Zytronic integrates multitouch sensors with smart city kiosks
Zytronic recently teamed up with SmartLink to provide custom multitouch sensors for a network of Gen3 SmartKiosks in five cities in the U.S. These kiosks offer a variety of smart city tools such as interactive content, messaging, security and data gathering, according to a press release.
SmartLink built the kiosks with 3-D wayfinding and video sensors to analyze traffic flow, as well as LiDAR technology to perform 360-degree laser scans to map everything within a 300-foot radius.
Zytronic integrated its sensors into the 2,500-nit displays to allow users to learn about the area, play games, take selfies and contact the police during emergencies. SmartLink has deployed these touchscreen kiosks in 55- and 75-inch models in Newport, Kentucky, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Pembroke Pines, Florida and the City of South Miami, Florida.
"Engaging with the public in any smart city deployment requires kiosks to be predictive, fun and functional and above all, reliable in all weather conditions," said Steve Price, president at CEO of Priconics, the company working with SmartLink on the kiosk. "Zytronic sensors serve as the gateway to this interactive experience, enabling citizens and tourists to intuitively navigate a wealth of content and delivering meaningful interaction with the SmartLink SmartKiosk."