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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 26, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fort Sill Directorate of Museums at the Fires Center of Excellence in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is preparing to launch a new cell phone audio tour and text messaging service, powered by mobile technology solutions provider Guide by Cell. Fort Sill will launch the new technologies for their three museum facilities: the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum, the Air Defense Artillery Museum, and the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum.
Fort Sill staff will use Guide by Cell's audio platform to record short audio tour narration for various points of interest and locations, such as the famed Geronimo's grave. Visitors can use their cell phones to access information by dialing in to a provided number and following prompts to hear more.
Visitors will also be able to instantly interact with fort personnel via simple text message. They can ask any question in the form of a text message to a 5-digit short code, and receive a live answer directly from a staff member.
"Guide by Cell's services will allow us to leverage everyday technologies to better serve our visitors, provide more detailed information about our numerous historical treasures, and assist in our efforts to educate the community and our soldiers," said Frank Siltman, Director of Museums and Military History at Fort Sill. "This new capability will allow guests to preview Fort Sill attractions on the web, have more flexibility in opportunities to visit the historic sites, and access in-depth details about our large collection of historic artifacts. We are excited about the Guide by Cell service and what it will provide our visitors and our nationwide community."
About Fort Sill
Fort Sill, OK is located in southwest Oklahoma, is the U.S. Army's Fires Center of Excellence and home of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and is one of the Army's installations providing basic combat training to soldiers entering the Army. It was established in January of 1869, and the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark is the most complete frontier fort from the Indian Wars period still in existence.
About Guide by Cell
Founded in 2004, Guide by Cell is the world's largest provider of interactive mobile technology solutions to over 1000 cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations, including museums, zoos, aquariums, national and state parks, libraries, restaurants, universities and historical sites. The San Francisco-based company offers five main services: cell phone audio tours, text messaging, mobile websites, Smartphone applications and mobile giving. Guide by Cell is the official mobile technology partner to
several major cultural trade associations and acts as expert advisor on mobile trends and strategies.
For more information visit: www.guidebycell.com.
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