February 04, 2016
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, a national treasure of the United States, and Softeq, a seasoned provider of full stack development services for electronics and smart objects, announce the successful completion of the DURATEQ® assistive technology system installation at the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, in Cove Neck, New York.
Located on 155 acres on Cove Neck, New York, a small peninsula roughly 2 miles northeast of the Village of Oyster Bay, Sagamore Hill Historic Site has over 40,000 visitors annually to tour the home and grounds of one of America’s most popular presidents. The Durateq® handheld devices, equipped with GPS modules, enables visitors to seamlessly take a self-guided outdoor tour. As the visitors follow the tour through the luscious grounds of Sagamore Hills Historic Site, the quaint town of Oyster Bay and the Young’s Memorial Cemetery and Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, GPS signals trigger content on the Durateq handhelds for each stop. Small markers provide additional notable facts and historic information about various locations throughout the tour.
“It was our honor to be a part of an accessibility project for a landmark site such as Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. We are proud to be part of this historic project and contribute to making this landmark site more accessible and immersive,” commented Paul Fruia, VP Engineering at Softeq Development Corporation.
About Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. The house and surrounding farmland located on 155 acres in Oyster Bay, New York were the primary residence of Theodore and his wife, Emily. Sagamore Hill took on its greatest importance when it became known as the “Summer White House” during the seven summers (1902-1908) Roosevelt spent there as President. Roosevelt died at Sagamore Hill in January 1919. The house is open to the public by guided tour. For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/sahi.