22 Sep Online Kiosks provides a new way to send a message
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — StrandSoft Inc. announced on Tuesday the introduction of Online-Kiosks.net, a messaging system that allows businesses to use video messaging on an Internet-based platform. Designed to support multiple business opportunities without forcing major system alterations, the applications of the system include displaying bank offers, restaurant specials, hospital procedures, and health club events.
According to Mike Strand, founder of StrandSoft, the system is designed to avoid the problems that are frequently part of electronic messaging, as it relies on a hosted method rather than working off a completely new framework. Users create and develop individual sites with the Online-Kiosks.net servers, which can then be converted at will by those with access.
“It’s very cost-effective — rather than buying lots of expensive new hardware and software, all you need is a server,” Strand said. “It allows [employers] to — very cost-effectively – update as they need to.”
The system is set up to reach an avenue of people who were being previously unaddressed — potential customers who are waiting in a lobby to learn more about a product. Using the system, they can gradually absorb the information because it is shown to them at a time when they are looking for distraction.
It’s a very captive audience, and they’re looking to pass the time, Strand said. People can promote their products, get customers to come in more frequently, or sell advertising space.
Another avenue Online-Kiosks.net is set up for is to provide steady communication with employees, a goal Strand said he has had in previous ventures. Through the Online Kiosk system, employers can keep workers up-to-date on data such as sales charts, scheduling updates, and employee of the month status.
Users have reacted positively to the system. “I haven’t seen anything like this in the marketplace,” said Vicki Hoehn, executive vice president of Online-Kiosks.net subscriber Royal Credit Union. “Most importantly, our members are getting valuable information about our products, services, and community contributions.”
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