Miami Beach is considering digital kiosks for public areas to provide “wayfinding information” for local attractions, information on events and transit options, emergency notifications, and to serve as a tool to generate feedback from residents and tourists.
As part of the RFP process, sample digital kiosks have been installed at City Hall on the third floor outside Commission Chambers (photo above). In a Letter to Commission, City Manager Jimmy Morales wrote, “Given that the kiosks are usually custom fabricated for each customer, the RFP did not require the demonstration units to be of the same design as the units proposed in the response to the RFP. The demonstration units are only samples of the technology (displays, software, etc.) proposed by vendors and not the actual design of the final kiosks. The final design of the kiosks may vary from the demonstration units and must be approved by the City’s applicable boards or committee.”
The number and location of the kiosks has not yet been determined and will require Commission approval.
The demonstration units will be on display in City Hall until August 18th and can be viewed during business hours. Morales said he expects to have a final recommendation for the Commission’s consideration at its September 13th meeting.
There are two ways you can make your voice heard on the issue. The City has created a survey on surveyMB.com to take input from residents and visitors. In addition, Miami Beach United is seeking input from residents via its own survey. To receive a survey link from MBU, send an email with your first and last name, Miami Beach address, and email address requesting a survey link.
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And, of course, you can always send emails to Commissioners.