Monthly Archives: May 2017

Amazon Opens Grocery Pickup Kiosks to Rival Wal-Mart

Amazon also opened a convenience store format called “Amazon Go” that lets shoppers check in with a smartphone app, grab sandwiches, salads and other items they want from shelves and leave without having to check out. Click here to edit the content

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Amazon.com Inc. opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle, part of its latest effort to enter the $800 billion grocery market and compete with “click and collect” shopping options from big box competitors like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Self order kiosks make a big splash at NRA ShowO

Restaurants are driving much of the kiosk industry’s growth, including partnerships among kiosk providers and POS software specialists.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Nice writeup on NRA…Nextep displayed self order kiosks that use facial recognition technology to make ordering easier. The company also showed a new drive-thru touchscreen and a drive-thru mode for order management systems.

SITA unveils new robotic check-in kiosks that can move themselves around the airport

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Source: www.airport-world.com

On the eve of its annual Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels, SITA has unveiled KATE, an intelligent, robotic check-in kiosk that it believes will help reduce queues at airports.

 

Developed by SITA Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, it notes that KATE will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed, promising to relegate check-in queues to the past.

Kiosk maker Evoke appointed by Vue

Wirral-based interactive kiosk maker Evoke Creative has been appointed by cinema operator Vue.

Source: www.insidermedia.com

Following a successful trial at Vue’s Cribbs Causeway cinema in Bristol, Evoke is now set to install its ticketing machines at the company’s flagship venue on London’s Leicester Square as part of a £6.6m investment into the site.

 

The ticketing kiosks feature 32-inch touchscreens set in either freestanding or wall-mounted units. They enable customers to purchase or collect pre-booked tickets quickly.

 

Evoke adds Vue to a client roster that also includes JD Sports, Google, McDonald’s and Tesco.

Porn video at D.C.’s Union Station disassembled; content provider takes responsibility, claims it wasn’t a hack

A kiosk in a public transit station displayed pornographic content because the software was not properly locked down.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Writeup by Maras from point of view of software provider.  Our take? 

 
I think the Ping guy is being disingenuous when he says he wasn’t hacked.​ “Breaking into the desktop” is a hack in itself.  Was there malware which modified some existing code?.. no. But that isn’t what people are supposed to guard against.  He was hacked.
 
A little disappointing that his protection is predicated on his image build containing his tools.  And he said he “checked every single unit” like he went pc by pc.  No mention of overall remote management and control.
 
They never configured their Win10 correctly (and imaged it as such) and my guess is they are on consumer version.
 
Given all that the odds are very good that he’ll get “hacked” again sounds like to me…

Video Conferencing – Agora.io And KioWare Partner Make Kiosks More Interactive

Agora.io’s video conferencing solution allows kiosk users to initiate and receive live video chats SAN FRANCISCO — May 2017 — Agora.io (www.agora.io), the global leader in real-time communications solutions, today announced its partnership with KioWare (www.kioware.com), a leading provider of OS, desktop and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry. The new partnership will allow businesses… Read More »

Goodwill Kiosk – Dynatouch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Goodwill® Empowers Workers with Employee Kiosk San Antonio, Texas. – March 24, 2017 – Goodwill Industries® of the Valleys has a strategic priority to be a “remarkable place to work”. Enhancing internal communications is a key component of this initiative. With two thirds of its workforce in the field, with no access to email, the… Read More »

Customer Survey Kiosks – Take a Survey and Win (all kinds of free stuff too of course…)

Customer Survey Kiosks – Take a Survey! “Take a Survey”  by Olea Kiosks (and Joseph Grove of Olea).  Also quotes and comments from DynaTouch! Maybe Americans can blame Ed Koch. Whether by online pop-up form, a receipt with a URL, or a strategically placed kiosk with a few questions on its mind, U.S. consumers are increasingly asked for… Read More »

Kiosk Failures — Avoid Kiosk Project Fails

Kiosk Failures – Avoid Kiosk Project Fails Reprinted by Kiosk Solutions magazine our feature article written by Richard Slawsky with comments from Janet Webster and Francie Mendelsohn.  Also Jamie Richter of ELO. The kiosk industry is growing, but the road to self-service success is littered with the remnants of those projects that didn’t quite make the grade. By… Read More »

Clever Password Tricks Aren’t Protecting You from Today’s Hackers

Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you’re probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you’ve heard it all already, though, today’s password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here’s what’s changed and what you should do about it.

Source: lifehacker.com

Good advice

Kiosk Security – Porn Video That Played in DC’s Union Station Last Night [NSFW]

Last night, a display screen in Union Station—one of Washington DC’s main transit hubs—found itself moonlighting as a tiny pornographic theater. Now, Gizmodo can exclusively reveal footage of the incident, and I can assure you that, one, it’s definitely pornography, and two, I have never had a commute this stimulating.

Source: gizmodo.com

I think they said it in the movie (Sierra Madre?) ” we don’t need no stinkin’ lockdown…”.  Somebody supposedly smarter than everyone else turns out to be not as smart as many.

Electronic Kiosks Help Deputies Crack Down on Crime

All the cars and drugs seized in Escambia county has paid off in a big way for law enforcement, they’ve funded these electronic kiosks, tax-free, to post up outside of public offices and businesses across the county. The goal? “It also lets everyone in the area know about wanted fugitives, deadbeat parents, amber

Source: wkrg.com

13 kiosks in place. $5500 each but not paid by tax payer money. Free to businesses that provide a location.

ATM Kiosk Pumps Out Pirate Movies to USB Sticks – TorrentFreak

Services like RedBox have been delivering movies to the masses for more than 15 years but hiring out discs via a vending machine is always bound to cause problems. So how about a nice touchscreen shopping mall kiosk that dumps the latest movies to a USB stick for a few cents each?

Source: torrentfreak.com

Spotted by a TorrentFreak reader in a shopping mall in Ethiopia, this bright yellow kiosk looks like an ATM. However, on closer inspection it reveals itself to be a self-service media machine that does everything that RedBox can do (and more) without a plastic disc in sight.