Monthly Archives: January 2018

First Ever Border Control Kiosks Installed on Passenger Cruise Ship

First Ever Border Control Kiosks Installed on Passenger Cruise Ship Richmond, B.C., January 26, 2018: Today, Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) and Ferries del Caribe celebrated the installation of two BorderXpress kiosks onboard its cruise ship, the MV Kydon. This marks a milestone for the industry as Ferries del Caribe becomes the first-ever cruise operator in… Read More »

Retail 3D Printing Kiosk for Shoes and Macy’s

3D Printing Kiosk Shoes and Macy’s video From Resa Private Limited — Opening Macy’s with 4 in-store locations this week, opening 50 Pop ups by Summer.  We are looking for good talented 3D printing Techs. //www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6363900427720810498/   Related Retail Kiosk Stories 3D Printing Kiosk Best Buy – Kiosk Industry //kioskindustry.org/3d-printing-kiosk-best-buy/   Nov 12, 2015 – Makers of the R1 +Plus… Read More »

Voice assistants set to revolutionize commerce and become a dominant mode of consumer interaction in the next three years – Capgemini Worldwide

Source: www.capgemini.com

The research found that today around a quarter (24%) of respondents would rather use a voice assistant than a website. However, in the next three years, this figure will rise to 40%. Close to a third – 31% – said they will prefer a voice assistant interaction to visiting a shop or a bank branch, compared to 20% today.

Chehalis McDonald’s Gets $1.8 Million in Upgrades, Including Self-Service Kiosks

After 43 years, the McDonald’s on Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis has received a facelift and a load of upgrades. Following two months of construction, McDonald’s now includes multiple new

Source: www.chronline.com

Lots of pictures of the inside. “The restaurant now has self-service kiosks, tableside service and sleek, modern decor,” said Lindsay Rainey, a spokeswoman for the company. “You definitely won’t recognize this McDonald’s.”

 

Nice picture of the new ‘Kids Play’ interactive game pads

 

Local owner and operator Shari Nixon also commented on the new kiosks, stating, “It’s a convenience for customers. If they’re in a hurry they can beat the line.”

 

digital signage solution – TDS Products – See New Lineup at DSE 2018

 TDS Touch New Products at DSE TDS will be attending DSE-2018 show as an exhibitor, our Booth No#1854, we will prepare below products in this show:   1. TDS-38B&38C Open-Frame Touch Monitor (17″, 19″, 18.5″, 21.5″& 23.8″) 2. TDS-20C Touch AIO for Digital Signage (10.1″, 15.6″, 18.5″, 21.5″, 23.8″) 3. TDS-3220D AIO for Digital Signage (31.5″ 10-Points PCAP)… Read More »

Peerless-AV® Launches New Ultra-Slim Portrait Kiosk

Peerless-AV® Launches New Ultra-Slim Portrait Kiosk With a sleek and stylish pre-assembled design, lean frames, and small footprint the new Ultra-Slim Portrait Kiosk is perfect for any indoor application AURORA, Ill. – January 23, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to introduce its newest… Read More »

ADA – U.S. Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

U.S. Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule The U.S. Access Board has issued a correction to its updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) to restore provisions on TTY access that were inadvertently omitted. The action applies to the final rulethe Board published last January to jointly refresh its Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) standards for ICT… Read More »

New Dunkin’ store features drive-thru for mobile orders, self-order kiosks

The new concept store in Quincy, Mass., includes a drive-thru just for mobile orders, in-store ordering kiosks and new employee uniforms.

Source: www.usatoday.com

Dunkin’ Donuts has opened a new concept store designed for customers on the go, featuring what the company says is the first drive-thru exclusively for mobile orders.

 

Among the concept store’s other features are kiosks where people can order without the help of a staffer, a dedicated area where people who ordered using the chain’s mobile app may pick up their food and drinks and a bigger grab-and-go section, including GoGo Squeez applesauce, Yoplait yogurt parfaits and beef jerky.

Storm Interface – ADA Accessibility – – NavBar Software and Configuration

Storm Interface Accessibility NavBar NavPad Here are some quick notes on configuring Storm Interface products. The functionality of the Nav-Bar is the same as that for all of Storm’s ATP products. It enumerates as a combined HID/audio device, so no special drivers or software is required. Connection to the host system is via a single USB cable. When… Read More »

NEW DATA: Retail Kiosks — The Next Billion-Dollar Industry

State of Unattended Kiosk and Retail Market 2018 The age of unattended retail has arrived apparently. New story and report from PYMNTS.com in conjunction with USA Technologies. According to research inside the Kiosk and Retail Report, a USA Technologies collaboration, the interactive kiosk industry market will be worth $1.073 billion. They note the industry has already experienced some impressive growth, with the… Read More »

China growth strategy could drive success for McDonald’s in US

Fast-food chain among businesses that have benefited from growth of mobile internet payments and e-commerce in China

Source: www.scmp.com

Last year, deliveries accounted for a quarter of the sales in tier one cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Overall in China, sales from delivery grew by 81 per cent last year, said Zhang, adding that these growth rates were on the rise in 2018.

 

Zhang Yichen, the Citic Capital chief executive and chairman, told the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday that the use of digital marketing, combined with delivery services, had been an important growth driver for the Chinese market.

How one high-tech McDonald’s is evolving an icon

Episode 36 of Retail Gets Real: McDonald’s franchise owner Carlos Mateos Jr. on careers at McDonald’s.

Source: nrf.com

Soon after renovating his father’s first restaurant, Mateos implemented technology like a mobile app and self-service kiosks, along with more service and product offerings like a bakery and table service. With automation prompting new aspects of the business, there is a greater need for the human element. “Come spend a day with me,” Mateos says to those who think robots might replace jobs.

Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identity Theft In 2018 – Digital Business

Reprinted with permission.. Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identify Theft In 2018 Fraud protection. Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised. When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud. So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked? We’re going to break down the how, what, and why of protecting yourself, touching on everything from your digital accounts to … Continue reading Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identity Theft In 2018 →

Source: digitalbusiness.us

Very nice and complete article on Identify Theft and Fraud Protection. Includes specific tips for self-service technology engagements (gas pumps, ATMs, self-checkout, etc).

Bite Says Face-Recognizing Kiosks Improve Customer Experience

That’s a belief driving the startup Bite, which creates facial recognition kiosks for quick service restaurants (QSRs). Using a combination of iPads, proprietary software and machine learning, Bite’s tablet kiosks can recognize your face to unlock loyalty programs, bring up food preferences and provide opportunities for restaurants to upsell.

Source: thespoon.tech

Jack in the Box CEO, Leonard Comma, made news this week when he said “it just made sense” for his fast-food chain to consider switching from human cashiers to machines. To be sure, there are big societal implications if every restaurant made such a shift, but what if automated kiosks provide a better customer experience?

Kiosk at clinic helps patients get medications quickly

New self-serve technology at one East Valley medical clinic is allowing patients to quickly receive prescriptions and over-the-counter medications from a kiosk immediately following an appointment.

Source: www.eastvalleytribune.com

Practitioners at the location can send prescriptions electronically to the kiosk, which verifies patients using their ID. Patients then use the kiosk to interact with a pharmacist via telemedicine and receive their prescriptions.

 

The medications available at the kiosks – over 700 – were chosen based on a review of which drugs are prescribed most frequently by practitioners, Brite said.

 

The kiosks, which are roughly the size of a vending machine, do not include controlled substances such as narcotics or benzodiazepines.

ADA Kiosk News – RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements

RNIB Testing Confirms Compliance with ADA Requirements With so much conflicting information about what manufacturers should do to ensure compliance with ADA, Storm Interface approached the RNIB for guidance and confirmation of conformance. The Royal National Institute for Blind People provide laboratory testing and accreditation services to the World Blind Union and are one of the world’s (if… Read More »

Storm Interface and Tech for All Announce Collaboration

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Peter Jarvis Storm Interface Phone: +44 (0)1895 456200 Email: [email protected] London, England. January 2018 Web: www.storm-interface.com Storm Interface and Tech for All build on a shared vision As the ICT sector in the U.S. is challenged to conform with the ADA and other accessibility regulations, two leading experts are collaborating to offer compliant and effective solutions.… Read More »

Bitcoin ATM – Costas Crypto Kiosks Worldwide Starting Today

Costas, Inc. (OTC:CSSI) wholly owned subsidiary, AuthentaCash, a division of AuthentaTrade Ltd. is now operational selling Cryptocoin Automated Teller Machines, referred to as Crypto Kiosks.

Source: globenewswire.com

According to  Statistica  there were 1,885 Bitcoin ATMs as of December 2017 globally. Cross-referencing with Coinradar.com, specific operating Crypto ATM’s as of 2017-12-29, were: 2005 (100%) Bitcoin (#BTC) ATMs,  699 (34.8%) ATMs w/ altcoins (#ALT) support, 662 (33%) Litecoin (#LTC) ATMs,  288 (14.3%), Ethereum(#ETH) ATMs, 156 (7.8%) Dash (#DASH) ATMs, 107 (5.3%) Bitcoin Cash (#BCH) ATMs, 10 (0.5%) Zcash (#ZEC) ATMs, 4 (0.2%) Dogecoin (DOGE) ATMs, 1 (0.1%) Monero (#XMR) ATMs, Totaling 3,933. We believe the market is highly underserved. Currently there are no known Ripple Coins (#XRM) to Costas.

3M Files Patent Infringement Against Elo Touch Solutions

Source link 3M Files Lawsuit to Enforce Its Patent Rights in Metal Mesh Conductor TechnologyUsed in Touch Screens January 03, 2018 11:21 AM Eastern Standard Time ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., today against Elo Touch Solutions Inc. “3M strives to provide its… Read More »

In Kiosk ADA News – U.S. Access Board Meeting

In Kiosk ADA News – U.S. Access Board Meeting Kiosk Industry Group Association Quarterly News – Washington, D.C., Meeting with Access Board and Summit Research Report on Self-Checkout PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 04:00 MST EASTLAKE, Colo., January 4, 2018 (Newswire.com) – In Kiosk Industry Association news is the successful meeting with the U.S. Access Board on how best for… Read More »