Seattle Space Needle kiosks
The Space Needle, the world famous landmark in Seattle, Washington, recently launched a number of innovative new digital experiences to enhance the visitor’s experience. The digital programs include a 20-foot by 8-foot interactive touchscreen dubbed the “SkyPad,” an augmented reality system that presents visitors with a variety of virtual scenes through interactions with their phone, a system that provides virtual tours of local landmarks using Microsoft PhotoSynth and an interactive photo system powered by 10 customized 32-inch Milan Landscape Olea Kiosks.
The 10 Milan kiosks are positioned throughout the landmark, from the gift shop to the observation deck. Throughout their visit, photos are taken of the guest and affiliated with their ticket. Guests can then visit one of the kiosks and scan their admission ticket to view their photos, which can be emailed to them or a friend.
This is the second time that Olea has had the privilege of working with the Space Needle organization in Seattle. Olea’s first project with the Space Needle involved the deployment of the Metro 22 transactional kiosks as a ticket vending machine.
For the latest Space Needle kiosk project, Olea worked with the Space Needle group to create a customized kiosk that not only included innovative interactive functionality, but could also withstand the rigors of millions of users annually. The Space Needle kiosks are based on the 32-inch Milan Landscape, fitted with a bar code scanner and interactive touchscreen interface. The bases of the kiosks were made smaller than the standard Milan Landscape model for a reduced footprint that consumes the least possible floor space. The bases have been bolted to the floor to ensure that the kiosks will withstand the wear and tear caused by the heavy foot traffic of this iconic landmark.
The Seattle Space Needle kiosks are the latest in a long line of high profile custom kiosk projects for Olea Kiosks.
Frank Olea Frank Olea is the CEO of Olea Kiosks Inc. Frank has been designing and manufacturing kiosk solutions for almost 20 years and has held numerous kiosk industry Board of Director positions. www