XTD’s Contact Light EMBARK App Continues Accelerated Take Up

XTD’s Contact Light EMBARK App Continues Accelerated Take Up

22:50 07 July in App, Business, Cross Track Digital, Industry news, Metro Rail, Technology

July 8, 2016: Contact Light, the innovation division of digital out-of-home company XTD Ltd (ASX:XTD) continues to see accelerated take up of its EMBARK app from both IOS and Android device users.


According to the latest reports, EMBARK’s rapid acceptance in the market is also seeing average time spent with the app at three minutes a day. The app has received some critical acclaim in influential media, such as the UK-based tech platform Gizmodo giving EMBARK a strong positive review. After its launch EMBARK was also featured by Apple as “An App We Love”.


EMBARK is available for use in all major Australian cities as well as in more than 70 cities in 15 countries worldwide. People using EMBARK on their mobile devices have instant access to comprehensive public transport options to and from any point in their host city, as well as navigating to prominent points of interest within and around city precincts.


The app is available on IOS and Android platforms and has gone on to implement many user requested features. EMBARK is also making the most of new Apple technologies, such as 3D Touch for new iPhones, as well as displaying live arrival times for people’s favourite services on the Apple Watch.


Contact Light CEO Mike Boyd said, “With such extensive deployment and capabilities of EMBARK, we will continue to explore commercial partnerships with major marketers and out-of-home companies that are reaching for new channels to connect with mobile audiences.”


Steve Wildisen, CEO of XTD, said, “EMBARK is a very capable piece of technology as evidenced by the extensive pick-up from many international markets.”


XTD is the owner and operator of the world’s first cross track digital media and information system designed for the transit networks of major global cities. In Australia, XTD operates the cross-track media and information systems within the Melbourne and Brisbane metro rail networks and is in discussions for the installation of the system in two major Asian cities.