Monthly Archives: September 2014

Western Union Launches Self-service Money Transfer Kiosk Service in the UAE

Customers can now remit money on a 24/7 basis with over 580 kiosks conveniently located across the UAE Source: www.marketwatch.com The company significantly expands its network in the UAE by activating the Western Union money transfer service on more than 580 kiosks – which are strategically placed in shopping malls, supermarkets, residential areas, banks, hospitals, government facilities, gas… Read More »

Bitcoin ATM Kiosk Manufacturer TurnKey Kiosks Selected by Robocoin

TurnKey Kiosks LLC announces that it has been selected by Robocoin to manufacture the world’s leading Bitcoin ATM Kiosks. The biometrically enabled kiosks let customers instantly buy, sell or transfer Bitcoins. What started with the world’s first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada, Robocoins have now been deployed to 19 countries with 12 unique currencies and growing. From Coffee… Read More »

FAQ – What are the costs of Kiosk Paper?

Thermal Paper Cost Paper is everywhere.  One of the benefits of digital transactions is the mitigation of the use of paper. Here are some facts and figures about paper.  Here we have stitched together several articles and more that help shed light on paper. The 3 E’s: Economical, Environmental, Efficient Are you a paper pusher? The typical workplace… Read More »

BitOcean Releases Two-Way Kiosks to Compete with Bitcoin ATM Market Leaders – CoinDesk

CoinDesk BitOcean Releases Two-Way Kiosks to Compete with Bitcoin ATM Market Leaders CoinDesk The new machines – the second generation developed by the Beijing-based company – are two-way kiosks, meaning they enable users to buy and sell bitcoins,… Source: www.coindesk.com BitOcean has priced its machine at $10,000 per unit, placing it mid-way between the popular Lamassu ($5,000) and Robocoin… Read More »

Slabb Introduces 3 New Kiosk Models

Slabb says the kiosks are all vandal-resistant, ADA compliant, UL certified and CE compliant. Kiosk manufacturer and distributor Slabb Inc. announced the launch of three new kiosk models to its product line. The kiosks are vandal-resistant, ADA compliant, UL certified and CE compliant, the company said. According to the company, the X6A is ideal for self-check in as its… Read More »

New Clinic Technology Featured on KVUE & Time Warner Cable News – Austin Regional Clinic

Source: www.austinregionalclinic.com New technology introduced at ARC Wilson Parke was recently highlighted on KVUE-TV (ABC) and Time Warner Cable News. The Patient Self-Service Kiosk offers another way for patients to check in, make payment and/or update their personal information. The patient conveniences will also be available at ARC Leander, which opened August 4, and ARC Summit, opening in early… Read More »

Grocery Stores – What Next?

Grocery Self-Service Going thru grocery store pictures recently and it is amazing some of the new technology that is being used. Here are a just of couple of cool stuff being done. First let’s check out Tesco Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store: a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of… Read More »

Outerwall: financial outlook and business analysis

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) is selling for $1.17 billion and has free cash flow guidance of $200m to $240m. They are in the middle of a massive share repurchase program. Check out the piece of work they have done on their shares Source: seekingalpha.com in depth look at the business of Outerwall. It seems to walk the line between undervalued… Read More »

Robocoin Selects Fujitsu’s PalmSecure Biometrics Technology for All Bitcoin Kiosks

Robocoin to use Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric authentication as part of their global network of Bitcoin kiosks. Robocoin CEO to deliver Keynote at ATM Source: www.businesswire.com We are very excited that a cutting-edge company like Robocoin in the burgeoning bitcoin space would select Fujitsu’s PalmSecure biometrics technology for positive authentication of their account holders,” according to Randy Fox, vice… Read More »

Primer – Picking Self-Service Kiosk Manufacturer

Picking a Self-Service Kiosk Provider The first step of the self-service journey starts with knowing where you want to go Increasing productivity, being able to scale up easily to provide more services AND higher levels of services is a crucial baseline for success. Self- service capability via any number of solutions is there to help. The toolset includes… Read More »

Primer – Regulations and Certifications

Quick Guide to Regulatory Guidelines for Kiosks, ATMs and Point-of-Sale Systems Government rules controlling the use of kiosks in the marketplace change on almost a daily basis. Deployers need to be aware of those regulations to avoid paying hefty fines. The key measurement to keep in mind when ensuring kiosks are compliant with the ADA is 48 inches.… Read More »

Primer – Custom versus Standard units

Self-Service technology is more and more a critical component of a company’s business plan. According to research firm Technavio, the global market for interactive technology is forecast to grow by as much as 15 percent a year by 2016. Developing a strategy typically involves a long, costly planning process to establish the most effective way of converting more… Read More »

VA mulls redo of VetLink kiosks — FCW

An RFI indicates a desire for the kiosks to be supported in the cloud and use HTML5 responsive design for mobile presentation. Source: fcw.com In the past, Vecna has received sole source contracts to upgrade and maintain its proprietary system. It appears from the RFI that the VA may be going in another direction with regard to the… Read More »

Boiling Springs Subway gets high-tech drive-thru

Boiling Springs Subway drive thru gets high-tech Customers breezed through the drive-thru at the new Subway restaurant in Boiling Springs on Thursday. Source: www.goupstate.com Outdoor touchscreen ordering at Subway with terminals that move up and down to accommodate drivers.  Nextep out of Troy Michigan with the software and terminals.

ASIS Online

ASIS International is an association dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals worldwide by developing educational… Source: www.asisonline.org Security trade show in Atlanta coming up September 29th. Over 700 vendors. Everything and anything to do with Authentication

SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE KIOSKS

The Space Needle, the world famous landmark in Seattle, Washington, recently launched a number of innovative new digital experiences to enhance the visitor’s experience. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com For the latest Space Needle kiosk project, Olea worked with the Space Needle group to create a customized kiosk that not only included innovative interactive functionality, but could also withstand the rigors… Read More »

ADA Wheelchair Animations – United States Access Board

Animations on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards that the Board posted to its website in April are now available for download as well. These animations, which are part of an online guide on the standards, address wheelchair maneuvering, doors and entrances, and accessible toilet and bathing facilities. Source: www.access-board.gov The online guides also include illustrated technical bulletins that… Read More »

Technology, virtual visits increasing patient access to care

Insurance companies and hospitals are continuing to develop and offer new digital tools to connect patients with health providers at the click of a button, day or night. Source: www.journal-news.com Private commercial insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio — with 3.3 million people enrolled in health plans in Ohio — is rolling out MedStop Consoles,… Read More »

Tech News – ambient light enhancing

AmbiLED HD adhesive strip – no additional cabling or construction needed. Attach the strip to the back of their monitor to enhance the experience. AmbiLED HD ontrols up to 256 LEDs . The adhesive LED strip basically projects the nearest color to the background to improve the viewer’s visual experience. Source link

Legal Patent News – RTC files civil action against Kiosk Information Systems “449”

RTC suit against KIOSK Information Systems is filed August 29th.  Also attached is proceedings of RTC against Zivelo. The patent in question is “the 449 patent”. RTC Industries, Inc. v. KIOSK Information Systems, Inc. Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-06683; no judge yet assigned. Filed on Aug. 29, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Lawsuit Details… Read More »