We’d first have to define what we should mean by advanced, and I have place it into 3 groups.
• Degree of interaction:
Software providers are continuously attempting to ‘push the envelope’ regarding technological advancement making things better still than ever before, kiosk software manufacturers aren’t any exception. Touchscreens are wonderful what if the was taken one step further. One company, Avanade (whose parent companies include Microsoft and Accenture) lately unveiled an idea that mixes gesture technology (consider the Kinect device where movement is an essential part from the system), QR codes and NFC to produce the Grab & Go Kiosk.
This kiosk enables people to select products with an interactive screen after which ‘drag and drop’ them to their cell phone using hands gestures. This permits them to collect more information concerning the product or combine it with a shopping basket
QR Codes: (Quick Response Code) a kind of matrix code (or more-dimensional bar code) first created for the automotive industry. It is famous other industries because of its fast readability and greater storage capacity when compared with standard UPC barcodes.
NFC: (Near field communication)is some standards for smartphones and other alike devices to determine radio communication with one another by touching them together or getting them into close closeness, usually a maximum of a couple of centimeters.
– RFID (rf identification) can also be another kind of technology which is used in kiosks. It’s similar theoretically to barcode identification. With RFID, the electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling within the RF area of the electromagnetic spectrum can be used to deliver signals.
• Services they offer:
Some kiosks might be considered advanced in line with the unique services they offer. For instance Gidophone is really a French company that produced a kiosk that may charge any mobile phone.
Gidophone, because the kiosk can also be known as, is really a 6-feet, 8-inch tall inductive charging tower kiosk, created to rapidly re-energize mobile phones, tablets, laptops, Audio players, video games, PDAs and cameras of popular brands and makes. Unlike other similar products available on the market, Gidophone is 100 % secure, as devices remain locked in their own individual private compartment until readily stored away recharged, or before the customer/user decides to retrieve it.