Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hanford DMV offers new self-service terminals

The lengthy lines that can typically be seen at California Department of Motor Vehicles offices may become a thing of the past, now that new self-service terminals are being offered. Source: hanfordsentinel.com The DMV recently announced that 50 do-it-yourself kiosks have arrived at field offices throughout California — Hanford’s DMV office included. The terminals let drivers renew their registration… Read More »

TeDi Chooses Reliable NCR Retail Solutions to Improve Customer Service and Drive Sales – NCR

NCR will provide European discount retailer, TEDi with innovative point-of-sale (POS) solutions to improve customer service and drive sales. Source: www.ncr.com NCR RealPOS™ 50 systems will be deployed at TEDi’s approximately 1,400 stores across Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and The Netherlands in the next two years. Four hundred units have already been delivered to TEDi stores.

Opinion – 50 Shades of Gray

For the past few years, there’s been a nasty little rumor going around that kiosks are dead. With the rise in popularity of mobile apps, some people are simplifying the picture to conclude that apps will soon replace kiosks completely. To which I say… If kiosks are dead, we better get ready for the zombie apocalypse. Roles of… Read More »

Target Says Credit Card Data Breach Cost It $162M In 2013-14

“Before [the recent spate of breaches], “It was ya I get it security, blah, blah, but I don’t have outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you,’” says David Cowan, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Now you have to outrun the bear. It is coming after you.” Source: techcrunch.com When it comes to data breaches, retailers… Read More »

Frank Mayer & Associates Rolling Out Fuel Rewards Kiosks

Frank Mayer & Associates has engaged Excentus, owner and operator of the Fuel Rewards program, to design and produce tablet-based kiosks to support its loyalty program. Source: www.cspnet.com Features of the kiosk include magstripe readers that allow customers to swipe and activate their rewards cards and changeable graphics and brochure holders to advertise seasonal promotions. The tablet-based kiosks… Read More »

Build-A-Bear CEO plans new store layouts, more licensing deals

Turnaround has allowed Overland-based stuffed toy retailer to post first annual profit since 2010. Source: www.stltoday.com Soon, however, those captivating stuffing machines will be placed closer to the front of the stores to increase their visibility. The machines are also getting a new shape and design to make them more eye-catching, Build-A-Bear’s CEO Sharon Price John said in… Read More »

Outdoor kiosk : A one-stop experience for Huron County visitors

Kiosks will provide information about businesses, services and attractions. Source: www.norwalkreflector.com James said the goal was to place kiosks where visitors are most likely to stop. Chamber and bureau officials plan to add a couple more kiosks each year at different locations, also funded through bed taxes. Those taxes are part of a hotel guest’s bill. James estimated… Read More »

Windows XP Refuses To Die – “new” Airport Check-In Kiosk

Melbourne Airport is introducing 28 shiny new kiosks that can be used for automatic check-in by international airlines. And what operating system are … Source: www.lifehacker.com.au Melbourne Airport’s site boasts: Using the latest technology from SITA and BCS, the new kiosks have an improved look and feel to best meet a passenger’s needs.

Many Wichita restaurants automating customer service

Many chain restaurants have begun offering computerized kiosks and push-button ordering systems. Source: www.kansas.com In Wichita, Chili’s, Applebee’s and Abuelos are using table-side tablets and kiosks as a supplement to the wait staff. The tablets allow patrons to make requests and pay their bill at the table. They can even use them, for an extra charge, to play… Read More »

Cox developing digital home health services with Cleveland Clinic

Broadband and cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc [COXC.UL] and the Cleveland Clinic medical center will announce on Thursday a new venture to develop in-home healthcare services, stepping into a market that is poised to grow as medical care goes digital. The Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned academic medical center based in Ohio, will offer expertise to help create… Read More »

Disney gets personal with new MyMagic+ reservation system.

Disney gets personal with MyMagic+ ORLANDO — Turnstiles, who needs ’em? In fact, at the Magic Kingdom’s entrance, they no longer exist. And soon, you won’t even need a paper ticket to enter the Happiest Place Source: www.usatoday.com From Earnings Call Feb 3–   Is there any – on MyMagic+, is there if anyway you can give us some… Read More »

Tax commisioner’s new kiosk saves time for vehicle owners

A new kiosk at Rockdale County tax commissioner office in Conyers, Ga., allows citizens to renew their vehicle registrations without waiting in line for the next available window clerk. Source: www.rockdalecitizen.com Once the computer verifies that the vehicle has passed inspection, the car owner can swipe a debit or credit card for payment and the license plate sticker… Read More »

Automated-X Announces QUICKflick Awarded Contract with Remke Markets

Automated-X, Inc. today announced QUICKflickUSA, Inc. , its entertainment rental kiosk subsidiary, now has kiosks installed and operational in Ohio Source: www.heraldonline.com All 13 Remke locations feature a QUICKflick entertainment kiosk, with one location featuring two kiosks. Details of the contract have not been released. “For the first three months of operations, we are very pleased with the… Read More »

Materna presents Self Bag Drop with brand new Kiosk Payment at Passenger Terminal Expo 2015 in Paris

Gatwick Airport is the first airport worldwide to introduce kiosk payment for self bag drop systems so as to simplify baggage check-in for its customers. Materna recently has been awarded the contract for this and will install 50 systems at Gatwick Airport starting in April 2015. Materna’s self bag drop system comes with an intuitive graphical user interface… Read More »

PieceMaker Unveils Next Generation Toy 3D Printing Kiosks

The toy industry may be about to see a major shift, as 3D printing begins inching its way into the manufacturing process. With a promise of customization, and t Source: 3dprint.com This week at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, PieceMaker has unveiled their latest 3D toy printing kiosk with several major upgrades and changes. The first upgrade is quite significant. The new… Read More »

Intermedia Touch Develops a Digital Interactive Kiosk for Black History Month

(BLACK PR WIRE) == Intermedia Touch is working with Baptist Health South Florida and has developed a state-of-the-art, digital interactive kiosk in recognition of Black History Month. The kiosk provides health facts and other historical facts and information on the African-American culture and diaspora. Source: www.blackprwire.com The dynamic 55” multi-touch educational kiosk includes key facts and information on health… Read More »

A good business call for the Red Kiosk Company

Remember when to make a phone call to a client while on the move, you would have to use one of the 73,000 red telephone boxes throughout the country? Source: www.propertyweek.com Better keep an eye on those  Tardis phone kiosks in UK. Some of them have been brought back into service. Red Kiosk Company, is repurposing and transforming… Read More »

DMV Kiosk – Ohioans could soon renew license-plate tags at supermarkets, under BMV test program

Renewing your Ohio vehicle registration might soon be as easy as a trip to your local supermarket. Source: www.cleveland.com The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is preparing to test self-service kiosks in supermarkets in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The machines are part of the agency’s “BMV4U” pilot project set to… Read More »

KioWare – Windows and Android Kiosk with Kiosk Remote Monitoring feature on Kiosk Industry

KioWare Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, has been in business since 1991 providing client/server database and web development consulting services. The maturin… Source: kioskindustry.org Kioware feature article on kiosk industry.  Along with full Windows versions, Kioware has 3rd gen Android clients with remote monitoring and alerts. Feature support such as ChromeCast.