Monthly Archives: July 2014

PCSO welcomes kiosk system –

EATON — A dual-kiosk vending machine has been booked into the Preble County Jail this summer for inmates to use to request and receive com… Source: www.registerherald.com Inmates are able to access the kiosk, to order items from the commissary, twice a day, according to Renner. A touch screen placed on a cart, is wheeled into cells for… Read More »

Denver Area’s First Bitcoin ATM Kiosk

>PRWEB.COM Newswire Source: www.digitaljournal.com The company says their kiosk attendants are ready to help throughout the transaction process. That includes clearing up common misconceptions surrounding bitcoin, and explaining security risks; even sending a micro transaction to a new user’s wallet demonstrating the ease and speed of transactions on the bitcoin network. Also, according to Berger, “the opportunity to… Read More »

Fujitsu Partners with OnCue

Fujitsu, a leading information communication technology (ICT) company, today announced an International Distribution and License Agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Source: online.wsj.com Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies’ InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini kiosk solutions to big-box, grocery, beverage and hardware retailers in the United… Read More »

The philosophy of great customer service | Derek Sivers

CD Baby had lots of powerful well-funded competitors, but after a few years they were all but gone, and they dominated that niche of selling independent music. 150,000 musicians, 2 million music-buying customers, $139 million in revenue, $83 million paid directly to musicians.  How did they do it? Source: sivers.org Client Care  (not Customer Service). Be available, be… Read More »

Outerwall Is Too Cheap, Could Go Up 48%

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) is a stock I’ve seen pop up recently on our screens. It is especially intriguing because, despite a very cheap valuation, Outerwall has a 5-year compound annual revenue growth rate of 17.7%. Growth-at- Source: seekingalpha.com ecoATM is an interesting concept, and certainly there is plenty of room to expand from the current 900 kiosk install base.… Read More »

Gaming ‹ Joingo

Mobile device as your self-service terminal Source: www.joingo.com All the information patrons want, plus special perks, right on their mobile device. Allow guests to review their bill, give them access to loyalty account info, even send personalized messages & offers based on Loyalty status Preferences or patterns Location

Self-Storage Trends for Self-Service

Nice blog by Jay McDonald on self-service in self-storage which highlights new whitepaper in the industry. OT2014WhitePaper Key findings from the white paper Source: selfserviceindustry.com Includes a very nice whitepaper with metrics for ROI

Fitness kiosk a solution to age-old problem

Schriever aerobics class enthusiasts may feel like they are on the holodeck of the Starship Enterprise during the next few weeks. Source: www.schriever.af.mil “Users will walk up to a small kiosk that’s mounted on the wall near the entrance to the aerobics room,” said Seth Cannello, Schriever sports and fitness director. “Once they decide on the class they… Read More »

Zmartframe brings touch capabilities to old monitors

The Zmartframe is a touch-enabled frame that attaches to a monitor to bring touchscreen capabilities to a Windows PC or transform it into a standalone Andro… Source: www.gizmag.com This is inventive.  Take a regular LCD and convert it to touchscreen fairly easy.  Oh, and if it has HDMI port then there is also built in Android client in… Read More »

kiosk software basics

kiosk software basics – security aspects “hardening” kiosk software to ensure kiosk runs smoothly & customer’s info is safe from malicious users Source: kioskindustry.org Kernel mode keyboard drivers for Windows and more.

Customer Flow Illustrates Retail Kiosk Opportunities

 Retail Kiosk Opportunities & Customer Flow Visitors to retail stores, museums, hospitals, and banks all have an “experience” and “path” that influences how and what they see during their visit.  They have a traffic flow, a decision making process, and path that can be identified, quantified, and displayed.  The experience is not only “in person” but is often… Read More »

Churches now take plastic: Swipe kiosks allow for donations via credit card

Americans may worship plastic, but, for the most part, they’re not yet willing to worship with plastic.

Source: www.pressofatlanticcity.com

It may be somewhat surprising then that the Ocean City Tabernacle, in its 135th season, has become the latest one of a very few area churches to experiment with the kiosk concept, installing two stations in its narthex for the summer season. Use of the devices, which consist of iPads inserted in a frame on a stand, has been underwhelming, with only a handful of people weekly availing themselves of the technology.

“So far I would say it’s not finding its audience,” said Rick Carlson, who is in his first year as CEO of the nondenominational Tabernacle. “Part of the reason is our audience tends to be older and kiosks tend to be used most by younger people who use credit or debit cards for everything. They don’t write checks or carry cash.”

Green Kiosk – Using green computing for improving energy efficiency

A guide to choosing green computing for your IT department. Learn how and why you should consider improving energy efficiency techniques within your business.

Source: www.computerweekly.com

Green computing is no longer just a white-wash expression, as government standards like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or the European Union Emission Trading  (EU ETS), encourage companies to revaluate their use of IT resources.

FAQ – Power Management Under Linux or Android

In an unattended operating mode things like power outages can occur. Your terminals need to “resume” their last power state and often this done via the PC BIOS. With Linux and Android it isn’t quite so simple. Question:  How do I control the wake and resume and overall power parameters with Linux and/or Android? One Answer: On these… Read More »

Self Service Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing … – Film Journal (blog)

Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing …

Source: www.filmjournal.com

The technology behind self-service, self-payment and choice has begun to infiltrate the food and beverage world in a way that is irreversible and all-encompassing, saving labor, time and money for the operator. Having iPads on the table to pick up, browse, and enter your order means you no longer have a waiter. You simply have a delivery to your table. 

Vending Kiosk – Moscow Deploys Giant Vending Machines in Anti-Kiosk Crusade | Business

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s crusade against street kiosks in central Moscow has entered a new phase with the installation of about 60 colossal “new breed” vending machines in the city over the next two months.

Source: www.themoscowtimes.com

The machines, designed by the Moscow-based Art. Lebedev Studio, come in a number of different versions, the biggest being 20 square meters in size and stocking 400 products, according to the website of the operating company, Vsyo Sam.

Beer Kiosk – I used the self-serve beer machine at Target Field and now I shall tell the tale

I didn’t wanna, you guys. But I do this stuff for you. FOR YOU.

Source: hardballtalk.nbcsports.com

He gives DraftServ credit for running a smooth operation. Well-attended and administered, with someone checking IDs before handing out cash-loaded cards & someone else oping off the area where the taps are so as to keep people from sneaking by. Macrobrews at ballparks is volume business and this is about as efficient as you can get with that.

DMV Kiosk – ADOT MVD Self-Service Kiosks Award

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – When the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division launched ServiceArizona.com in 1997, it was the nation’s first motor vehicle division online service for vehicle registrations. Over the years, continual technological enhancements and the addition of multiple customer service features allow the website to handle more than eight million MVD-related transactions per year. In recognition of the most recent improvements, the American Association of Motor Vehi…

Source: www.kcsg.com