Schools, universities, TAFEs and colleges cater for vast numbers of students, on large and often complex campuses with the need for highly regulated security. They need to get information to students, who move between teaching areas, and there is likely to be a proliferation of mobile IT devices on the campus, either the students’ own or provided by the facility.

All of which can mean a real headache for the managers of our educational facilities: They need to balance swift and easy access for students and staff with identifying unauthorised visitors; They need to ensure students, staff and visitors can find their way to where they need to be on the (often old and complex) campuses; They need to share information with students on the go; They need to ensure that IT devices are available and charged ready for lessons and securely stored when not in use.

Self-service technology is helping to address all of these issues – access control kiosks/gates ensures let the right people in and keep the wrong people out; wayfinding kiosks help to navigate the campus; information kiosks deliver information from timetabling to registration and meeting bookings; Secure charging bays ensure that devices are ready for the classroom and safe whilst not in use.

Neo has delivered thousands of kiosks to educational establishments – they’re designed for low maintenance, ease of use and high availability, to lower costs and deliver efficient education services.

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