The New Aveta – the latest in self-service technology from Parabit Systems, Inc.

August 28, 2014, Roosevelt, NY

Parabit Systems is to reveal its latest self-service kiosk, the New Aveta, at the Airports Council International – North America (ACS-NA) 2014 annual conference and exhibition next month.

The New Aveta from Parabit is the latest in interactive wayfinding and digital signage technology. The New Aveta entertains customers while they interact, and is designed to increase advertising revenue streams for owners through displays and telephone directories. For use in airports, hospitals, casinos, campuses, or wherever customer service can be improved.

The New Aveta is an interactive application with internet access. Features include a motion sensor that activates a program when the Aveta knows there is a user present. This starts an interactive touch-screen application to engage users and show information and directions. There are three mobile-device charging bays. The top of the Aveta features another display for advertising use, which can play video or presentations. There is also a Courtesy Parabit Telephone that when lifted from the receiver activates a directory, which the kiosk owner can program with Parabit’s in-house technical support. Parabit’s Phone Checker Software lets kiosk owners remotely test, retrieve call counts, and program the Parabit Telephone. Owners can customize their directory based on brand and advertising revenue – making changes that are the best for their company.

The New Aveta is unlike any other interactive display kiosk. Made in the U.S.A., this customizable solution is a secure, reliable product from the industry leader in security and self-service. Eliminate the hassle of multiple devices such as signage, screens, brochures, phones, and device charging stations. The New Aveta offers a compact, one stop solution for consumers with the opportunity to increase advertising revenue for owners.

Parabit Systems has roots in the financial security industry, and has expanded to the airport, transportation, education, healthcare, and government sectors. Parabit designs and manufactures self-service solutions, including charging stations, visitor management kiosks, and welcome centers. Parabit’s solutions provide opportunities to enhance customer service and safety, and increase revenue streams.

“We saw a need to consolidate multiple functions into one kiosk. We wanted to create a beautiful design based on the needs of our customer base – a one-stop solution for customer service needs, and the demands kiosk owners who want a great ROI from a reliable product.”   – Rob Leiponis, President of Parabit

Inquiries call 516-378-4800 x305 or email sales@parabit.com

Preparing for the ACI-NA 2014 Conference

Parabit Systems, Inc. is excited to once again attend the Airports Council International North American Conference (ACI-NA) this year from September 7th to September 9th, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Find us at booth #725!
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With the conference fast approaching, we are preparing to present some of our most exciting new technologies to date.

The purpose of the ACI-NA is to provide an interactive and educational experience for Airport and Travel industry professionals to learn about products and services that will make travel more secure and streamlined.  The conference officially states the following: “North America’s airports are the gateway to commerce throughout the world and the front door to the communities they connect for millions of passengers who visit the United States and Canada each year.  At ACI-NA, our goal is to make sure that our member airports gain greater flexibility so that they can finance and build the capital projects needed to handle tomorrow’s travelers and cargo” (Kevin M. Burke, President at CEO, ACI-NA).

Welcome Center By Parabit System's at New York's JFK International Airport.
Welcome Center By Parabit Systems at New York’s JFK International Airport, Terminal 5.
Parabit Systems has been at the forefront of security and
access control technology since 1995.

Parabit’s mission is to enhance self-service and improve security by continuously studying customer needs and maintaining close relationships with our client base. Parabit’s aim is to continue growth through the development of innovative turn-key solutions for existing clients and for new markets which support its mission.

When it comes to Airport and Transportation needs, Parabit excels.  Besides welcome centers and visitor management kiosks deployed throughout the Tri-State area, Parabit is also constantly coming up with engaging, innovative technologies to enhance customer service, better the experience of a traveler, and increase advertising revenues for kiosk owners.

Parabit’s exciting new technology that will be showcased at the

2014 ACI-NA, booth #725:

 

The *NEW* Single Sided Aveta
Today’s consumer and modern traveler are constantly connected and demand engaging, fast results. Target a revolving customer base with the interactive Aveta kiosk by Parabit. Using best-in-class equipment and software, Parabit’s Avita combines digital signage, way-finding, and inter-active brochures to create a solution that maximizes return on investment, increases company visibility, and offers trackable marketing results.

The NEW Single-Sided Aveta by Parabit!  Come see it in action at booth #725
The NEW Single-Sided Aveta by Parabit! Come see it in action at booth #725

 

Animated Virtual Assistant (AVA)
Parabit is the creator and manufacturer of the animated virtual assistant kiosk (AVA), an innovative Hologram solution which provides your targeted audience with consistent on-demand information. Our customizable animated solution fits any brand image and offers the most innovative and engaging animated digital signage solution available.

Parabit's AVA's, Vicky and Victor!
Parabit’s AVA’s, Vicky and Victor!

Mobile Device Power Stanchion
Satisfy the needs of a modern traveler on the go! Parabit is known for stability and reliability in our products. The charging stations are made out of vandal resistant, durable metal, and outperform the competition in public environment deployments. Parabit’s Mobile Device Charging Stations are designed and manufactured from start to finish, on-site in our Roosevelt, New York headquarters.

Parabit's power stanchions come in a variety of customizable designs.
Parabit’s power stanchions come in a variety of customizable designs.


More Airport Solutions from Parabit:

For more information, please reach out to sales at Parabit dot com,

or call 516-378-4800.  And we look forward to meeting you in Atlanta!

www.parabit.com

Parabit’s Secure Locking Bay Kiosk: A Great New Tool for Consumers and Parabit Clients

Technology – man-made tools that inspired by innovative ideas, intended to engage humans in an interactive, useful way!  Yet so many of us are tired of technology making our lives more complicated instead of simpler.  Isn’t it the worst when you run out of battery life when you need your mobile device the most?  It’s like running out of gas on the way to an important event!  Imagine you’re travelling overseas and you run out of juice.  Or you’re in a hospital waiting room, ready to tell your friends and family about the birth of a grandson, only to lose your battery charge.  End users demand a secure way to stay charged whenever they need to.

Parabit Systems recognizes industry trends and the needs of our clients.  The end-user of most Parabit products is the general public or consumer.  Our customers are the brands and companies that deploy Parabit products so that their client base will have a better experience in access control, self-service, and security.

As the world exponentially gets more connected via mobile devices, Parabit has come up with solutions that are safe, reliable, and secure.  And our products are new ways to engage consumers not just because of a need, but also through digital signage displays and advertising.

Our newest product that is sure to satisfy the needs of our clients and consumers alike is the Secure Locking Bay Kiosk!

Certain environments pose the need for a very secure way to charge mobile devices. Parabit has designed Secure Charging Kiosks to meet the demands of customers and staff in healthcare, hospitality, education, and other industries. Parabit kiosks are ADA compliant and constructed of durable, powder-coated steel, providing customers with the most secure charging available.

The Parabit Locking Bay Kiosk provides extra secure mobile device charging for customers in the following environments:

  • Hospitals
  • Health care centers
  • Restaurants and Bars
  • Financial institutions
  • College campuses
  • Waiting rooms
  • And more!

 

Parabit customers: you can increase your revenue streams via advertising displays on the optional digital signage accessory. Another option for additional revenue generation is the collection of a fee for increments of device charging.

Here is a sneak peak of the Parabit Secure Locking Bay Kiosk:

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For more information, email sales@parabit.com or call 516-378-4800.

 

ATM Vestibule Skimming: How to Fight this Surging Trend

Card skimming at ATMs and access doors to the vestibules is a major source of concern for financial institutions, and for law enforcement agencies.

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Vestibule skimming is a surging trend.  Fraud experts say the banking industry can expect to see more incidents, unless and until additional measures are added to address security at the ATM and its surrounding access points.

AN INDUSTRY EXPERT WEIGHS IN:

“The vestibules are definitely getting hit more often,” says Julie McNelley, research director and fraud analyst at Aite Group. “Criminals . . . found a security gap, and are exploiting it.  They saw that the banks were proactively checking the ATM, so then they hit the vestibules . . . This is a very high priority for financial institutions . . . But they can’t rely on one technology or solution. They need a layered approach, one that includes a combination of policies and procedures, like regular inspections of ATMs (and vestibules).”

A layered approach is where Parabit Systems comes in.

We developed the ACS-1E ATM Access Control Kit w/SkimGard!

The Parabit ACS-1E ATM/Building Access Control System provides the ultimate solution for branch and remote ATM lobby installations which require more advanced enterprise system management and control.

Key Features Include:
  • 4 Port I/O Adapter
  • Supports Remote Firmware Updates
  • ACS Enterprise Software compatibility
  • Supports Tamper/Cable Cut Detect or SkimGard™ options
  • MAS Alarm Messaging integration (under development)
  • Track 2 Magnetic Stripe Access Control
  • Imbedded Ethernet
  • Egress, Door Contact and Fire Alarm inputs
  • 2nd Card Reader option
  • Future EMV/NFC Option
Parabit ALSO recommends Covert Security Cameras and Light Monitors as added layers of security!

ATM LIGHT LAWS STATE that there must be lights at the ATM, so no shadows are cast within 50 feet of it. This not only helps the customer stay alert, but it also makes the ATM easier to see. These lighting requirements are also applicable to drive-up ATMs. Parabit recognizes that proper lighting is a core security measure at any unattended self-service environment. Our light monitor detects low or no light conditions at Lobby, Drive-Up, and Walk-Up ATM’s as well as night drop installations. The Light Sensor interfaces to any alarm panel and if the lighting falls below the pre-programmed setting of foot candle illumination, the light monitor sends a warning to the monitoring station alerting you of the poor light condition.

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DOORWAY CAMERAS:

Parabit’s Doorway Camera is designed for applications where unobstructed, close-up, facial image capture is required. Designed to fit narrow storefronts, our doorway camera is a unique, covert solution for your security needs. This high resolution camera can be used in conjunction with height strip tape. The camera can fit into any standard door frame and maintains a superior video image compared to pendant or ceiling mount cameras!

For more information about Parabit’s ATM Vestibule Skimming Solutions, contact us directly.

 

The Benefits of Custom Design

Regardless of your type of business and whether you deal directly with customers or with other businesses, custom branded designs will benefit your bottom line and enhance your brand!  Here are some reasons to go for a custom design:

  • Use Logoed Designs for Branding and Identity

  • Establish Company Pride and Community

  • Generate Credibility and Trust in Your Company

  • Establish Brand Recognition

Parabit has a range of paint colors to choose from for your custom kiosk!
Parabit has a range of paint colors to choose from for your custom kiosk!

Every business is unique, and Parabit understands that cookie-cutter branding just doesn’t work.  Your business has its own message that should be represented.  That’s why we manufacture every product in-house at our Long Island, New York headquarters with customization and quality in mind.  The competition, on the other hand, buys parts from over-seas and assembles run-of-the mill, flimsy products that just don’t stand the test of time.  All Parabit designs are available as pedestals, desktops, or wall mount models, and are designed with customization in mind. Clients may choose the specific configuration and branding for their facility and needs. And Parabit is known for reliability and quality first.

Customize your Parabit kiosk with your brand and logo - make a memorable impression with your customers.
Customize your Parabit kiosk with your brand and logo – make a memorable impression with your customers.

Parabit designs and manufactures customizable self-service kiosk solutions for any industry. Whether you are looking to enhance the experience of your customers in a retail or hospitality setting, provide assistance in a health-care facility, upgrade visitor identification in an education setting, or provide way-finding for tourists, Parabit can work with you!

Parabit kiosks provide an opportunity to enhance customer service and increase advertising revenue for your company.  Brand the look and feel of the kiosk to represent your unique business, or maintain some areas for advertising as well.  When patients in a waiting-room, students in a library, patrons in a nightlife setting, and tourists in an airport need to charge a mobile device, you have a captive audience with a Parabit power stanchion.  While they wait, they can read about your business or paid sponsorships – generating YOU more revenue while their customer satisfaction increases.

Our reliable, cost-effective solutions include more than mobile device charging stanchions.  Parabit also manufactures customizable secure cell-phone charging kiosks, visitor management kiosks, and avatars. Parabit self-service kiosks provide users with a variety of services, including mobile device charging (with USB and/or standard outlets), automated identification verification, instant issue ID cards, way-finding, and more.

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Contact one of our kiosk experts to help build your perfect custom solution today

 

 

 

 

Don’t Be Left in The Dark about ATM Lighting Laws

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There must be lights at the ATM, so no shadows are cast within 50 feet of it. This not only helps the customer stay alert, but it also makes the ATM easier to see. These lighting requirements are also applicable to drive-up ATMs. Read more: ATM Lighting Laws | eHow.com

Parabit recognizes that proper lighting is a core security measure at any unattended self-service environment. Our light monitor detects low or no light conditions at Lobby, Drive-Up, and Walk-Up ATM’s as well as night drop installations.

The Light Sensor interfaces to any alarm panel and if the lighting falls below the pre-programmed setting of foot candle illumination, the light monitor sends a warning to the monitoring station alerting you of the poor light condition.

Parabit has a discreet ATM light sensor, which can also be applied to many other industries, such as:

Building Security
School Security
Lobby Monitoring
ATM Lobby Monitoring

In this age, no school can be too safe.  As Back to School approaches, consider installing the Light Sensor to add to safety and security.

Secret Service Shines Light On Skimming Devices

ATM skimming has grown drastically as criminals improve their skimming techniques. Preying on the most valuable asset of financial institutions – the customer – skimming destroys customer trust in one of the most profitable aspects of the business: the ATM. Ultimately, skimming tarnishes brands and discredits reputation. Did you know that 67% of U.S. adults who use banking ATM’s are likely to switch institutions after an instance of ATM fraud or data breach?

Here is a recent video update from a Secret Service expert on this government monitored issue:

Secret Service Shines Light On Skimming Devices

Parabit systems is at the forefront of Anti-Skimming technology, and we welcome your feedback and questions.

For more about Skimming fraud from the Secret Service, click here.

 

A Better “Back To School” with Visitor/Welcome Centers

People never get a second chance at a first impression. 

The first impression when you walk into a building is the same way.  How do your students and staff feel when they step onto campus?  Are they lost or welcome?  Are they overwhelmed or organized?

Modern institutions are equipping campus buildings with Visitor Centers like ours at Parabit Systems.

Visitor centers allow for a smoother flow of foot traffic, accurate greeting messages and maps, better-marked entrances, and visitors who feel comfortable and welcomed.

The main purpose of a Visitor Center is to provide fast and accurate information for students and staff alike – but it also saves on time, generates revenue through advertising, and increases efficiency.

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Parabit System’s Visitor Center concept focuses on providing self-service options through the Centers’ Brochures, Kiosks and Digital Signage.

Additionally, Digital Signage can provide new revenue opportunities in marketing local businesses within the community. This implementation can create revenue that can offset monthly maintenance costs of technology as well as help recoup cost of deploying the centers.

Self-Service for Education Includes:

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For more information about Educational Applications from Parabit, visit us on the web ,

or email sales@parabit.com.  We welcome your feedback and questions.

 

Power Kiosks Provide Sales Opportunities

Power KiosksMobile devices are in the hands of millions of people when traveling throughout their day. Many times  we experience the problem of running low on power or  run out of power and need a convenient place to recharge our mobile devices. Just think of the opportunity in offering visitors, customers, prospects or students a simple and convenient  way to power their devices.

Power Kiosks can create new sales opportunities, as well as providing superior customer service to your customers .

Parabit Power Kiosks are designed and engineered to make the installation easy and affordable and perfect for many different settings including:

  • Hospital Visitor Lounge
  • Bus  Terminals
  • Rest Stops
  • Convention Centers
  • Airports
  • Train Stations
  • College Campuses
  • Libraries
  • Shopping Centers
  • Malls
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Entertainment Arenas
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Government Buildings

To learn more about our Power Kiosks, follow the link to see our Power Kiosk Designs   http://www.parabit.com/kiosks/kiosks-powerpole-new.html

How to Enhance Customer Service and Generate Revenue

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Analysts predict that mobile subscribers worldwide will reach 6.5 billion by the end of 2012, 6.9 billion by the end of 2013 and 8 billion by the end of 2016. (Mobile Factbook 2012 ) (mobiThinking) Today’s fast faced society demands 24/7  contact through technology such as cell phones and laptops with one element getting in the way- the dying battery. Whether for leisure or business, a dying phone battery  causes customers to scramble to find a way for re-charging  their phone, laptop or tablet.

Companies can alleviate this pain through offering cell phone charging stations while generating revenue through providing targeted ads to a captive audience. These ads are displayed on digital signage toppers integrated with the kiosks. Another opportunity to generate revenue on the kiosks is by applying a fee for device charging. Our Kiosks may be configured with the ability for the user to select the device charging time. (The charging amount will depend on how long the device is plugged in, the model type and battery quality.) Parabit’s Device and Mobile Charging Kiosks are designed in various configurations and branding options so that client’s may choose the right configuration and  look for their facility needs.  Our current model offering includes: -Power Poles     -Power Counters      -Power Stanchions      -Power Kiosks For areas needing additional security, Parabit has designed and manufactured Secure Charging Kiosks. These kiosks are ADA compliant and constructed of durable powder coated steel with 8 or 16 locking cell phone charging bays; providing customers secure charging. Visit our site to learn about other products which generate revenue while enhancing self-service; including Visitor Centers.