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).

KIosk Price – How Much Does A Kiosk Cost?

So How much Does A Kiosk Cost? Today you can order a cheeseburger, pay a doctor’s bill, and even renew your driver’s license without relying on another person’s assistance.  Self-service technology has empowered patrons to take actions on their own, while businesses benefit from the enhanced customer service and added revenue these tools provide. And while forward-thinking businesses… Read More »

Uniguest – Kiosk Security – Widely Used Kiosks Compromised by Hardcoded Credentials

Hardcoded Credentials in Kiosk Software Allowed Remote Attackers to Compromise API Read full article Uniguest provides kiosks to the hospitality, senior living, specialty retail, education and corporate sectors. The kiosks typically run a locked down version of Windows, and are managed by Uniguest rather than, for example, the hotel customers. With so many kiosks in so many different… Read More »

FMagazine Fall 2019 – Accessible Kiosks, Merchandising and Design

 Accessible Kiosks – Fall 2019 FMagazine The best of in-store merchandising, interactive kiosks and store fixtures for brands and retailers nationwide. The FMagazine Fall 2019 issue includes articles on: How self-service kiosks will shape the future of grocery Making kiosks accessible for everyone Merchandising displays – getting the best design without blowing the budget The FMagazine this issue includes… Read More »

Digital merchandising leader establishes new headquarters in Chicago for QSR and retail

CHICAGO — September 29, 2016 — Coates, a global leader in digital merchandising software, kiosks, and digital drive-thrus, expands the reach of its world-class products with the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, which includes a fully equipped innovation lab. The new Coates Lab offers quick service restaurants (QSR), retail brands and agencies a state-of-the-art space for a hands-on, personalized experience of the future of digital merchandising. With more than 50 years of leadership in digital solutions, Coates is in a unique position to take customers from proof of concept, design and manufacturing to installation and support, to provide their customers the most engaging experience.

Source: www.coatesgroup.com

Coates Lab encompasses displays, kiosks, digital drive-thru solutions, beacons, facial recognition and social media powered by Switchboard, the groundbreaking, data-driven content management system (CMS) developed by Coates. Switchboard enables brands to deliver a personalized and localized one-to-one experience in-store, similar to what online retailers offer on their websites, with an online record of the buyers’ past purchase history and a personalized greeting using Coates’ Switchboard content management system.

Advocates for the Blind Sue Over Wi-Fi Kiosks

New York City’s public Wi-Fi kiosks aren’t sufficiently accessible to blind people, according to claims made in a lawsuit filed Thursday by attorneys representing advocates for the disabled.

Source: www.wsj.com

The kiosks include Braille labels next to a 911 button and a headphone jack. The kiosk’s touch-screen tablet is also at a level so that those in a wheelchair are able to use it, according to a CityBridge spokesman.

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Mindy Jacobsen, a 65-year-old Brooklyn resident, is one of three blind residents suing the city. Last week, Ms. Jacobsen, who teaches technology courses in Manhattan, said she plugged her headphones into a kiosk on Eighth Avenue, hoping to use it for directions. But the maps feature was on the touch screen, which Ms. Jacobsen couldn’t use.

 

A 911 call can only be placed when an on-screen prompt is pressed.

Biometric Kiosks Come to Car Rental Check-In and Check-Out Using Facial Recognition

Editors Note: News post published by Hertz 12/11/18 Hertz and CLEAR Partner to Reimagine the Car Rental Experience Travelers Can Now Get on the Road Faster Than Ever Before by Using their Face or Fingers at the Exit Gate NEW YORK and ESTERO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 – Hertz and CLEAR today announced the launch of Hertz Fast Lane powered… Read More »

DMV Kiosk – ADOT MVD Self-Service Kiosks Award

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – When the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division launched ServiceArizona.com in 1997, it was the nation’s first motor vehicle division online service for vehicle registrations. Over the years, continual technological enhancements and the addition of multiple customer service features allow the website to handle more than eight million MVD-related transactions per year. In recognition of the most recent improvements, the American Association of Motor Vehi…

Source: www.kcsg.com

Beer Kiosk – I used the self-serve beer machine at Target Field and now I shall tell the tale

I didn’t wanna, you guys. But I do this stuff for you. FOR YOU.

Source: hardballtalk.nbcsports.com

He gives DraftServ credit for running a smooth operation. Well-attended and administered, with someone checking IDs before handing out cash-loaded cards & someone else oping off the area where the taps are so as to keep people from sneaking by. Macrobrews at ballparks is volume business and this is about as efficient as you can get with that.

Vending Kiosk – Moscow Deploys Giant Vending Machines in Anti-Kiosk Crusade | Business

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s crusade against street kiosks in central Moscow has entered a new phase with the installation of about 60 colossal “new breed” vending machines in the city over the next two months.

Source: www.themoscowtimes.com

The machines, designed by the Moscow-based Art. Lebedev Studio, come in a number of different versions, the biggest being 20 square meters in size and stocking 400 products, according to the website of the operating company, Vsyo Sam.

Self Service Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing … – Film Journal (blog)

Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing …

Source: www.filmjournal.com

The technology behind self-service, self-payment and choice has begun to infiltrate the food and beverage world in a way that is irreversible and all-encompassing, saving labor, time and money for the operator. Having iPads on the table to pick up, browse, and enter your order means you no longer have a waiter. You simply have a delivery to your table. 

Green Kiosk – Using green computing for improving energy efficiency

A guide to choosing green computing for your IT department. Learn how and why you should consider improving energy efficiency techniques within your business.

Source: www.computerweekly.com

Green computing is no longer just a white-wash expression, as government standards like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or the European Union Emission Trading  (EU ETS), encourage companies to revaluate their use of IT resources.

Churches now take plastic: Swipe kiosks allow for donations via credit card

Americans may worship plastic, but, for the most part, they’re not yet willing to worship with plastic.

Source: www.pressofatlanticcity.com

It may be somewhat surprising then that the Ocean City Tabernacle, in its 135th season, has become the latest one of a very few area churches to experiment with the kiosk concept, installing two stations in its narthex for the summer season. Use of the devices, which consist of iPads inserted in a frame on a stand, has been underwhelming, with only a handful of people weekly availing themselves of the technology.

“So far I would say it’s not finding its audience,” said Rick Carlson, who is in his first year as CEO of the nondenominational Tabernacle. “Part of the reason is our audience tends to be older and kiosks tend to be used most by younger people who use credit or debit cards for everything. They don’t write checks or carry cash.”

Moki & Mimo Create New Opportunities for Commercial Grade Tablet Kiosk Solutions

Moki(R) and Mimo Display(R) to Create New Opportunities for Tablet-Based Kiosk Solutions in Commerce.

Source: www.einnews.com

Moki, the leader in cloud-native management and control for tablet-based commerce solutions, announced today a strategic partnership with Mimo Monitors (Mimo Display, LLC). Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Mimo Monitors produces affordable commercial-grade, Android™-based tablet devices and related POS peripherals, such as 2d barcode scanners, and credit card readers, etc., that come deployment ready with VESA-mountable displays.

This new partnership will combine Moki’s tablet-based kiosk control capabilities and Mimo’s robust devices to provide those in the retail and corporate spaces an affordable and fully-managed commercial-grade option for deploying large fleets of tablet-based kiosks and displays. Rather than turning a consumer grade tablet running iOS, Windows or Android into a tablet kiosk using enclosures, retailers can now purchase a low-cost device that is purpose-built to withstand the day-to-day rigors demanded from a tablet-based kiosk or display in a retail or other setting. Customers can also expect a managed hardware and software refresh cycle to allow for long term deployments.

SelbySoft certifies Elo to streamline POS experience for coffee, pizza retailers

Elo, a supplier of touchscreen solutions, announced SelbySoft Inc., a supplier of café point-of-sale systems, has certified three of Elo’s solutions for use with SelbySoft’s SP-1 POS software.

Source: www.fastcasual.com

Elo solutions, certified by SelbySoft, include the X-Series, E-Series and PayPoint all-in-one POS terminals. Elo said its X-Series is known for its configuration options that meet the needs of a wide variety of retailers. Elo’s E-Series is designed to offer commercial reliability with a small footprint while maintaining affordability. In addition, Elo’s new PayPoint platform delivers integrated functionality retailers demand, including a built-in, flip-to-sign touchscreen, barcode reader, cash drawer, receipt printer and customer-facing display. SelbySoft certified the PayPoint devices for Windows operating systems.