Zytronic said that the Swedish city of Helsingborg has selected Infinitus digital signage kiosks based on its touch sensors for a network of interactive outdoor digital totems for residents and visitors to the city. There are 6 totems, base on the Infinitus “imotion” G6 kiosks, with a 47” touch screen which are claimed to work reliably down to -40°C – well below the coldest recorded winter temperature in the city. The 2,000 cd/m² output LCD panel is designed to be easily readable in bright sunlight. The system is intended to be rugged and vandal proof, and is additionally protected with audio alarm and shock sensors. To increase audience engagement the units have an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot allowing users to connect to the internet, and either transfer data, or download kiosk contents to their mobile phones.
Dikran Tawitian, Marketing and Sales Director at Infinitus Outdoor, commented, “Customers expect a trouble free service life of at least five years from outdoor digital signage kiosks, regardless of the prevailing climate. We have been building outdoor LCD systems since 2004, and have standardised on Zytronic touch sensors because they are stable and reliable in a wide range of environmental conditions. They will also operate well through the toughened glass overlays we use to protect the totems against vandalism”.