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Receptionist Hardware Seeing Surge in the Sales of Touchless Visitor Management Kiosks

Receptionist Hardware, a renowned company for offering hardware solutions for visitor check-in apps, has reported that they are seeing a big surge in the sales of their Touchless Visitor Management Kiosks. Most of these sales are contributed to what they call their ‘Temperature Scanning Visitor Management Kiosks’. These advanced virus screening kiosks are designed to minimize virus exposure for screeners, visitors, and employees and to more efficiently and safely allow people to enter into a retail center, office space, or other commercial building. This is the company’s latest temperature scanning floorstand kiosk product that is helping companies avoid a massive spread of Covid-19 at their workplace that will impact their earnings and put their employees’ health at risk.

A media relations spokesperson for the company says, “Due to COVID-19, it seems to us that more workplaces, retail centers, and even institutions, are seeking out contactless ways to check-in visitors. At the same time, they are very interested in performing temperature scans and other virus screening procedures such as filling out health questionnaires that will help protect them from virus spread. The problem is, this can be very tedious and risky to do with conventional table and chair setups manned by health personnel. That’s why we feel that the sales of our Touchless Visitor Management Kiosks have seen such a big surge recently.”

Temperature scanning Kiosk

He went on to say that the company has spent a lot of time and effort coming up with the design for their Temperature Scanning Visitor Management Kiosks. They did this because for them to be impactful they must be simple to operate and accurate. The media relations spokesperson says that this is why they chose to include a highly accurate thermal scanning system in the kiosk. It not only produces more accurate body temperature readings but also takes these readings much faster than can be done with more conventional temperature taking means. Making them as autonomous as possible also eliminates the need to have screening personnel manning entry points to a business which, in turn, makes these virus screening kiosks very cost-efficient to operate.

The media relations spokesperson also theorized that so many businesses are interested in their thermal temperature scanning kiosks because they fully realize that their people are their most valuable investment. They also realize that every type of screening they put in place gives their business an added layer of virus protection. Although no type of equipment is foolproof when it comes to detecting a virus that can spread asymptomatically, this has proven to be the best way for business owners and managers to ensure that only healthy employees and visitors enter their workplace. These kiosks can do this because they are equipped with an infrared temperature sensor/detector that automatically provides an alert if an individual that checks into the kiosk is running a fever. He says that further virus exposure is also minimalized with these advanced temperature scanning kiosks because no screeners are exposed while doing temperature checks. This also makes the check-in procedure much more hygienic and efficient. There is also no costly clean-up or other maintenance involved in operating these efficient temperature scanning devices and employees and visitors get a heightened sense of safety when they see the mere presence of entryway temperature scanning kiosks.

According to Receptionist Hardware’s media relations spokesperson, he says that the specs that their touchless Temperature Scanning Visitor Management Kiosks are made to are also very impressive. This includes the fact that they are accurate to within +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius and they offer a very quick 1-second refresh rate. They are even effective at scanning people that are distances of 20 to 39 inches from the kiosk platform. He added that this award-winning visitor management system also meets all of the FDA guidelines for non-medical screening purposes. It has an Android operating system and comes bundled with items such as Greetly’s Visitor Management Software - a Digital Receptionist 1-year Pro plan subscription. That software allows users to do such things as sign in without touching any part of the kiosk and automatically have visitor badges printed. The media relations director also pointed out that their Temperature Scanning Visitor Management Kiosk software also helps them keep a cloud-based visitor logbook and allows access to real-time voice, text, email, Microsoft Team, Google Hangouts Chat, and Slack notifications.

More information on the wide variety of Receptionist Hardware’s Touchless Visitor Management Kiosks that they offer can be seen on their website.

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For more information about Receptionist Hardware, contact the company here:

Receptionist Hardware
Media Relations
(312) 276-1900
success@ReceptionistHardware.com
ReceptionistHardware.com
171 N Aberdeen St #400
Chicago, IL 60607

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