Monthly Archives: February 2018

FAQ – Which Card Printing Module for Self-Service Terminals?

Which Card Printing Module for Self-Service Terminals? The demand for self-service kiosks has been rising over the past few years. Kiosks are used by banks, leisure and transport operators, universities and shops to meet growing consumer needs and expectations for instant, on-the-spot services, while also reducing operating and personnel costs. How to Choose a Card Printing Module For… Read More »

Panasonic Pyramid Computer interactive touchscreen kiosks to strengthen omni-channel retail solutions

Panasonic Pyramid Computer kiosks complement Panasonic’s existing Point of Sales, rugged tablet and handheld offering BRACKNELL, UK. 19th FEBRUARY 2018 Panasonic today announced that it will offer Pyramid Computer GmbH’s leading polytouch® 32 passport interactive touch screen kiosks as part of its range of solutions to address the challenge of the new omni-channel retail era. Pyramid’s fully customised… Read More »

Coinstar Signs Agreement With real hypermarkets To Rollout Coin-Counting Kiosks Across Germany | Markets Insider

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coinstar today announced its partnership with leading German retailer real hypermarkets to brin

Source: markets.businessinsider.com

Coinstar going to Germany to install coin counting kiosks. I wonder how the usage in Germany which may be the least cash country in the world is with coins.

ADA – U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session (March 1)

U.S. Access Board Webinar: Open Question and Answer Session (March 1) The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board‘s free monthly series will take place March 1 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET)and feature an open question-and-answer session. Questions are welcome on any of the Board‘s guidelines or standards, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards and new standards for medical diagnostic equipment, as well… Read More »

Elo – The 2018 Retail Landscape Will Be Driven by Digital Experience Kiosks

Original article as published on LinkedIn The 2018 Retail Landscape Will Be Driven by Digital Experience Kiosk Luke Wilwerding Director, North America Sales at Elo One sector of the retail industry that has taken a beating the past few years has been brick-and-mortar stores. And it’s no wonder; online spending continues to climb. Store closures across the country… Read More »

Self-Service Kiosk Association Board of Directors 2018

Self-Service Kiosk Manufacturer Association Board of Directors 2018 The Kiosk Manufacturer Association for Self-Service leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements & outcomes with retail technology such as self-serve order kiosks. PR Newswire link. Kiosk Industry Group Association  EASTLAKE, Colo., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Industry Association announces its Board of Directors for 2018. 17 companies serve in this capacity and… Read More »

Samsung Connected Pop-Up Kiosk

Nexshop Connected Pop-Up Kiosk Samsung debuted a concept for connected pop-ups at NRF 2019 and here is some information regarding that concept. The Next Big Thing: The Internet of Things (IoT)   • Everything from enterprise systems to PCs to mobile devices to all types of digital devices can now connect to the Internet. • Over the next five… Read More »

This Week In Credit Card News: Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High; Apple Pay’s Move Into E-Commerce

What took place this week in the credit card and payment industries

Source: www.forbes.com

Last year marked a large shift in the world of data breaches. For the first time, Social Security Numbers were compromised more than credit cards. A staggering 16.7 million consumers were affected by identity fraud last year, an 8% increase over year-ago levels and the highest volume since Javelin Strategy & Research began their annual surveys in 2003. This fraud resulted in losses of $16.8 billion.

Doing More — A Success Story – A Child That Should Have Been a Statistic

The Kiosk Industry Association financially supports the RetailROI Retail Orphan Initiative – We encourage all companies to contribute to the organization of their choice. A Success Story – A Child That Should Have Been a Statistic by Greg Buzek This is a brief story of Demetrius Napolitano, a young man who should have been a statistic. He grew up and… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – Congress Weighs Changes To ADA

The ADA Education and Reform Act, or H.R.620, is slated to come up for a full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday or Thursday. But detractors say the bill would gut the part of the landmark ADA law which requires public businesses to make accommodations allowing for ease of entry for people with disabilities.

Source: www.disabilityscoop.com

Something needs to be done about predatory lawyers for sure but this doesn’t do it. It basically drops the bar for companies a couple of notches and eliminates any legal action. Remains to be seen whether companies decide long term it is in their interest to deploy assistive infrastructure now, or later.

Apriva & OTI Partner for Exclusive Client-Friendly Payment Solution in the North American Market

ROSH PINNA, Israel, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apriva & OTI Partner for Exclusive Client-Friendly Payment Solution in the North American Market

Source: www.prnewswire.com

“This partnership delivers an affordable, semi-integrated EMV solution for self-service markets,” said Scott Dowty, chief revenue officer at Apriva. “Kiosk retailers, micro-markets, vendors and other self-service merchants can increase their revenues by accepting more forms of cashless payments, easily integrated via Windows or Linux SDK, and reducing their PCI scope through end-to-end encryption.”

 

The interactive self-service OTI kiosk payment solution is available in the U.S. through OTI’s Las Vegas-based distributor, Unattended Card Payments Inc. 

CSA Healthcare Service Solutions – Partner in the Field

Source article on Healthcare IT Excerpt: CSA Healthcare Service Solutions – Partner in the Field Infusion pumps have become commonplace equipments at major healthcare facilities around the world, using meticulous configurations at both software and hardware levels to administer precise amounts of fluid. Naturally, even minor defects can be a worrisome issue for both healthcare providers as well… Read More »

Video Wall — New SmartMount for Digital Signs

Peerless-AV® Launches New SmartMount® Supreme Video Wall Mount with Quick Release at ISE 2018 New mount offers innovative, time-saving installation and maintenance features, including a quick release mechanism and more micro-adjustments than ever before  AURORA, Ill. – February 5, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to introduce… Read More »

Kiosk Tradeshow – China International Vending 2018

The China International Vending Show 2018 is Now Ready to Showcase the Newest Self-service Technologies and Products to the World The China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show (CVS) 2018 is the place to get all of the resources you require to achieve your business goals and to fulflil the needs of the entire convenience services industry. At this premier event… Read More »

In-Store Merchandising – Avoiding Consumer Overload

Is the Connected Consumer Getting Overloaded? How in-store merchandising displays can help brands deliver a clear message through the noise Last month, a common theme ran through both the International Consumer Electronics Show and the National Retail Federation’s annual event – technology is in the driver’s seat. We’re the culture of the connected.  A whopping 77% of Americans now… Read More »

NRF2018 – How Target, Kroger And Design Within Reach Are Tapping Tech To Improve Your Shopping Trip

Longtime merchants are turning to technology to enhance what many retailers now seem to view as their greatest asset these days: their fleet of stores.

Source: www.forbes.com

Nice article. Still, the devil is in the details.  Salespeople with mobiles searching inventory is dependent on accurate and well-labeled inventory. Being able to identify what is actually on the shelf (and where) is required. Add in trying to identify if the other store down the street has it is even worse.

Meridian Taking Tech to Next Level for Kiosk Business

A slice of next-gen technology born in Moore County was exhibited earlier this month in New York City when more than 35,000 retail industry professionals attended the National Retail Federation’s

Source: www.thepilot.com

“We’re seeing two big trends. Our clients are looking for outdoor kiosk applications and the locker system, which can be used indoors or outdoors,” said Rebecca Swibes, Meridian marketing specialist.

 

Lockers can be deployed in a variety of settings and are picking up speed in the marketplace alongside mobile ordering, which is on the rise. Potential clients include fast food establishments, pharmacies and grocer applications, plus unattended equipment rentals, short-term real estate key pickup and drop-off, and similar services for auto repair and vehicle rental agencies.