NCR Corporation has launched a new self-service kiosk for retailers and financial institutions to relieve customer lines at service desks and automated teller machines (ATM).
The EasyPoint 45 kiosk allows users to access and print gift registries, job applications, bank account statements, loan applications and rates, and add value to smart cards.
The terminal, which incorporates an encrypted pin pad and motorised card reader options, comes with a 15-inch touchscreen interface, full-page printer, and a spill-proof, vandal-resistant keyboard. Additional advertising, branding or marketing opportunities can be suppported by a full-motion video option.
Installation of the kiosks in targeted regions worldwide will begin in April.
Nelson Gomez, general manager, NCR EasyPoint, says: "By putting the consumer in control, kiosks offer an equally appealing means for deployers to enhance operational efficiency and customer loyalty."
Research from Jupiter Media Metrix predicts consumers will purchase $6.5 billion in goods and services via kiosks by 2006.