We thought we’d give you a sneak peak at a new service from Electronic Art coming in 2009, a new touch screen directory service for use in large office buildings and complexes. We’ve all gone to large office’s and tried to find the directory of companies in the building to locate where we need to go. Those static and ugly signs are difficult to manage and keep current, and they can only give you limited information.
So we thought we’d come up with a new digital solution that allows for easy signup and data management via the Web, with a touch screen interface in your lobby to let guests search for companies and individuals. You can also see detailed profiles, including location, contact info, corporate logos, and pictures. Phase two will also allow for SMS/Email and IM messaging to let the person know you have arrived for your meetings.
Pricing is based upon the number of people in your building for the online management services. Hardware for the touch screen signage can be leased to make the capital expenditure very low.
We first showed the interface at the October KioskCom tradeshow, and got a great response. We are working hard to get it finalized, and hope to have it ready to go to market in Q2 2009. Beta testers in the Cincinnati area are welcome to contact us to participate in testing the tools in their office buildings.