Kiosk Company Shows What It’s Made Of

by RaeAnne Marsh

Briefs_ZIVELO-Office_April-2014 Briefs_C7-24-Portrait_AngledAlthough it’s a B2B company and its showroom is open only by appointment, Zivelo has chosen Scottsdale Fashion Square for its corporate headquarters. The company designs, manufactures and distributes self-service kiosk and digital signage systems intended, according to company founder Ziver Birg, to “change the way humans interact with machines.” Birg says the unique space he’s created at the mall for his company “matches who we are” — a unique company with a unique product.

Birg calls the design studio/showroom/conference space that opened in March on the mall an “experience center that will allow our customers to understand our product.” Zivelo’s product is a platform for embedding more than 500 suppliers’ products, such as receipt printers, card readers and touch screens. The company can customize more than 100,000 configurations to accommodate more than 40 market sectors and 300 unique use cases, Birg says. The systems are built into one of Zivelo’s 50 chassis, which range from desktop to wall-mount to floor standing, with screen sizes of 19 to 90 inches. The terminals are hand-crafted at the company’s manufacturing facility in Marion, Ind.

The store’s mall location, on the ground floor near Crate & Barrel, is designed to be open yet segmented. Windows offer the public views into a “micro-bullpen” configuration where groups can be seen in collaborative activity among the business’s multiple divisions. “Our intention is to have people curious about what we do,” Birg says. “Therefore, why not put ourselves in a glass box in one of the most happening places in Arizona — to leave people with a sense of curiosity, to investigate more who we are and what we do.”

Birg moved the company headquarters from Indiana to Scottsdale after considering several other locations. “We were looking for a place where the tech footprint is expanding,” Birg says. Here, he says he’s found a lot of talent. And he also credits the City of Scottsdale, Arizona Commerce Authority and Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who “became unbelievable partners for us throughout the selection process.”

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