Monthly Archives: April 2018

Interactive Wayfinding Kiosks to Army’s largest medical institution

Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) Interactive Wayfinding Kiosks & Army’s largest medical institution With ten separate organizations and more than 350 potential hospital destinations, the team at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) realized they needed an interactive wayfinding kiosk solution that could handle such a colossal undertaking.  More specifically, BAMC wanted a user-friendly touchscreen interaction with easy wheelchair… Read More »

The Magazine for EV Charging Terminals and Technology

EVcharge Magazine – Terminals and Technology Magazine EV Charging Magazine. EV Charge is the world’s only print and digital magazine for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, terminals and technology EVcharge magazine is the only technical journal for manufacturers, integrators and deployers of EV charging terminals and technology. Published on a bi-monthly basis, EVcharge magazine reaches an audience of 15,000 qualified… Read More »

McDonalds Kiosk – Great Falls Montana Video

McDonalds Kiosk – Great Falls Montana Video   Self-serve kiosks are making their debut in the fast food industry! The recently renovated 10th Ave. McDonald’s here in Great Falls has just added self-serving kiosks to their menu.  Instead of 3 places to order, there are now 8 in the newly designed restaurant. In an effort to offer a better… Read More »

Android Kiosk Software – New Release of KioWare for Android

Android Kiosk Software KioWare has a new release of KioWare for Android (version 3.15).  Also they have also released a new KioCall Android App (available in the Google Play Store) for use on Android phones and  tablets – it allows for sending and receiving calls to/from kiosks or other devices running KioCall.    Summary:    Version 3.15 of KioWare… Read More »

ADA Kiosk – U.S. Access Board Launches YouTube Channel

ADA Kiosk – U.S. Access Board Launches YouTube Channel The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Its guidelines and standards address access to the built environment, information and communication technology, transportation, and medical diagnostic equipment. The Board… Read More »

Tokenworks ID Authenticate Product News – User Authentication Drivers License

Tokenworks Product News – User Authentication Drivers License We like to highlight our members when we can and new product enhancements are now available from Tokenworks. Tokenworks provides a complete range of Age Verification, Data Entry & Form Fillers and Forensic Scanners. And complete developer tools. Editors Note:  While with KIOSK Information Systems, I probably participated in the… Read More »

Meridian Kiosks Growing – New Project Manager Amanda Jordan

Meridian Kiosks Growing – New Project Manager Amanda Jordan Aberdeen, N.C. – April 19, 2018 – Meridian, an industry leading kiosk manufacturer, has welcomed Senior Project Manager, Amanda Jordan to its growing team of self-service kiosk experts. “Amanda’s experience is invaluable to the Meridian team, with her years at some of the worlds finest companies and her drive… Read More »

Ingenico EMV Q&A – EMV Kiosk adoption in the self-service industry: What’s taking so long?

EMV adoption in the self-service industry – Q&A With John Menzel of Ingenico Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in ATM Marketplace back in 2018. EMV has come a long way since then and particularly in thanks somewhat to the pandemic which is driving contactless readers. Still it is good for a historical perspective. For more information on EMV… Read More »

High-tech light therapy kiosk aims to combat Vitamin D deficiency, launches with clinical trials –

Vitamin D deficiency is one of most common health problems in the United States. Studies have found that as many as three-fourths of teens and adults in the U.S. may not be getting enough of the vitamin. Seattle-based startup Solius is working to combat that problem with a light therapy kiosk that…

Source: www.geekwire.com

The company enrolled 150 people in its initial clinical trial in the Seattle area, a step that is required before the device can be submitted for approval to the FDA. One kiosk in the trial was placed on Bainbridge Island, a 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, and another was placed at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, where Solius is working with the military on a clinical trial about war fighter readiness.

 

Hennessey said that the company didn’t seek out those with a vitamin D deficiency to take part in the trial. Rather, the company wanted to see who would self-refer to use the Solius device.

 

The user experience is entirely self-serve, though Hennessey said the company places the kiosks in areas like care centers where medical staff is nearby.

 We’re doing something that we believe will be better than any pharmaceutical drug, and we believe it’s the future of medicine.

Because the Solius is regulated as a non-invasive medical device, the process for FDA approval is more relaxed than for a pharmaceutical drug. Solius is not conducting a randomized clinical trial to test the device’s effectiveness, for example, something most drugs must go through before they reach the market.

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SITA provides 100 automated kiosks to three airports in Mexico

IT and telecommunication provider SITA has supplied 100 of its automated border control kiosks for installation in three major international…Rea

Source: www.airport-technology.com

Travellers from up to five SITA kiosks can be managed from just one immigration counter. The kiosks have reportedly reduced the time passengers spend in queues by as much as 40%.

Mexico Ministry of Communications and Transportation secretary general Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said: “The installation of these kiosks represents another example of the implementation of state-of-the-art technology in Mexico, aimed at preserving the safety of people and their goods, as well as facilitating activities related to aviation.

“Automating the entry of domestic and foreign passengers who do not require a visa is achieved by capturing biometric data (fingerprints, photography and scanning of the passport), which quadruples the capacity of passenger attention for each migration agent.”

Coinstar and doxo Announce Partnership to Simplify Paying Bills with Cash

Coinstar, a leader in self-service coin counting, and doxo, an innovative web and mobile bill payment solution, today announced a partnership to provide an easy and convenient cash bill pay service to consumers via thousands of Coinstar® kiosks in high-traffic retail locations. 

Source: paymentsjournal.com

“Cash is a vital bill payment option, especially for the 34 million unbanked or under-banked households in the country. Over six percent of bill payments totaling more than $235 billion annually are made with cash,” said Steve Shivers, CEO and co-founder of doxo.  “For billers, providing an easy way for their customers to pay with cash is not only a valuable service, but helps keep accounts current. Our partnership with Coinstar provides this opportunity with very little effort on the part of billers.”

 

Consumers will be able to select “Pay Bills with Cash at Coinstar” from among the payment options of participating billers when using doxo through the web or their mobile device. Then, at cash-accepting Coinstar kiosks, payers identify their biller and deposit their cash payment. Users will receive a printed or emailed payment receipt and can track their payment delivery status in real time through doxo. Billers also have the option of being featured for bill pay on Coinstar kiosks that are within their local service areas.

Kiosks Enhance C-Store Kiosk Offerings

While c-stores have been in the touchscreen food-ordering kiosk game for more than a decade, it is by far the quick-service restaurant industry that is currently leading the charge into the future with food kiosks. Wendy’s embarked on plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about 1,000 of its U.S. franchises at the end of 2017. In January 2018, McDonald’s confirmed plans to add touchscreen ordering kiosks to half of its U.S. restaurants by the end of 2018.

Source: www.cstoredecisions.com

As disruption across channels continues, due to Amazon’s on-going innovation, changing consumer demands and rapidly developing technologies, many channels are turning to kiosks to manage labor costs, introduce new value-added services and increase speed of service.

 

From food to self checkout to product pickup to financial, DMV (department of motor vehicles) and key copying services, kiosks have the ability to provide services efficiently and can also create an experience for shoppers using new technologies.

City Market betting on new Scan, Bag, Go system to save customers time | SkyHiNews.com

If you walk into Granby’s City Market in coming days you will notice a new kiosk just past the store’s interior doors and a series of signs reading “Scan, Bag, Go.”

Both the kiosk and the signs are part of a new shopping and payment system being set up at City Market and King Soopers stores across the nation. Granby’s City Market is one of 34 stores in Colorado where the new technology is being introduced this spring. Adam Williamson, corporate spokesman for City Market, said the Granby Scan, Bag, Go system is set to go operational on April 19.

“The one commodity that everyone wants is time,” Williamson said. “Once you are comfortable with this system the simplicity is nice. You scan as you go, bag as you go, and pay through either the app, if you have it set up, or pay through self checkout.”

Source: www.skyhinews.com

According to Williamson, shoppers will be able to utilize the system either through a downloadable app on their smart phones or via handheld scanning devices that will be provided by the store at the Scan, Bag, Go kiosk. Shoppers will be able to scan barcodes located on products or on the shelves where the product is located using the handheld devices or their phone’s camera.

After scanning an item the price will be logged on a shopper’s scanning device, which will show a running total of all items to be purchased. After shoppers have gathered all their desired items they will be able to pay either through their phone application or via the store’s self checkout lane.

The World’s First Four User Self-Service Weed Kiosk Has Arrived

GreenSTOP is the world’s first self-service, four user kiosk that allows licensed cannabis providers to serve more customers in less time and customers to seamlessly pick up. 

Source: www.blackenterprise.com

You don’t have to go to an in-person dispensary to pick up marijuana. That is the goal for GreenSTOP, the world’s first self-service four user kiosk that allows licensed cannabis providers to serve more customers in less time and customers to seamlessly pick up. The company’s business model is to license their “Smart Dispensary” platform to dispensaries and charge them a fee to use the platform.

Black Enterprise caught up with co-founder Tim Island to discuss the company’s plans for the kiosk.

Diebold Nixdorf Interactive Retail Kiosk Solution Receives Red Dot Design Award

ESSEN, Germany, April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold Nixdorf Interactive Retail Kiosk Solution Receives Red Dot Design Award.

Source: www.prnewswire.com

According to release — Diebold Nixdorf has installed more than 10,000 prior-generation kiosks for quick-service restaurants around the world, primarily taking customer orders and payments. The kiosks can also be used for other various applications, including theatre ticket and lottery sales, in-store navigation maps, and even self-checkout.

For Just $4,000, Get A Digital Signage Market Report From An Industrial Park In Florida (or a Kiosk Report)

We try and warn people regarding the data report business and how it has become embarrassing the amount of visibility Google and others give it to it. May as well be Top Drugs and Viagra.  

Source: www.sixteen-nine.net

From David Haynes — 

This is my regular reminder to anyone looking for market research on the digital signage hardware or software industries – MOST of the research reports out there are garbage.

This morning’s Google Alerts scrape of news stories that come up under “digital+signage” has four headlines about market research reports on displays and software. The photo above is the corporate headquarters of one of the research firms – a down at the heels industrial park in Deerfield Beach, Florida – the kind of place you roll into to get auto body work or buy plumbing supplies. It is very likely HQ is a mail slot or $50/month virtual office. The 1-855 number is shared by several “research” firms.

The Asia-Pacific HQ is Pune, India – where many to most of these “research” companies are located. This one, amusingly, appears to have its offices in a hotel.

ADA Kiosk – UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25

UX for Disabled Webinar from Paciello Group April 25 ADA kiosk question. How do you move from technical accessibility compliance to creating engaging, effective digital experiences for people with disabilities? One very successful way is to involve people with disabilities in User Experience (UX) activities throughout the lifecycle of a design and development project. But there can be… Read More »

ZIVELO Launches Virtual Banking Expert Kiosks

ZIVELO Virtual Banking Expert Kiosks are Designed to Connect Your Customers with Expert-Level Services Regardless of Location PHOENIX (April 06) – ZIVELO designs, manufactures and supplies Virtual Banking Expert kiosks to some of the largest banking and financial institutions in the country. These kiosks provide business solutions such as connecting customers with Virtual Banking Experts that can handle complex… Read More »

Key Changes with the General Data Protection Regulation

Key changes coming with the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and how it will impact businesses.

Source: www.eugdpr.org

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines. 

 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site. 

Self-Order Kiosk Approach Announced by Frank Mayer

Approach32  Self-Order Kiosk for Fast Casual Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.’s self-ordering kiosk delivers an interactive dining experience that offers expediency and order process efficiency to both customers and store employees. GRAFTON, WI – Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. announces the launch of Approach32, a self-service kiosk designed to meet the quick service restaurant industry’s demand for customer… Read More »