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Philipsburg, PA, United States, 2005/07/26 - SurferQuest, supplier of public internet kiosk systems, will be displaying missing child photos on their digital media network in cooperation with the (NCMEC) National Center For Missing & Exploited Children - MissingKids.com
SurferQuest, a supplier of public interest kiosk systems, has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) to introduce photos of missing children into the SurferQuest Kiosks.
With close to a thousand Internet Kiosks nationwide, SuferQuest places its kiosks in high-traffic public areas, such as hotels, resorts, rest areas and Internet cafes.
“More than 100,000 people pass by our kiosks every day. We believe that running these photos can greatly increase the likelihood that a child will be recognized and reunited with their family,” said Ron Koning, Vice-President of SurferQuest.
The missing child photos will rotate on the monitors when the kiosks are not occupied, and capture the attention of the passing audience. When the computer is in use, the system will show missing children on the desktop using NCMEC’s Java Banner Link. The SurferQuest Pay-per-Use system will allow free access to report a sighting as well as to learn more details about a particular missing child.
“These photos have remarkable power. In fact, one in six missing children featured in our photo distribution program is recovered as a direct result of someone recognizing their photo and contacting authorities,” said Ernie Allen, President and CEO of NCMEC. “We are happy to partner with SurferQuest in the fight to bring more missing children home and reunite more families.”
The Digital Media Network is able to target the Kiosks individually, regionally, and nationally, and was originally programmed to show advertising.
“Showing the photos of missing children is a perfect example of how we can use an existing vehicle for a new purpose that will benefit American communities, and families and children in particular,” said Koning.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NCMEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCMEC's congressionally mandated CyberTipline, a reporting mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 335,000 leads. Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement with more than 116,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than 94,500 children. For more information about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST of visit its website.
Experience and Dependability matters. SurferQuest, established in 2001 a division of Global appliances LLC is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our hardware and software empower thousands of internet users the ability to access the internet safely and, more importantly securely while traveling. SurferQuest provides integrated hardware and software solutions that allow this public access to fully functional computers and the internet. SurferQuest has placed systems in hundreds of locations nation wide, including hotels, restaurants, recreation centers, retirement homes, bookstores, and cafes. SurferQuest is dedicated to providing a pleasant and memorable computing experience that is available to everyone.