Category Archives: Kiosk Newsbits

Kiosk manufacturer news from the Kiosk Association

Kiosk Industry is the news engine for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA which is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better self-service for customers and employees through kiosks and information technology (IT). Kiosk Industry Association leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements and engagement outcomes using information technology such as kiosks.

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Kiosk Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

Periodically, the Kiosk Industry Group inducts new Hall of Fame members. Nominations are now being accepted. Inductees will be announced at DSE in Las Vegas in March 2017.

Source: pressreleasejet.com

This year the Association is including a special recognition category for media and the writers, editors and tradeshow producers who have contributed to industry. Our current candidates include: James Vande Castle, Kiosk Magazine, and Mary Carlin, Edgell Publications. Also included is a special posthumous recognition for James Bickers, who died in October 2016. Bickers was among the first editors of Kiosk Marketplace and the creator and founding editor of Digital Signage Today.

Kiosks killing jobs? Some Say So, but the facts otherwise?

Several restaurant chains are using kiosks and other technology that allow orders to be placed more rapidly and efficiently. Kiosks are fostering fears about job losses, but in reality, kiosks are serving to reallocate labor from the front to the back of the restaurant and in some cases, add jobs.

Source: www.qsrweb.com

Good writeup. The Rensi/Puzder misinformation drives me crazy. What McD needs is to sell more stuff. Just like Paneras is now doing thanks to adding self-service, expanding their kitchen, and yes, hiring more people…it’s lazy journalism catering to the controversial.  

Directory Kiosk – New Interactive Building Directory Solution

Meridian, the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, announced the launch of MzeroDirectMe, an interactive building directory solution.

Source: www.prweb.com

DirectMe enhances visitor experience through self-service wayfinding and can be tailored to meet company specifications. The user-friendly building directory was created for high-density areas including corporate offices, hospitals and government buildings. “It’s extremely customizable but also very easy to use. The interactivity and expandability allow the directory solution to be as simple or complex as needed,” said Jeff MacDonald, Director of Software Integration at Meridian.

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.

ADA Kiosk – National Council on Disability Issues Report

ADA kiosk, HIPAA kiosk, ADA tablet kiosk, HIPAA tablet kiosk, PCI, Section 508

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has issued a report on measures to ensure access to information and communication technologies for people with disabilities. The document provides recommendations to the President, Congress, and federal agencies, as well as to the technology industry, the private sector, and state and local governments. NCD provided a briefing on the report at the Capitol on October 7 with representatives from industry, disability groups, and federal agencies, including the Access Board.

Secure Kiosk News – The lie-detecting security kiosk of the future

When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.

Source: phys.org

The Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time (AVATAR) is cbeing tested to help border security agents determine whether travelers coming into Canada may have undisclosed motives for entering the country.

 

“AVATAR is a kiosk, much like an airport check-in or grocery store self-checkout kiosk,” said San Diego State University management information systems professor Aaron Elkins. “However, this kiosk has a face on the screen that asks questions of travelers and can detect changes in physiology and behavior during the interview. The system can detect changes in the eyes, voice, gestures and posture to determine potential risk. It can even tell when you’re curling your toes.”

Read more at: //phys.org/news/2016-12-lie-detecting-kiosk-future.html#jCp

ADA Kiosks – U.S. Access Board Holds Briefing on Final Rules

Please join the U.S. Access Board members and staff for a public briefing on three recent final rules

Source: www.ada-kiosk.com

Rules to finalize include:

  • Updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans (published December 14)

  • Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (to be published January 9)

  • Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines (to be published soon)

AR Kiosks News – Time for developers to get real

Augmented reality technology blends virtual reality with real-world images to create immersive user experiences. Developers need to get ready — really.

Source: searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com

Gartner believes by 2020, 100 million consumers will leverage augmented reality technology for online retail, an experience characterized as “immersive shopping.” It’s coming quickly; Gartner predicts 20% of global retail brands will adopt some form of augmented reality during 2017.

Posiflex POS Tablet, Terminal and Kiosk at NRF

Posiflex debuts three new retail POS products at the National Retail Federation Big Show 2017 – self service kiosks, patented and award winning tablet

Source: www.businesswire.com

A US patent has been issued on MT series accessories for engineering innovation for transforming a tablet into a pistol grip bar code reader, then an all-in-one POS. The MT series is ideal for line-busting, inventory management, mobile payment and customer engagement.

ADA Kiosks – Walmart settles over payment machines

Walmart has agreed to settle a disability-rights suit by installing equipment in its stores in California that will enable people in wheelchairs to read the screens at checkout display terminals and make credit card purchases on their own. The proposed settlement in federal court in San Francisco is intended to make the point-of-sale machines at Walmart’s more than 200 stores in the state accessible to the more than 300,000 Californians who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters. 

Source: m.sfgate.com

Big deal for NCR who now needs to fix their design?

Kiosk Business – Crane Co. Reports 2016 Results Q4 .

Crane said sales in the Payments & Merchandising segment increased $21 million, or 12%, driven by $28 million, or 16%, of core growth, partially offset by a $7 million, or -4%, impact from unfavorable foreign exchange. Operating margin expanded 310 basis points to 19.7%, driven primarily by integration synergies, the higher core sales and strong productivity.

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

“At Payment & Merchandising Technologies, we are seeing accelerating demand for productivity solutions, and we expect a third consecutive year of substantial growth and margin expansion in 2017,” Max Mitchell said.

Kiosk Research – Global Check-In Market Report

2/3/2017 — The Global Check-In Kiosks Market Report 2017 focuses on deep analysis of the current status of Check-In Kiosks industry. The study of Check-In Kiosks industry is very important to enhance business productivity and for the study of market forecast. Primarily, Check-In Kiosks Market report 2017 basically displays the overview of the Check-In Kiosks industry, which consists… Read More »

Payment Kiosks – PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks

Expands PayPal’s Reach Into the U.S. Bill Payment Channel with More Than 10,000 Supported Billers, 65,000 Over-the-Counter Locations and 900 Operated Kiosks

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Source: corporate.tionetworks.com

Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of TIO, remarked, “We founded TIO to make speed and access part of the bill payment experience for the underserved, and we believe that we have created affordable products to serve the needs of all customers. Our mission fits perfectly with PayPal’s vision to democratize money. As part of the PayPal team, we believe we will accelerate our growth through expanded distribution and continue increasing access to more billers and services.”

Elionic 100 – Kiosk Industry News

Touch-screen tablet is WiFi, realtime biometric device. Employees can easily check schedules, view benefits, access their time cards, and request time off.

Source: amgtime.com

Interesting new device for biometric employee time tracking. All in one Android tablet. Fingerprints and photo.

DMV Kiosks – West Virginia DMV in Sheetz stores

West Virginia residents can now renew vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses at Sheetz stores in Beckley and Star City. The West Virginia DMV Now kiosks are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week inside the two convenience stores. A third kiosk at the Kanawha City DMV branch in Charleston is available during office hours., , , , WV DMV Now kiosk locations: 

Source: www.webwire.com

Intellectual Technology Inc. (ITI) manages the installation and maintenance of the kiosks, in partnership with the West Virginia DMV.  

Posiflex Latest Kiosk, POS Terminal and Mobile POS at EuroShop

Posiflex Technology, Inc., a global leading brand in the design and manufacture of POS solutions and peripherals, will unveil its newest products at E

Source: www.businesswire.com

Owen Chen, President and CEO at Posiflex Technology, Inc. comments, “Our agility has kept us ahead of the competition, and developed the new industry-changing technologies. From hybrid mobile POS solutions to the acquisition of KIOSK Information Systems, the leading expert in the market of interactive kiosks, Posiflex has built up the strongest product portfolio in the global POS market. We are pleased to be at EuroShop this year to demonstrate these newest solutions, which are built upon our 30+ years of experience in retail industry.”