How Interactive Kiosks Are Changing Major Cities

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The City of Miami has unveiled the first in a series of interactive kiosks, to help upgrade the pedestrian experience and offer extensive connectivity.

The initiative could see up to 150 interactive kiosks installed city-wide. Locations for the kiosks, dubbed (interactive kiosk entertainment), consist of Overtown, downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Little Havana and Allapattah.

“As the City of Miami continues to grow into one of the country’s leading technology hubs, we are so happy to add digital kiosks to our rights-of-way to build on our pledge to smart city initiatives and strengthen our role as innovators,” said Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami.
The double-sided interactive kiosks have two digital touchscreens and a suite of interactive applications intended to engage and drive discovery and movement. Each interactive kiosk serves as a free wi-fi hotspot and is location-aware, exhibiting information specific to the neighboring area.

Multilingual digital content includes comprehensive wayfinding, listings of area businesses, cultural organizations, events, civic resources, job listings, and social services such as homeless housings, addiction recovery programs, and food support. These wayfinding features are designed to turn data into action by helping users navigate to their endpoint, either walking by providing multimodal transportation trip opportunities.

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The goal is to further activate the pedestrian experience while lessening the digital divide through widespread connectivity and equal access to data. This type of interactive kiosk platform is designed to add value to the towns in which they do business and everyone is excited to serve the residents and guests of Miami.

The program is delivered, operated, and maintained at no cost to taxpayers. All aspects of the program are funded by rigorously controlled advertising content that is exhibited when the interactive kiosks are not in use.

The Town will receive a constant stream of the revenue produced by media sales and distributes a percentage of those dollars to five key quasi-governmental establishments, proportionate to the number of interactive kiosks installed within their confines.

The City says that the interactive kiosks will also frequently exhibit new projects by local and international entertainers in collaboration with some of Miami’s most recognized cultural organizations.

Popshap x ATL CBD Expo Recap: Interactive Technology Stole The Show!

On June 10th we flew a team down to Atlanta to set up interactive technology for the CBD Expo which is the largest CBD and hemp show in the country!

This year would be no different.

Out of all of the trade show that we have been to so far, this one by far had the best turnout of the year.

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Our job was to provide remarkable interactive digital signage throughout the event. This gave attendees and exhibitors the ability to do a variety of different things but most importantly provide interactive information.

Popshap was able to incorporate the customized software to design a layout for all the information vendors and attendees needed. It entailed four categories, Agenda, Speakers, Navigation, as well as Show Specials. When attendees clicked on Agenda, they got to view all the CBD expo’s events with times and locations. The Speakers tab included all of the guest speakers, with a brief description of them and when they are speaking.

The navigation category was called “Find Your Way” which helped attendees view exactly where exhibitor’s booths were located as well as their logos and a map of the show floor. The last tab, Show Specials informed people of all the deals and discounts for the brand’s products.

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Interactive kiosks have shown to be a great asset for many brands at trade shows, two exhibitors which were clients of ours proved this to be true.

Both rented our 49-inch white interactive kiosks to display facts about their brand and products for attendees. People at the booth were able to follow the brand’s social media and engage in games and activities. One of the most popular games was the wheel of fortune, Popshap software allowed attendees to add their emails and spin the wheel to win a prize. This interactive game was a great way to attract individuals to the booth, start a conversation, and generate leads.

Our photo booth software was another engaging activity that was displayed on the interactive technology. This provided guests with an interactive way to make long-lasting memories with permanent images. Adding this interactive technology to the trade show booth allowed them each to generate over 1,000 leads.


A Few Significant Event Features for The USA CBD Expo in Atlanta

  • Wayfinding
    • Our interactive technology came with wayfinding features to help exhibitors and visitors navigate the trade show floor easily. An event filled with so many people it’s bound to get confusing, our software displayed a map of the floor along with the exhibitors’ booths and their logos. Two of our interactive kiosks also included charging stations, with cords that were compatible with all mobile phone devices.
  • Agenda
    • With our interactive kiosk’s people were able to easily find out what significant events were coming up and where they would be held, by simply pressing the agenda tab.
  • Self-Service Technology
    • The organizers at this event were looking for solutions cut down on person-to-person interactions at the entrances of the show. Our body temperature kiosks and face mask recognition software allowed guests to do a self-check-in that was quick and efficient while reducing the danger of spreading illnesses and viruses among attendees.

Boost Your Trade Show ROI with Touch Table Rentals

You can boost your ROI considerably at your next trade show. What’s our secret formula you ask? Well, the answer is quite simple: Interactive kiosks and touch table rentals.

Now we would be lying if we didn’t mention to start planning early!

We can’t tell you how many of our clients wait until the last minute to book their touch table rentals to start their trade show preparations. If your next trade show is three months from out, you should definitely be getting ready today. You’ve all heard the saying, “Time is money.” If you use the time to your benefit and reserve your touch table rentals early, you can make even more money at your next show.

Recently, we’ve studied some of our past trade show projects. What we’ve found is that many of our clients could have cut their trade show costs by 25% if they had started preparing for the show just 3-4 months ahead of the event.

If you decrease your show-related expenditures, the end result will be enormous increases in your event marketing ROI.

Below are some instructions to help you see the benefits of touch table rentals and understand the major savings by preparing for your show three or more months early:

  1. Order your touch table rentals and graphics now. There are several rewards to choosing touch table rentals a few months early, including 1) a greater number of touch tables to choose from (longer lead times won’t be a worry), 2) no need to rush any customized services, and 3) ground shipping can be used, rather than rushed shipping. Depending on how large your shipment is, using ground shipping alone will save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars depending on where it’s shipping too.
  2. Fine-tune your interactive marketing strategy early on. If you’ve crafted a well-researched, all-inclusive, and customer-focused trade show marketing campaign, you’ll have a much better post-show result. Ordering your pre-and post-show marketing materials for your touch table rentals early will allow you to get marketing content done sooner and for less than a rushed job. Then you’ll be able to get a jump start on your competition since you’ll be building interest in your company at an earlier stage.
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Don’t let time pass you by without taking advantage of any opportunities to save money. Take steps now to get your touch table rentals!

The Popshap team is ready to make your next trade show a successful one. If you’re not sure where to begin, feel free to contact us. One of our technologists will be happy to help you.