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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Engadget: SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City24/7 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities

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SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City24/7 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities
Nov 20th 2012, 23:41

SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City247 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities

Slowly but surely, payphones around New York City are losing their innocence. As planned, City24/7 has started to convert seldom-used booths into LCD-equipped information kiosks, with so-called SmartScreens broadcasting "neighborhood news, current events and entertainment listings, local deals and specials." We're told that multiple mobile apps are being made available via the 32-inch multitouch panels, though as of now, only ten installations have gone live. Over the next several months, the number of installations will increase to up to 250 participating phone booths throughout the five boroughs, and once it's reached saturation in the Big Apple, City24/7 and Cisco are planning to expand into over a dozen other foreign and domestic cities. The SmartScreens are designed to use real-time, location-based services, tied in to the network throughout the city, and moreover, each booth is equipped with gratis WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth capabilities. In other words, they're fit to live in.

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