The demand for space-saving touchscreen kiosks is becoming increasingly widespread. Reports show that consumers want more tech in brick-and-mortar stores, and kiosks are popular in transportation stations, libraries, museums and numerous other venues.
One thing many of these venues may have in common is a desire to save space – and that’s where space-saving touchscreen kiosks come in. But should you choose a wall-mounted kiosk or a tower kiosk?
Both types will provide great functionality without taking up much of your real estate, but each option comes with its own strengths and weaknesses.
The following points should help you decide which is best for your business or organisation.
The pros and cons of wall-mounted kiosks
Wall-mounted kiosks will sit right flush up against your walls without any base being necessary to support them. As such, they take up no floor space at all, so users will be able to get right up close.
As an additional benefit, the fact that no floor space is used means that cleaning around the kiosk will be a lot easier – no need to work under gaps.
They also give you more flexibility on positioning as they can be mounted at any point on a wall. This will be advantageous if the system is going to be frequently used by children.
Finally, some people feel that the wall-mounted kiosk looks a little neater.
That said, installation costs are likely to be a little higher. Instead of just having the kiosks set up and plugged in, holes will need to be cut into your walls and electrical wiring may have to be moved.
The pros and cons of tower kiosks
Tower kiosks eliminate many of the problems you might face with wall-mounted units. They’re completely moveable, so installation won’t take as long or be as expensive.
Additionally, you’ll be able to move your touchscreen kiosk to different locations if your needs change.
Tower units are also a little easier to brand since they provide a greater surface area, and they tend to offer more peripherals, as items such as keyboards and printers can be mounted below the screen itself.
You can even make them double-sided, allowing two customers to use the same machine at once. They do take up more floor space, but they tend to be thinner, projecting far less from the wall than a wall-mounted unit. They’re still space-saving touchscreen kiosks, but in a different way.
Of course, tower kiosks aren’t without their drawbacks. They’re harder to clean around than wall-mounted units, and they can feel a little too large if all you actually need them for is the screen itself.
Space-saving touchscreen kiosks – which one’s for you?
If you need a kiosk but don’t have much space available, one of these space-saving touchscreen kiosks could be for you. Whether you choose wall-mounted or tower will depend on the specific needs of your business.
We hope our tips have helped you decide. If you’d like to know more about our range of kiosks, get in touch with us today – we’d be glad to help.