Monthly Archives: April 2015

EMV: Speedos Not Included

The metric system. Warm beer. A crazy obsession with soccer. Impossibly tiny male bathing suits. There are some things that Europeans love and we as Americans will just never understand. But whether we understand them or not, restaurants and other retail stores are soon going to have to get on board with another European trend  — EMV (Europay… Read More »

iPad Tablet – Apple, IBM to give 5 million iPads to Japanese seniors

Apple, extending its partnership with IBM, will also collaborate on apps to improve the wellness and connectivity of elderly people, starting in Japan. Source: www.cnet.com The iPads will be preloaded with custom apps designed for the elderly by IBM, such as software that provides reminders and alerts about medications, exercise and diet and help accessing community activities, grocery… Read More »

Kiosk Patents – Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Stop Abusive Patent Troll Litigation

Patent Kiosk News Legislation introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee that seeks to protect retailers and other businesses from overly litigious patent trolls  The National Retail Federation today welcomed bipartisan patent reform legislation introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., that seeks to protect retailers and other businesses from overly litigious… Read More »

Consumer Updates > Blood Pressure Kiosks Aren’t for Everyone

Blood Pressure Kiosks Limitations Correct cuff size is critical in measuring blood pressure. FDA is advising consumers that the cuffs on blood pressure kiosks in stores, pharmacies, gyms and other locations don’t fit everyone and might not be accurate for all users. Source: www.fda.gov Here is the link to the PDF — //www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM402316.pdf

Kiosk Security – KIOSK Information Systems Using Intel Security McAfee

Intel Security today announced they are collaborating with KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK), the global leader in custom self-service solutions, to provide even better retail kiosk security options. KIOSK provides licensing options for deployers to secure their self-service retail platforms with Intel® Security’s McAfee Integrity Control™ technology before shipment and installation, enabling safer connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices… Read More »

Temboo

A cloud-based code generation platform with 2000+ processes for APIs, databases, and more. Reimagining programming for software & hardware developers. Source: temboo.com

Photo kiosk – Hewlett-Packard to Sell Snapfish Operation to District Photo

Hewlett-Packard Co. said it would sell its Snapfish photo-sharing site toDistrict Photo, part of the computer maker’s plan to refocus operations as it splits in two. Source: www.bloomberg.com Snapfish works with retailers to help consumers store, share and print photos online. District Photo, which is based in Beltsville, Maryland, handles digital printing for business and other customers. Terms… Read More »

Kiosk Management

KioWare kiosk software – kiosk browser software that secures windows in a lockdown kiosk mode. Free trial available. Source: www.kioware.com New offering from KioWare is Remote Management Services. You can either host your own server in your network, or use KioWare cloud services.  Android and Windows clients supported. Cool!

Thin Client – 3 ways academic institutions use Chromeboxes for digital signage

Chromeboxes help businesses and schools update employees and students with timely information and create a sense of community. To learn more about using Chromebox for digital signage and how it can help your business or school work smarter, join Chrome Live on April 22.  Source: googleforwork.blogspot.com Schools and universities across the country use digital signage to share announcements, news and… Read More »

HIMSS conference: Robots, wearables and the future of healthcare

Investors, entrepreneurs and physicians at HIMSS tried to see the future through a stethoscope. Source: www.chicagotribune.com Telehealth was a big factor. Also what to do with patient generated data. “The ‘quantified self’ movement has created millions and billions of data points around consumer health that just didn’t exist a while ago,“ he said. “I think we’re finding that… Read More »

Healthcare Kiosks 101

From anxiety over test results to anxiousness while sitting in a hospital bed, patients need every tool possible to help relieve stress. One of these tools that can make the process of hospital visits easier are health care kiosks. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Airport touchscreen kiosk to provide info about sister cities | Local Stories | Journal Gazette

A gathering of city, business and airport officials was proof the Sister City initiative remains active in the Summit City.A Friday event … Source: www.journalgazette.net A Friday event at Fort Wayne International Airport unveiled a touch-screen kiosk that provides travelers and others information about Takaoka, Japan; Gera, Germany; Plock, Poland; and Taizhou, China.A Friday event at Fort Wayne… Read More »

Chrome Live

Chrome browser. Chromebooks. Chromeboxes. Chrome has evolved to offer secure, customizable, and easily manageable devices and apps for today’s business. Join us online to learn how web-based solutions can help maximize your company’s productivity. Source: atmosphere.withgoogle.com

Automated Passport Kiosk Control: A Smarter Way to Travel Internationally

Automated Passport Kiosks Automated passport control is just one of the technologies airports are implementing to make international travel easier for passengers. Source: www.burnsmcdblog.com Recent News The New York Times  Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass  Returning from Iceland to Chicago O’Hare International Airport in October, I approached the airport kiosk that normally scans your passport Yahoo… Read More »

New 12-in MacBook vs. Microsoft Surface 3

Apple and Microsoft each have new mobile computing products set to launch soon, both of which might tickle your fancy. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new 12-in Retina Mac… Source: www.gizmag.com All in all it looks like the Mac wins though for half the price you can run Windows 8 (plus have… Read More »

West Marine Launches Digital Signage System from DT Research

The world’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories creates digital signage and information kiosk system with signage appliances and content management software from DT Research. Source: www.digitalsignagetoday.com West Marine chose the SA3000 digital signage appliance from DT Research, combined with 24″ touchscreen displays to create the West Advisor, in-store kiosks with product details and video-based buyer’s… Read More »