Monthly Archives: June 2016

Self Service Security – New Website for Camlock Systems

The international locking security company Camlock Systems Ltd has launched its new website, which can be seen at www.camlock.com. The old site has undergone a complete overhaul. Major new features improve every visitor’s experience, including a new product search function, a simpler way to request CAD files, a design contributing to easier navigation, and the availability of industry or market specific information. Camlock Systems’ locking security experts work in partnership with customers to supply or to design, develop and manufacture mechanical and electronic locking security using innovative technology. Camlock develops a range of solutions adapted to different needs. As a result, the new product search function enables visitors to apply … Continue reading New Website for Camlock Systems →

Source: selfservice.io

One of the last items always used in self-service is the innocent little lock.  You gotta have locks (if only to stop benevolent hackers such as ourselves…)

Kiosk Association Announces Advisory Board Members

DENVER, CO – 6/29/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) —Kiosk Industry Group, the Kiosk association and vendor trade association, officially announces appointment of five new members to the Strategic Advisory Board.  The new members include Olea Kiosks, KioWare, Kiosk Information Systems, PROVISIO, and Turnkey Kiosks. They join Crane Payment Innovations, OptConnect, CTS (Connected Technology Solutions) and ARCA. Honorary members include… Read More »

Marijuana kiosk – York software company joins team creating a cash-accepting marijuana kiosk for cannabis industry

KioWare, Crane Payment and Olea team up in the cannabis market

Source: www.cpbj.com

KioWare is writing the software for the kiosk while California-based Olea Kiosks Inc. is designing and manufacturing the actual kiosk. Malvern-based Crane Payment Innovations is designing equipment for handling money inside the kiosk.

 

“I look at it like the kiosks that are coming into the fast food industry now,” said Frank Olea, CEO at Olea. “You place your order yourself on an electric board, and you take the receipt to the front counter where they hand you your food. That’s how it works.”

 

Read full article. It’s very good.

New Kiosk Software for Android Adds Knox Support & MDM

Android Kiosk Software Adds Knox Support and advanced MDM functions KioWare has released a new version of KioWare for Android (Version 3.9) which moves KioWare significantly into the realm of MDM and adds new interactive digital signage features.   The full press release is found here: //www.kioware.com/news.aspx?nid=275 Highlighting the relevant points Adds some features specific to Samsung devices (via… Read More »

UPS Access Point Network Ready To Handle More Volume In The Wake Of Labor Dispute

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) disclosed that its Access Point Network is ready to take on additional packages from July 2 when the shippin

Source: www.benzinga.com

UPS claimed that its Access Point Network offered an easy solution during the critical time when routines may be disrupted and that consumers are uncertain about the status of potential orders. The company expects to have over 27,000 UPS Access Point locations around the world by the end of the current year. 900 locations in Canada.

Fitness Kiosk Get a Workout at BFit Gyms

June 15, 2016 – YORK, PA.   BFit Gyms isn’t your everyday run-of- the-mill fitness center. Their members ‘refuse to be ordinary’, and enjoy the unique and innovative Fit Pass that allows family and friends to share the same pass. Stressing its ‘cool factor’, BFit has implemented easy-to- use kiosks that provide its tech-savvy self-service- minded members with access to membership… Read More »

Kiosk Best Practice – Picking a Provider

Picking a Self Service Provider To assist the industry Kiosk Industry Group publishes vendor neutral kiosk best practice studies. Thanks to our sponsors for making this possible. Olea Kiosk for custom and standard kiosks, KioWare with software for kiosks, KIOSK Information Systems, ARCA payment automation, PROVISIO kiosk software, Crane currency management, OptConnect with 3G/4G connectivity for kiosks & ATMs. and TurnKey Kiosks with… Read More »

HealthSpot assets snapped up by former customer Rite Aid for $1.15M

Retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid has purchased the assets of shuttered telemedicine kiosk company HealthSpot at auction for $1.15 million, according to MedCity News.

Source: mobihealthnews.com

The future of telehealth for Rite Aid is uncertain because the future of Rite Aid is uncertain. Last October Walgreen said they would acquire Rite Aid. But the FTC has not okayed that merger.

 

The merger result would have a 46.5 percent market, compared to CVS’s 30 percent. The FTC recently killed the proposed Staples-Office Depot merger. 

 

Note that Higi, another kiosk company, also works with Rite Aid. Higi is to install +4,000 kiosks to Rite Aid stores — much bigger than company ever had with HealthSpot.

Kiosk Research – Global Self-Service Tech Market on the Rise

WELLESLEY, MA–(Marketwired – June 21, 2016) – The global self-services technologies market is dynamic and growing with new developments and adoption from new industries and sectors. BCC Research reveals in its new report that that while the overall market is witnessing strong growth, the interactive kiosk market is witnessin

Source: www.marketwired.com

The global market for self-service technologies should grow from $54.4 billion in 2016 to $83.5 billion by 2021 on a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%. Vending machines, the largest segment, should grow from $30.1 billion in 2016 to $42.8 billion by 2021, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 7.3%. ATM as a segment should increase from $16.6 billion in 2016 to $23.5 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 7.2%. Kiosks, the fastest-growing segment with an anticipated five-year CAGR of 17.4%, should reach $17.2 billion in 2020, up from $7.7 billion in 2016.

TECA kiosk cooling is latest member of Kiosk Industry Group

TECA Kiosk Cooling & Heating makes a wide range of solid state thermoelectric cooling products, including air-conditioners, cold plates and liquid chillers.

Source: kioskindustry.org

New member TECA which makes thermoelectric cooling units.  TECA split off from Borg a few years ago and makes a terrific kiosk cooling partner.  When space is at a premium the normal condensing HVAC is not going to work and you have to go thermo. Their sizing calculator is outstanding.

Camlock Systems Launches LinkedIn Company Page

Camlock Systems Ltd has launched its company page on the professional social network LinkedIn. Camlock’s followers can now obtain expert security advice, gain company insights, read market news and participate in related discussions. Camlock Systems’ locking security experts work in partnership with customers to supply or to design, develop and manufacture mechanical and electronic locking security using innovative… Read More »

French company acquires Robinson self-order kiosk drive-thru tech firm

HyperActive Technology has agreed to an all-stock deal that will make it part of the Acrelec Group, headquartered in St. Thibault, France.

Source: www.post-gazette.com

“Acrelec’s acquisition of HyperActive Technologies advances our mission of revolutionizing the way restaurant and retail brands engage their customers,” said Jacques Mangeot, co-founder of the Acrelec Group. “Combining Acrelec’s expertise in providing interactive kiosks and digital display hardware, software and services with HyperActive’s innovative drive-thru technology will allow us to become the preeminent global provider of the most comprehensive suite of solutions.”

 

The self-service kiosk market is growing and will be worth more than $73 billion by 2020, according to one report. An Arcrelec customer outside the U.S. does 90 percent of all indoor orders through kiosks; Acrelec believes this trend will continue with self-ordering kiosks in the U.S.

 

“From what we have witnessed around the world, we are confident that Americans will embrace the self-ordering option for the convenience and personalization it provides,” said Mangeot. “From a financial perspective, restaurant operators can achieve a significant return on investment from our shared technology.  All of our solutions, from drive-thru systems to indoor kiosks, are mission-critical to increasing throughput and driving sales.”

Charging Kiosk – BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes FuelRod Mobile Charger Kiosks

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 1, 2016) – Tricopian, LLC, a San Diego, California-based developer of the innovative FuelRod mobile charging service for smartphones and tablets, announces that its FuelRod® “SwapBox™” kiosks are now deployed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). As one of the fastest-growing airports in th

Source: www.marketwired.com