Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States – Slashdot

HughPickens.com writes Nick Summers has an interesting article at Bloomberg about the epidemic of 90 ATM bombings that has hit Britain since 2013. ATM machines are vulnerable because the strongbox inside an ATM has two essential holes: a small slot in front that spits out bills to customers and a bi… Source: yro.slashdot.org ATM machines are vulnerable because… Read More »

PCI Kiosk vs EMV Kiosk

PCI Compliance vs EMV Compliance What’s the difference between PCI compliance kiosk and EMV compliance kiosk?  The short answer is they’re both guidelines for protecting cardholder data for the purpose preventing fraud, but they focus on different elements of the credit card transaction. “To clarify it even further and more simply, PCI is about making sure the card… Read More »

Prescription Safety Glasses Kiosk Network Grows Nationwide in 4-Year Span – Press Release Rocket

Eyelation is a Chicago area prescription safety eyewear startup that services companies through its self-serve kiosk system. Its system incorporates benefit management, with proprietary measurement technology to fit people with eyewear and make it easy for company administrators to provide a cohesive program to every employee Source: www.pressreleaserocket.net Eyelation currently has over 125,000 industrial workers in its safety program… Read More »

How To : Bill Jams and Your Kiosk

Bill jams are commonplace when your kiosk accepts cash payments. No matter how advanced the bill acceptor, there’s always that guy that inserts a bill covered in mud, or something worse, and gums up the device. Source: blog.kiosksimple.com Good pointer on EBDS and the Crane/MEI SC bill acceptors for kiosks.  Bill Jam is a supported error code for sure.  For multiple BAs… Read More »

Kiosks to Send Your Fast Food Order Directly to the Cook (Video) – The Business Journals

Jan. 13 — CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder discusses the company’s self-service food kiosks running Microsoft software. He speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) (Video) Source: www.bizjournals.com The 2015 edition of CKE and food ordering. Let’s not forget the other two iterations.

TGI Fridays test new tablet and kiosk technologies

Casual-dining chain’s tests tablets; burger brand tests kiosks, supplier Microsoft says Source: nrn.com Fridays’ tablet test uses new “Fridays Service Style” technology based on Windows 8.1 with Oracle’s MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Solution (RES) 5.4 on the Dell Venue mTablet E-Series mobile point-of-sale devices, the Redmond, Wash.-based software company said.

NRF Wrap: Microsoft, NCR new self-service kiosk tech

NRF Highlights Here are the items we saw and read related to NRF 2015. ZDNet wrap — At the National Retail Federation trade show, tech vendors are displaying a mix of self-service devices designed to drive higher sales and create repeat shoppers. Source: www.zdnet.com NCR, Wincor, Microsoft, CKE Restaurants, Intel, TGI Fridays, Oracle, Dell, Beef-O-Bradys, Hardee’s, Carl Jr,… Read More »

Dayton leads state in court kiosk check-in

It’s a busy day in Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court. Dozens of people are waiting for their divorce hearings. Receptionist Sheila Jarvis keeps it Source: wvxu.org Here’s how it works: You type in your name Type in your birth date List the number of witnesses you have The machine points you in the direction of your courtroom

Order up: Hardee’s and Microsoft pilot customer self-order kiosks running on Windows

At the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO on Monday, Microsoft Corp. and CKE Restaurants Inc. showcase a self-order kiosk solution running on Windows 8 devices that enables Hardee’s customers to customize and place their own orders.  Source: www.prnewswire.com The Hardee’s pilot project is one of several Microsoft retail customer deployments being shown at the NRF Big Show in New York. Microsoft… Read More »

Walmart takes on Target Clinics with “Self-Health” Centers

Source: www.sandiegoreader.com “Almost factual news” courtesy of San Diego — One stop healthcare ala Walmart. Self-health center with computer kiosks.  Bit of an attitude running underneath the interview which is surprising. Automated drug dispensing.  Grocery supermarket mega market circa 2015. “Frankly, I don’t know what the competition was thinking on this one,” says Ben Applebaum, Chief Medical Officer… Read More »

Interactive Health Kiosk from Wellbeing People

The interactive health kiosk allows individuals to self test key indicators of their general health. Our interactive health kiosks performed over 80,000 health checks in communities, businesses and schools in 2012. Source: www.wellbeingpeople.com

Xpedient Partners to Provide Self-Serve Kiosk Solutions to C-Store Foodservice

LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – January 08, 2015) – Xpedient, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc., has partnered with QuickChek to provide self-serve kiosk software to their entire convenience store foodservice operation.A market leader in food services, QuickChek is a New Jersey-based convenience store chain, operating 137 retail locations throughout… Source: www.marketwired.com

Can Outerwall’s new beauty product kiosk help offset declining Redbox sales? – Washington Business Journal

Bellevue-based Outerwall, which is best known for operating Redbox and Coinstar machines, is continuing to add new kiosks to its fleet. Source: www.bizjournals.com Writeup on latest from Coinstar and SampleIt. Also at CES 2015. There are more than 40,000 Redbox machines spread across the country, 20,000 Coinstars, 1,500 ecoATMs, 700 Coinstar Exchanges and 50 SAMPLEits.

How to Make Your Kiosk Dispense Cash Like a Cashier

The ability to dispense cash from your kiosk can be invaluable for making change and reducing the need for human cashiers.  Traditional bill acceptors only accept cash, but bill recyclers have the ability to both accept and dispense cash like a human cashier Source: blog.kiosksimple.com Your customers will appreciate your kiosks giving them change in bills, rather than dispensing a mountain of coins.… Read More »

ARCA Launches Automation Software For Self Service Providers & Kiosk

Envoy™ platform simplifies communication between transaction software and devices Mebane, NC (January 6, 2015) — ARCA, a global leader in cash and payment automation technology, announced today the release of its latest software solution, Envoy™ to help accelerate the integration of self-service transaction software with kiosk hardware. Source: www.arcatechsystems.com Great stuff from ARCA who has always provided top tier… Read More »

Kiosk Patent RTC Litigation

Kiosk Patent  “449” & RTC The information here is regarding legal actions related to patent “449” for equipping a kiosk with WiFi basically. Actions began in July of 2014 and still in progress. A total of 14 actions. Update: 3/12/2015 For reference as of today here are the closed cases: Catalina, Zivelo, Phoenix, Flex, StoreKraft, Slabb & Digiboo.… Read More »

Chris Gilliland with YVR on Passport Kiosks

Passport kiosks APC and more Self-service Industry Group (Selfservice.io) was fortunate to get some time with Christopher Gilliland who is the manager of Innovative Travel Solutions at Vancouver Airport Authority. Christopher Gilliland YVR has been the leading automated passport kiosk deployer for many years. For that matter airport terminals  have been the domain of Canada for many many years.… Read More »