Monthly Archives: September 2018

Restaurant News – Global Payments Acquires SICOM

Global Payments to Acquire SICOM Systems, a Leading Provider of Enterprise Technology Solutions to Restaurants September 27, 2018 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today an agreement to acquire SICOM Systems, Inc. from LLR Partners. SICOM provides enterprise, cloud-based software as a… Read More »

Self-Service Kiosk Cleanliness – Considerations Before and After Deployment

Left unattended, interactive kiosks can get dirty, inadvertently turning off potential users. Read about best practices for keeping a kiosk clean.

Source: www.olea.com

One takeaway — A best practice example would be to adopt the same cleaning schedule as your customer counter.  In the morning wipe the kiosk touchscreen with something like Easy Screen and ideally at the end of business wipe it again.  Every day. Also any contact points, and while you are at it, do your mobile phone too!

Perspective – E-Commerce’s Brick-and-Mortar Revolution

E-Commerce’s Brick-and-Mortar Revolution Katie Kochelek September 18, 2018 Original post on Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. website Let’s chat about Amazon for a minute. (Apparently, I’m hardly a pioneer when it comes to conversation topics since Amazon is one of the most widely-talked about companies, but humor me for a second). No other business comes close to being recognized… Read More »

Whitepaper – Debunking Common Myths About Digital Kiosks & Signage

Whitepaper – Debunking Common Myths About Digital Kiosks & Signage Interactive digital signage and kiosks are being adopted across numerous industries at an impressive rate. Despite the industry’s incredible growth rate, some companies and end-users still express skepticism toward the technology—much of which is largely attributable to misinformation and misconceptions. Some of these misconceptions harp on the ideas that kiosks take away jobs,… Read More »

Kiosk Security – Tokenworks Selects Acuant to Combat Influx of Fake IDs

Provides Age Verification Solutions for Hospitality, Security and Cannabis Dispensaries LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Tokenworks® Inc, a leading provider of ID scanners and identification software, selected Acuant’s AssureID to enhance TokenWorks’ advanced identity verification system IdentiFake®. Together, both companies will help customers across the hospitality, security… Read More »

Self-Order – Approach Video Showing How Unique Needs Met

Approach Video Showing How Unique Needs Met by Self-Service Kiosks GRAFTON, WI – Recently, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. released a promotional video for the company’s self-service kiosk Approach, featuring why the self-order kiosk is a simple solution for businesses seeking additional convenience for customers as well as new revenue opportunities. With multiple industries embracing the digital experience for… Read More »

Touchscreen News – US TDS Touch Introduces Fanless PCAP Touchscreen

Touchscreen News – US TDS Touch Introduces Fanless PCAP Touchscreen US TDS Touch introducing a 700-1500 NIT fanless series of open PCAP touchscreen display modules with ultra-low power consumption and automatic ambient light. Sizes range from 10.1 inches to 32 inches. The overall module is highly integrated with modular design, high resolution, high contrast, high brightness, and greatly enhances the layering… Read More »

Automation Comes To McDonald’s – NPR

Automation Comes To McDonald’s – NPR from Morning Edition September 12, 20185:11 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition ALLY SCHWEITZER   FROM We hear a lot about robots eventually taking over jobs in manufacturing, but automation has already hit the service industry. The cashier who takes your order at McDonald’s could soon be replaced. DAVID GREENE, HOST: So there… Read More »

HMSHost rolls out kiosk ordering with QikServe kiosk

HMSHost kiosk ordering in Quick Service Restaurants Roll Out QikServe kiosk solution deployed in more than 50 highway and airport restaurants  BETHESDA, MD – Meeting the needs of busy travelers, global restaurateur HMSHost continues to innovate the restaurant industry with expanded service format options, offering self-order kiosks in quick service restaurants it operates in airports and highway travel plazas across North… Read More »

Whitepaper – OTI Brings Cashless Payment Solutions to Worldwide Merchants

OTI Brings Diverse Cashless Payment Solutions to Worldwide Merchants INTRODUCTION TO OTI On Track Innovations LTD, or OTI (NASDAQ: OTIV), is a pioneer and leading global developer of cutting-edge cashless payment solutions including near-field communication (NFC) products and solutions. For over two decades, OTI has provided enterprises worldwide with innovative technology and solutions that forge new business models, grow… Read More »

Resource – Sunlight Readable High Bright Displays & panelbrite

Sunlight Readable Displays (High Bright) Sunlight-readable displays (or high bright)  are a core component of outdoor kiosks and self-service.  Along with the enclosure and typically the PC, the high bright display is a main economic component and reliability is paramount. And that means in some very challenging environments. A parking lot unprotected in Dallas Texas in the summertime… Read More »

Emergency Kiosks

Emergency Kiosks – Communication Systems One of the trends in 2018 is the emergence of the emergency kiosk.  Typically it has the typical informational side to it but then it is just as capable serving as an emergency terminal. Some of the situations where campus-wide communication system is considered: Education facilities including high schools, universities, junior and technical… Read More »

Microcomp Corporation Wide Thermal Kiosk Printer 814 Comes with Ethernet

PRESS RELEASE: Microcom Corporation Releases Ethernet for Model 814M, 8.5” Wide Thermal Kiosk Printer for Healthcare, Wayfinding, Boarding Pass, Weigh Scale, and Other Applications Lewis Center, OH, March 7, 2018 –Microcom Corporation is pleased to announce that customers can now purchase our model 814M wide thermal kiosk printer with Ethernet. This option allows customers to communicate with the printer at… Read More »

Airport Kiosk – FTE Trade Show In Vegas

Storm Interface & Future Travel Experience (FTE) By Craig Keefner — See Storm’s entire range of Assistive Technology Products (ATP) and find out more about exciting new product launches scheduled for later this year. These ATP devices are ADA compliant and RNIB Accredited, designed to offer menu navigation by means of audible content description. They allow users with… Read More »

DTE offers cash payment kiosks for low-income customers

Ferndale-based DivDat is rolling out ATM-like kiosks for customers to pay by cash in Rite Aids

Source: www.freep.com

The 30 kiosks placed at DTE payment centers and select Rite Aid pharmacies in locations around Detroit and Michigan accept all forms of payment, including cash. The targeted customer is someone who might not have a credit card or bank account.

How Digital Kiosks are Changing the Small Town Experience

Small towns across the country are rapidly realizing that interactive digital solutions, namely digital kiosks, have the capabilities to serve as the answer to many of the aforementioned questions, among others.

Source: meridiankiosks.com

Picture this: your company has an out of town meeting, your child has a sports tournament, or your family plans a weekend getaway. As a result, you find yourself in a bustling small town you’ve never before visited. The downtown area is filled with shops and restaurants, but you aren’t quite sure what to do or where to start, and you’re overflowing with questions. Which restaurants are kid-friendly? What do their menus look like? Which direction is the store your friend told you to check out? Is there a local park?

 

The predicament you’re facing when you arrive in this unfamiliar small town is one that towns across the country are constantly considering—once visitors arrive, will they be able to easily get around? If so, will they be able to find something they’re interested in, be willing to explore, and support local restaurants and businesses?

 

In an effort to address some of these questions, cities and towns both large and small have begun exploring and investing in interactive digital solutions. You may have heard the term ‘smart cities’ used to describe those implementing interactive technology throughout their cities. Though typically not to the same scale as major cities, small towns across the country are rapidly realizing that interactive digital solutions, namely digital kiosks, have the capabilities to serve as the answer to many of the aforementioned questions, among others.

 

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