The change began last year, and is currently being rolled out across all its 1,800 U.S. restaurants—and boosts sales and traffic so much that Panera has to invest 35 more hours a week in labor for each upgraded cafe.. Source: www.fastcompany.com The core of Panera 2.0 happens in one of two places: either on the Panera app on… Read More »
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Public Library (NYPL) has sent a survey to Staten Island’s South Shore residents to gather public input for the new Charleston library branch, scheduled to be completed in 2018. Released last week, the Charleston… Source: www.silive.com Survey tablet kiosk unit for NY library
Five indoor kiosks to tell visitors what to do around North Platte will be purchased and placed, but no one knows exactly where yet. Source: www.northplattebulletin.com Nice “backyard” win for Nanonation
The number of self-storage operators who are relying on some form of automated technology in their business appears to be increasing. OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology, has reported the number of kiosks sold last year increased 53 percent over 2013 figures. Company revenue from INSOMNIAC kiosk sales and related… Read More »
Move over china and pretty linens. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, has launched its first wedding registry, catering to couples interested in the latest gadgets, from flat-panel TVs to Apple iPads. Source: www.miamiherald.com The retailer will also have kiosks in its 1,000-plus large-format U.S. stores by early April, where customers can check out the… Read More »
Extensive tablet comparison source. Over 100 Android, Windows and Apple tablets compared side by side. See charts and reviews to find the best tablet pc for you. Source: www.tabletpccomparison.net Good comparison resource
KioWare Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, has been in business since 1991 providing client/server database and web development consulting services. The maturin… Source: kioskindustry.org Kioware feature article on kiosk industry. Along with full Windows versions, Kioware has 3rd gen Android clients with remote monitoring and alerts. Feature support such as ChromeCast.
Remember when to make a phone call to a client while on the move, you would have to use one of the 73,000 red telephone boxes throughout the country? Source: www.propertyweek.com Better keep an eye on those Tardis phone kiosks in UK. Some of them have been brought back into service. Red Kiosk Company, is repurposing and transforming… Read More »
(BLACK PR WIRE) == Intermedia Touch is working with Baptist Health South Florida and has developed a state-of-the-art, digital interactive kiosk in recognition of Black History Month. The kiosk provides health facts and other historical facts and information on the African-American culture and diaspora. Source: www.blackprwire.com The dynamic 55” multi-touch educational kiosk includes key facts and information on health… Read More »
The toy industry may be about to see a major shift, as 3D printing begins inching its way into the manufacturing process. With a promise of customization, and t Source: 3dprint.com This week at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, PieceMaker has unveiled their latest 3D toy printing kiosk with several major upgrades and changes. The first upgrade is quite significant. The new… Read More »
There are numerous ways retail giant Wal-Mart assesses customer service feedback from its 5,000 U.S. stores. But there is evidence that a kiosk positioned directly in the front of the store could be a new way Wal-Mart solicits direct customer service feedback from its 140 million weekly shoppers. Source: www.thecitywire.com Seeking Alpha analyst Brian Gilmartin writes that one… Read More »
Automated-X, Inc. today announced QUICKflickUSA, Inc. , its entertainment rental kiosk subsidiary, now has kiosks installed and operational in Ohio Source: www.heraldonline.com All 13 Remke locations feature a QUICKflick entertainment kiosk, with one location featuring two kiosks. Details of the contract have not been released. “For the first three months of operations, we are very pleased with the… Read More »
American Green has created a marijuana vending machine that accepts Bitcoin. Source: bitcoinist.net Before long these things are going to serve up a DVD along with a slice of pizza and a coke to go with everything. I am not sure about Bitcoin. The units look to be renderings.
A new kiosk at Rockdale County tax commissioner office in Conyers, Ga., allows citizens to renew their vehicle registrations without waiting in line for the next available window clerk. Source: www.rockdalecitizen.com Once the computer verifies that the vehicle has passed inspection, the car owner can swipe a debit or credit card for payment and the license plate sticker… Read More »
Fine list of best Payment oriented business ideas and most innovative new ventures. Source: www.theinnovationproject2015.com Categories: Best POS Innovation, B2B Innovation, Cash Innovation, Small Business, Checks, Prepaid, New Tech, and more.
YouGov BrandIndex tracks public perception of thousands of brands across the world every day. Source: www.brandindex.com Broken out across twenty sectors or so, the leaders and losers in Brand and Customer Satisfaction
Disney gets personal with MyMagic+ ORLANDO — Turnstiles, who needs ’em? In fact, at the Magic Kingdom’s entrance, they no longer exist. And soon, you won’t even need a paper ticket to enter the Happiest Place Source: www.usatoday.com From Earnings Call Feb 3– Is there any – on MyMagic+, is there if anyway you can give us some… Read More »
Broadband and cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc [COXC.UL] and the Cleveland Clinic medical center will announce on Thursday a new venture to develop in-home healthcare services, stepping into a market that is poised to grow as medical care goes digital. The Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned academic medical center based in Ohio, will offer expertise to help create… Read More »
Many chain restaurants have begun offering computerized kiosks and push-button ordering systems. Source: www.kansas.com In Wichita, Chili’s, Applebee’s and Abuelos are using table-side tablets and kiosks as a supplement to the wait staff. The tablets allow patrons to make requests and pay their bill at the table. They can even use them, for an extra charge, to play… Read More »
Melbourne Airport is introducing 28 shiny new kiosks that can be used for automatic check-in by international airlines. And what operating system are … Source: www.lifehacker.com.au Melbourne Airport’s site boasts: Using the latest technology from SITA and BCS, the new kiosks have an improved look and feel to best meet a passenger’s needs.
Infographic visualization created by Boston Technology illustrates the facts, trends, different types, challenges and future of wearables in healthcare. Source: hitconsultant.net
Kiosks will provide information about businesses, services and attractions. Source: www.norwalkreflector.com James said the goal was to place kiosks where visitors are most likely to stop. Chamber and bureau officials plan to add a couple more kiosks each year at different locations, also funded through bed taxes. Those taxes are part of a hotel guest’s bill. James estimated… Read More »
Frank Mayer & Associates has engaged Excentus, owner and operator of the Fuel Rewards program, to design and produce tablet-based kiosks to support its loyalty program. Source: www.cspnet.com Features of the kiosk include magstripe readers that allow customers to swipe and activate their rewards cards and changeable graphics and brochure holders to advertise seasonal promotions. The tablet-based… Read More »
“Before [the recent spate of breaches], “It was ya I get it security, blah, blah, but I don’t have outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you,’” says David Cowan, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Now you have to outrun the bear. It is coming after you.” Source: techcrunch.com When it comes to data breaches, retailers… Read More »
Domino’s Pizza’s virtual ordering assistant Dom, which lets consumers dictate orders via mobile devices while on-the-go, has reached a half-million orders since its 2014 launch, suggesting that more food brands should consider investing in voice ordering technology Source: www.mobilecommercedaily.com
NCR will provide European discount retailer, TEDi with innovative point-of-sale (POS) solutions to improve customer service and drive sales. Source: www.ncr.com NCR RealPOS™ 50 systems will be deployed at TEDi’s approximately 1,400 stores across Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and The Netherlands in the next two years. Four hundred units have already been delivered to TEDi stores.
The lengthy lines that can typically be seen at California Department of Motor Vehicles offices may become a thing of the past, now that new self-service terminals are being offered. Source: hanfordsentinel.com The DMV recently announced that 50 do-it-yourself kiosks have arrived at field offices throughout California — Hanford’s DMV office included. The terminals let drivers renew their registration… Read More »
Japan is facing an aging population in the coming decades and that means more people requiring care, and less people to provide it. In an effort to meet the shortfall, RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Comp… Source: www.gizmag.com
Source: www.sixteen-nine.net DSE coming up quick in Vegas. Nice preview of Convergent.
The strategic partnership will offer US consumers quick, easy and safe bill pay options at kiosks nationwide, the companies say. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com LD Systems offers highly customizable kiosks with electronic payment functionality for myriad options including: self-serve banking transactions, utility payments, court fines & fees (civil, family, criminal), property tax, toll tags, DMV motor vehicle tag renewals, parking… Read More »
The investments were listed as $3.1 million, $6 million and $11.6 million in three separate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings since November. Source: www.bizjournals.com ATM of health care’ HealthSpot expanding amid investments from Cox, other
The contract extends existing cash access services and expands the business relationship to include the deployment of integrated kiosks across the full gaming floors at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts in Las Vegas, as well as Sands Bethlehem in Pennsylvania Source: money.cnn.com GCA’s integrated kiosk platform is a full-service solution for ticket redemption, bill breaking and cash access… Read More »
Fitness On Demand announced plans to unveil its latest virtual group fitness kiosk at the International Health Racquet and Sports Association trade show on March 12th in Los Angeles, California. MI Source: www.prcarbon.com
Berg Insight, a dedicated M2M/IoT market research firm based in Sweden, has found that the global installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18.4 percent to 1.16 million units in 2014. Around 0.56 million of these machines have been installed in… Source: www.vendingmarketwatch.com The connected vending market has gained momentum as vending operators have started to deploy… Read More »
$40 Firefox-Powered Orange Klif Also Includes Voice, Text, Data BARCELONA—Before you get too excited, you should know that the Firefox OS-powered Orange Klif smartphone is primarily geared towards Africa. That said, $40 for a smartphone that includes calls, text, and data for six months is still something to get excited about. I got a chance to check it… Read More »