OpenSys has launched the X-KIOSK which is a multipurpose payment kiosk that allows for prepaid reloads, e-wallet top-ups, SIM card replacement, sales of SIM cards, bill payments, and loan repayments. Consumers can use these services for themselves or on behalf of others.
The kiosk is apparently the result of collaborations with GoBiz by U Mobile, TNG Digital, dobiQueen and ECO-Shop. While self-service payment kiosk is not exactly new tech, what ticked our curiosity is when OpenSys claimed that the kiosk is meant to cater to underserved communities.
The company pointed out that even though e-commerce and digital payments are now more commonplace, there are still communities – particularly in the B40 segment – that are not as digitally connected as others. X-KIOSK is apparently designed to address this reality.
“Settling payments is easy now, as X-KIOSK offers the most comprehensive payment modes in cash, credit/debit cards and e-Wallets. It is also a platform to convert cash to e-Wallet for the underserved communities to participate in the digital economy,” said OpenSys CEO Eric Lim.
X-KIOSK will also serve as an extended payment service channel without the need of brick-and-mortar investment from participating merchants. OpenSys claimed that the kiosk would provide a complementary physical presence at community locations and increase physical traffic to participating premise owners.
The company will deploy up to 120 of these kiosks this year in high-traffic, community-based lifestyle locations such as retail outlets (including ECO-Shop and dobiQueen), convenient stores, residential buildings, universities, and colleges.