New information display a totemic change for technology – Powys County Times

A local uses the new interactive digital totem

A local uses the new interactive digital totem

A STYLISH new digitally interactive information display totem has been introduced to Rhayader, to help locals and visitors alike find out more information about the town and what’s going on in the local area.

The totem, located on the renowned crossroads bisecting the centre of town, is a Rhayader Town Council and Rhayader 2000 collaboration, with assistance from Powys County Council and the Welsh Government, and was introduced last Friday, January 7.

The free-standing, single-sided digital advertising board which can support both image slideshows and videos, with or without sound, provides messages, giving them a modern appearance and helping them stand out.

And it is already proving to be popular. “While working the past two days in town I have seen the totem used quite a bit,” said resident Julie Davies underneath the post on the Rhayader Facebook page.

“There are people visiting the town and wanting to see what’s going on and a few locals wanting to see what it’s all about.

“I had a go myself today. Very easy to use but it has to be for me. Very impressed. I can see this being a great asset to the town when the holiday season begins. Well done those involved.”

Asked by one person if information would be available in Welsh, organisers replied: “We have built in the facility for Welsh language of course – we are looking for a volunteer to translate all of pages for us and keep new pages updated.”

Is this something you may be able to assist with? If so, visit the Rhayader page on Facebook and send them a message.