|Hardened Against the Elements, the Wireless Kiosk Can Be Deployed Anywhere Around a Theatre to Bring Patrons Unmatched Convenience|
Cinema operators now have an innovative and cost-effective way to provide convenient, fast ticketing to patrons before they enter the theatre lobby -- Radiant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADS) has introduced the Radiant Outdoor Ticketing Kiosk. The environmentally hardened, wireless self-service kiosk based on Intel(R) processors enables ticketing anywhere, from the gathering area outside the lobby to mall entrances or sidewalks leading from the parking lot.
Radiant developed the latest addition to its industry-leading family of self-service kiosk solutions in response to cinema operators' desire to drive revenue opportunities at the kiosk and improve guest service by eliminating frustrating lines.
"The Outdoor Ticketing Kiosk takes self-service benefits of speed and convenience to the next level," said Chris Lybeer, president of the Radiant Entertainment Division. "It enables operators to place kiosks where they reach more patrons and add the most value. In initial pilots, patrons are using the outdoor kiosks extensively. Specifically, outdoor kiosks are increasing the overall kiosk usage at the theatre, and patrons are using the outdoor version at a rate twice that of kiosks in the lobby."
Consistent with Radiant's traditional approach to hardware -- focused innovation for non-stop sales reliability in the harshest retail environments -- the Radiant Outdoor Ticketing Kiosk is designed from the ground up for dependable outdoor performance for cinemas. The kiosk's enclosure, touch screen, and electronics are designed for durability and usability, even with direct exposure of the kiosk to sun, rain, and snow. Easy on-site service and management are enabled by quick-replace hardware, a ticket storage area, and LED indicators and on-screen messaging for errors such as low ticket stock. These features help ensure that kiosks placed in high-profile locations deliver maximum uptime for patrons.
The kiosk is also extremely versatile. It can be configured for a variety of floor and wall-mounted situations, accommodates numerous peripherals for customization, and features wireless capability that enables easier, less costly, and more flexible installations. The unit also features unique bezel attachment points that allow exhibitors to customize kiosks to fit the theme of the installation environment.
"Radiant is helping leading cinemas change the patron experience with products that incorporate the leading-edge performance found in the Intel Pentium(R) M processor," said Tom Steenman, general manager, Embedded Intel Architecture Division. "By utilizing open Embedded Intel Architecture and wireless capability in its ticketing kiosks, Radiant enables operators to innovate with greater investment protection and flexibility."
Additional features of the Radiant Outdoor Ticketing Kiosk include:
Rugged, Flexible Design for Cinemas
-- A hardened enclosure provides a sealed unit with internal heating and cooling systems that enable operation in temperature extremes of -22 degrees to 113 degrees F and with direct exposure to sun
-- A durable touch screen resists scratches, chemicals and contaminants
-- Tool-less service and replacement of major components enables quick return to service
-- High peripheral connectivity accommodates a fan-fold ticket stock ticket printer and magnetic stripe reader, plus optional barcode scanner, PIN pad, monitoring camera, and other customized features
Superior Usability for Cinema Patrons
-- A 15" LCD XGA, active matrix, high-bright display provides maximum visibility -- even in sunlight -- and improves speed of service
-- A Microtouch(TM) Near Field Imaging(TM) touch screen ensures an accurate and consistent response, but does not erroneously respond to falling rain, snow, or sleet
-- A protected, lighted ticket cup improves visibility for customers and delivers tickets that are dry and clean
High-Performance Open Architecture
-- Intel technology, featuring the Intel Pentium M or Intel Celeron(R) M processor, Intel 855 chipset, and optional Intel PRO/Wireless network connection
-- Intel's EmbeddedATX motherboard form factor
-- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP family of operating systems
Radiant is also offering an indoor model of the new kiosk that includes many of the same advanced features with a design tailored for use inside a theatre. Call Radiant at 770-576-6999 for more information on Radiant's family of self-service kiosks.
Founded in 1985, Radiant Systems, Inc. provides innovative store technology for the foodservice, petroleum and convenience store, and cinema industries. Radiant's point-of-sale, self-service kiosk, and back-office technology enables operators to drive topline growth and improve bottom-line performance. Headquartered in Atlanta, Radiant (www.radiantsystems.com) has deployed its solutions in more than 50,000 sites worldwide.
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