Monthly Archives: November 2014

Counties & Private Businesses Cash in on Video Visits

  Kristina Leisey’s former fiance sits in jail in Hopkins County on a drug-possession charge, his link to the world outside… Source: blogs.dallasobserver.com Monetizing your consumers to the max. The operator makes more money and the jail makes more money. We are guessing the inmates do not receive any type of loyalty card discount. Post Views: 848

TIO Patent for Change-Based Transactions on Reverse ATMs

  patent relates to cash transactions on an electronic kiosk where remaining funds after the initial transaction can be used towards a subsequent transaction. Transactions can involve products or services, as well as account-based transactions Source: money.cnn.com Recognizing that many reverse ATMs required the customer to pay the exact amount, potentially losing leftover change, Shahbazi applied for the… Read More »

Coachella Valley Unified makes way for high-tech kiosks

Six-foot touchscreen kiosks, which look like man-sized iPods, will soon pop up in east valley schools, bringing a high-tech twist to the classic campus bulletin board. The kiosks also promise to tighten campus security by automatically calling the police if a gunshot is detected. Source: www.desertsun.com  About 500 schools — including the schools in Coachella Valley Unified —… Read More »

CVS opens four in-store medical clinics in Albuquerque metro

Matthew Rudberg,State Practice Manager with CVS, helps Rohini Arter as she fills out her information at the kiosk for the CVS MinuteClinic before she gets to see the nurse practitioner. Source: www.abqjournal.com The clinics are open seven days per week, running as late as 7:30 p.m. week nights at some sites.   Post Views: 919

Opinion – Bring the courts to the people with court kiosk

Court Kiosks Based on recent, hugely successful deployments in some high-traffic jurisdictions, court kiosks are now attracting plenty of attention from administra Source: www.digitalscreenmedia.org Frank Olea blog goes into court kiosks. I think another experience some have had when dealing with government is the time and paperwork can be overwhelming. Nice to have a proxy. Post Views: 1,036

Samsung announces Samsung Digital Health platform and SDK

Samsung has introduced a number of new tools for developers at the second-annual Samsung Developers Conference, including a new platform and SDK around health. Samsung Digital Health (SDH) and allows for the tracking of personal fitness data, including activity, food consumption, and workouts. They are also providing an open hardware reference design, the Simband, which can integrate a…… Read More »

Planar Systems – Mr. Market’s Fat Pitch Selling Opportunity

On rare occasion, Mr. Market serves you up a fat-pitch selling opportunity. A gross overreaction to Planar’s (NASDAQ:PLNR) Q4 2014 earnings report has created an incredibly compelling short setup. While Planar’s results were Source: seekingalpha.com From SA — “While Planar’s results were strong, with digital signage growing 42% yoy and a strong outlook given for Q1, the fundamentals… Read More »

Dallas County Officials Say Video Won’t End Regular Jail Visits. Can We Believe Them?

In October 2012, Travis County officials promised that bringing video visitation to the local jails wouldn’t affect anything else about… Source: blogs.dallasobserver.com Interesting battle going on in Travis County and Securus over video kiosks. Originally all face to face visits were going to be barred (only video allowed) but then that changed.  Securus is also facing federal lawsuit… Read More »

Device Hopping

“Device Hopping” is a technical shopping term referencing online shopper behavior. A New York Times article titled “Retailers Try to Adapt to Device-Hopping Shoppers” (December 2012) refers to the “device hopping” process as researching and shopping on one device and  purchasing on another. A Barilliance study from June of this year found that 41% of Smartphone Shoppers started… Read More »

Walgreens Android App Best in Class

Walgreen’s Android Lollipop App MobileCommerce Daily article on Walgreen’s new Android app as being one of the best Excerpts: Regarding appearance, Lollipop offers a design concept called Material Design, which is more dynamic and intelligent. The icons are simplified, it features bright colors and a tile-like feel, as well as a cleaner navigation system. Android Lollipop also features… Read More »

Revel Systems Keeps Fighting For Point Of Sale

Revel Systems has been pushing its iPad-based point of sale systems for retailers and restaurants for years now. Traction has been steady but somewhat slow. Now with a major fundraising round from an investor with experience working with public companies, the four-year-old startup is looking to go much bigger–and go […] Source: www.forbes.com Another $100M in capital raised… Read More »

HealthSpot, Rite Aid Plans to Pilot HealthSpot

HealthSpot stations offers access to medical care from certified medical providers using videoconferencing and interactive medical devices. Source: www.eweek.com Rite Aid will pilot the HealthSpot stations in the greater Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield markets in Ohio. Post Views: 972

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it’s time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans. Source: www.retailcustomerexperience.com background on EMV by Laura Miller covering many points with EMV compliant.  Data breach is twice a day alert.  Devices and transactions in the field for most part only populate a system which at some… Read More »