It’s not long ago that electronic information points typically consisted of a touchscreen monitor connected to a Windows PC housed in a cabinet. The name ‘information kiosk’ was appropriate in that it reflected the bulky nature of these units. Over the last few years, however, the technology has moved ahead: information points are now compact ‘all-in-one’ systems that are easy to deploy and maintain. The era of the kiosk is over!
Consumer technology has been a significant driving force in the evolution of the in-store information point. The touch interface, once a rarity, is now commonplace in smartphones and tablets. Interacting with touchscreens has become second nature to most of us.
The simplicity of Android devices makes them well suited to use as information points and we are now starting to see Android-based information points from leading suppliers such as Elo Touch.
Elo’s I-Series touchscreen signage:
- Built to withstand the rigours of retail environments.
- Can be managed remotely (EloView).
- Sleek, stylish and lightweight.
- Available with 10-inch, 15-inch and 22-inch displays.