Monthly Archives: August 2018

Smart City – CityPost Information Kiosks Coming to Jersey City’s Streets

Up to 50 kiosks offering information about Jersey City will be installed throughout the city’s neighborhoods.

Source: jerseydigs.com

City Hall issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for these types of devices at the end of 2017. The RFP stated in part that “kiosk designs shall be of a modern aesthetic and shall reflect Jersey City’s streetscapes and architecture,” adding that at least one must be installed at or near all of Jersey City’s PATH stations, the Martin Luther King Drive and West Side Avenue Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops, and at least two Jersey City Housing Authority complexes. The RFP also required applicants to include at least one kiosk per ward in their proposal.

 

Smart City Media was awarded the contract earlier this year. The company has also installed CityPost kiosks in cities like Little Rock, Kansas City, and Louisville.

MCDONALDS ADDING KIOSKS TO 140 LOCATIONS IN STATE – The Denver Post, 2018-08-14

McDonald’s and its local franchisees are combining to invest $111 million in physical and technological upgrades at 140 Colorado restaurants this year and next, the company has announced.Click here to edit the content

Source: digital.olivesoftware.com

The work, which ranges from remodeling to complete rebuilds, is part of a $6 billion modernization effort McDonald’s will roll out across the U.S. by the end 2020, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

The work includes:

• Adding self-order kiosks to make ordering and paying easier

• Creation of new counters that allow workers to bring food to customers at the table

• Creation of designated parking spots for mobile order pick-ups

• Expanded McCafé counters and new digital menu boards

• New dining room decorations and updated exteriors

McDonald’s has more than 200 independently owned locations in Colorado, according to the company. State Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, called the company “a leader in job creation and economic growth,” in Tuesday’s release.

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk AV solutions designer and manufacturer creates city center hub with all weather-rated solution Featuring an Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display, the Smart City Kiosk is an all weather-rated solution ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment, and more. AURORA, Ill. – August 15, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an… Read More »

Layer Logic and TSItouch Join Forces to Drive Demand of Touchscreen Displays in the Enterprise

Layer Logic and TSItouch Join Forces on Touchscreen Displays in Enterprise August 14, 2018 – Mason, OH and Uniontown, PA Layer Logic® Inc., a company dedicated to making collaboration seamless and spontaneous, and TSItouch, a leading manufacturer of touch screen and protective solutions for commercial grade displays and video walls announced they are partnering together to drive more touch display demand through… Read More »

Kiosk Financing – ZIVELO Introduces Financing Options For Clients

Kiosk Financing – ZIVELO Introduces Financing Options For Clients SCOTTSDALE, AZ | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | SEATTLE, WA (August 10, 2018) – ZIVELO has partnered with Ascentium Capital, the nation’s largest private, independent finance company, to provide financing options to clients. Key benefits include payments as low as $29/month for the first 3 months, 100% financing, no down payment… Read More »

Kiosk History – the doomed weather kiosk in downtown Washington and Fake News  

The reliability of weather reports from a kiosk on Pennsylvania Avenue was a hot topic a century ago.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Washington’s weather kiosk was located on Pennsylvania Avenue, near E Street NW. It happened to be directly adjacent to The Washington Post building at the time.

 

Initially, the kiosk was quite popular with the public, and its reports were frequently cited by the media, particularly The Post. But after a couple of decades passed, Washingtonians began to complain that the kiosk was not reporting accurate temperature readings. The kiosk’s temperature was often 10 degrees warmer than the actual temperature, particularly on sunny afternoons.

 

The kiosk became a Great Depression-era “fake news” controversy in Washington.

Taco Bell Self Order Kiosks Get Inspiration From The Airlines

Taco Bell is trying to convince customers to order via kiosks instead of cashiers at restaurants across the US — and it’s drawing inspiration from an unlikely source From Business Insider Aug 3, 2018 Taco Bell is installing kiosks in all of its restaurants.  Hollis Johnson Taco Bell is set to install self-ordering kiosks at all locations across the… Read More »

Outdoor Kiosks FAQ

Outdoor Kiosk Design FAQ July 29, 2018 More and more uses are being developed for outdoor kiosks, but a successful deployment depends in large part on the vendor behind the project. Interactive kiosks have become commonplace in restaurants, retail stores, health care facilities and other locations. But as technology improves and new applications come along, kiosks are becoming… Read More »

ADA Kiosk Tech Brief – Gesture Technology

ADA Kiosk Tech Brief – Gesture Technology Last week we went thru a demonstration of gesture technology for kiosk for use by handicapped users. People unable to move their arms.  People unable to speak. People with ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy and even some cases of Arthritis. Furthermore, some people may not be able… Read More »

POS SDK Square – With New SDK, Square Wants to Open New Scenarios for POS | PCMag.com

By opening up the platform, the tech giant is empowering users to bring cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) to workflows it has never serviced before.

Source: www.pcmag.com

Before launching the SDK into the wild, Square worked with a number of select partners to build custom POS solutions by using Square’s technology. The aforementioned Shake Shack has recently been testing cashier-less stores, which it calls the "Shack of the Future," in New York City. Working with the development agency Fuzz, the burger chain built a self-service kiosk that let customers order their food and pay all by themselves. Even though it used Square’s infrastructure of security and payment support, these experimental restaurants were able to drive down wait times with a solution that was effectively customized just for them.

Cannabis Kiosk – greenbox Launches Fully Automated Marijuana Kiosk –

greenbox Robotics Brings Automation to the Cannabis Industry with New State-of-the-Art Vending Kiosk Starting August 15th, California Dispensary Owners Can Provide Customers With A Futuristic and Inviting Shopping Experience Saving Them Time… #cannabisautomation #cannabiskiosk #cannabisrobotics

Source: www.newcannabisventures.com

Standing at 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, each kiosk is designed to maximize retail space. The machines are equipped with a DIVI robotic arm that delivers fantastic range of motion, speed and precision to deliver just about any product that can fit through the shoot. The gull-wing door opens like the trunk of an SUV which makes for simple and easy restocking.

Biometric Financial Kiosk – New FNB kiosk with fingerprint technology. Here’s how it works 

The machine can do everything except give out cash.

Source: www.businessinsider.co.za

FNB has launched a new kiosk that allows you to open an account with only your thumbprints as verification.

 

The bank has formed a partnership with the department of home affairs, and uses government records to verify your identity.   

 

"The machines are directly linked to Home Affairs and because they use fingerprint technology on their side, we are able to quickly verify who you are," says Lee-Anne van Zyl, CEO of FNB Points of Presence.

 

The TouchPoint kiosk allows people to open an eWallet Extra account with their thumbprints. Existing FNB customers can also do all their general banking, except withdraw money. 

Bill Pay Kiosk for county business in Atoka 

Starting this morning South Tipton County residents will be able to conduct county business in Atoka.

Source: www.covingtonleader.com

Three months ago the Tipton County Legislature appropriated $12,800 for a kiosk in the lobby at Atoka City Hall and it will be unveiled at a ribbon cutting today at 10 a.m.

Residents will be able to renew vehicle registration and pay court fines and county property taxes 24 hours a day at the kiosk.

HP announce a new retail Kiosk and POS solution based on Windows 10

HP Inc. is offering a new portfolio of devices and services designed to enhance the in-store retail shopping experience. The HP Engage portfolio will also be available through its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. The HP Engage Go Convertible is a flexible solution with a docking design for seamless transitions between fixed and mobile operations. The HP Engage Go …

Source: mspoweruser.com

Interesting modular mounting system it looks like. Plus it has a side mounted printer inside core cylinder. I bet its spendy…

Peerless-AV® Announces New Motorized Collaboration Cart

Peerless-AV® Announces New Motorized Collaboration Cart Integrating the use of actuators, the improved cart offers a simple solution for presenters, especially in education and corporate settings AURORA, Ill. – August 1, 2018 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce the launch of its Motorized Collaboration Cart (SR598ML3). An… Read More »