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Self Check In at PJIA

Posted By: ruralcarrier

Self Check In at PJIA - 01/30/2020 11:00 AM

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Is it just me or does this perhaps seem a little odd to have these electronic devices outside in the sun, heat and rain?
Posted By: candj

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/30/2020 11:25 AM

I think they are located under the roof that juts out over the sidewalk.

But maybe they will move them inside once they have the inside all done.
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/30/2020 11:29 AM

Yes, it does appear that way but there is still the exposure to the heat if nothing else. Heat + electronics is not a good combination. I am sure they will eventually be moved inside, IF they survive being outside.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/30/2020 02:04 PM

Right, heat + HUMIDITY plus electronics is not a good combination. I predict those particular machines won't lost too long outside.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/30/2020 03:38 PM

Yes. Bad combination.
Posted By: Colour1

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/31/2020 09:14 AM

They do have covers. I would think, that maintenance would zip them up once the rain starts. Or am I asking to much???LOL!!! BTW, IMHO. I think these are a great idea!!! Anything to improve the dreaded standing in the ever NOT moving lines, I'm all for it!!! Is it me? That people ask the stupidest questions of the ticket counter people or what!!!
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/31/2020 10:09 AM

The covers will only intensify the heat. Not saying they are not a good idea but the outside elements are not good for electronics.
Posted By: PnPinNC

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/31/2020 11:25 AM

Really depends on the manufacturer of the kiosks... I worked for years in the retail store div. of a certain big, three letter company. ALL of our POS terminals and kiosks were designed to be placed in extreme conditions - literally weeks running at -50 and at 200 degrees without airflow. They went through extensive elemental torture testing - temp., sun, dust storms, even lightning. We knew registers would sit outside (Think Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot), ...and if any of you think that POS terminals sitting in a checkout lane, inside (under a counter) EVER get cleaned you are dreaming. Those are some of the hotest and most restrictive environments - just nasty. As for water... well, for trade shows we used to demo our kiosks sitting IN a running waterfall. So, good kiosk hardware is designed for those conditions. So, assuming they are using good hardware, then frankly I would be more concerned about the fancy enclosures holding the hardware than the hardware. Particle bd, laminate and such are far more likely to fail outside like that than good kiosk hardware is.
Posted By: kim

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/31/2020 12:07 PM

I could
Be very wrong. But I remember seeing them last Month and thinking it odd they are outside and also remembering they say “port authority NY/NJ” on them.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 01/31/2020 02:15 PM

PnPin--interesting. Thanks for the note.

kim--now THAT'S funny! Someone needs to confirm or deny that, with pictures! grin Maybe they weren't operational yet, and they hadn't yet spray-painted the lettering off! grin IF they were recycled machines, I doubt they would qualify as good hardware..
Posted By: Mikel

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 02/01/2020 10:11 AM

I was there yesterday and when walking by, I noticed that one machine was labelled that way and many of the others seemed to have black duct tape in the same location covering up the lettering.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Self Check In at PJIA - 02/01/2020 01:52 PM

Ok, thanks! There you go! grin
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