NEXCOM NISE Fanless Computer Embedded in Advanced Kiosks Advocates a Greener Paris
The NEXCOM NISE 2100A, a fanless computer, was embedded in electric car rental kiosks by the roadside to provide fast and convenient services to drivers in the outskirts of Paris. Summer or winter, rain or shine, the kiosks performed its functions successfully, while providing public transportation with a new mode of motoring.
On the roadside, two different kiosks have taken advantage of the abundant I/O interfaces of the versatile NISE 2100A to provide subscription and rental services, respectively. At the subscription service station, the kiosks guide drivers through the registration process by allowing drivers to video chat with advisors from the call center, scan identity documents, offer package plans via touch screen, accept bank card payments, and issue membership cards equipped with RFID tags.
Similarly, the free-standing kiosks help drivers rent electric cars. It is able to read RFID tags, request password validation via touch screen, indicate electric cars assignment, and offer prompt assistance from the call center. By means of the NEXCOM fanless computer, the service provider has successfully built up two types of multi-functional advanced kiosks that get drivers behind the wheels within minutes as well as providing the convenience of returning the electric cars to any station.
By installing these advanced kiosks, the service provider establishes the car rental service, yet reduces operating expenses in terms of utilities, office expenses, leasing commissions etc. Thanks to the fanless computer, kiosks are able to work around the clock without maintenance and stoppage, despite the road dust and outdoor humidity. More importantly, the NISE 2100A is designed to operate in extreme temperatures ranging from 20°C-70°C (-4°F-158°F) and maintain proper functionality as seasons change.
In addition, NEXCOM helps with verification of peripheral devices to ensure these kiosks are properly configured to carry out all intended functions. Combining NEXCOM’s NISE 2100A fanless computer and its technology support, the service provider quickly sets up a service network comprised of hundreds of kiosks located in Paris and its 45 adjoining towns within a six months time frame.
In the next few months, additional NISE 2100A-embedded kiosks will be installed in more than a thousand service stations in hopes of providing an alternative solution and alleviate the public transportation demands from the millions of residents and tourists commuting between the suburbs and the megacity of Paris. Through the proliferation of the car rental service network, the introduction of the NEXCOM NISE 2100A, a fanless computer intended for embedded applications, is truly significant.
NEXCOM International Co., LTD., an ISO-9001-certified company and a member of PICMG, PCI-SIG, and the Intel Embedded Alliance, is at the forefront of the competition by offering OEM, ODM and OBM designs for products such as innovative blade servers; network security appliances; industrial and embedded PC products such as single board computers, embedded boards and systems; CompactPCI CPU boards; industrial-grade server boards; and customized platforms. Established in 1992, NEXCOM has since won several patents, awards, certifications for its high-quality products and service that meet international standards and worldwide customers' requirements. To serve its worldwide customers well, NEXCOM, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has set up seven subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, China, Japan as well as distributors in the other parts of the world.
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