Monthly Archives: January 2016

Moki & Mimo Create New Opportunities for Commercial Grade Tablet Kiosk Solutions

Moki(R) and Mimo Display(R) to Create New Opportunities for Tablet-Based Kiosk Solutions in Commerce.

Source: www.einnews.com

Moki, the leader in cloud-native management and control for tablet-based commerce solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Mimo Monitors (Mimo Display, LLC). Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Mimo Monitors produces affordable commercial-grade, Android™-based tablet devices and related POS peripherals, such as 2d barcode scanners, and credit card readers, etc., that come deployment ready with VESA-mountable displays.

This new partnership will combine Moki’s tablet-based kiosk control capabilities and Mimo’s robust devices to provide those in the retail and corporate spaces an affordable and fully-managed commercial-grade option for deploying large fleets of tablet-based kiosks and displays. Rather than turning a consumer grade tablet running iOS, Windows or Android into a tablet kiosk using enclosures, retailers can now purchase a low-cost device that is purpose-built to withstand the day-to-day rigors demanded from a tablet-based kiosk or display in a retail or other setting. Customers can also expect a managed hardware and software refresh cycle to allow for long term deployments.

Quotepro Releases Multipurpose Kiosk Technology to Eliminate BHPH Cash Management Pain

Chicago, IL – January 28, 2016 – Quotepro Inc., a provider of sales and payment technology for buy-here-pay-here dealers (BHPH) across the country, has unveiled a payment kiosk that accepts

Source: www.dealermarketing.com

The kiosk can be used for loan payments, down payments and insurance premium payments – with more enhancements in the works. It also functions as an ATM and is the first kiosk to be fully customized around each dealer’s accounting needs, weaving seamlessly into back-end bookkeeping.


Neighborhood Autos general manager Eddie Hale implemented at least one kiosk at each of his eight Texas locations. “Cash is extremely difficult to control. Even with the strong systems we had in place, it was a consistent frustration,” Hale said. “Now, all the cash is counted and boxed for us. We never even touch it, and an armored vehicle picks it up at the end of each day. We receive a report to reconcile with our statements, so our role is just bookkeeping now. Thanks to these kiosks, 100 percent of our cash management issues have been eliminated.”

Kiosk Industry Charter Member URway Holdings

URway Holdings has signed as one of our Kiosk Industry Group Charter Members. Thanks to Ed Crowley and his team. Here is more information.

Source: kioskindustry.org

URway Holdings is a group of dynamic companies dedicated to providing unique and engaging solutions for our expanding and evolving digital ecoSystem. Our family of digital solution companies provides a 360° landscape of the entire Connected Digital World. We partner closely with our clients and assist and guide them as we develop and deploy turnkey, customer engaging, digital solutions.


Our core companies, including OneSource Interactive, URway Kiosks, EuroTouch Kiosks, and PicsWare, specialize in unique interactive, self-service kiosks, interactive and passive digital displays, visual communications, digital directory & wayfinding displays, mobile application integration, managed digital services and strategic consulting for the Connected Digital World.


Read full page on URway Holdings

Kiosk Industry January Newsletter 2016

Latest news and announcements for Kiosk Industry.

January Update – Kiosk IndustryBig News – January is the last month for charter membership and charter sponsors. Charter means your company is fixed in the site index as the navigation. Go to the home page and hover your mouse on the About section and see the Charter flyouts.  It is $299 till the end of January.  I decided to include January since I will be at NRF.  Here is link and we take CC or Paypal (and you don’t have to insert your EMV card holding it oddly in your hand 🙂

Recommended: I wrote up a NRF Preview which lists companies and booths. I’ll be there with Michael Tulloch of CTS and we’re going to talk to a lot of people (plus maybe the usual steak dinner). If you want to say hello send me an email ([email protected]).

Also a write up after some interviews about HealthSpot and why it seemingly has crashed and burned after such a meteoric rise.  Same week Higi gets $40M. Go figure. I really liked the blog entry by Frost & Sullivan. They did a nice job. 

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Kiosk Tradeshow – NRF 2016 Preview – The Big Show Retail

January is the NRF 2016 trade show in New York.  This year looks to be busier than ever for self-service and signage. I did a count of exhibitors and it over three pages long.  Retail lockers and automation are going to be high on the list of attention again this year. I’ll be there (big thanks to Pitney Bowes and… Read More »

KioWare Remote Server Interface Update

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 KioWare has released a new version of their KioWare Server & KioCloud kiosk management product solutions. All KioWare products can be used to secure mobile devices such as tablets, desktops, and smartphones running Android or Windows Operating Systems.  KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating… Read More »

KioWare Android Kiosk – Updated EMV & Marshmallow

Version 3.6 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full) now supports Android Marshmallow (6.0). Users running Android 6.0 can now use KioWare to safely secure their tablets or phones to approved websites or applications. KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android (Version 3.6) also include support for EMV certification via Credit Call’s mPOS CardEaseMobile framework which… Read More »

Opinion — So Why Did HealthSpot Fail?

The postmortem on HealthSpot continues even while there is news that another telehealth provider pulled in another $40M in capital investment. We’re not entirely sure HealthSpot failed though the lack of contact would indicate so. Medcity did the first “wrap” on things in their article. Was HealthSpot mismanaged? Were freestanding kiosks too expensive, 1990s technology in a world… Read More »

ARCA Announces End-to-end Cash Automation Kiosk Solutions for Retailers At NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2016

MEBANE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — ARCA, a global leader in the development of cash automation technology for banks, retail locations and self-service kiosks, today announced that it will demonstrate a three-level cash management approach at the NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO, the United State’s premiere event for retail innovation, to be held January 17 – 20, in New York City.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

NRF’s Big Show 2016 focuses on the latest retail technology and trends. Cash handling has been identified as one of the major problems for retailers all around the world.  ARCA’s retail product range features a wide selection of hardware and software that adapts to various store formats and different retail needs.

  • A till-side cash deposit system is available for immediately securing high-value notes at checkout.
  • Mid-size smart safes allow retailers already benefiting from CIT pickups to obtain cash automation efficiency without changing their whole process.
  • Combined cash deposit/recycling solutions are convenient for operational cost reductions and cash management efficiency with an integrated cash recycling function that improves till float efficiency.

NRF Pre-Release – RedyRef Debuting Next Generation Tablet Kiosk Enclosure in Elotouch booth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RedyRef Interactive Kiosks debuts New Generation of enGAGE (T) Tablet Kiosk Enclosure at NRF Retails Big Show 2016! Riverdale, New Jersey. – January 13, 2016 – RedyRef, a turn-key, self-service kiosk solution provider is debuting a new tablet kiosk enclosure solution featuring the Elo I-Series family of tablets: the enGAGE (T) at NRF Retail’s Big… Read More »

Latest Kiosk Industry Member – Panel Brite Sunlight Readable Displays and Solutions

For outdoor kiosks Panel Brite is the premiere integrator for Litemax.  These are the best screens available.

Source: www.panel-brite.com

If you haven’t looked at the new ultra wide displays then you should.  Those are next generation display platforms for ultra cinematic presentation.  These screens can be driven by Google Signs for that matter (simple ChromeBase or Box or Bit).

Higi Raises $40 Million to Expand its Network of Health and Wellness Kiosks – Telemedicine News

Higi currently has stations in nearly 10,000 retail locations and averages over one million tests per week, serving 30 million people. According to the company, one in ten Americans have used a higi station to monitor their health and approximately 75% of the U.S. population now lives within 5 miles of a kiosk.”higi was founded on a simple but elusive idea: when individuals are empowered with their vital health stats (i.e., blood pressure, BMI, weight, pulse and body composition) and motivated through challenges and incentives, they make better decisions that lead to improved health outcomes,” said CEO Jeff Bennett in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have investors and a board of directors who share higi’s belief that small but meaningful steps can create lasting health habits.”In August, 2014, the startup merged with StayHealthy, a producer of affordable, medical-grade health monitoring devices, and formed the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the country. Since then, higi has added a mobile app and web portal, allowing users to easily collect, monitor, and share their health information. The secure platform also enables healthcare stakeholders to more efficiently engage with consumers and patients.”higi is a unique company because it understands and delivers on the promise that consumers who are empowered with their real-time biometric data often make better health decisions,” added William Wrigley, Jr., Chairman of higi.Source: chicagoinno.streetwise.co

Source: telemedicine-news.net

Higi Raises $40 Million to Expand its Network of Health and Wellness Kiosks

Higi currently has stations in nearly 10,000 retail locations and averages over one million tests per week, serving 30 million people. According to the company, one in ten Americans have used a higi station to monitor their health and approximately 75% of the U.S. population now lives within 5 miles of a kiosk.

“higi was founded on a simple but elusive idea: when individuals are empowered with their vital health stats (i.e., blood pressure, BMI, weight, pulse and body composition) and motivated through challenges and incentives, they make better decisions that lead to improved health outcomes,” said CEO Jeff Bennett in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have investors and a board of directors who share higi’s belief that small but meaningful steps can create lasting health habits.”

In August, 2014, the startup merged with StayHealthy, a producer of affordable, medical-grade health monitoring devices, and formed the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the country. Since then, higi has added a mobile app and web portal, allowing users to easily collect, monitor, and share their health information. The secure platform also enables healthcare stakeholders to more efficiently engage with consumers and patients.

“higi is a unique company because it understands and delivers on the promise that consumers who are empowered with their real-time biometric data often make better health decisions,” added William Wrigley, Jr., Chairman of higi.

Source: chicagoinno.streetwise.co

New digital kiosks designed to catch criminals

The SRSO received three new kiosks Thursday that display wanted fugitives, missing persons and public safety alerts.

Source: www.pnj.com

The kiosks have a three-paneled screen that can be programmed offsite to show text, photos and even video. In the case of an amber or silver alert — cases involving a missing and endangered child or adult with dementia — the screen will automatically post the person’s image and information on the top two-thirds of the display.


The machines cost roughly $3,000-$5,000 each, but Aloy said taxpayers aren’t footing the bill.

“The dollars come from crime-prevention funds, things like fines from the courthouse,” he said.


City to Replace 10 Gramercy Pay Phones With New Wi-Fi Hotspot Kiosks

The kiosks will have Wi-Fi, built-in tablets, USB docks, and the ability to make free domestic calls.

Source: www.dnainfo.com

The avenue’s first location at 15th Street was unveiled on Monday, and the machines are expected to roll out at nine more spots over the course of the next couple of months, as part of the citywide project called LinkNYC, according to a spokeswoman for the service provider, CityBridge.

Zipdrug & CityMD Go Uber & Revolutionize Prescription Delivery

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Zipdrug and CityMD Partner to Revolutionize Prescription Delivery for Millions of New Yorkers. Partnership Brings…

Source: www.prnewswire.com

With this partnership, Zipdrug is unveiling digital kiosks and placing them within CityMD locations, beginning in Manhattanat CityMD’s Murray Hill location. After seeing a doctor, CityMD patients can order medication delivery from any pharmacy directly through these on-site kiosks. Once an order is placed and medications are ready for pickup from the patient’s preferred pharmacy, a HIPAA-trained, drug-screened, and background-checked messenger will promptly deliver prescriptions to their location of choice. Medications typically arrive at patients’ doorsteps on average of 16 minutes withinManhattan after they are ready for pick-up and Zipdrug users can track delivery progress in real-time on an interactive map.

Source Technologies’ Self-Service BillPay Kiosk Software Veracod Security Review

Source Technologies’ Self-Service BillPay kiosk software received a 100 percent on Veracode’s SecurityReview® program, which inspects techno

Source: www.businesswire.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Source Technologies, a leading provider of integrated solutions for managing financial transactions and other secure business processes, announced that its Self-Service BillPay kiosk software received a 100 percent on Veracode’s SecurityReview® program, which inspects technology vendors’ software code for security flaws.

Source Technologies’ Self-Service BillPay kiosk is a complete, automated solution comprised of its 6-Series kiosk and BillPay software application. The solution is engineered specifically for retailers that want to offer their customers quick and simple self-service bill payment capabilities in-store. The BillPay software is PCI compliant to ensure 100 percent secure transactions, and interacts with the kiosk to accept all payment forms, including cash, credit, debit, check and pre-paid cards.

HealthSpot shutters its telemedicine kiosk operations

The Dublin, Ohio-based company has closed its futuristic kiosks at 25 Rite Aid drug stores across the state and at Cleveland Clinic facilities.

Source: www.crainscleveland.com

Here is the full statement from Rite Aid:

“On Monday, Dec. 28, Rite Aid was notified by HealthSpot of its intention to cease operations effective Thursday, Dec. 31. As a result, the 25 HealthSpot stations located inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in Cleveland, Akron/Canton and Dayton/Springfield will no longer be available to Rite Aid patients and customers after 5pm Thursday, Dec. 31.

“Rite Aid appreciated the opportunity to offer HealthSpot services to our patients and customers over the past year. We believe very much in the value of telehealth and will continue to explore options to offer such services in the future.”

AVT Goes After Crane Vending Merchant Six

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AVT Provides Head-to-Head Comparison of the MultiShopper to the Crane Vending Merchant Six. Technology and…

Source: www.prnewswire.com

AVT PR listing the differences between their vending automation and Crane Merchant Six.  One should also look at the differences in the two companies.