Category Archives: Automated kiosk

Cannabis Kiosks – Even Weed Industry Isn’t Safe From Automation

The cannabis industry’s unique financial difficulties have created a whole micro-industry dedicated to creative banking solutions for pot brokers, which range frombank-to-bank phone apps to blockchain powered peer-to-peer transactions

Source: motherboard.vice.com

KIND is not the only software and/or compliance company to be thinking about cannabis kiosks—Jane and KioWare are two other companies that also want to use automated kiosks as a solution to the cannabis industry’s financial problems. Even Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority is on the kiosk train and wants to install weed kiosks in Jamaica’s airports. Yet with KIND’s recent partnership with Microsoft to provide cannabis tracking solutions for governments, Dinenberg thinks that KIND definitely has the leg up on competition.

Kiosk News — Opinion – The Coming Tech Backlash

Forget foreign scapegoats. Tech innovation is what’s killing jobs. And the revolt after Trump will resemble the real Luddite movement. The tech industry played an influential role in the outcome of the US Presidential election. Not just in providing the medium for fake news and propaganda. The root cause is job destruction by automation , which drove a base… Read More »

AVT Inc. Files For Chapter 11 Protection Vending Manufacturer Says ‘Business As Usual’ During Reorganization

AVT management said its core vending and automated retailing business remains strong, and blamed the filing on past attempts at diversification into unrelated businesses. Wayne Salvino, the newly installed president of AVT, emphasized that the filing does not mean that AVT is going out of business. TAGS: AVT bankruptcy filling AVT Chapter 11, AVT Inc., AVT reorganization, Wayne… Read More »

Automated Wine Kiosk Update – LCB

Automated Wine Kiosk Update – LCB At one time the automated wine dispensing kiosks in PA were the talk of the industry.Their ROI model which included “free deployment” came under a lot of discussion as well.  Here was one of the first self-dispense retail automation example and case study. What happened with the free kiosk? It has not… Read More »

Photo Tour – Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays

Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays Last week I took a walking tour of the local Sears.  My tour was thru appliances and the main crux was to look at all the tablet information stations mounted on the appliances. The tablets are 7 inch Android designed and manufactured by CTS (Connected Technology Solutions).  Sears has installed around 10,000 of… Read More »

Automation – Swyft Raises $3.5M Series A Financing

The original founder of ZoomSystems has funding for new endeavor which seems to be in the same space in many ways.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Swyft was co-founded by Gower Smith, creator of the automated retail industry. “We are at the inflection point where automated retail is proven, however has not yet scaled. Just like when banks introduced ATMs, location numbers increased 10 times once independent manufacturers deployed low-cost machines. At ZoomSystems I quickly grew annual sales from zero to $100 million, but after handing off management, the company didn’t continue to lower capital cost to improve ROI. Our data showed that this was the key for scale to tens of thousands of locations and billions in revenue, which is our focus at Swyft.”

Zipdrug & CityMD Go Uber & Revolutionize Prescription Delivery

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Zipdrug and CityMD Partner to Revolutionize Prescription Delivery for Millions of New Yorkers. Partnership Brings…

Source: www.prnewswire.com

With this partnership, Zipdrug is unveiling digital kiosks and placing them within CityMD locations, beginning in Manhattanat CityMD’s Murray Hill location. After seeing a doctor, CityMD patients can order medication delivery from any pharmacy directly through these on-site kiosks. Once an order is placed and medications are ready for pickup from the patient’s preferred pharmacy, a HIPAA-trained, drug-screened, and background-checked messenger will promptly deliver prescriptions to their location of choice. Medications typically arrive at patients’ doorsteps on average of 16 minutes withinManhattan after they are ready for pick-up and Zipdrug users can track delivery progress in real-time on an interactive map.

Cash Automation – ARCA & Crane Bitcoin ATM Bitcoin Kiosk

Press release issued by ARCA today.  The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support.  At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some). ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC ADVANCE… Read More »

Premier Tax Free Shopping self-service kiosk refund platform

Premier Tax Free Shopping unveils self-service refund platform

Source: www.moodiereport.com

The kiosk is connected to all till points in-store, and automatically recalls the purchase information as soon as the receipt is scanned. 

Using inbuilt scanners, the tourist can simply scan their passport and sign the form using an inbuilt signature pad. Respecting all local and international regulations, the printed tax-free form is fully compliant, and in some countries, such as France, it is linked to Customs to synchronise with local systems.