Municipalities that want to install municipal kiosks typically spend $7,500 – $30,000 per unit, brining the total cost for a fleet of 10 kiosks in medium sized town to $75,000 – $300,000, which is a prohibitive cost.
New Brunswick Office of Innovation has created software that reduces the cost of each unit to $500 – $750, which yields 10-unit kiosk fleets that only cost $5,000 – $7,500.
NBOI’s ‘Kios’ software can:
• Allow users to browse the internet
• Provide users searchable database of assets maintained by town
• Provide a calendar of events
• Run and deliver TV station on kiosk
• Send any content found on a kiosk to their mobile device via text or email
The Kios software also means that any Kiosk deployed by a municipality is managed in a dashboard that gives administrators the ability to:
• Maintain database of locations and events
• Deliver a municipal TV station via kiosk, with the ability to watch on personal mobile devices
• Collect analytics on which content is most popular, and how long it is used
• Allow other residents and non-profits to create apps that can easily be deployed on kiosks.