NEMA Ratings and What They Mean Here’s our quick, in-a-nutshell rundown of the most commonly called-for NEMA ratings, and what each one means: NEMA 1: Indoor-use enclosures that protect internal components from solid foreign objects and contaminants (like falling dirt), and also provide limited protection to personnel by restricting their access to potentially hazardous components. NEMA 2:… Read More »
Since last year’s Digital Signage Expo and the introduction of Chrome’s single app kiosk mode, many customers and developers have built digital signage applications on Chromeboxes. Chromeboxes are secure, easy to manage and cost effective, making them ideal to display content and engage customers in any location. Chicos chose Chrome to manage and display content on over 5000 screens across… Read More »
TAMPA—A McDonald’s Corp. restaurant in Wesley Chapel is among a select few nationwide to test a distinctly new way for McDonald’s customers to order food: Via a digital kiosk. Source: tbo.com
What is believed to be the first age- and identity-verifying legal marijuana-vending machine in the U.S. has been launched in Colorado. The Zazzz Automated Marijuana Vending Machine has been installed by American … See on www.selfserviceworld.com
Would you like some microchips with that burger? McDonald’s Europe strikes another blow against human interaction by installing 7,000 touch-screen computers to take your order and money. Craig Allen Keefner‘s insight: Thanks to Kirk at Arcatech See on www.cnet.com
See on Scoop.it – Kiosk & Kiosks McDonald’s Kiosks in Action. As a follow up to this post, Battling Higher Minimum Wages: McDonald’s Just Bought Touch Screen Cashier Kiosks for Its 7,000 European Locations, EPJ reader Kingsley Edwards tweets:. Craig Allen Keefner‘s insight: Includes link to picture of unit in Belgium. I am surprised at the size of… Read More »
After McDonald’s announced yet another round of disappointing earnings yesterday—its quarterly profits fell 30 percent—the Wall Street Journal editorial page took a moment to gloat. “So even one of the world’s most ubiquitous consumer brands cannot print money at its pleasure,” it wrote. “This may be news to liberal pressure… Source: www.slate.com Nice article on labor costs and… Read More »
The kiosk is designed for use in airports, hospitals, casinos and campuses, among other locations. Source: www.digitalsignageconnection.com New unit from Parabit called Aveta for interactive wayfinding and digital signage
The app allows businesses to track sales, inventories and other data on smartphones and tablets. Source: gadgets.ndtv.com Square Register, which is available on Google’sAndroid and on Apple platforms, is a mobile application that shops and other business use at the point of sale.
Consumers in Ukraine can now send and receive funds through kiosks and ATMs after an agreement between MoneyGram and Privatbank, a bank in Ukraine Source: www.fx-mm.com over 12,500 self-service kiosk terminals to use MoneyGram’s services.
Consumer products have changed as the smart phone and Internet combine to make simple devices “smart” – A phenomenon known as “The Internet of Things.” Source: www.sprosty.net Article by Rick Rommel of Sprosty on IoT. Your products connect with others or they don’t. Good read.
The Dodge City parks department is happy to buy a modern solution to locating graves and burial records. Source: www.dodgeglobe.com Adds new meaning to “cloud services”…
Six-foot touchscreen kiosks, which look like man-sized iPods, will soon pop up in east valley schools, bringing a high-tech twist to the classic campus bulletin board. The kiosks also promise to tighten campus security by automatically calling the police if a gunshot is detected. Source: www.desertsun.com About 500 schools — including the schools in Coachella Valley Unified —… Read More »
Matthew Rudberg,State Practice Manager with CVS, helps Rohini Arter as she fills out her information at the kiosk for the CVS MinuteClinic before she gets to see the nurse practitioner. Source: www.abqjournal.com The clinics are open seven days per week, running as late as 7:30 p.m. week nights at some sites.
TEMPE – Arizona State University students who are tight on time and limited on transportation will often get their calories from a vending machine. Now they can get their medication in much the same way. The InstyMed machine at the Tempe Health Center is the first in Arizona, and ASU is only the second university […] Source: cronkitenewsonline.com… Read More »
Interactive medication ordering system under the ‘095″ patent at issue Earlier this year litigation was filed against many more (45) other companies and is in the courts (jury trial demand)
Samsung brought out folks during its SDC 2014 keynote to cover a whole host of areas that the company is focusing on, and one of the more interesting ones for the Android crowd is a new sharing platform called Samsung Flow. Landing somewhere between Apple’s new Continuity features and our current system of manually sending content links between… Read More »
Samsung has introduced a number of new tools for developers at the second-annual Samsung Developers Conference, including a new platform and SDK around health. Samsung Digital Health (SDH) and allows for the tracking of personal fitness data, including activity, food consumption, and workouts. They are also providing an open hardware reference design, the Simband, which can integrate a…… Read More »
On rare occasion, Mr. Market serves you up a fat-pitch selling opportunity. A gross overreaction to Planar’s (NASDAQ:PLNR) Q4 2014 earnings report has created an incredibly compelling short setup. While Planar’s results were Source: seekingalpha.com From SA — “While Planar’s results were strong, with digital signage growing 42% yoy and a strong outlook given for Q1, the fundamentals… Read More »
In October 2012, Travis County officials promised that bringing video visitation to the local jails wouldn’t affect anything else about… Source: blogs.dallasobserver.com Interesting battle going on in Travis County and Securus over video kiosks. Originally all face to face visits were going to be barred (only video allowed) but then that changed. Securus is also facing federal lawsuit… Read More »
Fellow Robots is at the forefront of reimagining these uses for the best retail experience. Source: fellowrobots.com Origin of Lowes robot
REUTERS/Mosab OmarA man uses an vending machine a money machine that dispenses pure gold at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.If you think vending machines Source: www.businessinsider.in
With the liability shift now less than a year away, it’s time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans. Source: www.retailcustomerexperience.com background on EMV by Laura Miller covering many points with EMV compliant. Data breach is twice a day alert. Devices and transactions in the field for most part only populate a system which at some… Read More »
You might have seen those Best Buy Express kiosks at airports and train stations around the country. These souped up vending machines don’t dispense Cheetos and gum but rather premium Beats headpho… Source: blog.sfgate.com According to a source close to Zoom, Best Buy Express generates anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 a month per kiosk. Do the math and that… Read More »
HP Retail Solutions retail pos system and hardware allow retailers to quickly adapt to issues expand their business as well as meet and exceed consumer needs. Source: www8.hp.com Nice tablet solutions from HP
Building a Kiosk Application in Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Source: www.objectpartners.com Android L introduced “Screen Pinning” API. This allows an application to temporarily restrict a user from navigating away from your activity. When Screen Pinning in enabled, it restricts a user from gaining access to notification bar on top as well as the navigation bar at the bottom. Prior… Read More »
Watson’s next stop is the Mayo Clinic, as the famous IBM creation will be assisting in a new initiative that aims to match patients more quickly with the appropriate clinical trials. The pilot is set to launch in early 2015. Source: www.healthcare-informatics.com Since appearing on Jeopardy! a few years ago, IBM has brought the artificial intelligence computer system… Read More »
Franklin, NH (PRWEB) November 04, 2014 — New Space-Saving Countertop Kiosk With Multi-Touch Interface Is Versatile & Affordable Source: www.prweb.com New countertop kiosk includes adjustable viewing of display (30 degrees), multi-touch 19 landscape. Interesting.
Raley’s locations in Reno and Sparks are set to unveil a new “DMV in a Box” kiosks. Source: www.mynews4.com According to DMV officials, DMV customers completed 577,771 transactions at kiosks during fiscal year 2014. These are customers who otherwise would have waited in line to be served by a technician. The total number of transactions completed on the… Read More »
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is trialing self-serve biometric kiosks that will enable customers to bypass the long lines, according to a report by Telegram.com. “It frees up our custome… Source: www.biometricupdate.com Oddly enough in addition to verifying the identities of customers, the new kiosks will also notify customers to get their hair out of your face, take off… Read More »
John Hazen thinks a lot of shoppers are put off by various retailers’ experiments with omnichannel—in particular, the kiosks used in omnichannel-focused stores. These kiosks typically find uses ranging from viewing a brand’s full collection to completing a sale. Retailers such as Staples use kiosks. Source: www.apparelnews.net These people take a different tack and engineer the kiosk so… Read More »
blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, and the person’s weight Source: www.medgadget.com Innovative design for the station. New startup in Georgia and telehealth telemedicine market will like this. Retail locations for health clinics will like this.
BAI Financial Show coming up in Chicago Source: www.bai.org
The future of retail is here. Source: www.businessinsider.com The portable assistant.
NATCHEZ — Ordering commissary in the Adams County jail is now a … Source: www.natchezdemocrat.com Swansons in MS. Paying cash bonds, collecting cash upon entry, relatives can deposit funds. Swanson, a division of Trinity Services put in the kiosks for free (valued at $116K) and recoups investment via fees charged to inmate commisary accounts.