INSOMNIAC Kiosk Enables One Woman Show

A Place for Space Installs Kiosk to Free Up Owner-Operator’s Time

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – July 19, 2005 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc. announced today that A Place For Space Self Storage is using OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC™ self-storage kiosk to enable owner Beth Schroeder to run her Rockford, Illinois facility by herself. Because the INSOMNIAC 900 kiosk enables customers to rent units and make payments 24 hours a day without a manager’s help, Schroeder does not have to hire an employee to help her run the business.

Owner Beth Schroeder Stands beside her INSOMNIAC 900
[Photo courtesy of A Place for Space]

“INSOMNIAC frees me up to be able to step away without worrying about losing business,” said Schroeder. “On days when I have other obligations, it’s nice to know INSOMNIAC is there to greet customers. In fact, the kiosk took five rentals on a recent Saturday.”

“A Place for Space is a wonderful example of how technology can empower the individual,” said Robert Chiti, OpenTech’s President and CEO. “It’s great to see Beth running her business on her own without needing extra employees thanks to INSOMNIAC.”

The INSOMNIAC 900 is OpenTech’s top-of-the-line self-storage kiosk with built in fingerprint scanner, signature pad, driver’s license scanner, digital camera, check and credit card scanner. At A Place for Space, the kiosk works in conjunction with SMD Software’s SiteLink 2004™ management software. INSOMNIAC places all customer information into SiteLink the same way a facility manager would, ensuring accurate financial and operational reporting.

INSOMNIAC is Installed near the Office Door to Greet Customers as They Approach.
[Photo courtesy of A Place for Space]

For more information about INSOMNIAC, please visit or call (602) 749-9370. To learn more about SiteLink, please call (919) 865-0789 or visit

About A Place for Space Self Storage
A Place for Space is one of the largest facilities in Rockford, Illinois. They provide convenient self storage solutions with a wide range of different sizes that can accommodate anything from everyday items to large vehicles. A Place for Space can be reached at (815) 874-7552 or online at

About SMD Software, Inc.
SMD Software, Inc., makers of SiteLink, is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company is a leader in developing management software for the self-storage industry. For more information, please call (919) 865-0789 or visit

About OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of self-storage kiosks. Its impressive INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks improves customer convenience, reduces operating costs and increases revenues for self-storage facilities. For more information on OpenTech, please visit or call (602) 749-9370.

Press Contact:
Curtis Sojka
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
(602) 749-9370 x118

NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. Patent # 5,946,660.

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