The coronavirus pandemic has paved the way for various kinds of hygiene focused products in the market. According to the latest news, Samsung has now come up with a solution that aims to help people order and pay for things at stores, restaurants, or pharmacies without making contact with any second person.
Samsung has already launched a UV smartphone sterilizer and a dedicated handwashing app for Galaxy Watch and now, it has launched its first self-service kiosk that comes with a built-in ordering and payment system. In simple words, this means users will be able to order things by interacting with the device and pay digitally using digital payment services like Samsung Pay.
The Samsung Kiosk comes as an all in one solution. It can be used for ordering and paying for purchases at restaurants, retail stores, or cafes. The kiosk device can be installed anywhere. It comes in three types: table type, stand type, and wall-mounted type.
The Samsung Kiosk is powered by Samsung’s high performance System on Chip (SoC) which enables the device to operate independently without requiring a separate PC. It runs on Samsung’s proprietary Linux-based OS Tizen. The Samsung Kiosk comes with a 24 inches touchscreen display. This touch display has a special antimicrobial coating technology. Samsung claims this coating technology “has an antibacterial effect of 99.99% or more on the surface”. It is tested and certified by the US safety standards organization Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Samsung is claiming that despite the special coating on top of the display, it will deliver a clear image quality because the antibacterial coating has a high transmittance rate of 90% or more. It is worth mention that the coating helps it saves the display from being discoloured by oxygen or sulfur components.
Samsung added its multi-layered security solution, Samsung Knox technology to the Samsung Kiosk. Samsung Knox technology protects hardware and software components of a device from external threats like hacking. Samsung said Samsung Kiosk managers will be able to control and change the settings of the device in real-time by using its Magic Info Management System.
Samsung recently launched the device in South Korea by partnering with FiServ Korea. FiServ Korea is a global payment and financial services company. Samsung said it is aiming to launch the device in the global markets in the coming months.