Monthly Archives: October 2017

ADA Kiosk – News from the U.S. Access Board – September/ October 2017

News from the U.S. Access Board  •  September/ October 2017 Access Board to Host Workshop Comparing Accessibility in the U.S. and Australia GSA Holds Interagency Forum on Refreshed Section 508 Standards Access Board to Meet November 15 Upcoming Board Webinars Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Releases Report on Grab Bar Research Transportation Research Board Issues Airport Wayfinding Guide Access Board to Host… Read More »

Elo Announces PayPoint Plus for iPad and PayPoint Plus for Android MPOS SystemsFeatures larger screen size, integrated 3-inch printer, industry-standard 16-inch cash drawer and increased…

MILPITAS, Calif, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Elo, a leading global supplier of touchscreen computing solutions, has released the next generation o

Source: markets.businessinsider.com

“With PayPoint Plus, Elo gives retailers the best of both worlds by combining the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a mobile architecture with the retail-hardened durability our POS solutions are known for,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO at Elo. “Retailers integrating mPOS solutions such as the PayPoint Plus will impress shoppers and maintain a competitive advantage through the intuitive customer experience.”

UNITED AIRLINES OBTAINS EZ ACCESS® CERTIFICATION FOR NEW SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS TO BETTER ENSURE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

Editors Note: We think this integration was “backed out” and replaced since the announcement. MADISON, WI  –  United Airlines has incorporated EZ Access® technologies into their new self-service kiosks to better ensure that the kiosks are accessible to all travelers. According to Jaymes Todero, United’s eCommerce Product Manager, “United strives to be an industry leader and a big part of… Read More »

365 Retail Micro Market Reaches Wireless Milestone With OptConnect – Vending Times

KAYSVILLE, UT -– OptConnect Managed Wireless Solutions said that in fewer than 18 months, 365 Retail Markets has connected more than 5,000 OptConnect cellular units in its micromarket applications across the U.S. Keysville, UT-based OptConnect’s wireless technology allows new devices to be deployed rapidly, without any need to connect to the location’s existing network connection. This helps to ensure a more reliable network with improved uptime and security without the IT hassle, or delays, accordin

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

“OptConnect has been a perfect companion offering to our micromarket hardware and software,” said 365 Retail Markets founder and chief executive Joe Hessling. “Hard-wired Internet connections are costly and a pain to setup and manage, with OptConnect Operators can be connected and operational in a matter of minutes, serving customers and making sales more quickly than ever before.”

Turnkey Kiosks News

News from Turnkey Kiosks Multiple news developments for Turnkey Kiosks have occurred and here is compendium of all the latest news for Turnkey Kiosks. Click to Continue button to toggle thru the releases. [nextpage title=”Expands Operations”] Turnkey Kiosks Expands Operations TurnKey Kiosks announces that it has expanded its operations, doubling in size to over 10,000 square feet of… Read More »

To Get Customers Back In Stores, NYC Pop-Up Shop Goes Digital

Mastercard and Marie Claire magazine have teamed up to create “The Next Big Thing” concept shop, a pop-up store in SoHo that brings the convenience of online shopping to a physical storefront

Source: www.voanews.com

“I’m a big believer in the physical store and I think when you look at just pure volume of sales, you still see a majority of that happening in a physical environment,” said Stephane Wyper, senior vice president of Internet of Things partnerships and commercialization at Mastercard.

AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Strategic Partnership with Olea Kiosks

AMD Global Telemedicine Partnership with Olea Kiosks Two long-standing healthcare vendors join forces to deliver an integrated telehealth kiosk solution. CHELMSFORD, MA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, and Olea Kiosks Inc, the premier global designer and manufacturer of self-service kiosks, announce a partnership to deliver customized… Read More »

Supreme Court Rejects Coca-Cola Case on Vending Machine ADA Compliance

The case, titled Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, was brought by Emmett Magee, a blind man from Louisiana who invoked the ADA in suing Coca Cola because its glass-front vending machines made it impossible for him to know what product he was choosing and at what price. He was thwarted buying soda from vending machines at a hospital and a bus station.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit turned away his claim, ruling that vending machines are “not a physical place open to public access” and therefore don’t fit the definition of “public accommodations” that are required to abide by the ADA. It also said that the hospital and the bus stations were public accommodations and “may very well” bear some responsibility to make vending machines on their premises accessible to the disabled.

Source: www.law.com

Fall River McDonald’s among first to get kiosk service

FALL RIVER — Fast food robots have arrived.
Self service ordering kiosks are in place and in use at the President Avenue McDonald’s.
They are the first in the area, but they won’t be the last.
Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald’s, announced a year ago that ordering kiosks would be installed in all 14,000 McDonald’s in the country. He promised the change would provide quicker and more comfortable service for patrons.
“McDonald’s is raising the bar on

Source: www.heraldnews.com

ADA Kiosk Whitepaper 2017

CONTENTS Section 1: A changing landscape page 3 Section 2: Mandates, legal requirements, responsibilities page 4 Section 3: Consequences page 5 Section 4: Audible and tactile system navigation page 6 Section 5: Strategies for success page 8 Section 6: A Collaboration with RNIB page 9 SECTION 1 A changing landscape Community expectations “The most common disability in the world… Read More »

October 2017 – Check In Kiosk

This report outlines the use of kiosks in hospital ambulatory and emergency departments as a way to improve efficiency and increase patient satisfaction. It describes the features and functions of kiosks, early results, the industry landscape, and provides some insights on best practices.

Source: check-in-kiosk.com

Research paper by CHF — Hospitals are deploying patient kiosks in two main settings: ambulatory departments and emergency departments. In the ambulatory setting, the most common uses of kiosks are for patient check-in, wayfinding assistance, collection of co-payments and outstanding balances, updating patient demographics, and to ask patients basic screening questions.