Dell to Push Chameleon Kiosk
Retailers will be able switch Dell's new kiosk from the back office to the front of the store as needed.Dell will introduce in January a retail kiosk designed to change function throughout the day, eWEEK has learned. Similar kinds of kiosks are already in use by retailers, but the retailers have to define their purpose before deploying them. The new kiosks can be deployed at different spots in a retail location, perhaps at the loading dock in the morning to be used to check in items and then next in the pharmacy later in the day where it would function as a customer-facing information booth. This means retailers can purchase fewer units and make more use of the units they do buy. The as-yet-unnamed 12-inch touch-screen units will likely list for about $1,300 to $1,800 each and will use POE (power over Ethernet), Brian Slaughter, Dell's director of retail, told eWEEK in a telephone conversation.
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