Info Kiosk Companies

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Smart City Media

Smart City Media is a privately held company that utilizes "interactive Smart Signs and mobile applications" to provide helpful location-based media to cities in real-time. The requested details of the company have been documented in the attached spreadsheet, and a brief overview of the findings has been presented below.

Company Overview

  • Smart City Media is a privately held company that utilizes "interactive Smart Signs and mobile applications" to provide helpful location-based media to cities in real-time.
  • Smart City Media was founded by Tom Touchet in 2014 and its headquarters is located in New York. Available third-party information shows that the company has an estimated revenue of $400,000
  • The company utilizes data provided by "internet & mobile applications, IoT sensors (Internet of Things), and social media" to make cities "smarter, safer and better connected."

Leadership

Cities With Which They Work

  • The company headquarters is located in New York. The company is known to work with "cities, colleges, transit systems, airports, and real estate developments in North America."
  • Information from the company website shown that the company has undertaken projects for the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; Dallas, Texas; Jersey City, New Jersey; Memphis, Tennessee; Aurora, Illinois; Columbia, South Carolina; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


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Civiq Smartscapes

CIVIQ Smartscapes is recognized as the world's leading smart city partner and has helped in connecting over 5 million people around the world. It is the only company with a proven performance record of deploying more than 2,000 units in the United States and globally. Rows 3-9 of the attached spreadsheet has been documented with the requested details of the company, and a brief overview of the findings has been presented below.

Company Overview

  • CIVIQ Smartscapes is a designer and manufacturer of interactive smart city communications systems. It provides access to public information, safety, and commerce to create "smartscapes" for the future development of smart urban infrastructure.
  • Through bringing together the best technologies and partners, CIVIQ Smartscapes designs, produces, and delivers turnkey network systems that offer a variety of valuable services and capabilities to cities. It covers up to 100% of the cost of advertising revenue.
  • The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JMC Capital Partners, founded in 2015 as a spin-out of Comark LLC. It has headquarters in Milford, Massachusetts, United States, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CIVIQ Smartscapes has its software development facility in Chicago and a service facility in Long Island City, Queens, and New York City.

Leadership

Cities With Which They Work

  • The company has undertaken projects for the following cities: New York City, Dayton, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, Miami, Newark, and Boston.

Business Model


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SmartLink

SmartLink is a technology company founded by Jonathan Salisbury and Russ Middleton. The company provides end-to-end solutions for communities, retailers and university campuses in the smart kiosk space. Details of the company have been provided in the attached spreadsheet.

Company Overview

  • Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, SmarLINK is a technology company that was founded in 2016.
  • The company focuses on innovation that improves "visitor experience, generate revenue, and gain insights."
  • They provide indoor and outdoor displays that are interactive and are powered by their own software called SkyOS.
  • Using inbuilt geo-fencing technology, the company provides these products to create connectivity clusters in remote areas with wireless internet connections.
  • In addition, these kiosks use the cloud to connect, transmit, and analyze local data.
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Soofa

Soofa designs products for smart city development that allow planners to take an agile development approach to build cities. The company operates in over 75 cities in the US. We have provided a detailed competitive landscape for the company in the attached spreadsheet.

Senior Leadership Team

Company Overview

  • Soofa is a female-founded company, launched out of MIT and Harvard in 2014, that operates in the field of smart city technology. The company is officially incorporated under the name Changing Environments.
  • The company deploys smart technology information kiosks in cities across the US to create "neighborhood news feed" for the people to view and use.
  • The Soofa Sign displays relevant content from the community, local advertisers, and national brands, connecting people to their neighborhood and the city.
  • In addition, Soofa Signs display real-time transit updates and events calendar that is local and relevant to passersby.
  • The company also provides a tool called 'Soofa Talk' for the people in the community to interact with Soofa Signs and voice and post their opinions through the same.

Business Model

Cities

City Contracts

Value Proposition

  • One of the key value propositions of the company is that it creates interactive digital bulletin boards and kiosks that not only provide information to viewers but also allow them to respond and create their own information.
  • Hence, it is the "complete openness and democratization of communication" in the company's products that sets them apart from other information kiosk companies.
  • In addendum, the company deploys smart, social, and sustainable technology. Its products are fully solar-powered and wirelessly connected and extremely easy to install, requiring just four bolts. This reduces the per-unit cost of installation for the clients.
  • The company has a wide network spanning across 75 cities in the US and works with some key brands like Live Nation, Drift, Wayfair, Metro by T-Mobile, Wegmans, etc.
  • The company's kiosks are also unique in terms of the exhaustive information that they display. They feature a rich mix of information that includes transit and neighborhood information along with relevant local messaging and advertising.
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