Monthly Archives: February 2015

Best Buy launches its first wedding registry

Move over china and pretty linens. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, has launched its first wedding registry, catering to couples interested in the latest gadgets, from flat-panel TVs to Apple iPads. Source: www.miamiherald.com The retailer will also have kiosks in its 1,000-plus large-format U.S. stores by early April, where customers can check out the… Read More »

Self-Service Trends Charging

From integrated technologies and expanding payment options, to location awareness and personalization, we take a look at the top ten trends driving explosive growth in self-service. Source: vsr.edgl.com Summary of current areas of “booming self-service” by Vertical Systems Reseller   Need Some Numbers? There are many reports with many numbers and most of them are from research data… Read More »

Examining ADA lawsuits on point of sale devices

At this point, determining whether a particular kiosk complies with the ADA, requires a fact intensive, device-by-device inquiry. Source: www.insidecounsel.com Redbox’s recent settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that its video rental kiosks in California were not accessible to the blind provides a good example of the potential exposure businesses face. As part of the settlement, Redbox… Read More »

Self-Storage Kiosk Sales Jump 53 Percent in 2014

The number of self-storage operators who are relying on some form of automated technology in their business appears to be increasing. OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology, has reported the number of kiosks sold last year increased 53 percent over 2013 figures. Company revenue from INSOMNIAC kiosk sales and related… Read More »

New Charleston library branch Survey Usage

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Public Library (NYPL) has sent a survey to Staten Island’s South Shore residents to gather public input for the new Charleston library branch, scheduled to be completed in 2018. Released last week, the Charleston… Source: www.silive.com Survey tablet kiosk unit for NY  library Post Views: 985

Outerwall shuts down Redbox kiosks in Canada

As part of its fourth quarter earnings report today, Outerwall said it is shutting down its Redbox DVD rental kiosks in Canada. Outwerall, the Bellevue-bas Source: www.geekwire.com Outerwall, which recently increased both movie and video game rental prices at Redbox kiosks, noted that the week of Dec. 29 was the highest rental week in Redbox history. The company… Read More »

Automated Passport Control Goes Live At LPIA

NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lynden Pindling International Airport’s Automated Passport Control… Source: www.prnewswire.com The new system does not require travelers to complete a paper U.S. customs declaration form, as all questions are answered on the computer’s touch screen. Travelers simply follow the on-screen instructions to scan their passport, answer the customs declaration questions, have their photo… Read More »

SITA passport control kiosks at Abu Dhabi

Passengers travelling to the United States can now pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration at Abu Dhabi International Airport using new automated passport control (APC) kiosks from air transport and government IT specialist, SITA. Source: www.zawya.com Passengers simply scan their passports to identify themselves, provide their fingerprints and a camera on the kiosk captures their face biometric. The passport… Read More »

Kiosk Trade Show – ISE Europe 2015

Integrated Systems Europe 2015 The gates of the Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition Center will open on February 10th-12th. The event was launched in 2004 to fulfill the need for a pan-European forum for the emerging markets of professional AV and electronic systems integration. The show grew quickly to become the undisputed annual marketplace for these industries – a focus… Read More »