Launched at BTTF 1999
TIM4 now offers a full multimedia PAT system with multilingual potential. This
can be housed in a free standing kiosk, in the TIC or Town Centre or be
strategically placed to be accessible from the main desk. Taking it's data
direct from the back office management suite there is only one, simple data
entry point to avoid duplication of work. PAT will automatically convert the
data to the displayed format with a menu structure based firstly on location and
then by type of enquiry, eg Attractions, Events. One simple key press can tum
your management system into a public access system if you are busy or short
The system is able to
utilise the full National TRIPS data thereby presenting a National database,
with the result that the site in Chichester could access the information on
Carlisle, and vice versa. Images and sound can be added to the basic text data.
Menu options can be selected with either the mouse, keyboard or a Touchscreen
monitor, depending on location.
A typically displayed
record for an attraction record taken from the TIM4 management suite, based on
the TRIPS database.