Monthly Archives: December 2014

Verizon and Kiosk Patents

Interesting article on Verizon from IP Watchdog as Verizon joins their list “Companies We Watch”.  Verizon has been very active in the patent and self-service area.  Their patent for tele-diagnosis and analysis of dermatological skin conditions is fascinating one for me. Excerpts from IP Watchdog Verizon’s inaugural appearance in the Companies We Follow series revealed plenty of patent… Read More »

SnowGate Ski Lockers Sells to Best Lockers

Christian Nitu and Cory Finney sold their company to Best Lockers, a 46-year-old Maryland firm with personal electronic lockers in water parks, amusement parks and ski resorts across the country. They aren’t talking about the details of the deal, but Nitu called it “a moral victory.” Link to story Also see the Denver Post article The two former… Read More »

ZenBox BitCoin ATM Serves 10,000 Daily Commuters At Anaheim Transportation Hub

TAGS: bitcoin ATM, vending, two-way bitcoin ATM, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Mission Market Express, digital currency, ZenBox ANAHEIM, CA — A two-way bitcoin ATM has been placed the new Anaheim Regional Transportation I Source: www.vendingtimes.com Mission Market Express was the first convenience store in California to accept bitcoin, according to ZenBox, and it is now introducing the… Read More »

iPatientCare Partner, Connected Technology Solutions (CTS) to Enrich Better Usability of iPatientCare Patient Check-in Kiosk

iPatientCare integrated with Connected Technology Solutions (CTS) to provide Patient Kiosk Integrates Self-Service Check-in, Credit Card Scanning, Multi-Language Support, Pre-Populated, and Patient Information Summary, Updating to Modernize Patient Registration Method for Physicians Practices | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies. Source: www.virtual-strategy.com

Passport kiosks ‘more than tripled’ in North America

Acuity Market Intelligence announced that the deployment of Automated Board Control and Automated Passport Control kiosks has risen to more than 2,500 worldwide, a sign of a maturing market. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com Coverage of Acuity market Press Release and APC market by KMC

7 Ways vending machines are a model for retail innovation

How the smallest of retail venues are innovating for the future Before there was the convenience of the internet, there was the humble vending machine. Vending machines were literally on every traffic corner standing ready to … Source: www.imsresultscount.com Buying lobster or pizza from machine, now possible.

Kiosk offers convenient link to library’s e-books

Thanks to a new kiosk installed earlier this school year, one Olentangy middle school now considers itself a miniature branch of the Delaware County District Library. Source: www.thisweeknews.com The kiosk features a touch-screen monitor that allows the user to browse a library’s collection of digital works and request a link to download titles.

Ford deploys kiosks to push F-150

But even before the new Ford F-150s arrive in showrooms in large numbers, some dealerships can give shoppers a good look at the redesigned pickup truck with video kiosks. Source: www.autonews.com “Truth About Trucks” kiosks being installed this month in about 1,900 dealerships are part of a huge effort by Ford to educate consumers and salespeople, a testament… Read More »

Colombia installs 104 digital kiosks in Bolivar

 The government invested a total of COP 30 billion for these deployments. The government has recently installed a digital kiosk in Arroyo de las Canoas. The government said it expects to have a total of 340 digital kiosks in operation in rural areas of the department in the coming months. Source: www.telecompaper.com

Simon and eBay ‘connect’ for new mall experience | RetailingToday.com

Unveiled this week the “Connected Mall” experience in Palo Alto, Calif. The installation features a “smart” directory developed by eBay for the Simon Innovation Group that elevates the shopping experience by providing consumers with a suite of services, including point-to-point navigation and personalized offers and deals. Source: www.retailingtoday.com Features of the new digital directory include: A 72″ LCD,… Read More »

AIB Chooses NCR to Transform its Branch Experience and Improve Customer Service | Business Wire

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that leading Irish bank, AIB, has chosen NCR fina Source: www.businesswire.com  NCR has deployed 400 NCR SelfServ™ 4 kiosks at branches throughout the Republic of Ireland to provide convenient access to a wide range of AIB banking services for its customers and help the bank run its… Read More »

Hospitality Net – Cenium Launches FastTrack Kiosk with Mobile Interaction to Improve Guest Experience

Cenium-provider of Cenium Hospitality ERP all-in-one software to the hospitality industry, today announced implementation of Cenium FastTrack self-service kiosk and mobile interaction at two hotels within the Nordic Choice Hotel group already using the Cenium Hospitality ERP suite. The Comfort Express brand within Nordic Choice, caters to younger travelers who want simplicity and high tech options to optimize… Read More »