Monthly Archives: January 2021

Drive Thru Menuboards Outdoor – A Technical Review

Drive Thru Displays Failures McDonalds, Samsung Typically the kiosk association deals with transactional technologies but peripheral technology like drive-thru menu boards fall into the unattended self-order market.  Even digital signage which is broadcasting actionable information to consumers and customers is relevant. Failures of technology are often the best teachers of how to do it right (and what to… Read More »

Minimum Wage Kiosk Fast Food Impact Restaurants & Hospitality and Results Last Five Years McDonalds

Minimum Wage Kiosks and Kiosk Self-Order From Marketwatch an article referencing new study on Minimum Wage impacts  — nice article from Marketwatch looking at the results from 2021 Princeton study on the effects of raising minimum wage. The usual most vocal critics are people like Andy Puzder back in the day that he ran Carl Jrs.  Labor costs… Read More »

Chromebook Touchscreen – Is it the new media player for Digital Signage?

Chromebook Touchscreen Update January 2021 news updates on Thinclient.org regarding Chromebook Touchscreens Chromebook touchscreen computers are a popular item when it comes to a thin client or restricted computer client. IT administrators usually hold up a big sign that says Patch Management with Windows is Hell. I know I used too (then we switched to LTSB). There is… Read More »

Restaurant Research Report – State of the Industry 2021 by National Restaurant Association

Restaurant Research Report The National Restaurant Association each year prepares a comprehensive overview of the restaurant industry and provides a look ahead. The Association’s research is considered the most authoritative source for restaurant industry sales projections and trends. It is based on analysis of the latest economic data and extensive surveys of restaurant operators and consumers. See p.… Read More »

Web Accessibility – WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C

WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C Editors Note — With the non-negotiable requirements for web access for customers to order, the “website” has taken on even more importance and is now a critical component of company success. Getting sued for a lack of accessibility is not one of the outcomes you want.  Complicate matters with which platform… Read More »

Digital Signage Predictions – Interview with 22Miles and Tomer Mann

Interview on Digital Signage trends of Tomer Mann on Digital Signage Today While COVID-19 isn’t going away yet, digital signage is coming out swinging in 2021 and is ready to tackle all its challenges head on. Kiosk Industry Summary Companies focusing on reopening and the helpful technologies Digital signage becomes integral, not just nice-to-have. Flow, distancing and density.… Read More »

Olea Kiosks Expanding Doubling Production Burst Capability

Self-Service Kiosk Solution Provider Expanding LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced expansion of its manufacturing and engineering capacity in Los Angeles, Calif. This expansion enables Olea to continue to grow its customer base, partnerships, and OEM relationships to provide faster time to market… Read More »

Self-Service Kiosk Market Research Report To Be Formally Released in Feb 2021 – Sign Up

Introduction Self-Service Kiosk Research Report 2021 The Kiosk Association has been working with a major research firm on putting together a comprehensive and vetted self-service kiosk market research report  and the release of the report is due in February. We are in final review with the data firm providing our input. Over 50 companies participated. There have been… Read More »

Touch Screen Monitor – Interactive Touch Tablet 55″ to 98″

New 55-98 inch Interactive Touch Tablet for Conferencing TDS announces conference tablet that is a PC+ Android intelligent electronic whiteboard, using MSD848 motherboard scheme, based on dual-core A73 and dual-core A53 CPU, equipped with Android 8.0 embedded operating system, industry-customized human-computer interaction UI system, full-featured touch interactive operation, to provide friendly human-computer interaction experience! It is suitable for… Read More »

Immersive Technology – Kiosk Association and NRF 2021 Chapter One

See Immersive Technology at NRF 2021 Press Release PR Newswire Jan 08  DENVER, Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Visit NRF 2021 Chapter 1 next week and meet with Kiosk Association. Dates are January 12, 13, 14, 19, 21 and 22 beginning next week.  Our online page is //virtualbigshow.nrf.com/company/kiosk-association-kma Our portal page with helpful links, research, predictions, brochures and videos for NRF 2021… Read More »

In-Store Kiosk 2021 Predictions – Retail and Point-of-Purchase (POP) Merchandising Displays

In-Store 2021: Retail and Point of Purchase Predictions Intro When I wrote the “What’s in Store for 2020” blog last December, I could not have predicted what was to come in three short months. My closing statement promised a bright future for retail and the point of purchase industry in 2020. Instead, a worldwide pandemic shifted industry conversation… Read More »

Mobile Master Card Issuance Drive-Up – Outdoor Kiosks on Wheels

First time for everything. Here is another example of business taking the transaction to the consumer. A variant on home delivery. From outside the US (that figures…) — Mobile branch #Instant #Card #Issuance is the hottest solution on the market helping onboard and issue any financial EMV, Telco Sim and National ID cards in real-time. This brings a new angle to… Read More »

Market Insight – The Role of Retail Displays During the Pandemic and Beyond

Retail Display Insight by Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. blog Jan2021 Editor Note: Every year we look forward to the insight on the retail market that only Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. provides. The past months have been challenging with the pandemic but now is the time to put in place effective strategies for retail displays. Winter 2020… Read More »

Digital Signage News – 22Miles and CISCO Kiosk – Solutions for Global Market

From the 22Miles Blog Jan 2021 22MILES AND CISCO PARTNER TO PROVIDE COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL MARKET January 2021 – Milpitas, CA, As an integral part of the company’s customer-focused technology pairings, Digital Signage and Interactive Wayfinding company 22MILES is announcing a partnership with industry technology leader Cisco. The synergy of the two company’s offerings will provide seamless… Read More »

Retail Kiosks — NRF 2021 Kiosk Chapter One – Kiosk Tradeshow January

NRF 2021 Chapter One January 12-14, 19 and 21-22 in 2021 #NRF2021 NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter One brings an entire industry together, connecting visionary attendees that span the entire business universe. And with our new virtual platform, it’s convenient and easy for you to network with peers and build lasting partnerships. And June 6 see… Read More »

Visitor Check-In News – iLobby Raises $100 Million in a round of funding

Reported on Venture Beat Jan2021 Excerpt: Enterprise-focused visitor management software provider iLobby has raised $100 million in a round of funding from Insight Partners. Despite the rapid push to embrace remote working in 2020, many — if not most — businesses will likely return to physical office spaces in some capacity once it’s safe to do so. And, of course, some businesses… Read More »