Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Bill Payment Kiosks Cash & Contactless Kioskterminals

Self service is a broad sector were we as citizens of world can interact with machines for a purpose,  one sector that creates immediate satisfication and interest is ability to pay for a service or a product and KT Group has been for past 6 years since we launched our very first foray into payment terminals created a full range of terminals that are designed for paymenta quick reference link to some of the latest models

SFI was the very first terminal we entered into market for payment kiosks,  designed by award winning kiosk designer Jerry Sweikart and since sold to several private commercial enterprises both in Europe and North America the unit shown below was created for a German enterpise back in 2010.
The following machine design KT manufactured labelled VFS was a slightly less bold design due to clients requirement for a cheap inexpensive box but none the less many hundreds were shipped in period of 2011 to the client based in Vietnam.
The VFS model proved a successful design for many other business engagements throughout 2011, 2012 and 2013 with further clients having invested in Malaysia, Mexico, Czech Republic, UK.  

In 2013 KT Group changed its designer to a new fresh talent based in Slovenia our new designer began with changing our stance on design to bring fresh new ideas to the design portfolio of KT Group.  We have in past 3 years launched our current range of payment kiosks which you will see on our product page linked here and also a few custom designs we have prepared for special one off projects such as D8TB terminal shown below and are installed into airports.

Other noteable designs include latest machine designs CUSP1 and CUSB1 which are launching 2015 and are exclusive to KT Group customers.

The expansion of payment kiosks into all types of different retail locations and accepting both cash, coin and cashless or contactless payments all have to pass several processes for security, userability, safety and conformity all of which KT Group provid as a full turnkey service provider for kiosk hardware.

Our references include many well known brands and corporations globally stretching from Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa and North America.  Our 10 years in the business of specializing have given development in product industrial design on par with leading companies worldwide and nowadays we manufacture for companies as well known as NCR and who see us the rapid manufacturing partner they require to launch new solutions into marketplace with speed and carftmanship for quality and fast customer service response.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Digital Advertising integrated self service kiosks

Self Service Kiosk Terminals can take many shapes and sizes,  are designed to entice users to interact in all kinds of mannerisms whether for purpose of providing information, vending, payment, directional way finding, providing health statistics, ordering, retail check out the list expands each year as new concepts launch but one primary factor that we see more and more is the importance of adverstising digital monitors that are integrated above or on sides of enclosures.

At KT ( our designers have worked on hundrends of projects all requiring addittional monitors of all varying sizes, the above image of a ref model we designed for a UK client we labelled X10 had in fact 10 monitors of which 6 were purely for purpose of advertising displays.

More basic versions as the one above shown labelled Aura could purely be a touch monitor with a slightly larger monitor above providing information on services the kiosk itself offer in this case for cinema ticketing dispensing.  It can for example display movies being shown or coming,  short promo clips of the movies at cinema and special offers on tickets or snacks. But there are also those as shown below
which are designed for outdoor public use, in this case at bus stops that provide a touch monitor for user to source relevant information on his journey and the main monitor displaying advertising which are managed by large outdoor firms such as JCDecaux, ClearChannel, Capital as some examples that manage brand elites of retail worlds advertising forey into public space ads.

Other versions can include health kiosks such as KT model i5,  being currently deployed in the Middle East in pharmacies and hospitals have simple advertising monitors installed that display latest pharmaceutical products that big brand medical companies wish to promote while the terminal itself provides vital health stats to consumers instore or in waiting rooms in hospitals. 

In fact according to sources at pqmedia revenues in 2012 were at $7.88 billion for advertising out of home a label they call DOOH.  Now that may not seem a high figure but if you cast yourselves back to turn of century their was very literally no digital signage advertising in market so in past 12 years to grow from a nurturing business to a multi billion dollar industry shows immense growth and the markets are expanding by each year as is deployment of self service kiosks.