Fuji Xerox Launches SkyDesk Media Trek, a Cloud-Based GPS-Linked Audio Guide Service Using Smartphones

Offering an Authoring Tool and Free App to Play Contents

January 27, 2014

TOKYO, January 27, 2014 —Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. today launches SkyDesk Media Trek, a cloud service that delivers audio guide contents linked to global positioning system (GPS) through individuals' smartphonesNote 1. The service offers a cloud-based authoring tool and dedicated free app for end-users to download and play the contents. The audio contents can be created in Japanese and English.

Using the authoring tool provided by Fuji Xerox, a creator produces the audio guide contents and registers the locations on the map where the guide should be played. (Fig. 1 and 2) The created contents are displayed on a smartphone through the SkyDesk Media Trek app, and users can select specific contents—called “Book”

Fig. 1: Overview of the Service

Fig. 2: Authoring Tool

When the users play the downloaded contents and approach the registered location, the contents are played automatically. Additionally, the app records locations where the guides have been played as “Footprints”, so users can play these guides in a different location. (Fig. 3 to 6 )

Fig. 3: Top screen
Fig. 4: Book Store screen
Fig. 5: Audio Guide screen
Fig. 6: Footprint screen

Using smartphones as a platform, SkyDesk Media Trek offers a wide range of uses. For example, not limited to providing tourist information, a local governments or non-profit organizations can offer community-specific information for local residents, such as information on traffic regulations and disaster hazardous areas in an audio format. Also, in outlet malls and other large commercial complexes, the service can be used to announce store information and events of the day.

Fuji Xerox continues to utilize audio, visual and other media-related technologies to offer a range of value-added cloud services in the Document Services & Communications area.

  • Note 1 Supported devices: iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s. Supported OS: iOS6 or higher.
  • Note iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The trademark iPhone is used based on the licensing agreement with Aiphone Co., Ltd.. in Japan.
  • Note The App Store is a service, offered by Apple Inc., which allows download of application software made for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Names of goods and services listed in this press release are the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.
  • Note Xerox, Xerox and Design, as well as Fuji Xerox and Design are registered trademarks or trademarks of Xerox Corporation in Japan and/or other countries and are used under license.

List Prices

SkyDesk Media Trek user registration

Product NameList Price (before tax)
SkyDesk Media Trek user registration fee 600,000 yen

SkyDesk Media Trek user fees

Product NameList Price (before tax)
Authoring tool operation fee (monthly charge) 20,000 yen
Book distribution service usage fee (monthly charge) 60,000 yen