Smarter Kiosks, Easier Service, Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The new Intel® Smart Kiosk Module (Intel® SKM) is a revolutionary solution that makes it easier to scale and maintain interactive kiosks, which are increasingly being used by businesses and governments worldwide to offer customers around-the-clock access to information and services.
As the market for interactive kiosks increases, so does the demand for smarter multi-function kiosks with advanced capabilities such as workload consolidation, artificial intelligence, smartphone and social media integration, 5G connectivity, telepresence, remote manageability, and data analytics.
The Intel SKM answers that demand by enabling organizations across many verticals to simplify and streamline their use of intelligent interactive kiosks, and deliver a growing array of business and customer benefits, while increasing revenue and reducing their overall costs.
Incorporating high-speed PCIe* connectivity, a standard one-size-fits-all compute module, and a separate peripheral interface board (PIB), the compute module (which is the same size and shape for every type of kiosk), supports many different CPUs. The modular design makes it easy to access, service, replace or upgrade the compute module without unplugging and reattaching multiple cables. Intel SKM also offers backward compatibility with the two Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) form factors for integrated displays, so organizations that are already using one or both can capitalize on their previous technology investments by integrating and leveraging those resources with Intel SKM.
One Size Fits All
The single standardized compute module enables different kiosk categories and allows easier usage model scaling, making it easy to add new capabilities, increase functionality, and repurpose kiosks for different uses.
With general purpose compute built in, the Intel® SKM can power multiple workloads from a single device.
The Intel SKM is highly scalable and designed to support workload accelerators for analytics and artificial intelligence in the future.
Simplified Service and Maintenance
Organizations can change the compute module without changing IO or removing cables, thereby reducing the time for maintenance tasks and avoiding mistakes in reconnecting cables to the compute system.
Replacing or upgrading the compute module is simple and does not require a specialist to perform the task. Anyone can easily unplug the compute module and replace it or upgrade with a new one.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The ease of servicing, maintaining, upgrading, and integrating new technologies into kiosks reduces costs and lowers the total cost of ownership.