A radically new communications hub transforms the way cities engage with their citizens
A radically new communications hub transforms the way cities engage with their citizens
LQD PALO

A radically new communications hub transforms the way cities engage with their citizens

Designed for 100% digital inclusion, LQD and frog show how civic technology can help people feel more connected, educated, and safer in their communities.
PLACEMAKING

PLACEMAKING

Palo connects people to essential information, resources and safety by offering free wifi, information on nearby attractions, restaurants, retail and events, volunteering opportunities and community groups, public service announcements, maps and way finding, emergency alerts, meeting points and taxi beacons.
frog

PROGRESSIVE

Palo's microphone and sensors promote a touch-free operation. Energy-efficient solar panels and other failsafe technologies keep Palo functioning through extreme conditions, ensuring continuity in times of crisis. Palo's cutting-edge software is designed to evolve with the changing needs of the city and its citizens.
PLAYFUL

PLAYFUL

Palo is engaging and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. It's designed to greet users like a human being, just like a dialogue with a friendly neighbor. Whether you're a local, a tourist, a runner, or a senior, Palo can customize results for you. You can even take Palo with you using a smartphone companion app.

2013
frog participates in New York City’s Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge. Palo’s original design (formerly titled Beacon) is selected as a finalist.
2014
frog receives the IDSA IDEA Silver Award for its design. LQD partners with frog to bring Palo to market and develop an integrated network of 21st century community-based tech hubs.
2015
In only 18 weeks LQD and frog built the business strategy and brand vision, refined the design, and developed the hardware. Palo is unveiled at the Intelligent Community Forum Summit in Toronto.
We believe that access to the internet is a human right, not a privilege. We believe that a connected community is a stronger community. Palo is a unified technology hub where anyone can engage with the community, the internet and local services at anytime.”
Randy Ramusack 
CEO, LQD

Palo is being installed in forward-thinking cities, academic campuses, and entertainment venues across North America.
TYPE Concept Convergent Environment Packaging Product
INDUSTRY Infrastructure
SERVICES Product and Service Design
OFFERINGS Insights Product Design Software and Digital Design