Gibson Chooses Reell for Point of Sale Kiosk Design
When Gibson Product Design was tasked with creating a device for one of the world's leading point-of-sale solution providers they turned to Reell to help create a unique premium-feel customer experience without compromising on strength and stability.
Gibson's design uses a Dual-ended RT-50 Hinge to provide smooth motion, while solidly holding the screen exactly where it is placed without sagging or drifting over time. The dual-ended attachment of the RT-50 allowed a single positioning element to replace two traditional hinges, reducing components count and cost in the design. The RT-50's long life and zero-adjustment operation, made it ideal for a device that needs to work seemlessly in the field for many years.
"With our design for the retail stand we wanted to create a unique merchant-customer point-of-sale experience. Our design, inspired by a teeter-totter, needed a position control hinge that would allow the tablet to remain steady at any position. The reliability and durability of the hinge was critical to long term performance, and Reell was able to offer exactly what we needed with an industry leading 50,000 cycles. Throughout the design process we were able to iterate and efficiently test with quick turnaround times on samples and we relied on their technical support throughout the project. We’ll definitely turn to Reell in the future for any projects that require position control hinges." - Colin Roberts, Gibson Design Owner/Designer
Reell Precision Manufacturing provides high-quality innovative solutions to transmit torque, control angular position and protect delicate components from excessive force. Combining the world's most precisely controlled torque technology with the industry's most experienced engineering team provides a perfect product fit in customer applications. Reell's patented technology is widely used in the consumer electronics, automotive and aircraft interiors, medical technology, workstation furniture, kiosk/data terminals, and architectural lighting industries.
Gibson Product Deisgn is a small, focused team of industrial designers in Ottawa, Canada that have served the high-tech community for over 35 years. They have delivered award winning products for companies ranging from startups, to small-medium sized enterprises and large multi-nationals. In the last decade, they have been honoured with 15 Innovations Awards at CES Las Vegas, a Red Dot, and an IF Design Award.