About the Kiosk Enclosure
- table top, wall-mount, standup pedestals, thru-walls, portables, outdoors and even POP-style mall kiosks
- You have custom kiosk and standard kiosk designs. 90% of the time it is a standard or a modified standard.
- Custom design kiosks require NRE and design. “Owning the design” becomes another issue.
- Kiosk enclosure design and manufacturers are all over the world. Most countries tend to use enclosures designed in that country.
- Generally the best looking designs have often come from Europe where contours are generously used. In America better servicing with nice looks tends to be base denominator. The most extensive cataloguing of designs has unfortunately been the Chinese to date.
Kiosk Enclosures Typical Features
- Enclosures are generally 16 gauge steel though mix of materials such as formed plastic and wood trim are available
- High run terminals like UK Job Centre kiosks where 12,000 were done are injection molded. The number of units counteracts the cost of the initial tooling.
- Rear-servicing or front servicing
- ADA and tip guidelines apply
- Knockout panels for adding component later are rarely used . Just makes for a more flexible standard offering for manufacturers to work from.
- Internally kiosk metal can be unfinished or deburred. After cutting my fingers x amount of times over and over, when I set a deburred internal I always heave a sigh of relief now.
- Enclosures last longer than the components inside them.
- Kiosk designs are often a family of design so you can incorporate design elements into whichever form factor is being done whether a fully loaded unit or a “lite” unit for example.
Kiosk Manufacturers of Enclosures
- Olea Kiosks – custom kiosks and standard kiosks
- KIOSK Information Systems – custom kiosks, standard kiosks, full software suite, lockers and vending
- SlabbKiosks – custom kiosks, standard kiosks, payment & healthcare
- Frank Mayer & Associates, Inc. – custom and standard kiosks for retail and more
- Source Technologies – Transactional kiosks and software solutions