Facial Recognition Photo Kiosks

By | December 15, 2020
Facial Recognition Photo KIosk

Case Study – Photo Kiosks with Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition Photo KIosk

Facial Recognition Photo KIosk

Showtime Pictures at Georgia Aquarium

Photo concession kiosks deliver fun for aquarium visitors

Showtime Pictures, a respected name in photo concessions that provides photography services to attractions across the nation, partnered with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. to deliver kiosks with facial recognition technology to the Georgia Aquarium.

Facial Recognition Technology Kiosks

Instead of manning the location with staff, the company’s objective was to utilize kiosks equipped with high-definition cameras and facial recognition technology to identify and pull up images of visitors exploring the aquarium.  The kiosks not only needed sophisticated cameras and facial technology, but also required large touchscreens, barcode scanners, and payment devices for guests to purchase photo packages. In addition, the kiosks had to meet ADA requirements.

A Wall Kiosk to Preserve Space

To maintain floorspace, Showtime Pictures opted for a variation of Frank Mayer and Associates’ wall-mounted kiosk and designed the unit with LED lights to give a soft glow that matches the aquarium’s aesthetic.  The innovative program has proven popular, and the company has plans to expand the facial recognition photo concession kiosks to more locations in the future.

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Author: News Editor

Kiosk manufacturer experience since 1993. Engineer for Verizon Bill Pay kiosks while at KIS in Colorado. Extensive device knowledge for printers, scanners, currency, PCI, ADA, touch screen technology, outdoor, biometrics such as fingerprint and IRIS. Runs and manages the current kiosk association, KMA. Works with U.S. Access Board on ADA and accessibility. PCI SSC participating organization. Member of National Retail Federation (NRF) and National Restaurant Association.