KUALA LUMPUR: Local digital media provider SPLUGG is setting up Internet kiosks soon at five selected R&R stops along the North-South Expressway.
These access points to the Web will enable travellers on the 848km expressway to use the Internet for information, communication or recreation when they break their journeys at the stops.
The company said the kiosks would be installed at Tapah, Ulu Bernam, Ayer Keroh, Pagoh and Sungai Buloh R&R stops because of their high traffic volume and popularity.
Raihana Ahmad, CEO of Cyberplus Sdn Bhd which owns the SPLUGG brand name and will operate the services, said the kiosks would combine elements of multimedia infotainment, LCD TV, WiFi (wireless access) facilities as well as travel and lifestyle content.
Currently, the company’s LCD TV digital signage and wireless Internet services are operational at all 18 R&R stops and two overhead bridge restaurants located between Gurun in Kedah and Machap in Johor.
“The services will allow everyone to stay in touch with the latest happenings, as well as be entertained, while travelling,” Raihana said.
About 212 million travellers use the expressway annually.
SPLUGG made the announcement during the World Congress on Information Technology 2008 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Tuesday.http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation