Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fingerprint checks and iris scans are coming to LAX — but you have to pay for them

Clear, a biometrics security company, plans to add lanes at Los Angeles International Airport.

Source: www.latimes.com

The kiosks, which resemble ATMs, will be expanded by the end of March to three more airports: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and LAX.  Editor note: Kiosks are designed and made by Olea Kiosks.

Crane Co. Reports 2016 Results Q4 .

Crane said sales in the Payments & Merchandising segment increased $21 million, or 12%, driven by $28 million, or 16%, of core growth, partially offset by a $7 million, or -4%, impact from unfavorable foreign exchange. Operating margin expanded 310 basis points to 19.7%, driven primarily by integration synergies, the higher core sales and strong productivity.

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

“At Payment & Merchandising Technologies, we are seeing accelerating demand for productivity solutions, and we expect a third consecutive year of substantial growth and margin expansion in 2017,” Max Mitchell said.

Global Kiosk Market 2017 Report

Global Kiosk Market 2017 : Slabb Kiosks, Olea Kiosks, DustShield (Phoenix Kiosk), NCR Corporation, Diebold, Meridian Kiosks, Fujitsu Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 – Industry Marketing Management A market study based on the Kiosk market across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Kiosk Market 2017’. The research report analyzes the historical as… Read More »

Cannabis Kiosk – Press Release – Marijuana Legalization, Vending and Automated Self-service Payment

Eastlake, Colo., January 9, 2017 – Just two years into the state’s experiment in marijuana legalization for recreational use, Colorado businesses are on track see more than $1.3 billion in revenue from the sale of weed and related products. That’s a whopping 30 percent higher than the $1 billion those businesses took in last year. One of the… Read More »

Walmart settles disability-rights suit over payment machines

Walmart has agreed to settle a disability-rights suit by installing equipment in its stores in California that will enable people in wheelchairs to read the screens at checkout display terminals and make credit card purchases on their own. The proposed settlement in federal court in San Francisco is intended to make the point-of-sale machines at Walmart’s more than 200 stores in the state accessible to the more than 300,000 Californians who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters. 

Source: m.sfgate.com

Big deal for NCR who now needs to fix their design?

Posiflex Debuts POS Tablet, Terminal and Kiosk at NRF 2017 | Business Wire

Posiflex debuts three new retail POS products at the National Retail Federation Big Show 2017 – self service kiosks, patented and award winning tablet

Source: www.businesswire.com

A US patent has been issued on MT series accessories for engineering innovation for transforming a tablet into a pistol grip bar code reader, then an all-in-one POS. The MT series is ideal for line-busting, inventory management, mobile payment and customer engagement.

KIOSK Information Systems Announces Licensed Bill Pay Software Product | Business Wire

KIOSK Information Systems to Demo New Bill Payment Software at the 2017 NRF Big Show, Booth #3805

Source: www.businesswire.com

Tom Weaver, states, “Without question, bill payment is KIOSK’s most consistent and dominant market application. Many of our clients are in their second or third generation of self-service having already proven the enormous impact of automating literally millions of transactions each year. The ROI on in-store bill payment has moved it from a ‘nice to have’ in-store feature to a ‘must-have’ element to maximize store profits.”

Will automation take away all our jobs?

Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? 

Source: www.ted.com

In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.

Time for developers to get real about augmented reality technology

Augmented reality technology blends virtual reality with real-world images to create immersive user experiences. Developers need to get ready — really.

Source: searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com

Gartner believes by 2020, 100 million consumers will leverage augmented reality technology for online retail, an experience characterized as “immersive shopping.” It’s coming quickly; Gartner predicts 20% of global retail brands will adopt some form of augmented reality during 2017.

U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Briefing on Final Rules – ADA Kiosk – Standards for Self-Service Kiosks

Please join the U.S. Access Board members and staff for a public briefing on three recent final rules

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

Rules to finalize include:

  • Updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans (published December 14)

  • Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (to be published January 9)

  • Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines (to be published soon)

ADA Kiosk – Update for Kiosk Industry

ADA Kiosk – Updates for Kiosk Industry We have some updates for ADA and kiosks. Add-on for Verifone POS Tactile “bumps” Tax incentives for ADA (deductions and credits) US Access Board meeting for January ADA Working Group for Kiosk Industry Group.   #1 — New add-on for POS and ADA compliance from Taylor Stands.  Detachable POS with tether… Read More »