Category Archives: Smart City

Smart City Digital Signage News & RFPs

SmartCity Digital Signage News and RFPs Smart City RFPs and Digital Signage RFPs go hand-in-hand and lots of cities are looking at new infrastructure.  We track those.  These days that means smart transit, smart transportation, smart lighting, automation, EV vehicles, Self-Driving.  It’s a big basket for sure. Part of IoT trends in self-service. We recommend Smart City Design… Read More »

Sponsor News – Peerless-AV Joins Forces with Blue Planet Energy

Peerless-AV® Joins Forces with Blue Planet Energy to Create a Premium Grid-Optional Energy Solution Ed Note: Peerless-AV announced today they have partnered with Blue Planet Energy to create a Premium Grid Optional Energy Solution. Introducing The Blue Ion LXHV, a patent-pending, premium grid-optional energy solution brings a wide range of sustainable energy options to power critical infrastructure and… Read More »

Detroit Smart City Kiosks

Smart City Kiosks NO Cameras Excerpt from Detroit News – Oct 8, 2019 Detroit — Dozens of interactive booths with free Wi-Fi, suggestions for dining and shopping or finding an open shelter bed for the homeless might soon be sprouting up downtown. The Downtown Detroit Partnership has entered into a 15-year agreement with Ohio-based IKE Smart City that calls for the installation of… Read More »

Smart City News LinkNYC – CityBridge Slammed by NY Officials

From SmartCity Dive NYC tech official slams LinkNYC group for contract negligence: ‘CityBridge is delinquent’ All is not well in New York City and the LinkNYC people. NYC officials claim they have not been paid appropriately.  LinkNYC has failed to install and activate promised kiosks, and to remove old payphones. CityBridge, a consortium of tech companies including Intersection,… Read More »

DART’s interactive kiosks in Dallas

Smart City Kiosks Dallas Transportation From WFA in Dallas Feb 2020 — Also earlier link DALLAS — DART plans to install 300 new interactive touchscreen kiosks over the next two years. Several of them have already been installed at J.B. Jackson Jr. Transit Center east of downtown, where WFAA tested them out to see if they really do… Read More »

Smart City Kiosks – 35 digital CityPost kiosks to go online downtown before DNC

As reported on BizJournals Feb 2020 – By Sean Ryan  – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal Feb 20, 2020, 10:37am CST Updated Feb 20, 2020, 11:03am CST Before the Democratic National Convention in July, 35 digital kiosks will be installed along the Milwaukee streetcar line and at downtown hot spots to direct visitors to restaurants and stores, provide free Wi-Fi service and generate an… Read More »

Peerless-AV Joins the Baseball Trade Show During the MiLB Winter Meeting 2019

Outdoor TV & Smart City Kiosk The latest news from Peerless-AV. The Official Digital Display Partner of the MiLB will be exhibiting at the upcoming Baseball Trade Show during the MiLB Baseball Winter Meetings (Dec 8-12). The company will be showcasing technology ideal for stadiums and arenas, including its UltraView UHD Outdoor TVs and Smart City Kiosks. Below and attached please find… Read More »

Smart City Kiosks Installed in St. Louis

Eight interactive kiosk – Smart City kiosks – Go Online Excerpted from KMOV.com Staff – Posted on Jan 22, 2020 ST. LOUIS (KMOv.com) — On Wednesday, eight interactive Smart City kiosks went online in St. Louis. The vertical touch screen information centers provide visitors and residents with information on restaurants and attractions as well as local resources and services.… Read More »

Smart Cities Analysis Growing Faster than IT Officials Can Secure

As smart cities rise in popularity, government IT leaders must also contend with the additional security questions these raise as well. City leaders are flocking to smart city devices and technologies with myriad purposes and functions, ranging from air quality monitoring, alleviating traffic congestion, and improving government performance. However, city IT leaders must also remain measured in their… Read More »

InfoComm 2019 – Peerless InfoComm Outdoor Kiosks and Smart Kiosks #3429

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Peerless-AV® to Demonstrate Wide-Ranging Signage Technology and AV Solutions at InfoComm 2019 Products include new line of SmartMount® Motorized Mounting Solutions, Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays, SEAMLESS LED Solutions, Smart City Kiosks, and more at Booth 3429 AURORA, Ill. – May 30, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of… Read More »

Smart City Kiosk – Peerless-AV® Puts Its Latest AV Solutions on Display at Digital Signage Expo 2019

New kiosks, mounts, outdoor solutions, and more will be shown in Booth 2407 LAS VEGAS – March 26, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at the 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), from March 26 to 29 at the Las Vegas Convention… Read More »

Smart City Whitepaper & Connected Cities – LG MRI

Excerpt from 28 page White Paper covering Connected Cities and Smart Kiosks and their growing acceptance. Smart Cities can be characterized in many ways, but at the concept’s core are efforts by municipalities to use information and communication technologies to collect and disseminate information, improve the ways cities work, and bridge a digital divide in urban centers. In… Read More »

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk AV solutions designer and manufacturer creates city center hub with all weather-rated solution Featuring an Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display, the Smart City Kiosk is an all weather-rated solution ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment, and more. AURORA, Ill. – August 15, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an… Read More »

How Digital Kiosks are Changing the Small Town Experience

Small towns across the country are rapidly realizing that interactive digital solutions, namely digital kiosks, have the capabilities to serve as the answer to many of the aforementioned questions, among others.

Source: meridiankiosks.com

Picture this: your company has an out of town meeting, your child has a sports tournament, or your family plans a weekend getaway. As a result, you find yourself in a bustling small town you’ve never before visited. The downtown area is filled with shops and restaurants, but you aren’t quite sure what to do or where to start, and you’re overflowing with questions. Which restaurants are kid-friendly? What do their menus look like? Which direction is the store your friend told you to check out? Is there a local park?

 

The predicament you’re facing when you arrive in this unfamiliar small town is one that towns across the country are constantly considering—once visitors arrive, will they be able to easily get around? If so, will they be able to find something they’re interested in, be willing to explore, and support local restaurants and businesses?

 

In an effort to address some of these questions, cities and towns both large and small have begun exploring and investing in interactive digital solutions. You may have heard the term ‘smart cities’ used to describe those implementing interactive technology throughout their cities. Though typically not to the same scale as major cities, small towns across the country are rapidly realizing that interactive digital solutions, namely digital kiosks, have the capabilities to serve as the answer to many of the aforementioned questions, among others.

 

Read Full Article

Smart City – CityPost Information Kiosks Coming to Jersey City’s Streets

Up to 50 kiosks offering information about Jersey City will be installed throughout the city’s neighborhoods.

Source: jerseydigs.com

City Hall issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for these types of devices at the end of 2017. The RFP stated in part that “kiosk designs shall be of a modern aesthetic and shall reflect Jersey City’s streetscapes and architecture,” adding that at least one must be installed at or near all of Jersey City’s PATH stations, the Martin Luther King Drive and West Side Avenue Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops, and at least two Jersey City Housing Authority complexes. The RFP also required applicants to include at least one kiosk per ward in their proposal.

 

Smart City Media was awarded the contract earlier this year. The company has also installed CityPost kiosks in cities like Little Rock, Kansas City, and Louisville.

Four Providers of Smart City Kiosks Named IDC Innovators | Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four providers that are considered key emerging vendors in the Smart City kiosks market. The four companies named as IDC Innovators are CIVIQ Smartscapes, Smart City Media, SmartLINK, and Soofa.

Source: www.businesswire.com

Smart City kiosks are specifically designed units, most of which include (interactive) display panels for local information, Wi-Fi signaling, and emergency call services. Kiosks typically use advertising as a revenue model while providing the public with a variety of information and services. Smart City kiosks also use sensors and digital platforms to collect street-level data and engage local residents, businesses, and tourists throughout the city. IDC believes that Smart City kiosks are important civic engagement tools that enable cities to collect, analyze, and share information as well as offer services such as Wi-Fi and phone charging.

"As cities look for ways to provide ubiquitous public Wi-Fi, market local businesses, generate new revenue opportunities, and provide quick access to services and information for the public, Smart City kiosks are emerging as a one-stop shop for these services," said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president of IDC’s Government Insights and Smart Cities practice. "The fact that they offer ad-based revenue opportunities makes them an attractive option to extend urban services to the hyper-local level."

CIVIQ Smartscapes offers several smart kiosk solutions, each of which is designed to address urban needs ranging from improving city mobility and wayfinding to public Wi-Fi offerings, emergency alert systems, smart lighting, and environmental monitoring.

Smart City Media offers a platform for Internet and mobile applications, IoT sensors, and location-based media with the aim of engaging local residents, empowering small business owners, and helping tourists maximize their visits.

SmartLINK kiosks can provide events monitoring, security alerting, Wi-Fi, wayfinding, communications, environmental monitoring, and traffic study solutions that deliver usable data for the city along with several revenue generating options to fit the city’s needs.

Soofa uses a Web-based platform that allows locals to share information with each other and cities to communicate directly with residents about local events, emergencies, and other relevant information with no installation cost to the city.