Can you imagine what it would be like living in a world devoid of touch screens? We use them every day of our lives and are probably not even aware of the advances in technology that led us to a point where almost any kind of information can be accessed with a tap or swipe on a screen, predominantly our mobile phone screens that we never leave behind when we leave home. However, those tiny touch screens are just the beginning of what touch technology has accomplished and if you have any reason to wonder just how these advances impact almost every area of your life, read on!
The Amazing Benefits of User-Friendly Touch Screen Kiosks
Where touch screen kiosks were a novelty just a few short years ago, they are now being widely used in venues from restaurants to retail shops, and everything in between. One of the biggest benefits is that touchscreen kiosks all but eliminate the wait in a busy environment. Not only can customers book a table upon walking into their favourite self-service restaurant, but they can even put in their order much of the time.
Then there are touch screen kiosks in places like busy airports where travellers can check on the status of their flight. Not only can they check-in, totally bypassing those long lines at the reservation desks, but they can even pay for their tickets with a simple tap of their credit or debit card. It’s amazing just how efficient today’s touch-enabled kiosks are, benefitting customers and businesses alike. Companies can cut back on their workforce and customers can quickly move through long queues.
Laying your cards on the table
It does sound a bit humorous equating touchscreen tables with a card game, but touchscreen tables are really touch screen kiosks with very similar technology. However, some of the latest advances have what is called Projected Capacitive interactive technology, and these are the most receptive to touch. They are not even affected by dust or other particulates on the screen.
In fact, they are designed with a sensor grid layer that covers the glass as well as the LCD panel. The screen is then sensitive enough to detect the exact coordinates of a human’s touch. There are up to 10 touch points and they have been designed to react to phone-like gestures. They are also reactive to multiple users at the same time and the optical quality of PCAP technology is beyond comparison.
How smart is that mirror?
Using yet another allegorical example, let’s think back to the Wicked Queen in Snow White. What would she have done with a Smart mirror? She probably would have shattered it in an instant because the image reflected back is so precise that there is no way the mirror could have said she was the fairest of them all! These are commonly used in high-end hotels and 5 Star restaurants because the technology is so advanced that even the smallest blemishes can be detected. Now when a lady says she’s going to powder her nose, you can expect her to come out ready for a photo shoot for the most popular tabloids. At this point, we should mention that one of the best Smart mirrors on the market today is the HiMirror, which makes use of the latest in facial recognition technology.
Consider for just a moment what a smart mirror could do for a high-end cosmetic shop. These are programmed to make skincare suggestions, and this is why they are as popular as they are among retailers and customers alike. When the mirror makes a recommendation on skincare products, it isn’t likely to lead you astray. Mirrors, after all, can’t lie, can they? If they could, this type of technology wouldn’t be used by law enforcement around the globe. They offer a precise accounting of a person’s facial features and so any skincare advice given to the person looking at their reflection is going to be as accurate as possible.
These are some of the most popular types of touchscreen interactive kiosks that you will often see as marketing tools in busy areas such as on metropolitan streets on the sides of buildings and in malls where multiple users can access them simultaneously. Two of the most popular are the Samsung Flip and the LG Video Wall. These are among the most engaging ways to market products or events because they can be interactive as well as highly visible.
Putting it all together
When all is said and done, the main benefit of touchscreen kiosks is that they simply make life so much easier on everyone involved. From businesses to consumers, suppliers, and even students, there is nothing like touch screen technology to get the information you need in real-time.
Most touch screens are Windows, Android, and iOS compatible so that you can pick and choose which operating systems you want to connect to. No matter why you want to interact with an audience, touch screen technology is the most efficient ways of getting the necessary information quickly. And, that’s the touch point we’d like to leave you with today – no pun intended.