Posted on July 6, 2015 by Scott Pickus
Downtown Denver Rolls Out DynaScan-Powered ‘IKE’ Kiosks
The Downtown Denver Partnership recently replaced a set of printed signs along the 16th Street Mall with five large interactive kiosks – known as IKE (Interactive Kiosk Experience).
Each interactive kiosk is powered by a pair of 65-inch DynaScan 3,000 nit high brightness LCDs. The daylight viewable displays feature a local dimming LED back light for high bright, high contrast picture quality, low power consumption and utilize a unique fanless thermal management system for silent 24/7 operation.
One side of the interactive kiosks function as information portals, economic development tools, engagement opportunities and a safety resource, while the second functions as an advertising platform for local businesses. There are directory functions for downtown restaurants, bars, stores and hotels, as well as event listings, maps, walking directions and transit information.
“We developed IKE to build upon the brand of downtown Denver and continue the tradition of bringing the most advanced technologies and innovation to our center city,” Tami Door, president and CEO of DDP, told the Denver Business Journal. “IKE helps energize our commercial core and will help us provide an even better experience for downtown consumers.”
The project was was privately funded by Street Media Group (which will sell ads on the displays) and the DDP, and was put together by a team of Colorado-based companies that included Four Winds Interactive, enclosure fabricator Display Devices, a couple of game-makers – Mode Set and Oh Heck Yeah – and app firm Leg Work Studios. The project consultant was FinWater Advisors.
Source: Dave Haynes, Sixteen:Nine