AVT Inc. client Opticwash announced the installation of its automated glasses and jewelry cleaning kiosk at the Las Vegas Venetian Resort. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com From KMC Opticwash in Venetian
An RFI indicates a desire for the kiosks to be supported in the cloud and use HTML5 responsive design for mobile presentation. Source: fcw.com In the past, Vecna has received sole source contracts to upgrade and maintain its proprietary system. It appears from the RFI that the VA may be going in another direction with regard to the… Read More »
Hi-tech revamps promise slicker service, video booths and click-and-collect convenience, but unions fear job losses Source: www.theguardian.com Some 500 self-service kiosks have already been installed in 180 post offices: these allow customers to pay bills and buy stamps for parcels. The new machines will make it possible for a transaction to begin at home or on a tablet… Read More »
ASIS International is an association dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals worldwide by developing educational… Source: www.asisonline.org Security trade show in Atlanta coming up September 29th. Over 700 vendors. Everything and anything to do with Authentication
The Space Needle, the world famous landmark in Seattle, Washington, recently launched a number of innovative new digital experiences to enhance the visitor’s experience. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com For the latest Space Needle kiosk project, Olea worked with the Space Needle group to create a customized kiosk that not only included innovative interactive functionality, but could also withstand the rigors… Read More »
Insurance companies and hospitals are continuing to develop and offer new digital tools to connect patients with health providers at the click of a button, day or night. Source: www.journal-news.com Private commercial insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio — with 3.3 million people enrolled in health plans in Ohio — is rolling out MedStop Consoles,… Read More »
Andrew Savala of KioskSimple lists out eight common mistakes that come up again and again these days. Source: blog.kiosksimple.com Learning from others mistakes can help you not make those same mistakes. There are probably more mistakes to learn from than there are ideal home runs to learn from.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) intends to end mainstream support for several key Windows products such as Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 and Office 2010 Service Pack 1 among others. The Redmond giant intends to stop providing mainst Source: seekingalpha.com I didn’t see this coming but it actually makes sense to me. I think the next big focus has to be… Read More »
UNICEF updating Uganda’s Digital Kiosk computing platform Gizmag In a collaboration that began in 2012, UNICEF partnered with Norway’s Design Without Borders on the overall design of the next generation kiosks, with the aim of scaling the system… Source: www.gizmag.com
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance says it is the first in the country to implement patient services tablet technology. Source: www.star-telegram.com Besides being able to adjust the room temperature, patients can use the tablets to call for a nurse, check medical files for lab results and appointment dates, browse the Internet, read health articles and log into… Read More »
Branding – The Power of Visual Branding presentation by Eric Balinski. Source: selfserviceindustry.com Key Points Brand images has instant meaning and cuts through a world of clutter The convergence of the physical environment with online and mobile is creating new arenas to engage and create customer experiences. Presence in the physical world is critical to the brand visibility,… Read More »
Source: mzero.com Interesting new components for Meridian and Mzero on Web
UC San Diego Health System is partnering with SeePoint, designer and manufacturer of interactive kiosk systems, to overhaul its check-in and vendor management system, according to a press release. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com Vendor check-in units at healthcare are a market all to itself. Also see story on HID badges being “cracked” a few days ago.
Stanford Cancer Institute has teamed up with SeePoint Technology to come up with a solution that would increase awareness and enrollment in clinical trials. Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com Seepoint kiosks in the news with pivoting 22″ display. Seepoint also uses antimicrobial coatings.
EMV is getting real in the US as consumers are now getting chip cards in the mail. But if it’s going to take many years before all merchants are able to accept Source: www.pymnts.com Gemalto — “What I can say is there is a higher amount of activities from financial institutions in launching their EMV portfolios. The amount… Read More »
Square will not require retailers to buy a new version of its Square Stand point-of-sale hardware for next year’s U.S. transition to supporting EMV “chip and Source: www.pymnts.com Instead, a countertop version of the EMV reader that Square announced last month will plug into the existing stand through the USB port. Mag-stripe cards will still be processed using… Read More »
Whether you’re banking or buying groceries, companies are moving toward a do-it-yourself approach. Consumer Reports tells you how to survive and thrive. Source: www.consumerreports.org Remember when attendants pumped gas, clerks bagged groceries, and the sales help measured your feet before you tried on a pair of shoes? Today at Applebee’s and Chili’s, tableside computer tablets allow patrons to… Read More »
Marks & Spencer is opening its second largest store in the UK at Cheshire Oaks, near Liverpool Source: www.theguardian.com Photo tour of Marks and Spencer store
PROBLEM solved with the click of a button. That’s what Mackay police hope after launching their new Policelink self-service kiosk, the first in the state. Source: www.dailymercury.com.au About 400 people have used the service in the (two-month) trial which equates to about 15 minutes per use that can be allocated to frontline services. Three public assistance kiosks and three… Read More »
The global self-checkout market grew 24 percent in 2013, with more than 33,000 shipments, according to research by London-based research firm RBR in a company announcement. Walmart’s “large-scale rollout” played a major role in the global upsurge of self-checkout, the… Source: www.selfserviceworld.com Self-checkout at grocery and others got the big bounce (24%) from Walmart finally implementing (NCR is… Read More »
The kiosk, accessed by the drive-through off the front parking lot, will be fully automated. No customer service personnel will work at the drive-through window. But the drop-box will remain available for payments. Source: durangoherald.com Built right into the drive thru this bill payment terminal kiosk requires no personnel.
Don’t be surprised if you walk into a store and see a space where a Redbox machine used to be. Outerwall is starting to scale back after years of growth. Source: www.dailyfinance.com Outerwall now expects to close out the year with as many as 700 fewer Redbox kiosks in operation in the U.S. market. The net reduction of… Read More »