The company approached American Barcode and RFID (AB&R) for help in bringing its idea to market. AB&R recommended a solution that combines several technologies:
- A touch-screen computer enabled with the Touch Coupon software
- Zebra Technologies KR203 Kiosk Printer
- A cellular data modem for real-time communication with each of the remote locations
AB&R, a longtime Zebra partner, recommend the Zebra printer for its reliability, small footprint and flexibility to be integrated into a variety of different types of kiosks. It's also very simple to configure, load and support.
As the hosting service, AB&R serves as a single point of contact for the entire solution offering, including creation, configuration, deployment, troubleshooting, repair and cellular data hosting powered by one of the nations' largest and most reliable 4G cellular networks.
AB&R customized the solution for each store, including shelf-mounted units that fit in a beverage end cap, stand-alone units that display the offerings available on the kiosk, and units with shelves in the design to promote the brands and products on the kiosk for the month. The Zebra KR203 flexibly installs in each configuration with just two screws.
Beverage Promotions can easily configure screens for unique designs and messaging, and build images, movies and interactive functionality. Creative file hierarchy design allows the company to guide the consumer to the right offerings.
Beverage Promotions rolled the kiosks out to 27 stores throughout Arizona and Southern California and continues to expand. Customers use the touch screen to navigate their options—a fun and interactive way to shop. They can print coupons, drink recipes, food pairing suggestions and discounts for local events.
The Zebra printer has proven to be an extremely reliable part of the solution. "We know we can count on the Zebra printers," said Gary Randall, Vice President of Solution Marketing at AB&R. "In over a year in the field, we haven't had one failure, which keeps our customers happy."