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.

The Kiosk Industry Group acts as the professional news and marketing website for the kiosk and self-service industry. We are funded by those companies for the benefit of developers, resources and client companies interested in self-service, kiosks, thin or internet terminals and POS systems. News about the industry and by the industry that is relevant to companies looking to utilize self-service, and companies which assist in doing just that (hardware, software and application).

Redbox Sued By Disney – Coinstar Kiosk News

The scene: Disney and its spouse (also Disney) have just finished a hard evening’s grocery shopping. Cart piled high with all the things a growing-but-massive entertainment conglomerate needs, the pair stop at the store’s exit, right next to a distinctive bright red kiosk. Disney turns to its partner:“Honey, should we pick up a Redbox lawsuit tonight?” “Oh, yeah, that sounds like fun!”

Source: www.avclub.com

Redbox has been reselling Disney codes not intended for resale. What were they thinking?

Press Release – Kiosk Temperature Screening Market Report

The Kiosk Manufacturer Association recently participated in a temperature kiosk market report conducted by IPVM, one of the premier sources for video surveillance.  Video surveillance is not the only market that has pivoted to medical device sales (admitted or not). Kiosk suppliers, hard hit by COVID-19, have also joined this emerging segment. Inside this report, based on an interview with Craig… Read More »

Southco Locks and Latches Conversation

Southco Kiosk Locks Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Southco and Mike Fahy.  I have know Mike since before 2010 when he assisted developing some locks for major rental bike program. Locks and access control isn’t the sexiest stuff in the world but they are critical components.  Many people that we have worked… Read More »

UV Antibacterial

UV-C Antibacterial Solutions This is our general synopsis page of UV Resources and information. UV-C Antibacterial Light Another antibacterial  tool is UV-C light. It however has many cautions. UV-C News 08/23 — Article on UV-C Wands from CNET. The dangers of. LINK What Are Germicidal Lamps? Germicidal lamps emit radiation in the UV-C portion of the ultraviolet (UV)… Read More »

Esper Partners with Point Mobile on Android Lifecycle Management

Bellevue, WA – Esper, a global leader in the Android DevOps space, has announced a partnership with Point Mobile Co., Ltd., one of the world’s fastest-growing manufacturers of rugged, handheld mobile computers. Industrial fleet managers have off-the-shelf access to the industry’s most powerful tools for Android device deployment and management on Point Mobile devices. Esper and Point Mobile… Read More »

Bitcoin ATMs Cash Accessibility, Cash Free and Cashless Kiosks

We were looking through the Target Center RFP and couldn’t help but notice that “cash” will not be a accepted. Welcome to the world of “Cash Free”, mobile phones and contactless cards. We wonder if swipe will be supported almost. Given the sports teams that use the Target Center, they will have a “Court Cash” loyalty app. The… Read More »

U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Briefing on Final Rules – ADA Kiosk – Standards for Self-Service Kiosks

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)

Clever Password Tricks Aren’t Protecting You from Today’s Hackers

Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you’re probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you’ve heard it all already, though, today’s password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here’s what’s changed and what you should do about it.

Source: lifehacker.com

Good advice

Global Entry Kiosks Biometrics Change

Global Entry Kiosks Update We’ve got some exciting news for frequent flyers: Global Entry is making its kiosks even more efficient by eliminating passport and fingerprint scans, and relying instead on facial recognition technology. Passengers who have Global Entry and arrive at some airports from international destinations don’t need to scan their passport, put their fingers on a… Read More »

Join Hangouts Session on Contactless Tuesday

TUESDAY, MAY 12 AT 2 P.M. CENTRAL TIME REOPENING WITH SAFE TOUCHLESS INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS    Craig Keefner   Executive Director / Kiosk  Manufacturer Association   Tom Lasiter   Director, Hospitality Americas / Intel Corp., IOTG, Retail Banking Hospitality Education Contactless Touchscreen Hangouts — It is of vital local, national and international interest to reopen our economies safely. The… Read More »

NRF COVID Resources – Industry Partner Resource Headquarters

The Kiosk Manufacturer Association is pleased to announce our inclusion on the NRF COVID Industry Resource Partners Headquarters page. From NRF : “The coronavirus pandemic is dramatically affecting businesses all over the world including the retail industry. To support retailers, NRF’s technology, research and consulting industry partners are providing free or discounted resources and guidance. This includes tools,… Read More »

Honeywell AI-Driven Thermal Imager Detects Elevated Body Temperature

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell today announced a new temperature monitoring solution that incorporates advanced, infrared imaging technology and artificial intelligence algorithms to conduct non-invasive, preliminary screening of personnel entering a facility. The Honeywell ThermoRebellion temperature monitoring solution can be rapidly deployed at the entryway of a factory, airport, distribution center, stadium or other commercial buildings to quickly… Read More »

Amazon Facial Recognition Comes Under Fire

Full article as published by Denver Post 2/3/2019 Amazon Face-Detection Software Has Bias NEW YORK — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Amazon’s website credits Rekognition for helping the Washington County Sheriff Office in Oregon speed up how… Read More »

Micro market Kiosk Requirements – Models For Micromarket Retail Application

TAGS: vending, micro market, micomarket kiosk, Olea micro market kiosk, Olea Kiosks Inc., Frank Olea, self-checkout systems

CERRITOS, CA — Olea Kiosks Inc. is rolling out two kiosks designed for micromarket developers and operators. They are

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

Olea’s systems come with 19″ touchscreen monitors and barcode scanners that can be used for products, loyalty cards and cellphones. They accept cash, credit cards, Apple Pay or payment through biometrics, and both models are available with either PCI- or EMV-compliant devices. They can be accessed by landline, Wi-Fi or cellular connections.

Micro Market Research Trends, Analysis, Forecast

KIOSK market research report covering industry trends, market share, market growth analysis and projection by MIcroMarketMonitor.com. KIOSK market report includes, What are market estimates and forecasts; which of KIOSK markets are doing well and which are not? and KIOSK companies.

Source: www.micromarketmonitor.com

Must be the season for the market report people.  This is another one which ends up looking at Airport Kiosks but in fact the companies it profiles are not the biggest players. I guess there are people that buy these things.

Micro Market – 365 Retail Acquisition

Micro Market Kiosk acquisition by 365 Retail Noted on KioskMarketplace Good writeup on acquisition by 365 Retail. Micro Markets have held steady and last year it was Slabbkiosks that was purchased.  It’s an interesting market in that the main competitors share a lot of the same people and origins. Its a lot like the thinclient market in that… Read More »

Kiosk Future Trends – Vending Kiosk Opportunities

Excerpt from Canadian Vending magazine May 2020 — Kiosk sales are expected to accelerate post-pandemic, due to affordability of its footprint and sanitary interface, when compared to a crowded store. Take-Aways Kiosks are safer than dealing with people Vending machines sell tangible goods Customers like to customize orders, and preferably via machine than person. Business orders for self-service… Read More »

Restaurant kiosks and demographics

QSR kiosks are big these days and the poster child might be Paneras actually though for sure McDonalds “once again into the fray” efforts bring a lot of attention (ditto for Wendy’s and others). Good quote from Olea and good article.

Source: www.qsrweb.com

Here were the demographics

  • 18-24 year olds are more than 70 percent likely to visit a restaurant if it had a kiosk option;
  • 25-34 year olds are 65 percent more likely to visit;
  • 45-54 year olds are 60 percent more likely; and
  • 55+ year olds are 40 percent more likely.