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DURATEQ® ATV Helps All Guests Enjoy Resurgent History at Monocacy National Battlefield

March 07, 2014

March 7, 2014 — Houston, TX — Softeq Development, a seasoned provider of embedded software development services, announced the closure of the DURATEQ ATV deployment project at Monocacy National Battlefield, one of America’s national parks commemorating the Civil War Battle that saved Washington, D.C.

Located in Maryland on the Monocacy River banks, the park has been equipped with the DURATEQ Assistive Technology System to provide a first-hand experience to guests of all abilities. The system has been installed on the second level of the Visitor Center, which contains exhibits and an outdoor observation deck overlooking the landscape that has changed little since the 1860’s.

The Softeq team installed eight track-mounted emitters on the second floor where the exhibits are arranged in a single loop to be seen in clockwise order. The DURATEQ ATV solution provides both audio narration and assistive listening.

When entering an exhibit area, audio description playback is triggered by an infrared location beacon. Audio description playback is fully automatic, requiring no user action. This makes the DURATEQ solution the most user-friendly and advantageous assistive device for public venues on the market,” noted Terry Marshall, Product Marketing Manager at Softeq, the developer of the DURATEQ.

About Monocacy National Battlefield

Monocacy National Battlefield, created by an act of Congress in 1934, was open to the public in 1991. The 1,647-acre park is managed as a cultural resource commemorating the Civil War battle that took place along the Monocacy River, south of Frederick, MD. Several monuments were dedicated following the war, including monuments for the New Jersey, Vermont, and Pennsylvania units, which fought in the battle, as well as to the Confederate forces. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/mono.