13th April 2010 / Tom Quarry
Excuse us for name-dropping but it's always nice to get a bit of national TV exposure, and it doesn't come much better than a slot on BBC's Working Lunch!
The popular business, consumer and personal finance show that airs every lunchtime decided to feature our very own kiosks, focussing on how they are being used to help people get online. There are currently40 kiosks in Lisburn, N.Ireland, in public places such as colleges and supermarkets with plans to roll-out another 100 kiosks.
People can use the kiosks to book their MOT, re-new and apply for their passport, claim for benefits, pay for online services and tickets and much more. In one particular example, an Australian girl was able to use the kiosk to search for a local job. The kiosks were particularly popular with teenagers who wanted to check their email accounts, social networks and sports results. Basel Davidson – Head of Digital Inclusion Unit, Ireland, said: “The kiosks are providing access to Government Information via the IM Direct website that makes all public information available in one place, so you don't have to remember all the different website addresses.” Protouch manufactured all kiosks, which are supplied by KDS.