Travelers in Beirut, the largest city in Lebanon, now have access to 23 Internet kiosks throughout the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.
The KT Model T7 Kiosks, created by Hong Kong-based KT Group, have a single interactive monitor, are fitted with a dual-language (English/Arabic) layout metal keyboard and customized advertising light-box and silk screen graphic branding, said Kenneth Larsen, managing director of the KT Group.
"It is a real honor for the KT Group to be a part of this prestigious project, which is one of the first of its kind in the region," he said.
The airport decided to work with KT after reviewing several proposals from other companies, said Gabriel Hayek of IDM Lebanon, the airport's ISP provider.
"We were looking for a high-quality kiosk which was well designed, easily customizable and economically priced," he said. "The KT Group offered us a product that was manufactured to very high standards, was economically priced, came standard with a three years warranty, and the most important part was their flexibility in customizing the unit to our exact needs."
Although ROI hasn't been yet calculated and neither KT, IDM nor the airport would comment on the cost of the project, Larsen said the deployment serves as a marketing tool for IDM as well as the airport.
"It is more a prestige for our client IDM, who are the main ISP providers in Lebanon, as it's a great marketing piece for them to be considered as the Internet service provider at the local international airport," he said.
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