Thursday, May 18, 2006

IBM Introduces New 17" IBM Anyplace Kiosk

We knew it was coming... we saw it at KioskCom... and here it is! According to this press release, IBM has released a 17" version of their Anyplace Kiosk, one of the best all-in-one kiosk devices that I've seen yet. From their PR:
IBM announced today its first ultra-compact kiosk with a 17" touch screen. The new IBM Anyplace Kiosk 17" models are designed to enable business innovation in a bigger, bolder way. They can now be used in more ways to heighten the customer experience and expand the usage of self service kiosk solutions across a variety of industries, including retail, travel and transportation, entertainment, and healthcare.

Highlights of the new models include:

- At 17 inches, models offer a big screen in an ultra-compact all-in-one unit
- 1280 x 1024 resolution offers better clarity and more detail than smaller IBM models
- The bigger touch screen makes it easier for several people to view at once.

If it's anything like its 15" predecessor, this Anyplace Kiosk will be a good performer in the high-end self-service application space, particularly because of its strong multimedia playback capabilities.

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