Interactive Kiosks Double as Edge Data Centers

The City of Peachtree Corners, home to Curiosity Lab, the nation’s first 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory, announced the deployment of SmartPoint kiosks at Town Center, to activate visual communication, IoT, analytics and connectivity around the venue.

Designed, engineered and fabricated in Alpharetta, Ga., BoldVu SmartPoint displays feature 3500 Nits daytime brightness, IoT powered architecture, intelligent self-optimization and an environmentally sealed chassis for extreme outdoor durability and thermal management.

The interactive kiosks share community updates, city announcements, and other timely information with Peachtree Corners’ residents and businesses. In addition, each platform is equipped with an environmental sensor board to detect and track environmental factors, such as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. The sensor boards are currently monitoring Peachtree Corners’ local microclimate and generating anonymized traffic data as part of a research initiative with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners facilitates technology innovation by offering a real-world smart city ecosystem for testing,” said Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab. “Peachtree Corners is building on its legacy of innovation while providing cutting edge services for residents.”

“While budget is often a barrier to implementing smart city technology, SmartPoint creates new opportunities for public-private partnerships where edge technology can be funded public private partnerships,” said Eric Hornsby.

Curiosity Lab is actively recruiting innovators working on mobility and smart city technologies. Infrastructure including 5G is available to test, demo and deploy new concepts. To learn more, visit