Monthly Archives: October 2020

Reverse Case Study – Outdoor Drive-thru Menuboards at McDonalds Go Isotropic (or Did it?)

McDonald’s Drive-Thru Outdoor LCD Failures Worth noting the noting of this isotropic screen failure at McDonalds Drive-Thru in California (Sep2020).  Further investigation points to a Samsung OH55F, which given the specifications, is surprising. Our guess is the vendor supplying these is Coates and we have sent a query to them asking about this. January 31 Update See our… Read More »

Updated Fever Tablet Temperature Screening Relabelers & Sensors

Updated Fever Tablet Temperature Screening Relabelers & Sensors Thanks to IPVM for the hard work! Fever Tablet Chinese Relabelers – Aug 20 IPVM has found 40+ USA and EU companies relabeling fever tablets designed, developed, and made in China, identifying 7 main China suppliers, excluding Dahua and Hikvision, who supply the overwhelming majority of western brands. In this… Read More »

Temperature Screening PSA – Six Flags Using Dahua For Outdoor Temperature Screening

Temperature Screening Dahua Six Flags New article from IPVM detailing violations of outdoor temperature screening. Excerpt: As Six Flags scrambled to reopen parks amid plummeting revenues caused by the pandemic, it deployed Dahua fever cameras outdoors that violate FDA guidelines, creating a false sense of security and increasing risk to guests. Despite that, Six Flags marketed Dahua devices as… Read More »

Press Release — Kiosk Association Sponsors MUFSO Session

Kiosk Association Sponsors MUFSO Paul Brown, Inspire Brands Innovation Session Press Release on Business Wire October 19, 2020 01:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th at 3:30 pm EDT, the CEO of Inspire Brands Paul Brown speaks on innovation and lessons from Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, Sonic, and other Inspire Brands companies. The Kiosk Association… Read More »

KioWare Touchless – KioTouch Creating Opportunities

KioWare Touchless Touch Screen Kiosk Software News release by KioWare 10/22/2020 In 2019 a study showed just how unsanitary quick-service restaurant kiosks are and how kiosks can put customers at risk for picking up a range of harmful bacteria. Shortly after this study was released the development team at KioWare began designing KioTouch, a touchless kiosk interface. Using KioTouch,… Read More »

PSA – Deceptive Meridian Temperature Tablets Endanger Public Safety

Our resource at IPVM just published a PSA on one of many manufacturers’ practices. By John Honovich, Published on Oct 21, 2020 IPVM’s testing of and investigation into Meridian Kiosk’s temperature screening devices show that Meridian has deceived the public endangering safety. This 1-minute video explains: Worth Noting IPVM’s research indicates at least 14 companies are reselling Bems fever detection kiosks as their… Read More »

Kiosk Association Sponsors MUFSO Paul Brown, Inspire Brands Innovation Session

Kiosk Industry Press Release. See BusinessWire  October 19, 2020 01:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th at 3:30 pm EDT, the CEO of Inspire Brands Paul Brown speaks on innovation and lessons from Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, Sonic, and other Inspire Brands companies. The Kiosk Association is the session sponsor. Our mission is to inform… Read More »

FDA Recommended Thermal Imaging “Fever Detection”

The FDA issued new guidance on the use of thermal imaging systems, temperature check and fever detection. See here for full article. As discussed further below, scientific studies support that certain telethermographic systems, also known as thermal imaging systems, may be used to measure surface skin temperature. These systems include an infrared thermal camera and may have a… Read More »

Contactless Payment Using Facial Recognition Self-Order Kiosks Case Study – Daddy’s Chicken Shack QSR Restaurant

Introduction Daddy’s Chicken Shack, founded by Pace Webb and Chris Georgalas in 2017, is a fried chicken QSR restaurant located in Old Pasadena, California that features American southern flavor with a hint of Asian cuisine. Daddy’s prides themselves on hormone-free, antibiotic-free and free range chicken. Daddy’s also has a booth every sunday at the Smorgasburg open-air food market.… Read More »

Self-Service Kiosks for Retail

Retail Kiosks Offer Enhanced Customer Experience From the Frank Mayer blog Oct2020 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began dominating headlines earlier this year, retailers and brands have been forced to demonstrate agility when meeting new customer expectations. More than ever, the transformed consumer now counts on operational supply chains, accessibility, and arguably most important, enhanced safety standards. While retail… Read More »

Peerless-AV Receives Environmental Management System Certification

To receive this certification, Peerless-AV has considered all environmental aspects, including air pollution, land and water contamination, use of raw materials, natural resources, energy, generation of waste, climate change and other resource use and efficiencies. Peerless-AV® Gains ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification In a commitment to contributing to a sustainable future in AV and digital signage industries, Peerless-AV® celebrates… Read More »

New Sponsor – Burroughs

North America’s Largest Independent Service and Integration Provider for Payment and Transaction Technology Burroughs, Inc. is the largest independent service and integration provider for payment and transaction technologies in North America with a 134-year history of innovation and support. From the first adding machine to today’s most complex cash automation, they’ve seen and helped drive numerous evolutions in… Read More »

Intel Solutions Marketplace Kiosk Solutions

Intel Solutions Marketplace Kiosk Solutions If you are looking for a qualified kiosk solution then you should browse the Intel Solutions Marketplace for Intel-qualified kiosk solutions. Member entries include: Bill Pay Kiosk Outdoor Drive Thru Kiosk Access Control Kiosk Temperature COVID Catalog (22 solutions + software) Polytouch Flex Android Device Management (Esper) Interactive Wayfinding Bring Android to x86… Read More »

New Sponsor – OTI EMV Kiosk Credit Card Readers

EMV Credit Card Readers Welcome to OTI aka On Track Innovations as new Sponsor Check out the standard credit card readers below. Here is OTI link Easy To Integrate EMV Cashless / Contactless Payment Solutions For Unattended Machines OTI’s cashless credit card readers include key certifications and allow unattended-market operators to accept credit cards and mobile payments including… Read More »

COVID SARS Persistence on Common Substances – A Balanced Perspective

From Forbes Oct2020 — Article quotes new Australian research study on the effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces such as stainless steel, paper, glass, cotton, vinyl and polymer. The main point is that surfaces which are relatively cool are going to be more prone to harboring infection.  68 degrees F is comfortable for the… Read More »

British Columbia Lottery Corporation Offers Kiosks for Purchase

Gaming Player Loyalty Kiosks For Auction Introduction AIR has issued offer to accept bids beginning Oct 12th thru October 23rd.  Any offers are welcome. Asset Investment Recovery Contact Paul Kelly Phone: (604) 218-3562 E-mail: [email protected] Asset Investment Recovery (AIR), a business unit within the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Technology, Innovation, and Citizen’s Services, has been engaged… Read More »

Temperature Screening – HIKVision Forehead Screening + Six Flags

From IPVM – Hikvision Alleges Forehead Only Fever Screening is Smart; It’s Actually Dangerous This Hikvision blog post declares they “Provide Safe, Accurate” screening and that it is ‘smart’ because it ‘only screens forehead skin surface’. Read full post on IPVM Related News on Safety Protocols SixFlags video on new safety protocols including temperature screening. Screening Protocols Conduct Non-Invasive… Read More »

Unattended Card Payments next generation AMP 6500 EMV Android Smart terminal

AMP 6500 EMV Android Smart terminal We are excited to be working with AMP and adding the state of the art 6500 Android self-service device to our portfolio of products.” — Robert Chilcoat   A Weatherproof Android solution to drive clean & contactless unattended payments LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, October 2020  — UCP Inc., a leading distributor… Read More »

How is COVID-19 changing touchscreen technology and its counterparts?

COVID-19 changing touchscreen technology Dean Ward, founder and CTO at Evoke Creative, a design-led manufacturer of interactive digital solutions, which is backed by BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, explains: “Touchscreen technology has remained relevant across retail and leisure since it first emerged on the scene, albeit across the pond in the United States, in… Read More »