELLING can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA), especially for book lovers. Those who fly regularly will appreciate a new facility which grants passengers access to electronic books (e-books) at no cost.
This smart facility operates through the use of Bluetooth beacon signals which work on the principles of geo-fencing micro-location technology. It communicates with passengers’ smartphone applications, allowing them to access a special virtual library of e-books.
These e-books can be downloaded for free at KLIA and subsequently kept in private devices including smartphones for two days. Once the e-book has been downloaded, passengers are able to read the e-book even without Internet facilities, meaning they will be able to read it during a flight. This facility, which has 40 e-book beacons strategically placed within KLIA Main Terminal and KLIA2, is the first of its kind in the world.