inLighten® iGIVE Kiosks Earn Second 'Hot Product' Award

Expanded iTouch Product Line Garners Consecutive Honors from Religious Product News

Jan. 14, 2015

inLighten, an industry leader in the field of self-service kiosks, digital signage and interactive products announced today that, for the second consecutive year, its line of iGIVE Digital Donation Kiosks has been selected by Religious Product News as one of its Hot Products for 2014. inLighten created the iGIVE product to enable churches and other not-for-profit organizations to accept donations in a variety of payment formats including cash, check, credit/debit card and online payment services such as PayPal, Google Wallet and Intuit Payment Network among others. In the past year, inLighten expanded the product line with a tablet-based iGIVE solution that features kiosk, countertop and wall-mount enclosure options to meet the needs of congregations and organizations of all sizes.

"As our iGIVE line of products grows, we’re very honored to be selected again by a publication that so many church leaders turn to as the recognized authority on tools that can help their churches carry out their missions," said inLighten Director of Communications, Matt Welter.

According to inLighten CEO, Dan Snyder, "Not only was the introduction of the iGIVE kiosk a terrific success, when we expanded the product line to include tablet-based solutions, the reaction of churches and other organizations went well beyond our expectations. The tremendous enthusiasm for these new iGIVE products confirmed for us that churches and other not-for-profits are eager adopters of innovative technology. They’re always thinking about how they can better serve their constituencies and are looking for a forward-thinking partner like inLighten that can help turn the challenges they face into greater opportunities for engagement and participation."

Jeff Taylor, inLighten VP of Operations added, "Among the questions that churches frequently asked was whether we offered a more compact version of the iGIVE kiosk that could be used in facilities where space is at a premium. We responded by making the commercial tablet we offer as part of our iTouch line of interactive products the basis for a smaller-scale, tablet-based iGIVE kiosk and added enclosures that would enable the product to be wall-mounted, mounted on a countertop or used with a cradle and tether for hand-held use. These solutions proved to be exactly what our clients were looking for."

inLighten SVP Doug Braun, adds, "inLighten’s iTouch interactive software and hardware platforms are exceptionally adaptable, and have allowed us to customize solutions for a variety of specialized applications. They also provide the added benefit of permitting a significant degree of customer configurability in terms of data input, reporting, security, content presentation and local and remote controls. We found that, as more of our iGIVE kiosks were installed and exposure to the product widened, we began receiving interest from colleges, medical practices and retailers among others about ways they could use the product in their industries. To satisfy their requirements, we’ve added more offerings to our interactive product line and increased the capabilities available to organizations of all kinds."

The 2014 'Best of the Best' Hot Products, showcasing inLighten’s iGIVE kiosks, was featured in the December 2014 issue of Religious Product News, reaching over 40,000 pastors and other church leaders through print and online versions.

inLighten is an innovator in networked digital media solutions including digital signage, self-service kiosks, on-hold and environment audio services and speech privacy solutions that empower clients to effectively and securely communicate with their audiences. Powered by inLighten digital media management software that enables customized content creation, scheduling and distribution controls, inLighten solutions are scalable, cost-effective and exceptionally reliable. Industry-leading consulting, installation, technical support and creative services deliver a superior customer experience and provide a single point of accountability for all aspects of implementation, day-to-day management and continuing network operation. inLighten’s headquarters are in Clarence, NY.