Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to Build kiosk hardware| ARCA

Finding information on building a kiosk from scratch is difficult.   Where should you even begin? There’s a lot to try and figure out.  Software.  Hardware.  Integration.  Deployment. As a fun project, I decided to try and forget everything that I’ve learned about kiosks and start from the beginning.  Thankfully, forgetting everything came pretty naturally to me.   Essentially—I wanted my mind to be a blank slate.   So, like everyone else, I started with Google.  My first search query was “developing a kiosk from scratch”, and the results were a bit disappointing.  The only one that really grabbed by attention was a case study from Elo Touch Solutions titled “Strategies for Successful Kiosk Implementation.”  In the case study, Elo did a great job of talking about the growth of the kiosk industry, suggestions for kiosk deployment, and the importance of touch technologies.  But as you can imagine, since Elo is a for-profit company it was skewed towards their technology.

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Digital Signs – Display Market $15 Billion by 2020

Markepublished by MarketsandMarkets, the total interactive display market is expected to reach $14,964.5 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 12% between 2015 and 2020. – See more at: http://www.avnetwork.com/av-technology/0002/interactive-display-market-worth-15-billion-by-2020/95672#sthash.d1IY05lq.dpuf
published by MarketsandMarkets, the total interactive display market is expected to reach $14,964.5 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 12% between 2015 and 2020. – See more at: http://www.avnetwork.com/av-technology/0002/interactive-display-market-worth-15-billion-by-2020/95672#sthash.d1IY05lq.dpuf

Source: www.avnetwork.com

Markets and Markets report on “interactive display” market which highlights mostly LCD displays.  Leaders not surprisingly listed are Samsung, LG, NEC, Panasonic, Planar and also Elotouch.  Hard to get good research these days.

Moody Library information kiosk with county extension info

A new part of the Moody Library is the first of its kind in the state.

Source: www.myfoxal.com

Video news story from news station on information kiosk at the public library and how useful it has been to the general public, especially those without decent (or any) internet connection.  Information terminals for the “underserved” or “underconnected” population much like the unbanked.

Bitcoin Kiosks – ARCA & Crane Bitcoin ATM Bitcoin Kiosk

Press release issued by ARCA today.  The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support.  At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some). ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC ADVANCE… Read More »

Transaction Laundering: Payments’ Big Threat

  Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Transaction laundering, not to be confused with money laundering, is a pretty big will that has found some Source: www.pymnts.com Good read on how proliferation of payment methods coupled with push to emv will radicalize this type of fraud Post Views: 959

Retail Automation – Google Analytics Physical Retail

  Online retailers up until very recently have had a significant leg-up data-wise, simply because a customer’s very presence on their page offered up an intensely educational experience for retailers. What do consumers look at? Source: www.pymnts.com “Some stores see sales most closely correlated with engagement rates — the percentage of people in the store show stays longer… Read More »

Retail Systems – Shoplifting & Fraud Costs Retailers $44B

Retailers got hurt from two directions last year: When they weren’t getting straight-up robbed, they were being defrauded from within. And it all contributed to industry losses totaling $44 billion for the year. Source: www.pymnts.com Employee/internal theft contributed to 34.5 percent of shrink, followed by administrative and paperwork errors at 16.5 percent, then vendor fraud or error at… Read More »

Kiosk Manufacturer Alveni

Kiosk Partner Alveni Announcement The Kiosk Industry Group is happy to welcome new partner Alveni.  Success projects and customers include Deacero, The Home Depot, Gesta Motors and Cemex At Alveni, we are your single kiosk source, providing everything for your projects from design to  deployment and beyond. If you can imagine it, we can build it, install it, and provide maintenance. We… Read More »