Monthly Archives: October 2018

So Which is Better for Visitor Registration? The iPad or the Android…

Originally published by Greetly at //www.greetly.com/blog/android-ipad-receptionist“. iPad or Android — Which Should You Use for Your Visitor Registration App? Posted by Greetly on October 30, 2018 Thinking about implementing a visitor registration app in your office? Prepare to be amazed by the efficiency. An Android or iPad receptionist does the work of several people, all for a fraction of the cost. Receiving your guests in style Real-time… Read More »

Five Ways of Implementing Digital Signage and Kiosks at Universities

Five Ways of Implementing Digital Signage and Kiosks at Universities Reference link Visit any college or university academic building and you’ll most likely be overwhelmed with an abundance of technology. Classrooms are digitized, libraries are home to countless computers, cameras, and equipment, and if you asked any student what kind of technology they had in their bookbag, their… Read More »

Kiosk Manufacturer Association News – ADA Committee Chairpersons for KMA Announced

Kiosk Manufacturer Association with ADA, NRF, and Emergency Kiosk updates PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: OCT 8, 2018 05:00 MDT EASTLAKE, Colo., October 8, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (aka KMA) is pleased to announce the appointments of inaugural Chairpersons for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Laura Miller of KioWare (//kioware.com) and Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer, Inc. (//frankmayer.com) have… Read More »

Posiflex Launches New TK Series Interactive Kiosks

Posiflex Launches New TK Series Interactive Kiosks See link for more info and the video is recommended TAIPEI, Taiwan — Posiflex Technology, Inc. today launched the Paragon TK-3200 Series, and the Stellar TK-2100 Series – interactive kiosks that aimed at shaping the future of retail and hospitality industries, enabling brands to interact with consumers in new and innovative ways that add convenience, speed… Read More »

Bluestar and Zivelo Announce Distribution Partnership

Bluestar and Zivelo Partnership News FOR IMMEDIATE USE Scottsdale, AZ (October 2, 2018) – World-class kiosk manufacturer ZIVELO (best known for providing kiosks to McDonald’s across North America) is proud to announce the completion of a Distribution Partnership with BlueStar to streamline the company’s ability to meet increasing demand. Founded in 1929 with a network of over 12,000… Read More »

Panasonic Launches New Turnkey, Self Order Kiosk Solution for Enterprise

Turnkey, Self-ordering Kiosk Solution NEWS PROVIDED BY Panasonic Corporation of North America  10:35 ET ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, an industry leader in food services technology, announced today the launch of its new turnkey kiosk solution that provides restaurant customers an immersive, customized, and faster experience. The new solution will premiere at… Read More »

Sports Betting Kiosks – With sports gambling legal, some are betting on a new kind of fan experience

Many owners and businesses are doubling down on new tech that will incorporate wagers into watching.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

For years, most American sports leagues have resisted gambling of any sort, scarred by match-fixing and point-shaving scandals that still stain history books. But in recent years, public attitudes have relaxed, and many of the major stakeholders slowly have shifted their stances. In May, the Supreme Court effectively shut down the federal law that outlawed sports betting in most places outside of Nevada, allowing individual states to decide on their own if they want in on the lucrative sports gambling business. It’s an industry that some believe topped $100 billion as an underground market and some analysts think could grow into a $6 billion to $16 billion industry, depending on how many states get onboard.

Whitepaper – Voice Recognition & Speech Command Assistive Interface

The Use of Voice Recognition and Speech Command Technology as an Assistive Interface for ICT in Public Spaces. A whitepaper published by Peter W Jarvis (Senior Executive VP, Storm Interface) and Nicky Shaw (Operations Manager North America). September 2018. Introduction. The emergence and increasing use of smart speakers (AI) in the home environment has delivered significant benefits for… Read More »

Case Study – Red Rocks in Colorado Digital Signage Solution

Case Study – Red Rocks in Colorado Digital Signage Solution Peerless-AV ® helps esteemed, Colorado outdoor music venue engage its patrons. Case Study 2018     The Challenge The Red Rocks Amphitheatre, located in Morrison, Colorado, is situated within the Red Rocks Park, surrounded by 738 acres of geological wonders. Originally built in 1936, the large, outdoor concert venue has… Read More »

Sports betting kiosk available at the track for NASCAR weekend | Delaware First Media

Race fans will be able to place bets at the track during this weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader at Dover Downs Racetrack.

Source: www.delawarepublic.org

Dover Downs Casino staff will be taking bets from the kiosk on Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Monster Energy series playoff races as well as the full menu of sports.

 

Dover Downs Racetrack Assistant Vice President of Marketing Gary Camp says Las Vegas odds-makers William Hill will set the odds for individual drivers.

 

This is the first time in NASCAR history fans can legally bet on a race on location.

New York City WiFi kiosks have over 5 million users

New York City’s high-speed WiFi kiosks have been around for a while, but just how many people are using them? Quite a few, in fact. The LinkNYC team ha

Source: www.engadget.com

Excerpt from Engadget – The LinkNYC team has revealed that there were over 5 million registered WiFi users as of September 2018, with over a billion sessions spread across the 1,700-plus units in the city. People make over 500,000 calls every month, too, although it’s not clear how many of those were ice cream truck pranksters. You can safely presume that there’s plenty of demand.

Whitepaper – Emergency Kiosk – Wayfinding Kiosks & Public Safety

Wayfinding Kiosk Technology for Mission Critical Public Safety Michael Dorety & Associates in Collaboration with Craig Allen Keefner, Olea Kiosks ABSTRACT Method for using wayfinding technology, kiosks, digital signage and mobile devices to prevent violent attacks on educational, medical and business campuses and at public venues through detection and location of gun shots fired, recognition of explosives and… Read More »

NRF Stores Magazine – September 2018 – Nice to See You Again

Source: www.storesmagazine-digital.com

Nice story on facial and recognition and how Fraud-IQ is helping retail in loss prevention.

 

Excerpt: 

Merchandise returns cost retailers in the United States more than $350 million in sales last year, including up to $22.8 billion attributed directly to fraudulent returns and abuse, estimates data analytics firm Appriss.

 

"Fraud is such a big number in retail, one that largely goes unchecked," says Peter Trepp, CEO of FaceFirst, a software firm that provides a security face recognition platform for use in industries including retail, air transportation, casinos, sports and event venues. The company recently unveiled Fraud-IQ, which it calls the first facial recognition product built specifically for use against retail return fraud.

 

"It’s hard to find tools to combat fraud," Trepp says. "Part of this is because criminals have become so sophisticated. We think [facial recognition] is a contribution to battle this."

The new Fraud-IQ works in two ways to assist retailers. "First, it can identify people entering the store without a package and then showing up at the return counter with goods to return," Trepp says, "and the second works against repeat offenders."