Monthly Archives: December 2017

Top 10 Chinese Unmanned Stores in 2017

This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode.Amazon Go, the cashierless store design announced in late 2016, coincided with a flurry of Chinese tech companies to create their own versions of unmanned stores. For them, 2017 been a fruitful year in developing their solutions tailored for Chinese consumers as well as in educating the market.

Source: www.thebeijinger.com

Some pretty cool stuff

Free vending machines for homeless people are coming to the U.S. in 2018

A charity in the U.K. is trying to help homeless people by trialling vending machines that dispense essential items like food and clothing.

Source: www.digitaltrends.com

At present, the first machine is being tested in Nottingham, with a plan to expand to other major cities including Manchester, London, Birmingham, and Brighton next. “We’ll be installing machines in the United States from February 2018,” Khaled said. “New York will receive the first machine, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle will follow. We’ve had a deluge of interest from many cities across America, and we’re working hard to reach as many people as possible. We’re also exploring locations across wider Europe.”

Top 10 stories of 2017: Self-order food kiosks dominate reader interest

Self-order kiosks in restaurants dominated reader interest in 2017 as several national foodservice chains announced kiosk deployments.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Writeup on most read stories on KMC this past year by Elliot Maras. 

 

1. best read story in 2017 was a summary of self-serve kiosk introductions at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago.

 

2. The second best read story addressed disability access lawsuits, an ongoing issue that continues to dog self-service technology. 

 

3. Redbox announced plans to add 1,500 kiosks. 

 

The usual “we are going to launch” PRs. 

 

KFC to launch 5,000 kiosks with facial recognition to predict customers’ orders in China. Interesting that they have partnered with Baidu (BIDU).

 

Subway and McDonalds of course.

 

I think here in December a lot of buzz for Taco Bell and YUM has been percolating.  One might think they have issued an RFP…

Kiosk Solutions Magazine – Dec/Jan Edition

Kiosk Solutions Magazine Latest edition of Kiosk Solutions Magazine has been released.   Click here for full issue.  Also don’t forget the LGN Media & Kiosk Summit in Sept. Here is an index of articles KioWare adds a myriad of devices Cammax TVMs break sales mark Elo anbnounces Paypoint Plus CDS increases range of E-Paper displays CDS Launches Android enterprise tablet… Read More »

Self-Checkout Kiosk by Francie Mendelsohn

Self-Checkout Kiosks – a Look at Two Editors Note : Article for Kiosk Industry by Francie Mendelsohn of Summit Research Associates.  Francie is highly respected industry consultant with many years of experience and we are pleased to publish a new article by her. Thanks to Richard Slawsky for serving as editor. When Summit Research Associates began testing kiosks more… Read More »

Retail Kiosk 2017 – What’s in-Store for Retail

2017 Recap – What’s in-Store for Retail At this time last year, we sat down with our colleagues to discuss what 2017 had on the horizon for retail and how that would translate to in-store merchandising programs and displays.  Their thoughts were captured for our blog post ‘What’s In-Store for 2017.’  Were their predictions spot on?  Let’s review…… Read More »

Kiosk Software New Release KioWare® for Android & KioWare Classic for Windows

KioWare has released updates to KioWare Classic for Windows & KioWare for Android December 11, 2017 York, PA  – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released new versions of their kiosk system software products, KioWare Classic for Windows, and KioWare for Android. KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home… Read More »

Innovative Travel Solutions celebrates 2017 as leading global provider of border kiosks

Innovative Travel Solutions celebrates 2017 as leading global provider of border kiosks More than 1,300 BorderXpress kiosks in use at 39 airport and seaport locations             ​ The value of automated border control processing is quickly becoming realized around the globe. Vancouver Airport Authority’s Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) celebrated a major milestone in 2017… Read More »

Automated Border Control Kiosks – 71 Installations at 59 Airports, Cruise Terminals

Automated Border Control Kiosks Reach 71 Installations C. Maxine Most Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence Border authorities have embraced digital identification and biometric-based automation to simplify and accelerate border control processing. Acuity’s latest report on border control kiosks reveals that 71 installations deploying 2283 border control kiosks are active at 59 ports of entry across the globe. These include… Read More »

Taco Bell Kiosk

First digital dine-in kiosk from Taco Bell.

Source: www.behance.net

To illustrate the long cycle of development to deployment, consider this “post examination” of Taco Bell self-order kiosk UX from January 2014.  Last week TB pushed out a bit of news that it actually may be actually going to do it.  I wonder if the original engineers are even there…More likely they rewrote  using this as style model.

Thermoelectric Quarterly News : Winter 2018

Enclosure cooling and heating news from ThermoElectric Cooling America (TECA) Corporation. Thermoelectric News : Winter 2018 Cooling innovations for heat-sensitive electronics & equipment New Product Releases We love listening to customers’ needs and pushing the limits of our designs. This is how we innovate . Accomplish More Cool or heat on a temperature controlled, 28.00 x 28.65 inch… Read More »

Three Wisconsin Counties Begin Using Autonomous Kiosks to Conduct Alcohol Screening

The Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk (AB Kiosk) is a stand alone, autonomous alcohol screening system that can completely automate your sobriety testing programs and free up your jurisdictional staff for other duties. In addition to reducing the costs of your sobriety testing programs, the AB Kiosk system can also automate other judicial and law enforcement programs:

Source: www.businesswire.com

The Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk (AB Kiosk) is a stand alone, autonomous alcohol screening system that can completely automate your sobriety testing programs

Kiosk Newsletter – Kiosk and Self-Service Industry News for December 2017

Kiosk and Self-Service Industry News for December 2017 Your best resource with  50 members and another 310 in our free industry directory.  For full online version of this email with pictures (everybody likes pictures) then please visit online version. Our feature this month is a case study in tablet kiosks and giving back to the community.  In it, an interactive tablet kiosk from… Read More »

A New Era of Accessibility – Audio Navigation

A NEW ERA OF ACCESSIBILITY In compliance with ADA Standards for Accessible Design, new US Department of Transport regulations come into effect during 2016. These new mandates are intended to increase accessibility for those with sensory or mobility impairment. Sight-impaired travelers will be able to access information and services via kiosks and ticketing machines by connection of a… Read More »

Making Japan Accessible to All RISING NHK WORLD English

Universal design aims to create an environment accessible to all, regardless of age, or linguistic or physical limitations. As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, one venture firm working to make Japan a world leader in this area is led by Toshiya Kakiuchi. Wheelchair bound since childhood due to brittle bone disease, this young entrepreneur provides consulting on facilities and services for the disabled, aiming to change preconceptions and facilitate true hospitality.

Source: www.youtube.com

Very good documentary on Toshiya Kakiuchi and Japan accessibility features. Includes Narita airport and restaurants.

Redbox Sued By Disney – Coinstar Kiosk News

The scene: Disney and its spouse (also Disney) have just finished a hard evening’s grocery shopping. Cart piled high with all the things a growing-but-massive entertainment conglomerate needs, the pair stop at the store’s exit, right next to a distinctive bright red kiosk. Disney turns to its partner:“Honey, should we pick up a Redbox lawsuit tonight?” “Oh, yeah, that sounds like fun!”

Source: www.avclub.com

Redbox has been reselling Disney codes not intended for resale. What were they thinking?