New Materials for Outdoor Kiosks

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) strip-arrays can be automatically controlled to provide various coloured illumination effects on the outer surfaces of PDWeb digital service Hub units: Street Furniture.Public DataWeb have spent some years developing outdoor kiosks from the basic metallic appearance to more interesting and feature laden architecturally designed street furniture units. These systems exhibit new features, have new market potential and use new materials, incorporate lighting effects and provide a unique mix of digital public services.

Our mix of locally focused onboard and outboard broadcast (WiFi) digital public services is unique. These new units combine digital panel advertising displays and so offer our clients and service providers with a modern and valuable service with great scope for revenue generation when located in strategic viewing positions.

Public service platforms that stand out in the streets.

Hub communications units have to be very robust and operate continuously in harsh conditions; night and day.

PDWeb is once again doing the difficult things; this carry’s through to our methods for housing the outdoor physical platforms for hosting and outputting such services in public areas

We are using modern new materials

Tough multi-layer Polycarbonate provides a glass substitute that is strong and unbreakable, weather resistant and looks good. Furthermore it can be illuminated internally. The viewing screens are anti-glare and full sunlight viewable. The Hubs have internal thermal and cooling systems so can be used in extreme temperature ranges.

 

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) strip-arrays can be automatically controlled to provide various coloured illumination effects on the outer surfaces of PDWeb digital service Hub units: Street Furniture.LED (Light Emitting Diodes) strip-arrays can be automatically controlled to provide various coloured illumination effects on the outer surfaces of PDWeb digital service Hub units: Street Furniture.

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) strip-arrays can be automatically controlled to provide various coloured illumination effects on the outer surfaces of PDWeb digital service Hub units: Street Furniture.

LED’s illuminate the Umbrella Communications Hub in Union Street Outside the famous Music Hall, Aberdeen. Photograph shows test illuminated poster advert.

LED’s illuminate the Umbrella Communications Hub in Union Street Outside the famous Music Hall, Aberdeen. Photograph shows test illuminated poster advert.

PARASOL unit clad in LED Illuminated polycarbonate material

Designing the PARASOL an integrated outdoor Street Furniture The digital advertising Data Hub.Designing the PARASOL an integrated outdoor Street Furniture The digital advertising Data Hub.Designing the PARASOL an integrated outdoor Street Furniture The digital advertising Data Hub.

Designing the PARASOL an integrated outdoor Street Furniture The digital advertising Data Hub.

The newest addition to our range is the PARASOL it is self illuminating using the LED & Polycarbonate materials we have been experimenting with. It has a WiFi MESH output for FREE internet Access to surrounding areas and twin touch-screens (one each side) and above a twin sided digital billboard.

All the content services and digital billboard adverts are generated and updated from the Internet via our server side NOC (Network Operating Control computer). The polycarbonate material is just as robust as our Steel Umbrella unit but has extra properties of heat absorption (hot climates) and can have interesting illumination themes:

We are looking to provide different illuminating schemes.

We have 4 different zones:

  • The side
  • The roof
  • The foot
  • The front

Options for illumination and effects are:

  1. Are LEDS the same type of single colour.

  2. Dancing graphic animation.

  3. Single colour changes.

  4. Multiple colour changes & movement.

  5. Slow movement pattern changes or static.

  6. Each panel zone can have its own lighting controller.

  7. Timed illuminating options; only when it is dark or all day

  8. Dimmer to adjust the brightness: night/day.

All lighting is remotely controlled from the PDWeb NOC,PC. This also updates the content, the digital advertising displays, onboard CCTV, retrieves usage statistics etc.

Other features: 

  • twin TOP digital advertising panels: direct sunlight readable
  • fully equipped digital LED screen surface with a computer onboard the panel and necessary interface cards for the display panel: including WiFi Node MESH, 2 x loudspeakers, microphone and web camera
  • A PA system can be built into each panel
  • Optional: Solar Power, Refrigeration (Hot climate use). Solar panel -10w to 40w

A public access kiosk is only part of the story for the needs of the near future when always on overarching connectivity is demanded: Its all about great usability and service quality and content. A service that the public will require whilst in city centres and other public gathering places: units such as ours go into new frontiers of multiple services provision with a plus factor of outdoor operation. Significantly with the capacity to provide digital billboard platforms that generate revenue for the city / operator.

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