Monthly Archives: April 2023

Airline Kiosks – Alaska Air Experiments with no check-in and only baggage kiosks

Airline Kiosk Check-In News Multiple articles on the new Alaska Air announced policy of removing check-in kiosks and forcing mobile only.  We don’t fly very often and are in the TSA program. Still, we tend to print boarding pass to have as safety valve in case we forgot to charge the mobile.  Thanks to Hilton Schwartz of Canada… Read More »

Video ImageHOLDERS – Production Floor Showing Mass Product – See at Retail Tech & NRA

Kiosk Video ImageHOLDERS Ltd This week imageHOLDERS is at Retail Technology in the UK.  Next month see ImageHOLDERS at NRA in booth 6475. To setup an appointment email [email protected] imageHOLDERS is very well-known in Europe and has opened offices and manufacturing capability in the U.S. Elevating your customers’ digital experience with best-in-class kiosk solutions. imageHOLDERS design and build… Read More »

JAWS For Kiosks at NRA – Booth 6966

JAWS For Kiosk News TPGi will demonstrate JAWS for Kiosk at the National Restaurant Association, Booth 6966, on May 20-23, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois.  Join us also for a webinar on May 2, 2023 with Matt Ater, Vice President at Vispero, about the process of developing an accessible smart payment experience. From Yahoo Finance 4/25 Award-winning software for self-service devices enables restaurants to increase… Read More »

Technology Report on Restaurants Released by NRN 2023

Restaurant Technology Report Just in time for NRA, Nation’s Restaurant News Intelligence releases new Market Leader Report.  Here is the signup link to get full report. For its newly released 2023 Restaurant Technology Outlook, Nation’s Restaurant News Intelligence surveyed nearly 400 restaurant operators about their current tech stacks, long-term strategies and biggest challenges. The result is a comprehensive look at the mindset of… Read More »

Redbox Kiosks and Dollar General Stores

Redbox Kiosks Expanding (2023) From NextTV Just when you think it might be safe to go outside you start seeing Blockbuster in the news transforming itself and now Redbox kiosk expanding to Dollar General Stores. Not surprising though. If you watch movies why pay $100/month for Comcast or Centurylink just to see the movie “stutter” from time to… Read More »

Kiosk Industry Press Release April

Kiosk Industry Self Service News April 2023 ​DENVER, Colo.,  April 13, 2023 — PRNewswire & APnews Contact: [email protected] with any questions.  From Kiosk Manufacturer Association – A couple of deadlines approaching and very nice conversational AI. SMBs invited to NRF Small Business Fly-In in D.C. July 11-12. Topic is swipe fee reform & credit card competition. They will… Read More »

InfoComm 2023

InfoComm 2023 Vibrant World of Digital Signage Sixteen:Nine Mixer Set for June 13 at Orlando. For InfoComm in general, once again, Kiosk Manufacturer Association is an official media sponsor.  Worth noting the “big” exhibitors that are KMA members includes Panasonic, LG Business and Samsung.  Peerless-AV has a 50×50 for that matter. DSE is holding day long DCSE certification… Read More »

Conversational Voice Ordering System with AI

Conversational Voice Order AI While conversational AI circa May 2023 is a hot topic and a big tool in the “buzz bag” aka “we plan on doing that”, conversational voice AI has finally reached actual deployments. Estimates and projections are fine but real data is what counts.  Meanwhile Google and Microsoft battle for available oxygen in the AI… Read More »

HIMSS 2023 Self Service and Accessibility on Display in Booth 7431

HIMSS 2023, Booth 7431 – Making Technology Accessible Storm Interface are pleased to announce their participation at this year’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, the most influential health information technology event of the year. All self-service applications must be compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those designed for use in medical related situations are… Read More »

Kiosks and people who are blind or partially sighted

Kiosks and people who are blind or partially sighted As part of our continuing series on accessibility, we were fortunate to interview Sabine Croxford from Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities. By Evan Schuman — Computerworld Columnist,writer for TechCrunch, SCMedia, podcaster, blogger. The convenience and efficiency of kiosks is a powerful advantage… Read More »

New Vision Screening Kiosks being deployed in >10,000 pharmacies throughout North America

A Look Back at SoloHealth Nice April Fools poke by Bart Foster on LinkedIn proclaiming thousands of deployments of SoloHealth vision screening units.  Solohealth was (and still sort of is) a super major project, and there are lots of stories around  the project.  Included is one from the 2008 KioskCom Expo and Digital Signage Show in Vegas.  We worked… Read More »

Customer Engagement Strategy Works for Employees Too

Solutions to Increase Employee Productivity and Satisfaction Report on the factors which serve to engage employees on a positive basis.  It would be pretty easy to substitute the word customer instead of employee.  Employees are just as valuable as customers in many ways. See the full article and download the whitepaper. This whitepaper report explores the ever-changing corporate… Read More »

VCOM – Down History Lane and Convenience Stores & Mega Project in 2001

VCOM History With all the talk about C-Stores and their potential functionality and customer expansion, we thought it made sense to look back at the seminal project for “complete financial services.”  Having a copy of the main 7-Eleven presentation made it a bit easier.  We’ve noted before how C-Stores are beginning to threaten restaurants (hiring product managers from… Read More »