Aberdeen, NC – March 21, 2019 – Meridian, an industry-leading kiosk manufacturer and software developer recently showcased their off-the-shelf interactive digital signage software solution, InterAct, along with some of their kiosk hardware at the annual North Carolina Main Street Conference. This year’s conference was hosted in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Built on the secure MzeroPlatform software, InterAct is designed to add value by enhancing user experiences and providing a platform to promote businesses, attractions and events by displaying interactive information on a digital kiosk. It is available as a software package, added to existing signage, or as a total turnkey solution, including software and hardware, for both indoor and outdoor models.
While the software solution is designed to function across a variety of industries—including retail, education, hospitality, healthcare, and government—the use case for tourism, especially in small towns and tourist destinations, is an obvious one.
“Cities and towns of all sizes and geographic locations can use InterAct to engage both visitors and locals with information on local restaurants, shopping, lodging, attractions, and events,” said Meridian’s Marketing Director, Stephanie Mewherter.
The menu pages, search features, individual listings, and printing capabilities are an effective way to convey information to users, but the solution can also be used as a revenue-generating advertising platform. Additionally, the cloud-based platform offers remote management capabilities with varying permission levels—making it simple to make updates no matter how many deployments a location has.
“As the ‘smart city’ concept continues to spread, cities and towns are beginning to consider different ways to incorporate technology into their existing infrastructure. Throughout our two days at the conference, it was apparent that kiosks are top of mind for cities across the state, both large and small.”
Held in a different North Carolina small town every year, the three-day event is put on by the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center, registration is open to anyone interested in learning about downtown economic development. In addition to Meridian, exhibitors at this years’ event ranged from companies offering city planning and land design services, to wayfinding solutions, architecture firms, and utility providers. This year’s event attracted more than 700 attendees.