We took our inspiration for the self-service photo kiosk from the photo booths: Employees should be able to take photos on site without their own equipment and without prior knowledge. Instead of then printing the photos, however, we would feed them directly into the digital photo workflow at Photo Collect . In addition to ease of use, uncomplicated installation, a high-quality camera, data transmission with 4G/5G/Wifi and network-independent operation were important to us.
We quickly found the solution for a reliable and high-quality device platform: We can use the good selfie camera of the iPad Pro and the flawless and fast touch interface for operation. A 5G connection and a stable operating system are on top of the iPad Pro. However, the search for a suitable, high-quality and beautiful iPad stand remained unsuccessful, so we decided to design one ourselves and have it manufactured.
Our requirements were:
With a first hand planed prototype we could test and adapt our design. For series production, we decided on a CNC-controlled manufacturing in the Zurich area. The solid oak wood for this comes from the canton of Zug and is planed for us and then milled with the CNC machine. After assembly, the column is oiled and is available to our customers.
The photo kiosk is an ideal complement to image retrieval via e-mail or SMS link. The wide-angle camera and uniform illumination produce excellent results. In addition, a photo kiosk increases visibility for on-site photo gathering. You can rent the photo column including iPad Pro for your project.
Did you know? The Photo Collect license already includes the use of the kiosk app - our customers can also set up and operate their own stands and iPads as kiosks at any time.