Monthly Archives: May 2015

Renew your driver’s license at library kiosks

You now can renew your driver’s license at self-service stations at the Iowa City and North Liberty libraries. Source: www.press-citizen.com The Iowa Department of Transportation renewal kiosk is a web-based device that uses touch-screen technology to allow each customer to renew their own driver’s license or ID, including a secure update of the photo that will appear on… Read More »

Selfservice mobile payment – Google’s Android Pay Cherry-Picks the Best of Apple, Google Wallet

Google plans to release a new mobile payment system called Android Pay, which will include many of the same features as Apple Pay, while the Google Wallet brand will live on as a peer to peer service. Source: www.paymentssource.com Interesting to that they have chosen to support fingerprint recognition for biometric payment method.  Calling it “Android Pay” hitches… Read More »

How to Deal With Bill Jams at 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

Dual devices provide redundancy that comes in very handy, especially when collecting money. Nice writeup Andrew!

Kiosk Pro Enterprise Delivers the Goods: Professional Monitoring of iPad Kiosks

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) November 13, 2012 Today Kiosk Group, Inc. released a special update to its industry-standard Kiosk Pro deployment platform. This update enhances the monitoring capabilities of the Kiosk Pro Enterprise Remote Management Software.
Now, the Kiosk Pro Enterprise remote management system can perform the following functions:
Continuous Device Health Monitoring

Source: www.steamfeed.com

Digital Sign and Digital Signage Market worth $23.76 Billion by 2020

According to a new market research report “Digital Signage Market by Type (Hardware (Displays, Media players, Projectors), Software, Services (Installation & Maintenance)), by Application (Commercial, Infrastructural, Institutional, Industrial) & Geography – Global forecast to 2020”, the total digital signage market is expected to reach $23.76 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.18% between 2015 and 2020. This… Read More »

A Donation Kiosk (JACK) to Save the Apes

Who knew, after 25 years of running an honest sincere company, I would get involved in monkey business, and be proud of it :).On April 18th 2015, cash and credit card donations started pouring into our donation kiosk at the Houston Zoo’s Ape habitat.This kiosk is different from ones we have built in the last 10 years. It does not have a touch screen, but rather the old style lighted push buttons for visitors to select their cause (Gorillas or Chimpanzees) and then pay by credit or cash.The kiosk

Source: www.linkedin.com

Mansur Plumber aalks about latest kiosk project for the Houston Zoo. A donation kiosk.

Theft of Debit-Card Data From ATMs Soars

Criminals are stealing card data from U.S. automated teller machines at the highest rate in two decades, preying on ATMs while merchants crack down on fraud at the checkout counter.

Source: www.wsj.com

Not sure how they are doing it but usually it is skimming where devices are masked as well as cameras (for pin entry). Too often physical privacy is forgotten due to electronic privacy.

Health Kiosk – SoloHealth, now Pursuant Health, raises $2.4M, partners with Cleveland Clinic

Health kiosk company SoloHealth has changed its name to Pursuant Health and raised $2.4 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. Per the company’s website, the name change reflects a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic Wellness, which the company embarked on at the end of March. This will add a workplace wellness business to the company’s existing public kiosk business.

Source: mobihealthnews.com

SoloHealth takes on new name and new investors. The big differentiator for Pursuant is the Vision Testing module.  That’s mechanically more complex and adds cost. 

A ‘Check-up from the Neck Up’ — Kiosks for Mental Health Screening at Drexel – DrexelNow

Drexel was chosen as the first university in the country to use the kiosk system. Although it will begin with the two kiosks promised by the foundation, the hope is to add more to Drexel’s campuses.

Source: drexel.edu

Featuring an angled, touch-screen, tablet-type device mounted atop a thin podium, the kiosks are produced by Screening for Mental Health Inc. One is already in use at a ShopRite’s pharmacy in North Philadlephia. – See more at: //drexel.edu/now/archive/2015/January/Mental_Health_Screening_Kiosks/#sthash.10YFBML7.dpuf

Biometric Kiosk – Scanning Market to Reach $14B

MAY 7, 2015 BIOMETRIC SCANNERS – THE FUTURE OF KIOSK SECURITY IS NOW! Biometric security is on a rapid growth curve, and the market for biometric scanning devices is expected to reach $13.8 billion in 2015>[1].  Traditionally, biometric security methods have been employed by government agencies, but with the use of biometric security in consumer devices, such as… Read More »

How Small Businesses Can Get Started with Kiosks

Small Business Kiosk Small businesses face serious challenges when it comes to implementing & optimizing technology in their business development efforts. There are a few common technology-related table stakes in which most small businesses invest.1. Website 2. Email Marketing3. Local Advertising (online search/ppc in mediums such as video, online ads, etc).If a small business is utilizing any of the above table stakes, they can be leveraged in an interactive kiosk.Interactive Kiosk GoalsBefore

HealthSpot unveils new 2.0 cloud-based software platform and data integration | mHealthNews

Company will demonstrate its next-generation consumer retail health software with back-end integration enabled by Xerox at ATA 2015. Source: m.mhealthnews.com The 2.0 software upgrade leverages Xerox’s healthcare IT infrastructure to seamlessly interface with insurance claims through a payment data feed and integrates with electronic medical records (EMRs) for continuity of care. The back-end integration with the Xerox infrastructure… Read More »

AVT Inc. Files For Chapter 11 Protection Vending Manufacturer Says ‘Business As Usual’ During Reorganization

AVT management said its core vending and automated retailing business remains strong, and blamed the filing on past attempts at diversification into unrelated businesses. Wayne Salvino, the newly installed president of AVT, emphasized that the filing does not mean that AVT is going out of business. TAGS: AVT bankruptcy filling AVT Chapter 11, AVT Inc., AVT reorganization, Wayne… Read More »

The Transformation of NCR – Case – Harvard Business School

During his tenure as CEO since 2005, Bill Nuti had moved NCR Corporation (originally National Cash Register) from its historical competence in hardware to become a provider of hardware and software for managing transactions across a range of industries and payments methods. Nuti envisioned a world in which consumers would use NCR hardware or applications whether transacting at… Read More »