Brooklyn Library to Offer IoT-Powered Smartphone Charging

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A partnership between the New York-based library and NetObjex will offer smartphone charging stations integrated with Internet of Things technology.

Brooklyn Library to Offer IoT-Powered Smartphone Charging

IoT-Blockchain application platform provider NetObjex announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Library. The company will provide library patrons with smartphone charging stations powered by their IoT-Blockchain technology platform.

The stations are free to use and will allow patrons to charge their devices in secure enclosures integrated with their library cards. All that is required is completing a survey or watching a 15-30 second video. They aren’t ad-supported, according to NetObjex, but instead designed to collect data for analytics to help the library improve services.

IoT-powered smartphone charging stations offer security and power

“The NetObjex Smart Mobile Charging Stations are helping BPL provide a valuable service to our customers, said Donnell Perkins, manager of Enterprise Applications at Brooklyn Public Library.  “Patrons have the peace of mind that their phones are secure while being charged, freeing them to explore the facilities at our libraries.”

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“We are always looking for ways to improve service to our community, and the video and survey capabilities along with the IoT sensors enable us to serve relevant content to our patrons, helping them learn more about the library,” Perkins added.

The NetObjex IoT-Blockchain platform powering the stations enables data collection through sensors, storage/visualization of data in the cloud, marketing campaign management and integration into enterprise systems, all through a centralized browser-based dashboard.

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The Brooklyn Public Library serves a community of nearly one million cardholders with over 60 locations in the borough of Brooklyn, New York.

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