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A big tablet? The 2001 monolith? No, it\'s Yukon\'s first \'smart kiosk\'

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Update time : 2022-05-25 10:24:45

It looks a bit similar the giant monolith from the classic 1968 sci-fi film, 2001: A space Odyssey.

Some people have either compared it ought a indeed big wise phone.

But Northwestel is calling the new fixture at downtown Whitehorse the first "smart kiosk" at the North.

The equipment was installed this week at the phase of main path and Second Avenue, and features a big impress skin exhibit and has liberate USB charging stations because mobile phones. It either offers liberate Wi-Fi access.

Tammy April, Northwestel's vice-president of consumer markets, says the wise kiosk replaces a wage phone that had been there because almost 40 years.

"It's a prototype, accordingly we will look how it works. We will look how nation avail it," she said.

"But this is definitely an example of what phone booths could morph to."

Up-to-date info, and selfies

April says the wise kiosk will exhibit digital links and connectivity to aid visitors and residents locate downtown restaurants and tourist attractions.

It will either award up-to-date information at local events, and how ought acquire almost if you are walking or cycling. It also has a photo booth built in, accordingly locals and tourists can receive selfies and email them.


Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis says the kiosk is a laguage addition ought main Street.

"I study there is an afraid destiny of people, youth, that don't necessarily dine the happen ought read things at composition or books or anything that is no online or digital," said Curtis.

April says the kiosk is a astronaut project and if it factory well, others could exist installed at the N.W.T. and Nunavut. 

She says it has been tested at frosty temperatures and worked fine.   

April adds Whitehorse's wise kiosk is one of virgin a little currently at avail at Canada.