The latest kiosks enable consumers to verify product pricing, view digital advertising, automate orders, locate products and access frequent shopper information. Retailers can also use kiosks to increase staff productivity. The following hardware and applications are a sampling of some of the options available to retailers that will help optimize these goals.
NCR EasyPoint Kiosk
NCR EasyPoint kiosks support Web-based and Windows applications and deliver motion picture-quality video and multimedia. The kiosks offer a range of processing, display, printing, mounting and peripheral options. NCR Easy-Point 42 delivers versatility in a secure footprint smaller than many PC-based kiosks. Leveraging an ATX motherboard with a Pentium 4 processor and Microsoft operating systems, NCR offers a full range of peripherals with packaging and mounting options.
IBM Self-Service Kiosk
Kiosk Model 152 features a spill-resistant display with active-matrix touch-screen LCD and a presence sensor that activates the kiosk as customers approach. The kiosk also includes integrated speakers for simulated surround sound, an omni-directional barcode scanner and PC card expansion slot that enables modem or wireless connectivity. The 152Â¹s 10/100 Ethernet connectivity provides speed and bandwidth for LAN communications and Internet applications.
Symbol Micro Kiosk
The Symbol MK1000 MicroKiosk is an interactive, automated customer self-service terminal. The kiosk includes an integrated omni-directional scanner that can produce pricing, product description, promotional and frequent shopper information in the display. It integrates with in-store host processors enabling access to the most current information and can be used as an electronic bill.
Epson Mercury Printers
The Epson Mercury MTP-1500 Series boasts high print speeds. The printers can be used with kiosks, unattended devices and directory or product information applications. The MTP-1500 Series offers text, bar code and graphics printing capabilities. The autocutter offers a choice of full or partial cut for added application flexibility. The series features 3-inch direct thermal technology, 200 DPI resolution and print speeds up to 6 inches per second. The compact printers also include an autocutter with full or partial cut and a large capacity 6-inch diameter paper roll.