I’m thinking of launching two self check-in kiosks in August. At my last church, we switched to all self check-in and it was a really good deal. It was so much faster. Here at Gateway we’re using Fellowship One and they have a great self check in mode. I want to start with two stations and eventually move to three of four as I think it will really streamline our check-in process.
So, here’s where I need your help. If you have self-check in kiosks that are permanent installations, tell me about them. I have more than enough mobile kiosks and I may use them to begin with, but I really would like to install them on the walls. At my previous church I had two stations on a wall with a closet on the other side. I mounted touch screen monitors on the wall with a small shelf from IKIA that held the printer and bar code scanner. I ran all the cables through a hole in the wall behind the monitor and the computers sat on a shelf on the other side of the wall. This worked great and I think I can do this again at Gateway, however I do have one place where I’ll need a check-in station where there is not a closet. I think I’ve seen (or at least heard of) computers that were small and attached to the back of a touch screen where I could mount the whole thing to the wall.
So, what does your set-up look like? What equipment are you using? Do you have any pics of your check-in installation? Is anyone using the mounted CPU/touch screen thingy I mentioned. What size touch monitors for self check-in do you have? I’d love ideas and pictures.
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We are trying to find a good source for the mobile kiosks. Can you steer us toward your source? We currently do not use a self-check in. But I have visited other churches and observed parents whizzing thru with a touch screen. We are trying to move toward a self check-in but need some additional equipment.
I am looking at purchasing 8 matching check in kiosk/stations. Currently have for mobile computer stations. Looking for vendor reference. Thank you
James E Murphy
Assistant Director of Children/Student Ministries
My new boss Desiree Good is the check-in kiosk guru. She has been the mastermind of all of our campus launches at LifeChurch.tv and has tried this every way possible and it gets better every time. You can email her with her first name @ our church name. Don’t want to type it in here so she doesn’t get spam because of me!
My main input is to put more space in between them than you think you need because families gathered around them block the kiosk next to them no matter how much you hope they won’t.
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