Pleasant moments with free stories vending machines!

THE SHORT EDITION KIOSKS CASE WITH CUSTOM VKP80III RECEIPT PRINTERS

Is the bus late? Did you lost the subway and you will have to wait the next? Or maybe, you are at the restaurant and are waiting for what you ordered.
A few minutes may seem so long! Then, there are people who check their smartphone, someone looks around, someone else makes the shopping list, but there are those who feel bored!
In order to fill these moments, some years ago two brilliant French editors invented and patented in Grenoble (France) a vending machine for short stories (Short Story Dispenser).

WHAT IS THE STORIES VENDING MACHINE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

"We thought about it for the first time in front of a machine that sold chocolate bars and beverages. You can do the same thing with a touch of popular literature, to fill those moments when you have nothing to do", these are the words of Christophe Sibieude, the president of the publishing house. 
The dispenser looks like the one used for the queue management systems, the stories are free, always available, and printed on a paper that looks like a receipt. 
In two simple steps you can get a pleasant and free story:
Step 1. Press a button to choose how long you would like your story: 1, 3 or 5 minutes of reading. 
Step 2. The machine prints and delivers a story (random chosen) following the request of the user.

There are novel previews, self-published stories available in their complete version on the web, abstracts coming from new authors? and not only French, but international too! In fact, the idea was so successful that it got to the restaurant in San Francisco managed by Francis Ford Coppola, opening the door to many other stories?

WHAT'S CUSTOM'S ROLE?

The machine that prints and issues these pieces of take-away culture inside Short Edition kiosks is a CUSTOM's printers, VKP80III model.

High quality printing, incredible printing speed (250mm/sec., issuing at 1000mm/sec.) and international installed fonts are the main features of CUSTOM receipt printers. 
The worldwide presence of CUSTOM products lead to the continuous implementation of the alphabets managed by our printers. Together with the standard ones, the majority of CUSTOM systems has new special characters to support language as Greek, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Turkish and Arab.

CUSTOM always care about designing and developing its solutions. Thanks to the attention for the real needs of the market and its customers, it has never left out the importance of guaranteeing reliability, sturdiness and ease-of-use. 
And it's this mixture of high performances and convenience that had a key role to win this latest amazing application.

27/02/2017刊登于 Everyday

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