June 21, 2012
-- Working with Swansea based InfoNation, Kiosks4Business have recently installed new touchscreen kiosks at Schools in Swansea. InfoNation is a youth service offering support and advice for young people in Swansea from their main office in the City centre. Kiosks4Business were approached to provide an information access portal for young people to use which could help showcase some of the services available and provide users with access to web-based information which can help them.
With a background in providing public information access Kiosks4Business team were able to offer a choice of wall mounted and free-standing kiosk designs as platform to deliver the service. Kiosks4Business’
myKiosk wall mounted point is installed at many schools, Sure Start and other services and includes a branded acrylic facia. Like many of the products in the range, this includes an option for a rugged keyboard which was requested as part of the project brief. Eidos, the new free-standing wheelchair accessible kiosk was also offered and eventually selected as the kiosk to install. The Eidos platform uses the same industrial quality components designed for long life, in a compact freestanding enclosure. The kiosk was supplied with white finish and anthracite grey base and connectivity via the integrated 1GB network connection.
InformationPoint is Kiosks4Business public access software for providing a wide range of web-based information to users. The software has been developed and honed over a number of years to enable those less familiar with the web to access information safely and securely. Usage stats are available for Return on Investment and other reporting. When not in use, the InformationPoint software acts like a digital sign presenting numerous images, calls to action and other news to service users. This particular implementation included QR codes which could be used to access the main website on a mobile. Using the Kiosks4Business Content Management System, administrators are able to quickly change the content available on the kiosk. All web access is safely managed using whitelists.
Kiosks4Business provided a fully managed service including installation, technical support and remote monitoring of the kiosks.
Find out more about using kiosks for public internet access on the Kiosks4Business website http://www.kiosks4business.com