- Veröffentlicht: 19. Dezember 2019
Have you lost your phone and want to make an emergency call or looking to charge your phone on the road? Well, the digital kiosk in the the smart city of Bhubaneswar will solve all your problems now.
The kiosk, which was developed by five engineering student-turned entrepreneurs, is called Human Interactive Interface Systems — HII-Systems or HII Bhubaneswar. It is equipped with a 55 inch display screen and is a combination of a smart digital kiosk and a digital billboard.
The developers said this would not only benefit the residents of Bhubaneswar, but also those coming from outside. Everyone will now have access to free wifi, free calling and charging ports, among others. Mounted vertically like an old telephone booth, the first such kiosk has found its place near Pal Heights at Jaydev Vihar.
The device can be installed at public places like malls, parks, institute campuses, railway stations, bus stops, tourist hubs and hospitals. “We wanted to develop something that would the people. We approached the authorities in the city asking for a place to install the kiosk. Finally, we got the permission to install it near Pal Heights,” said Chitta Ranjan Behera, co-founder of Nexyite, the company which set up the kiosk. He added, “We are planning to install nine such kiosks soon.”
The 25-year-old entrepreneur collaborated with four of his friends — Chiranjivi Nayak, Bishal Bebek Kabiraj, Ganesh Chandra Muni and Dibya Sidhanta — to develop this kiosk. “Just better roads and civic services can not make a city smart, we also need smart technologies,” Behera said.
Behera informed that the 55 inch display screen would show advertisements and announcements in the form of texts, pictures and videos with real time modifications. “The interactive tablet placed at the kiosk has calling and internet browsing facilities with pre-installed applications,” he added.
This apart, emergency phone numbers of the nearest police stations and hospitals are also available on the tablet.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 12.12.2019