The Internet Kiosks are fast emerging telecommunication products that have a main function to enable "public mobility". The estimated market size in 2000 is 2,4 Billion US$ worldwide, with prognoses to grow in next 3 years to the level of 7 Billion US$. One of the features offered to the market is "plug and play" capability, but due to the size and weight of the kiosks, this should be conditionally treated. Some portion of on-site service support at the installation should be considered, the amount of which depends on applied product design and package design solution. Product design and package designs are closely interrelated, and proper solution should result in economically and technically feasible solution. The work includes testing of working models to verify degree of resistance to distribution environment, and appropriate test plan. The shipping weight is 65 kg and quantity 2,000 units/year, and in one solution, the package should be stackable. As the product life (product line) is not expected to be more than tree years, simple test and cost effective method by observations were selected. The feasible and applicable packaging design was determined by analyzing test results, package cost, cost of on-site service, and total cost calculation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Packaging--Design; Interactive computer systems--Packaging; Information storage and retrieval systems--Packaging; Packing for shipment
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Medvedec, Nedeljko, "Identification end evaluation of packaging design for internet kiosk depending on feasible on-site service support level" (2001). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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