Local startup transforming CLE into “Smart City” by Republican National Convention

Story excerpt provided by WEWS NewsChannel 5.

Written by Megan Hickey.

A Cleveland-based tech startup is teaming up with the City to help direct the more than 50 thousand visitors expected to flood Northeast Ohio for the RNC.

InTouch Cleveland developed a smartphone application in 2014 that uses proximity technology and Bluetooth beacons to provide real-time updates from shops, restaurants, public parks and landmarks around the greater Cleveland area.

Alex Bernot, CEO of inTouch, told newsnet5.com that business owners are able to use the beacons to transmit information about deals, events, and historical information to app users who are walking by.

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Originally published April 18, 2016.

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