At wildlife refuges, state parks and other nature meccas you might come across a shiny kiosk where nature lovers and bird watchers are exploring a colorfully interactive world of birds. The eBird Trail Tracker application, described as “a virtual gateway to birds at your visitor’s center”, is the product of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a world leader in the study, appreciation and conservation of birds—and housed in kiosks by SeePoint.
Designed for unattended public environments, SeePoint kiosks meld an aesthetically pleasing design with a powerful durability factor, creating the ideal combination for the eBird Trail Tracker application.
"We have been pleased with the reliability and durability of the SeePoint kiosks,” says Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Barry Bermudez, who’s worked with the Los Angeles kiosk makers for four years. “Kiosks that support our program are often located in rural settings that are often not easily accessible, so it is important that we have reliable kiosks.”
SeePoint kiosks are vandal resistant and tamper proof. All components are securely integrated into the system and there are no exposed cables, wires or ports on the units. According to Jeff Goldstein, vice president of sales at SeePoint: “The VantagePoint kiosk is constructed from vandal resistant steel, yet we’ve made sure it has ‘curb appeal’, from its vibrant touch-screen monitor to its slim, modern design. It welcomes users of all ages.”
Cornell’s Bermudez adds: “The kiosks are positioned in public places and users of all ages interact with our program so it is important that the kiosk is user friendly and can withstand use by children."
Working with clients across education and healthcare to government, retail and more, SeePoint’s approach is consultative. “We know that each client is different,” says Jonathan Arfin, CEO of SeePoint. “We design our kiosks to work in different industries and environments, yet know there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.”
Designing and fabricating each kiosk at their headquarters enables SeePoint to have a high level of control over each project, and they can rapidly deliver prototypes to clients.
“Over the years a couple of things stand out regarding working with SeePoint,” says Bermudez. “Number one: SeePoint is very responsive when I request pricing. I usually receive pricing the same day I request a quote. Number two: There is typically a long decision cycle associated with our program and SeePoint has been very flexible regarding pricing, production and delivery which has made my job promoting our program and coordinating delivery of the kiosk and our associated customized software much easier."
SeePoint works with clients at every stage of the process, from initial consultation through product selection, design, programming, production, delivery and installation. Once deployed, whether used indoors or outdoors, SeePoint kiosks are easy to install, use and maintain.
SeePoint is a leading provider of interactive, fully integrated kiosk systems. SeePoint designs and manufactures interactive information systems ideal for government and health applications, retail services, ticketing systems, public information terminals, customer service applications and more. All SeePoint systems are designed, assembled and fabricated in Los Angeles area. For more information, visit www.SeePoint.com.
About Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Their hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization supported by 78,000 friends and members. For more information, visit www.birds.cornell.edu.