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Smart City RFP Digital Signage

Smart City RFP, Digital Signage RFPs and More

Smart City RFP
Smart City Concept

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.

Craig is a  senior staff writer for Kiosk Industry Group Association. He has 25 years of experience in the industry. He reviews Smart City and Smart RFPs from around the industry.

Smart City News Highlight

  • 11/14/2019 — The city of Las Vegas Mobility Master Plan proposes to purchase 3 new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and deploy a pilot first phase of demonstration projects throughout the city’s Downtown / Innovation District, including AV/CV/EV testing, electric vehicle charging, smart wayfinding, and other infrastructure supportive of autonomous, connected, and electric vehicles. Estimated Completion Date: 06/30/2020
  • 11/4/2019 – Baltimore IKE Smart City Kiosk. A new Interactive Kiosk Experience (IKE) by IKE Smart City was installed this week.
  • 10/8/2019 – Detroit IKE Project Privacy Concerns

Here are curated Smart RFPs and project plans

Related News

News on the Internet we like

Oct 15 Nokia Demos Smart City in Hanoi – Nokia ran a trial of a smart city management platform in Hanoi to show off its real-time automation and analytics capabilities to Vietnam-based Viettel, a military-run mobile operator.

Oct 15 — Link —  IoT and Smart Agriculture Are Building Our Future Cities Today
The 9.6 billion people expected to live on the planet by 2050, and with 70 percent of them in urban areas, IoT is pushing smart agriculture in smart cities.

Newark to offer Link Smart City Program

4/9/18 — announced last week the city’s plans for LinkNWK, a communications network of sidewalk kiosks that will provide residents and visitors of Newark with free gigabit Wi-Fi, mobile device charging, free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., access to municipal services, maps and directions, and real-time local information on city streets. There will be no cost to taxpayers or users as it is supported through advertising on the Link kiosk displays.


Digital kiosks coming to Harrisburg

City council is mulling a resolution that will allow New York City-based Smart City Media LLC. to install about 25 digital kiosks to provide information to residents and tourists.  These kiosks – called CityPosts — will stand about 8-feet tall and have 55-inch screens on both sides, chief marketing officer Mike Mainthow said in a phone interview today.

LinkNYC Will Show Bus Arrival Time Info — LinkNYC’s 55-inch screens in those Brooklyn neighborhoods will now show arrival info for buses that are a short walk away from a particular kiosk.


Panasonic is building a ‘smart city’ in Colorado with high-tech highways, autonomous vehicles, and free WiFi

The company is now building “smart city” infrastructure near Denver, Colorado, with the goal of turning the area into a “smart city” by 2026. The initiative is part of a larger Panasonic program Panasonic called CityNow. Although the definition of a “smart city” varies depending on who you ask, the term typically describes a metro area that prioritizes the use of technology in its infrastructure.

Who Will Own The Infrastructure In The Smart City?

The smart city was a major theme at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association.

How to improve community mobility in a smart city through public-private partnerships

Part of the smart cities movement includes managing how people travel and use the transportation network, as well as how cities collect data from vehicles and group travel patterns for better land use and transportation policy decision making.


Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities. | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/14/smart-cities-are-boring-give-us-responsive-cities/

Oct 14, 2017 – As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, …


The Rise of the Smart City – WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-the-smart-city-1492395120

Apr 16, 2017 – Cities have a way to go before they can be considered geniuses. But they’re getting smart pretty fast. In just the past few years, mayors and …


Smart cities | Cities | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/smart-cities

Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way.


IEEE Smart Cities: Home

https://smartcities.ieee.org/

IEEE Smart Cities is a global, multi-discipline cross-IEEE effort, through which IEEE seeks to help municipalities around the world address urban population …

The Problems With Smart Cities – Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/…/the-problems-with-smart-citie…

Jun 19, 2017 – When envisioning all the possibilities of smart cities, it’s also important to consider the difficulties that could arise in creating them.


Variations on Project Example

Here is one for public safety circa March 2018 in California.

The City of xxxxxxxxxx (“City”) seeks to partner with
technology providers who are working to improve and
enhance the urban environment through the use of smart city technology. For this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the City seeks up to four Firms/Teams that can implement and demonstrate how camera, video, motion, and other sensor technology can be an effective tool in addressing public safety. Working in collaboration with the City and the xxxxxx County Sheriff’s Department, these Firms/Teams will demonstrate solutions that can enhance public safety in the City. This pilot project will allow the City and the SD to assess the utility, data management needs, cost effectiveness, and overall success of a smart city public safety program that could be scaled citywide in designated areas of the City. The size and density of the City, along with its large visitor population (especially during special events) provides a great environment for the testing and implementation of cutting-edge public safety technology. Up to four Firms/Teams will be selected.

The selected Firms/Teams will design and implement a
demonstration project for deployment over nine months. At least one location in the City will be assigned to each Firm/Team for implementation. The selected Firms/Teams will be provided a $10,000 stipend, distributed at determined milestones during the nine month duration of the pilot program. Selected Firms/Teams shall be required to comply with the City’s Privacy Guidelines. In addition to public safety applications, the City encourages camera and
sensor applications that can provide insights about how people interact in the City. For example, innovative companies are using cameras and sensors to measure volume and direction of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle trac. Such programs can inform city planning and other municipal operations as collected data can be used to increase pedestrian and vehicle safety or increase economic activity. In addition, the City welcomes technologies that
protect privacy, such as use of anonymized data and real-time image scrambling.

Detroit Smart City Kiosks Privacy Concerns

Detroit Smart City Kiosks NO Cameras Allowed

Excerpt from Detroit News – Oct 8, 2019

peerless smart city kiosk image
Example of smart city kiosk this one by Peerless-AV

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 at least 30 kiosks in the city’s core and neighborhood districts, said Eric Larson, the partnership’s CEO.

The new technology is planned amid tensions in Detroit over privacy concerns tied to the use of traffic-mounted cameras, real-time feeds to the police department’s crime center and facial recognition software.

The kiosk technology — often equipped with high-definition security cameras — has also raised privacy concerns in some cities over unwanted surveillance and other features that may provide a user’s personal information to third parties.

Detroit is believed to be the first city deploying IKE kiosks without cameras, Larson said, but the terminals can be retrofitted later on “if everybody is comfortable with it.”

Read full article on Detroit News

 

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 approaches to these new technologies, especially considering the increased cost in managing more devices and the potential for greater threats penetrating these networks.

Several speakers at the Smart City Expo Atlanta conference addressed this issue, as more and more cities look to explore and embrace these technologies. Smart city technologies have been proliferating as of late across the country. One example is Columbus, Ohio, which received $50 million in grant funding and $520 million in private investment to use toward autonomous vehicle testing, new transportation models, and open source data systems. Additionally, the state of Ohio recently opened a testing ground for autonomous vehicles as part of ongoing efforts to invest in advanced transportation. Ohio is not alone in these endeavors, however, as Utah has invested $50 million in connected and autonomous vehicle infrastructure, and Louisiana passed legislation allowing autonomous semitrailer trucks on its public roads.

Deltek previously released its Smart Cities Report in 2018 highlighting several major trends and areas in which these technologies are being utilized and procured by city and county governments. Specifically, the report examines five different market segments or major categories, including smart transportation, smart emergency response, smart & big data, smart citizen engagement, and smart connected facilities. The report shows that procurement activity in these areas has increased over the past few years, as well as which cities and counties are leading the way.

Despite this growing popularity in smart technologies, as noted above, this is not without justified concerns. To go along with the question over securing these devices and networks they operate on, many organizations using these technologies are now amassing huge amounts of data that must be collected, managed, effectively shared, as well as kept safe.

Ultimately, it appears that smart technologies in cities and counties are here to stay, and these initiatives hold great potential to improve the lives of citizens, however local government IT leaders should maintain a measured and methodical approach to how they embrace them by ensuring IT security architecture is in place and capable, establish effective data governance policies, and balancing innovation with security.

Source: StateScoop

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

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Peerless InfoComm Outdoor Kiosks and Smart KiosksPeerless-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 innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at InfoComm 2019, June 12-14, in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Peerless-AV and its team of experts will be exhibiting a variety of digital signage solutions, including kiosks, video wall mounts, outdoor displays, and more in Booth 3429.

Peerless-AV Preview @ InfoComm 2019 from Peerless-AV on Vimeo.

To start off the show, on Wednesday, June 12th,  Rob Meiner, Peerless-AV’s Kiosk Business Unit Manager, will be taking part in a panel on “Increasing Convenience and Creature Comforts with Kiosks in Hotels.” Panel attendees can expect to learn more about how hotels and hospitality industry insiders can incorporate engaging kiosks and signage. Peerless-AV will also be sponsoring the event, which is geared towards key members of the hospitality industry.

Peerless-AV is proud to present and display the following products at InfoComm 2019:

Outdoor Kiosk Solutions

Peerless-AV will be testing the limits of its Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, XHB552) through a water dunk tank, impact test chamber, and dust chamber. Available in 43″, 49″, and 55”, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays offer a maintenance-free design and are rugged enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, while still offering bright, crisp imagery.

Peerless-AV will also be exhibiting the full line-up of the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV (UV492, UV552, UV652), an all-season solution for outdoor entertainment and living. Paired with the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV will be Peerless-AV’s easily-installed and weather resistant Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar (SPK-080).

Kiosks and Menu Boards

Kiosks at the booth include the upgraded All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign® (KIPICT2555). This kiosk features a sleek and stylish design with a leaner frame and a smaller footprint, creating a complete digital signage solution for any indoor application setting, for  entertainment, advertising, digital merchandising, and more.

Another kiosk on display is the award-winning, outdoor Smart City Kiosk. With an elegant, minimalistic design, including covers to protect and ventilate the kiosk’s display and equipment, this kiosk is an ideal, outdoor digital signage solution.

Restaurant menu solutions like Peerless-AV’s single Digital Menu Board for Samsung OHF displays (KOF555-1OHF), double Digital Menu Board for Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (KOF555-2XHB), and single Digital Menu Board for LG displays (KOF555-1XE4F) will also be in the booth, demonstrating how digital signage can help with increasing drive-thru sales and promoting order efficiency.

Interactive SmartMount® Solutions

A new line of SmartMount® Motorized Mounting Solutions for Interactive Displays, including the SmartMount® Motorized Stand/Wall Mount (SS598ML3) and SmartMount® Motorized Table Top Cart (SR598ML3T) will showcase how educators can focus on the content on display in the classroom while creating a positive learning environment.

Also in the booth will be the latest version of the SmartMount® Motorized Height Adjustable Flat Panel Cart (SR598ML3), an extension of Peerless-AV’s award-winning line of AV carts, which make it easier for educators and students to raise and lower touch-enabled displays.

Wall Mounts and More

As the 2019 Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide, Peerless-AV will be showing off its mounting solutions geared towards hospitality applications. Mounts being displayed include the Pull Out Pivot Wall Mount (HPF650), essential for on-wall or recessed/in-furniture applications, as well as the Hospitality Wall Arm Mount with STB Enclosure (HA746-STB), which offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for cable management and set top box storage. For retail applications, Peerless-AV will be introducing the Floor Window Display Mount (DS-OM55ND-FLOOR) designed specifically for the Samsung OM55N-D Double-Sided Displays.

Peerless-AV’s wide ranging projector product family will be in the booth, as well, with the Heavy Duty Universal Projector Mount (PJR125), Ultra Heavy Duty Projector Mount (PJR250), and Universal Portrait Projector Mount (PJR125-POR), demonstrating the perfect mounting solution for heavy equipment.

LED Video Wall Mounting Solutions

Providing a wow factor for attendees will be Peerless-AV’s Curved LED Mount, featuring a modular design developed to fit the specifications of any LED display. In partnership with RMG, the curved video wall will feature actual pieces from the Kennedy Space Center and highlights of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. Peerless-AV’s LED mounting systems bring unlimited configurations to wall signage as well as offer a slim, space-saving, and aesthetically pleasing design that can be adapted to support any display specifications and video wall configuration.

Additionally, as the Official Digital Display Provider of MiLB, Peerless-AV’s booth will feature the new official LED scoreboard, which will be implemented in over 50 stadiums by 2020.

The Curved LED Mount and LED scoreboard are part of SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the one-of-a-kind all-inclusive program for LED video wall integration. With SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, integrators can expect start to finish support for all of Peerless-AV’s LED mounting solutions.

To learn more about Peerless-AV’s activities planned for InfoComm 2019, watch the preview video (https://vimeo.com/peerlessav/infocomm19) or visit Booth 3429 to see the full showcase of outdoor displays, kiosks, mounts, carts, and more.

For media appointments, please contact Beth Gard at bethg@lotus823.com or 732-212-0823.

Connect with Peerless-AV via social media on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

Media Contact

Beth Gard

bethg@lotus823.com

(732) 212-0823

 

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 Center. The brand will also serve as a Presenting Sponsor of the show, a position it has held for the last 3 years.

Exhibiting in Booth 2407, Peerless-AV will display a variety of digital signage solutions, including kiosks, video wall mounts, outdoor displays, and more. Brian McClimans, Peerless-AV’s VP of Sales, Americas and APAC, will also moderate a speaking session discussing “What’s Next in Displays.”

Products within the booth include:

 Kiosks

Peerless-AV’s booth will feature the award-winning Smart City Kiosk in a 55″ Double-Sided model. With an elegant, minimalistic design that includes covers that protect and ventilate the kiosk’s displays and equipment, the addition of two screens allows for greater public engagement as well as seamless updates to digital content that can be easily read, even in bright sunlight.

Another kiosk on display is Peerless-AV’s upgraded All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign® (KIPICT2555), which features a sleek and stylish design with leaner frames and a smaller footprint, creating a complete digital signage solution for any indoor application setting. The KIPICT2555 includes ten points of IR touch and can be utilized for a range of applications, including entertainment, advertising, digital merchandising, and more.

With a wide offering of kiosk solutions, Peerless-AV will also showcase its new all-weather rated Outdoor Digital Menu Boards (KOF555-1OHF, KOF555-XHB), as well as the Volta Electric Vehicle Charging Station For integrators at the show, Peerless-AV will be demonstrating its KioskBuilder™.

Digital Signage and Mounts

For attendees interested in LED solutions, Peerless-AV’s booth will prominently feature its award-winning SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV® LED Video Wall Integration Program. The brand will be demonstrating its LED Mount Configurator along with its SmartMount® LED Video Wall Mounting System (DS-LEDF). Designed to support various LED display sizes and brands, the DS-LEDF offers a slim, space-saving, and aesthetically pleasing design that can be adapted to support any display specifications and video wall configuration.

Also in the booth will be Peerless-AV’s line of SmartMount® Video Wall Mounts, including the range of Supreme mounts (DS-VW775, DS-VW775-QR), as well as the Full Service Slim Video Wall Mount with Quick Release (DS-VW755S), the Large Format Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release (DS-VW795-QR), and the Digital Menu Board Mount with Height and Depth Adjustment (DS-MBZ647L).

Emerging Technology

Rounding out Peerless-AV’s booth will be the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, XHB552).

Available in 43″, 49″, and 55″, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays are rugged enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, while still offering a bright, crisp picture and a maintenance-free design.

“What’s Next in Displays”

In addition to exhibiting new and award-winning solutions, Brian McClimans, Peerless-AV’s VP of Sales, Americas and APAC, will be moderating a speaking session addressing “What’s Next in Displays” on Wednesday, March 27 from 4:00 – 4:50 pm in Room S21. Join McClimans, along with industry peers as they discuss the future developments in display technologies.

To learn more about Peerless-AV’s showcase, visit Peerless-AV at DSE 2019, Booth 2407.

For media appointments, please contact Beth Gard at bethg@lotus823.com or 732-212-0823.

 Connect with Peerless-AV® via social media on TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

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 short, smart cities initiatives exist to improve the quality of life for citizens.

 

Smart cities are about data generated by systems and sensors, and the platforms that manage, use and react to what the data says. These projects use connected infrastructure that’s optimized by “listening” and reacting to what’s happening with things like road, mass transport and electrical systems.

Smart Kiosk Endpoints

Chris Miller, LG-MRI Marketing Director adds, “the new generation of smart kiosks consider not only what shows up on the screen but also the ways that these connected endpoints can support the development and delivery of other IoT and connectivity-based solutions.”

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How Digital Kiosks are Changing the Small Town Experience

How Digital Kiosks are Changing the Small Town Experiencesmart city alternatives for small towns

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.

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

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.

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

smart city kioskFeaturing 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 award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its Smart City Kiosk (KOP2549-XHB, KOP2555-XHB).

With a focus on functionality and aesthetics, the Smart City Kiosk is designed to be modern, approachable, practical, and endure the rigors of everyday use when unattended. The new all weather-rated solution is ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment, and more.

The Smart City Kiosk includes an Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display with full HD1080p resolution for a bright crisp picture, even in direct sunlight. In addition, an optional 10-point IR touch overlay makes the kiosk interactive for all users.

Featuring a curved, modular design that seamlessly blends into any city or town set-up, the Smart City Kiosk offers quick access to the display for maintenance without disturbing any adjacent units. Plus, installation is easy, without the need for cranes or forklifts.

Additional key Smart City benefits include:
  • An aesthetically-pleasing, elegant minimalistic design
  • Fully sealed display requiring no air conditioners or fans for cooling
  • Sealed media storage area protected with PermaFlo® filter and cooling fans to prevent the ingress of dust and water
  • Ability to customize with paint colors for the legs, roof, and base, leg design shape, touch overlay, camera, and more
  • No additional layer between the display and enclosure
  • Standard design that is easily deployable and ready to ship
  • Integration services offered by Peerless-AV
  • Dependable operation

“When designing our new Smart City Kiosk, we focused heavily on the features that would be useful for all stakeholders – cities/towns, citizens and visitors, and integrators,” said Brian McClimans, Vice President of Sales for Americas and APAC, Peerless-AV. “This kiosk can be used for wayfinding, contacting emergency facilities, sharing important town information like details on restaurants, local attractions, and events, providing up-to-date public transportation news, introducing interesting city facts, and even games. Plus, with an all-weather, rugged design and the ability to implement data collection sensors, the Smart City Kiosk offers something for everyone. Towns can manage resources appropriately and communicate with citizens, visitors and the community can learn more about the city, and integrators can easily install and maintain the kiosk.”

Available in 49″, 55″, and soon 65”, the Smart City Kiosk can withstand winds up to 140 mph, making it usable in any city or town for a range of applications, such as retail, government, corporate, hospitality, stadium, and university settings.

The new kiosk is available now through Peerless-AV direct sales representatives and authorized distribution networks. To learn more about the Smart City Kiosk, please visit https://www.peerless-av.com/en-us/professional/products/kop25-xhb.

Connect with Peerless-AV via social media on TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

Media Contact

Beth Gard
bethg@lotus823.com
(732) 212-0823

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

Four Providers of Smart City Kiosks Named IDC Innovatorssmart city kiosk

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.

Digital kiosks may be coming to Harrisburg, creating ‘smart city’

Digital kiosks may be coming to Harrisburg, creating ‘smart city’

Harrisburg city council is considering a resolution that will allow a New York-based Smart City Media LLC to install 25 digital kiosks around the city.

Source: www.pennlive.com

Revenue model — company provides the content and seeks advertising to pay for it, and the city will receive 25 percent of the net advertising revenue.