Kiosk translating in sign language assist deaf customers and help restaurants reduce risk of ADA lawsuits

Restaurants increase sales accommodating deaf and non English speaking customers  

Source: globenewswire.com

Thanks to Ben Wheeler for spotting this. I just heard about Arbys putting in new ADA devices for POS. After Walmart getting hammered I think everybody is reconsidering ADA.




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SlabbKiosks Exhibits at HIMSS for the second time

SlabbKiosksFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SlabbKiosks Exhibits at HIMSS for the second time

Look for SlabbKiosks at Booth #4794 on the HIMSS17 exhibit floor in Orlando, Fla.

Las Vegas, February 20, 2017 – SlabbKiosks brings its self-service kiosk solutions to the exhibit floor for the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. More than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected at the conference from Feb. 19–23, 2017, where they will gain expert insights during the exchange of innovative ideas and best practices in improving health through IT.

SlabbKiosks works with the best partners in payments – Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) and the Ingenico Group, while supplying the best in Patient Check in software through PatientWay.

“We are excited to showcase the most effective, operational, healthcare and self service solutions at the [HIMSS] Conference this year. Our cross-industry expertise ensures that we provide our healthcare customers with the most updated technology upon deployment” commented President at SlabbKiosks, Peter te Lintel Hekkert. “We’re are really looking forward to sharing our latest kiosk designs.”

“We know the HIMSS Annual Conference is where the brightest minds in health and IT meet, and our exhibit floor offers the latest technologies and education sessions to help generate new ideas during the conference. In addition, the exhibition floor is open three days, at least eight hours each day, during HIMSS17, so that exhibitors have more time to meet with attendees. We are always honored to welcome all of our exhibitors to the conference, and appreciate their contributions to our collaborative efforts to transform health and healthcare with IT,” said Karen Malone, vice president, meeting services, HIMSS North America.

• To learn more about SlabbKiosks, visit Booth #4794 during HIMSS17 or go to www.slabbkiosks.com for more information.
• Follow SlabbKiosks on Twitter at: @SlabbKiosks (https://twitter.com/SlabbKiosks)

HIMSS17 Exhibit Floor Hours
Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• Find SlabbKiosks on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/slabb-corp) or Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/SlabbKiosks/).

Learn more about HIMSS17. Use #HIMSS17 when tweeting about the conference.

About SLABBKIOSKS

SlabbKiosks is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of cost effective, interactive kiosks. The company has installed and customized interactive kiosks for thousands of clients in over 150 countries and distinguishes itself from the competition by offering the latest in technological advancements including the wireless kiosk, while utilizing high quality components with designs that facilitate quick and efficient maintenance of their units.

Additional information can be found at:
http://www.slabbkiosks.com
http://www.phoenixkiosk.com
http://www.USAkiosks.com
http://www.reddotnet.com

For further press information about this release, please contact:

Kisha Wilson (Marketing Manager)
SlabbKiosks
Tel: 702-605-4845
Email: kisha@slabbkiosks.com




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Olea Showing New Healthcare Offerings at HIMSS

Note: Olea announces new healthcare products at HIMSS 2017 and includes new models for patient check-in. New tablet offering will be there with telehealth telemedicine demo.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Healthcare Kiosk, Telemedicine Telehealth and Tablet Products at HIMSS

Olea Kiosks has announced it will launch an all-new line of healthcare kiosks for patient check-in at HIMSS 2017 next week in Orlando, Fla.  Booth 4379.

The company’s healthcare kiosks have completed millions of patient check-ins across the U.S. for leaders such as Kaiser-Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, BlueCross BlueShield and others.

“Healthcare is very important to us,” said Frank Olea, CEO of the Los Angeles-based tech and manufacturing company.

“It’s a huge opportunity right now to do great things and really make a difference in the way patients interact with their providers, and the way providers can streamline the business side of their facilities and become more competitive.”

That’s why his company decided to invest the time and other resources to improve their product line, focusing on two models the company believes will lead the industry going forward.

“After last year’s show, we examined our existing products, the needs we were meeting in the market, and how we could serve the market better. This year, you’ll see the results of that thinking.”

The 2017 Olea Kiosks healthcare line includes:

Verona—Olea’s flagship model. Verona includes a powerful set of features with the industry’s only no-effort height-adjustability to ensure the kiosk can be accessed easily by all patients, whether standing or in a wheelchair.Verona Healthcare Kiosk Patient Check-in Self-Service

“There are other kiosks on the market that can be raised and lowered, but we believe the strength required to move the monitor could be too much for some frail or elderly patients—some of the people who most need the functionality,” Olea said. “Ours requires no more than the push of a button to raise or lower the screen over a true 10-inch vertical range.”

What’s more, because Olea has expertise in working with kiosks across multiple industries, it’s been able to keep the cost of Verona to thousands less than some competing kiosks.

Standard components—including 19” Elo capacitive touch technology with accurate onscreen signature capture, privacy filter, full EMV-compliant payment devices, duplex ID scanner and printer—are all designed for easy use by all patients. The quick-change hardware system can be accessed and serviced quickly and efficiently. The kiosk is ADA-compliant, and all internal systems are accessible through the front of the unit, making it perfect for placement against a wall or with another Verona unit back-to-back.

Optional components include:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Magnetic card reader
  • Biometric identification device (fingerprint, iris or palm)

Boston 2.0—the next generation of Olea’s most popular healthcare kiosk. Olea will debut the second generation of its most popular healthcare kiosk at the show, the Boston 2.0.

Olea said the kiosk has been re-designed from the ground up. Features include:

  • New 19” Elo IntelliTouch (SAW) touchscreen with privacy filter
  • Choice of energy-efficient LED upper light box or 19” LCD monitor for ads, internal marketing, branding and more
  • Newly engineered internal layout for easier access and more room for components
  • Ability to add the most recent EMV hardware
  • Expanded internal space for added components and maintenance ease
  • Recessed touchscreen for added privacy
  • Barcode scanner
  • Magnetic card reader
  • Electronic signature pad
  • 8.5” thermal printer
  • High-volume cooling fan
  • Audio jack

Optional are Wi-Fi connectivity, web camera, stainless trackball and biometric devices.Boston 2.0 Healthcare Kiosk Patient Check-in Self-Service

“There are thousands of Boston kiosks deployed across the country. They have seamlessly completed millions of check-ins. We knew we had big shoes to fill with the new generation. We believe we got it right.”

Asked why Olea should be on the short list of any kiosk vendors for healthcare facilities, he pointed to the company’s history and manufacturing diversity.

“Olea has been around now for more than 40 years. We do great work in some of the most demanding environments where you can place a kiosk. Transportation venues. QSRs. Casinos. We can take what we’ve learned there about durability, efficiency and providing a great user experience and bring that to healthcare, where the expectations and stakes are the highest,” he said.

HIMSS 2017 takes place in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 19-23. Olea will exhibit at Booth 4379. Call 800-927-8063 to schedule a personalized demo of Verona or Boston 2.0 during the event.

About Olea Kiosks

Olea Kiosks is a Los Angeles, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of kiosks for multiple industries, including QSR and fast casual dining, healthcare, gaming and financial services. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the company builds “better kiosks through intelligent design” and serves clients across the globe.

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Elionic 100

Touch-screen tablet is WiFi, realtime biometric device. Employees can easily check schedules, view benefits, access their time cards, and request time off.

Source: amgtime.com

Interesting new device for biometric employee time tracking. All in one Android tablet. Fingerprints and photo.




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Parking ticket payment kiosk gone viral on Internet is suspended for remake | Taiwan News

A parking ticket payment kiosk at a tourist attraction in Yilan County that went viral on the Internet is found to have undergone redecoration and now is encased within a plank framework waiting for a remake.

Source: www.taiwannews.com.tw

Ok, maybe it is time to do that whitepaper on “How NOT to do self-service”.  Reverse case studies…




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Snap’s Spectacles Set Their Sights On Google And Apple

Google Glass was an abject failure, but the world likes wearable products of quality. Snap’s Spectacles have been marketed expertly and it seems that the product itself delivers on the hype. Snap is the new Apple.

Source: www.forbes.com

Definitely more on target than Newton or Google Glass as the writer says.  Smart marketing beats high salary every day….




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OTI Receives Purchase Orders for Thousands of Payment Systems to be Installed at Leading U.S. Food Chains and Kiosk Operators

OTI Receives Purchase Orders for Thousands of Payment Systems to be Installed at Leading U.S. Food Chains and Kiosk Operators

Source: www.broadwayworld.com

Pretty nice device and it is used quite a bit. Not sure about gist of this press release.




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PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks – TIO Networks Investor Relations

Expands PayPal’s Reach Into the U.S. Bill Payment Channel with More Than 10,000 Supported Billers, 65,000 Over-the-Counter Locations and 900 Operated Kiosks

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Source: corporate.tionetworks.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. & VANCOUVER, BC – PayPal Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and TIO Networks Corp. (TSXV: TNC), a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company, today announced a definitive agreement under which PayPal will acquire TIO for $3.35 CAD ($2.56 USD) per share in cash or an approximate $304 million CAD ($233 million USD) equity value. The purchase price represents a premium of 25.2% to TIO’s 90-trading day volume-weighted average price as of February 13, 2017, and 22.6% to the 20-trading day volume-weighted average price as of January 9, 2017, the trading day immediately preceding the date TIO entered into exclusive negotiations with PayPal.

TIO is a leading multi-channel bill payment processor in North America and processed more than $7 billion USD in consumer bill payments in fiscal 2016. TIO serves 14 million consumer bill pay accounts* and offers convenient solutions for expedited bill payment services to financially underserved consumers. The company has more than 10,000 supported billers and numerous direct relationships with billers, which enable TIO to quickly process telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill payments for TIO’s customers. Using TIO’s approximately 900 operated self-service kiosks, approximately 65,000 retail walk-in locations, and mobile and web solutions, customers can conveniently pay their bills while avoiding the service interruptions and financial penalties associated with missed payment deadlines.

Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, said, “By acquiring TIO and integrating bill payment into our global payments platform, PayPal adds another key service in our efforts to become a part of a consumer’s everyday financial life. Worldwide, more than 2 billion** people do not have affordable access to basic financial services, making it difficult and expensive for consumers to carry out basic financial tasks, including bill payment. TIO’s digital platform, and physical network of agent locations make paying bills simpler, faster, and more affordable. We are excited by the opportunity to extend this valuable service to our existing customers and welcome new billers and customers to PayPal.”

Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO, remarked, “We founded TIO to make speed and access part of the bill payment experience for the underserved, and we believe that we have created affordable products to serve the needs of all customers. Our mission fits perfectly with PayPal’s vision to democratize money. As part of the PayPal team, we believe we will accelerate our growth through expanded distribution and continue increasing access to more billers and services.”

Expected Strategic Benefits of the TIO Acquisition

  • Aligned with PayPal’s Vision: TIO supports PayPal’s vision of democratizing money by giving consumers more convenient and affordable ways to pay their bills.
  •  Expands Market Opportunity: TIO accelerates PayPal’s entry into bill payments with 14 million consumer bill pay accounts*, approximately 60 million transactions processed in TIO’s fiscal 2016 and a processing network that includes more than 10,000 billers.
  • Extends Consumer Value Proposition: PayPal’s intention is to offer TIO’s valuable service to PayPal’s customers within its online and mobile experiences.

Upon closing of the acquisition, TIO will operate as a service within PayPal.

 

Financial Highlights of Acquisition

PayPal intends to fund the transaction with cash on its balance sheet. There will be no change to PayPal’s previously communicated fiscal 2017 guidance and three-year outlook based on the acquisition of TIO. For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2016, TIO generated $74.7 million CAD in revenue ($57.1 million USD) and $10.6 million CAD in adjusted EBITDA ($8.1 million USD). TIO defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization and adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus stockbased compensation, non-recurring transaction and restructuring expenses.

Transaction Details

The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2017, and will be completed by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). The completion of the transaction will be subject to the approval of at least two-thirds of the votes cast at a special meeting of TIO shareholders and optionholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting, by: (i) TIO shareholders; (ii) by TIO shareholders and optionholders, voting together as a single class; and (iii) a majority of the votes cast by TIO shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting, excluding for this purpose votes attached to the TIO common shares held by persons described in items (a) through (d) of Section 8.1(2) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Take-Over Bids and Special Transactions.

The meeting of shareholders and optionholders is expected to take place in April, 2017. In addition to TIO securityholder approvals, the transaction is also subject to other closing conditions, including the receipt of approvals relating to TIO’s money transmitter licenses, the expiration or early termination of the applicable pre-merger waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and court approval in British Columbia, Canada.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of each of TIO and PayPal, and the TIO Board recommends that TIO shareholders and optionholders vote in favor of the Arrangement. The recommendation of the TIO Board was based on the recommendation of a special committee of independent directors of TIO. The financial advisor to TIO, Raymond James Ltd., has provided a fairness opinion to the special committee and board of directors of TIO that, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications set out in such fairness opinion, the consideration to be received by TIO shareholders pursuant to the plan of arrangement is fair, from a financial point of view, to the TIO shareholders.

In addition, TIO shareholders, directors and officers, including funds managed by Core Innovation Capital, Napier Park Financial Partners, Edison Partners, Inter-Atlantic Advisors and Inductive Capital, representing approximately 50.4% of the issued and outstanding common shares have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the transaction. The transaction includes customary deal protection provisions, including non-solicitation of an alternative transaction and a termination fee payable to PayPal under certain circumstances.

Further information regarding the transaction will be contained in the management information circular which is expected to be mailed to TIO shareholders in March in connection with the special meeting of TIO shareholders to be held to consider the transaction. Copies of the definitive agreement and the management information circular will also be available under TIO’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. In addition, free copies of the documents may be obtained from TIO’s investor relations website at http://corporate.tionetworks.com/ or by contacting TIO investor relations at investor@tio.com. All TIO shareholders are urged to read the management information circular as it will contain additional important information concerning the transaction.

Advisors

Perella Weinberg Partners LP is acting as financial adviser to PayPal, and Sidley Austin LLP and Blake, Cassells & Graydon LLP are acting as legal advisers on the transaction. Raymond James Ltd. is acting as financial adviser to TIO, and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP, are acting as legal advisers for the TIO Special Committee and TIO, respectively.

NOTES:

$1 CAD = $0.764 USD

* Consumer bill pay accounts represent the total number of accounts between consumers and billers. A consumer may have a relationship with more than one biller and may have more than one account.

** Source: World Bank Global Findex 2014.

About PayPal

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. For more information on PayPal, visit https://www.paypal.com/about. For PYPL financial information, visit https://investor.PayPal-corp.com.

About TIO Networks

TIO is a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management provider, serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable, and utility bill issuers in North America. TIO integrates with the back office of billing systems to accept, validate, and collect payments via self-service kiosk, retail walk-in, mobile, and web solutions. With approximately 60 million transactions processed in fiscal 2016 and a processing network that serves more than 10,000 billers, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient, and secure access to expedited bill payment services.

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KioCall Announced – new video conference kiosk software

KioCallKioWare has added a new video conference kiosk product called KioCall that works with KioWare for Windows to add video conferencing to a kiosk.

Video conferencing (via externally run applications) has been available in the past but never has it been so simple to implement and cost effective to run.

KioCall
Example KioCall video call window. Click for full size

KioWare has also released a new version of KioWare for Windows (version 8.9) with support for KioCall, and the addition of a few new supported devices.

From Jim Kruper President of KioWare, “KioCall is a game changer for adding video conferencing capabilities to your kiosk. With KioCall, video conferencing is reliable and robust while also extremely inexpensive and requires trivial effort to add to your device.”

About KioWare:

KioWare kiosk software secures your application or website on Windows or Android devices, restricting user access to approved behaviors and protecting user and network data.

KioWare is fully customizable and offers solutions ranging from browser lockdown to full server-based kiosk management. From simple out of the box configurations to more complex integrations, KioWare is trusted by developers, IT professionals, marketers, Fortune 100 corporations, and small business owners. The KioWare team is based in York, Pennsylvania, with an office located in Reading, UK. Choose the best KioWare product for your self-service project and download a fully functioning free trial at KioWare.com.

Contact:

Laura Miller

KioWare Kiosk Software

Analytical Design Solutions, Inc.

+1 717 843-4790 x220

lmiller@kioware.com

http://www.kioware.com

Press Release PDF — PR KioWare Windows 8.9 – KioCall




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Global Check-In Market Report

check-in kiosk2/3/2017 — The Global Check-In Kiosks Market Report 2017 focuses on deep analysis of the current status of Check-In Kiosks industry. The study of Check-In Kiosks industry is very important to enhance business productivity and for the study of market forecast.

Primarily, Check-In Kiosks Market report 2017 basically displays the overview of the Check-In Kiosks industry, which consists of Check-In Kiosks definitions, applications, classifications and Check-In Kiosks industry chain structure. The 2017’s report on Check-In Kiosks global industry provides the detailed study of the international market including Check-In Kiosks development history, competitive analysis of market and leading players in these regions/countries (United States, EU, China, and Japan) and market share of each industry on Check-In Kiosks market.

Global Check-In Kiosks Market 2017: Competitive Analysis and Key Sellers:

1 Embross
2 IER Blue Solutions
3 Materna Information and Communications
4 NCR Corporation
5 Kiosk Innova
6 Olea Kiosks

Global Check-In Kiosks Market 2017 Analysis: By Product

Floor-Standing
Countertop
Wall-Mounted

Global Check-In Kiosks Market 2017 Analysis: By Application

Airport
Hotel
Hospital
Other

The report does the analysis of Check-In Kiosks global market and focuses on top leading Check-In Kiosks industry competitors. In addition to this, the Check-In Kiosks report also provides information on company profiles, product description, capacity, Check-In Kiosks production, cost, market revenue of Check-In Kiosks industry and contact details. The Check-In Kiosks report also includes product Types, price, revenue, sale, gross margin according to regions and growth rate of each category of product. Other regions can be added easily.

Then, the Check-In Kiosks market report 2017 include development plans and policies of Check-In Kiosks industry, price structures and Check-In Kiosks development processes. The Check-In Kiosks study also covers import/export details, Check-In Kiosks industry supply and utilization figures.




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