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Kiosk technology is on the rise and installations are growing at a rate of 35 percent per year in Europe. The applications are endless and so are the opportunities for specialist companies working in the supply chain.
Kiosk manufacturers need to be on top of changes in technology and increasing payment security concerns and regulations. Southco is using more than 60 years of experience in access solutions to position itself as a proven provider of secure and reliable access and position control solutions. The company is establishing its credentials across the marketplace and has forged close working relationships with major players. Depending on customer requirements it can provide a full service, from standard mechanical parts to fully customised parts with intelligent electronic access technology.
“Our prime objective is to deliver precise standard or custom solutions to meet the self-service equipment needs of individual customers, whether the priority is for security, longer life of equipment, ergonomics, or any mix of these,” commented Industry Marketing Manager Natalie Bourne. “We work closely with kiosk designers to customise a part that meets their exact needs. Alternatively, we can provide a total package of proven self-service systems and components for both the kiosk interior and exterior. Our electronic latches and full electronic access systems can offer even greater security through their ability to enable the monitoring, management and control of kiosk access remotely, providing an audit trail of who is accessing the kiosk, where, when and for how long. Typically our components are used for self service kiosks, ATM machines, electric vehicle charging points and high value vending machines.
Self-service continues to prove that it can deliver a substantial return on investment very early on after a roll-out because kiosks can cut costs while increasing profits and improving back-office operational efficiencies. With regard to secure self service touch point access solutions, Southco can offer kiosk design engineers and manufacturers a wide range of electronic and mechanical locking and latching solutions to restrict and monitor unauthorised access to all self service outlets.”
Southco offers the self-service kiosk market a range of latching, hinging and positioning solutions. The common objectives of kiosks are added customer convenience, improved speed of service, reduced overheads, and added security.
The company’s primary products serving this market are the Mechanical Rotary and R4-EM Electronic Rotary Latches, the ST Postion Control Device and E6 Adjustable Torque Position Control Hinges. A further option is Southco’s R6 Concealed Door Hinge, comprising a variety of mounting positions to hold doors open without secondary mechanical support.