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Anatomy of an Interactive Kiosk

Posted by aderby on Jul 24, 2013 9:24:55 AM

Learn the different aspects of an interactive kiosk.

Kiosk design varies widely depending on the application. A kiosk placed near a cosmetics counter will be designed with a fashion-focus while a kiosk intended for a warehouse store is built with durability in mind. Whether your needs be ruggedness or attractiveness, stand-alone or incorporated into a much larger display fixture Palmer Retail Solutions, can customize your kiosk to fit your specific requirements. If you have an idea, we can make it a reality!

While there is no set formula for designing an interactive kiosk, there are basic building blocks every kiosk includes:

Inside its cabinet (1), a typical kiosk will probably be configured with a CPU of some sort (2), a standard display or possibly a touch screen (3), additional input devices or various sensors (4) and some form of exterior signage (5). The CPU is often simply a personal computer bought from a major manufacturer or made with off-the-shelf components. It could also be a specialized piece of electronic hardware. The display and interface peripherals can be as simple as a regular monitor, keyboard and mouse, or more sophisticated, like a large touchscreen display and proximity sensors.

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