The IKE Smart City platform allows citizens and visitors to engage with the city by providing geo-located business listings and real-time transit information and acts as a free WiFi hotspot to improve access to social services such as area shelters, addiction recovery, food assistance and more.
The IKE kiosk, a venture of Orange Barrel Media, is a citizen engagement platform smart cities are implementing to connect with their citizens, as a wayfinding and city communication system for the digital age. IKE Smart City launched in 2015 and has been awarded contracts in urban cities across the United States ever since; the first being Denver, the most recent in Tampa.
Designed in collaboration with Pentagram, the platform incorporates local branding on and off-screen, offers kinetic lighting options and allows customizable content. Each kiosk is built with a high definition screen—65” screens located on both sides of the kiosk—, an optional security camera, an emergency call button and color kinetic lighting. IKE is manufactured in the U.S. by Display Devices and is UL certified..
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The company’s in-house software engineering team has decades of collective experience developing solutions for consumer and business applications, ranging from infrastructure and scalable back-end systems to beautifully designed user interfaces and integration of third-party services and data.
IKE is built on an open data platform that provides maximum flexibility and seamless integration with city data sources, according to the company. IKE includes geo-filtered, comprehensive curated business data standards but also allows merging of city-specific data using a multi-tenant content management system.