Machine to Machine Data
Well-executed technology deployments in the areas of water, energy, and waste management, citizen communication, urban mobility, and the like set the foundation for a future that benefits from better data, greater citizen participation, and more informed urban planning.
As kiosks are placed on city streets, their ability to integrate and communicate with smart lighting, traffic cameras, parking meters, and more will prove an invaluable resource as cities strive to improve sustainability and quality of life.
Communicate with Citizens & Visitors
Built on cloud-based technologies in the Internet of Things (IoT), street kiosks provide real-world user interfaces for two-way calling, surveys, traffic incident reporting, and more to empower citizens and visitors as they move about the city, while also providing the city a simple way to obtain citizen feedback.
Provide Information & Wayfinding
Perhaps the most important aspect of gaining public buy-in is the utility the kiosks bring to a city’s citizens. A high-utility kiosk provides interactive wayfinding, transit schedules, local points of interest, emergency service, USB charging and more. When the kiosk is helpful, easy to use, and transparent in its purposes, its deployment and growth will be welcomed rather than feared or neglected.
Monetize Existing Real-Estate
As cities look to monetize existing real-estate, the digital kiosk is an enticing solution. Locations with large volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic can prove attractive to media buyers looking to make valuable advertising impressions. Digital kiosks that integrate audience recognition technologies and traffic counters provide even greater value as media partners look to reach their target audiences.
Gather Invaluable Insight
Using connected sensors, cameras, traffic counters, WiFi beacons, and other IoT devices, smart city kiosks gather high-value data that can provide invaluable insights as cities strive toward improvements in quality of life and sustainability.
For example, a display can relay information to transit operators about a bus stop that is overcrowded during a particular window of time so they can optimize their pickup schedules to ensure citizens get a ride when they need it.