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MethodFactory Chooses Netkey to Create Sweepstakes Kiosks at Miami International Boat Show
Leading Integrator Uses Netkey and MethodFactory Dynamic Media Server to Power Self-Service Systems for Show Attendees at Nation’s Largest Boat Show
MIAMI – Feb. 14, 2002 – Netkey, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise solutions for self-service systems, today announced that MethodFactory, a technology solutions firm, is using Netkey software and MethodFactory’s Dynamic Media Server to power kiosks at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14-19, in booth number 3939 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., MethodFactory developed six Web-enabled kiosks that will reach as many as 150,000 prospective boat buyers over six days at the show. The kiosks are the focal point of a dynamic 20-foot by 20-foot tradeshow booth, designed to introduce a new entry into the recreational boating market – MariSafe, a Sarasota-based boating accessories specialty retailer and service provider. The company is distributing promotional sweepstakes cards to boat show visitors, which include a wide range of product and service prizes.
The kiosks enable visitors to check distributed sweepstakes prize codes, register for the MariSafe service, and access MariSafe’s many Web-based marine services. MariSafe delivers via the Web the resources, information, tools, services and merchandise boaters need and can call upon to make their on-water experiences better and safer. MethodFactory used Netkey software to develop the kiosk user interface, and to provide device security. MethodFactory used its Dynamic Media Server to manage kiosk synchronization and registration submissions for MariSafe’s web-based marine services.
“We chose Netkey because of its best-in-class feature set, user interface design flexibility, and the easy integration into our product,” said John Leeming, vice president of business development for MethodFactory. “Internet connectivity is not guaranteed at the boat shows. So, we used Dynamic Media Server to insure synchronization between the kiosks and the Web server, and Netkey software to design and control the user experience.”
“Whether it’s a trade show, retail store or bank branch, successful businesses know that the key to success is customer traffic and a clear and compelling marketing message that drives sales,” said Robert Ventresca, director of marketing for Netkey. “Self-service kiosks using Netkey software allow you to increase both and show an immediate return on investment. We’re pleased that MethodFactory is leveraging Netkey technology to deliver customer-focused solutions to their clients.”
MethodFactory is a software design, development and integration firm specializing in the delivery of technology based solutions to real-world business challenges. MethodFactory utilizes a proven methodology to integrate existing business processes and systems with technology solutions that increase efficiency, reduce overhead and maximize the ability for business to better communicate with partners and customers. For more information, please call 888-345-2699 or visit Method Factory
Netkey is the premier provider of self-service solutions for customer-focused businesses. Netkey event and trade show users include Special Olympics and Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG), as well as leading retailers and banks such as Borders, E*Trade, Fidelity Investments, Ford and Fleet Bank. Based in Branford, Conn., the company holds three U.S. patents for its self-service technology. For more information on Netkey, please contact us at 1-800-443-7924, via e-mail at [email protected], or visit us on the Web at www.netkey.com.