KIOSK Outdoor Series Overview
When considering deploying an outdoor kiosk, it’s important to leverage the expertise of an experienced manufacturer. KIOSK has designed and manufactured hundreds of the industry’s most widely recognized outdoor self-service solutions for transportation companies, theatres, amusement parks, stadiums and resorts. Amtrak, Disney, Busch Gardens, Ticketmaster, Tickets.com, Fujitsu, and many other very successful deployers have leveraged KIOSK’s niche outdoor expertise.
KIOSK has an extensive portfolio of both standard and custom outdoor models (scroll to bottom of this page).
Special considerations include:
Design for the Elements: An outdoor kiosk should be designed from the ground up as a watertight enclosure, with watertight seams and insulated inner walls to protect internal devices from heat and cold. KIOSK can consult on building to the appropriate NEMA rating, with guidelines on combining the appropriate HVAC / shelter elements for the deployment environment. NEMA ratings relate to the severity of weather exposure anticipated (operating temperature range requirements, sheltered vs. direct water contact, etc.).
Robust Materials: “Hot Dip Galvanized G90” Electroplated Steel provides much better corrosion resistance than cold rolled steel (CRS), even with zinc plating and powder coat paint. This pretreated steel is more durable for harsh outdoor environments and provides far greater enclosure quality long-term. Since it comes from the manufacturer pretreated, it also streamlines the manufacturing process and cuts lead times associated with secondary treatment of the metals. Best of all, it is still recyclable.
Display Choice: Hi Brite LCDs eliminate “sunlight washout” concerns and provide the user appropriate levels of screen readability, even on the brightest days. Touch screen integration is readily available, eliminating mandatory keyboards. Further, dual screen integration with Hi Brite LCDs affords customers low-cost advertising, branding reinforcement, and promotional attractor capabilities.
Heating and Cooling: Integrating the correct HVAC unit maintains the optimal temperature and humidity level within the kiosk, for peak reliability. KIOSK consults with deployers on the operational environment, making recommendations for the best cost / performance selection.
UL Testing: KIOSK universally designs to UL guidelines, and routinely implements UL testing on first prototypes for customers who require UL Certification. UL testing is performed to certify that the units are waterproof and safe to operate rain / snow. Parallel certification testing done at the time of manufacturing can save up to 4 months in the overall project timeline.
Kiosk Installation: KIOSK can provide completely turnkey installation service, addressing all the unique requirements of an outdoor placement. This includes:
- Site preparation and securing required permits
- Ensuring state specific electrical standard compliance for watertight power cables and connections
- Power connectivity preparation (underground, if required)
- Surface leveling and ground bolting of units