Self-service kiosks are found across a wide market of applications and thus a demand has arisen for clients seeking to install kiosks for use in outdoor locations. Outdoor can be anything from a wide open space without any other form of roofing or coverage to locations that are still outside but within a building structure, say a self-service petrol station or a train concourse.
Outdoor self-service brings solutions to our clients’ requirements at the very forefront of infrastructure and provides services 24×7 to the worlds population, demanding ever quicker resources for their needs. Self-service providers continually develop new concepts to expand their outdoor market shares, with some of the latest ideas being convenience foods in the form of pizzas being placed in outdoor locations, such as train stations, to appease our appetite for warm tasty food at any time of the day, or skiing passes that grant skiers access to new slopes on mountains.
KT Group, a local Hong Kong business that specialises in custom self service kiosk manufacturing, has for the past thirteen years been providing hundreds of customers with uniquely manufactured custom self-service kiosks, developed in many different shapes and forms to meet customers demands for outdoor engineered self-service kiosks. One flexible approach is to utilize a current form or design and then customise it to meet the application and KT Group model C9 has been restyled to fit purposes for “ski ticketing issuance self-service”, “golf swing analysis”, “top up mobile recharging for air time” but to name few of the concepts the C9 has been previously utilized on.
The basis of the enclosure is a totem shaped cabinet that has a stocky muscular form and a top that encroaches at the front to protect the monitor and enhance the visuals so that users can more readily access the digital media easily and comfortably. The muscular shape was a necessity as the stock metal core of the cabinet is traditionally based on a thick steel plate to ensure it is robust and sturdy to withstand acts of vandalism, or every day use, that can occur in outdoor environments. The inward area, surrounding the touch monitor, provides spaces to implement hardware integration such as printers, pin-pad devices, coin slots and validators, cash bill slots and validators and the total free-standing enclosure has a large space to enable a special visual graphic artwork if the client wishes to brand it.
The C9 uses high impact anti-vandal locking mechanisms and louvre style ventilation to ensure the flow of air can be continuous and ensure internals such as the industrial-rated fanless computer can run 24×7 without interruption and, although no installation can ever be 100% protected from damage, the more experience the manufacturer ensures the less risk due to hands on experience gained from over a decade of practice and knowledge.