How to Choose Embedded Systems For Kiosks

In nowadays, kiosks are fast becoming more prevalent in our world and their presence can be felt in many venues. Hospitals, movie theaters, government buildings, and theme parks are just some examples of environments where kiosks have been deployed. The global interactive kiosk market size was valued at USD 28.45 billion in 2021 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030.
A kiosk may seem like a simple machine at first glance, but there are a few key engineering challenges to consider when choosing an embedded system that can serve its needs.


As we find creative ways to solve issues or automate processes that were previously only conceivable with pen, paper, and the necessary grey matter, modern embedded computing applications demand progressively greater computing power. The first stage in building an embedded system is to consider the computing power needed, whether it be CPU, GPU, or both. This generally affects many other areas such as thermal design, mechanical footprint, data handling, and communication. A crucial first step in choosing the best platform is to have a firm grasp on the volume and type of data processing that your application requires.

I/O connections

A key challenge for kiosk designs is the ability to support a wide range of I/O connections and peripheral IoT sensors. These type of I/O connections are extremely important in kiosk machines because they manage a wide variety of critical functions for a kiosk in both serial analog and high-speed digital connections. For example, interactive kiosks now feature IoT sensors like cameras, scanners, RFID reader, and payment reader to name a few, but rely on high-speed USB protocols to transmit important kiosk data from the machine.

Small Size

System integrators are facing growing demands for improved smart kiosks with diverse functionality and stylish slim form-factor designs. To meet these requirements kiosk components, including the integral embedded PC, need a small footprint.

Features of Giada Embedded Systems

Giada, which has focused on embedded solutions for more than 20 years, offers embedded systems with latest Intel and Rockchip CPU for kiosk solution, such as BQ612, DF612, IBC-386 and EN-J6412DL.
They feature:
- 7 x 24H long-term operation
- From 3 to 7+ years Long-life cycle
- Diverse form factor, easy to integrate
- Rich I/O ports

When you’re responsible for managing self-service kiosks, you know the importance of having reliable technology to run them – and perhaps know the difficulties that can arise in finding that technology. With Giada, you’ll get top-of-the-line embedded systems that are the perfect kiosk hardware components for both their size and their power.

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