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).

8 Signs of an Amateur Touchscreen Kiosk Application – The KioskSimple Blog

Have you ever been using a self-service kiosk and thought to yourself “that’s obviously not right?”  Anyone who uses kiosks on a regular basis has at some point interacted with a kiosk that was less than professional.  As a kiosk software company we’ve had the privilege of developing kiosk applications deployed across the US and I’ve compiled a list of signs …

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

Eight big (and usual) “NOT THE BEST IDEA” implementations. Case studies in reverse can be useful. Avoid the usual errors *and assumptions.

Kiosk Software – SiteKiosk Version 9 Released!

New version 9 released by PROVISIO yesterday. Windows 10 support. Major release.  We’ll take it for a test drive later this week.

Source: www.provisio.com

Features:

  • Simplified the licensing model to Basic and Plus variants.
  • Support for Windows 10 (2618/3044).
  • New Chrome-based browser with customizable user interface (3092).
  • Script support for keyboard emulation input devices (2783).
  • Reworked and simplified configuration tool (3041/3149).
  • Filtering of top-level domains added to content filter (3108).
  • Added easy to use size adjustment to onscreen keyboards (3010).
  • Maintenance screen can be controlled with a SiteRemote job (2788).
  • New SiteRemote Client stati: maintenance and emergency mode (2980).
  • New SiteRemote job type that allows to create an idle time between two job steps (2879).

Linux Kiosk – Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 Is Out, Ships with Linux

Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 web browser is also included

Source: news.softpedia.com

Powered by a long-term kernel from the Linux 4.1.13 LTS series, Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 is built around the Mozilla Firefox 38.4.0 ESR and Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 web browser and includes a great number of new features that have been announced by the developer two days before the release of the distribution.

Prominent new features of Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 include support for associating kiosk clients with the brand new Porteus Kiosk Server operating system that lets users access, manage, and monitor those clients when they’re behind a firewall, proxy, or Network Address Translation (NAT).

There’s also support for replacing or adding new default preferences for the compatible web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the resolution of the Kiosk Wizard window has been increased to 800×600, and it is now possible to control the right-click mouse state through the wizard.

Kiosk Industry January Newsletter 2016

Latest news and announcements for Kiosk Industry.

January Update – Kiosk IndustryBig News – January is the last month for charter membership and charter sponsors. Charter means your company is fixed in the site index as the navigation. Go to the home page and hover your mouse on the About section and see the Charter flyouts.  It is $299 till the end of January.  I decided to include January since I will be at NRF.  Here is link and we take CC or Paypal (and you don’t have to insert your EMV card holding it oddly in your hand 🙂

Recommended: I wrote up a NRF Preview which lists companies and booths. I’ll be there with Michael Tulloch of CTS and we’re going to talk to a lot of people (plus maybe the usual steak dinner). If you want to say hello send me an email ([email protected]).

Also a write up after some interviews about HealthSpot and why it seemingly has crashed and burned after such a meteoric rise.  Same week Higi gets $40M. Go figure. I really liked the blog entry by Frost & Sullivan. They did a nice job. 

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Elotouch Announces Compute Engine

1/7/2020 — Editor Notes: Elotouch announced new compute engine which is a bit of a first for them. Historically touchscreens with AIO options as well. They branched out somewhat into enclosures and a remote monitoring package last year. Big client would be Taco Bell.  And in regards to TB, the accessibility of those units are still in question.… Read More »

22 Miles COVID-19 Digital Signage Response

See full article here Digital Signage COVID-19 Solutions 22Miles is deeply committed to the health, awareness, and safety of the nation and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are dedicated to promoting business continuity for all, paired with responsible social distancing. The well being os the nation, our customers, partners, and staff during these uncharted times is… Read More »

Tightrope Media Systems to Unveil All-in-One Carousel Digital Signage Displays

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 8, 2016 – Tightrope Media Systems is developing a new all-in-one display system powered by its Carousel digital signage software. The all-in-one displays, to be shown at the Digital Signage Expo (March 16-17, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 1037) are ideal for interactive, information-based kiosks in busy consumer and visitation spaces. …

Source: www.ravepubs.com

Running on POE clients (AIO 22, 32 and 42 models). Cool stuff!

Kiosk Industry – PayPal Here Card Reader Supports EMV, Apple Pay, Android Pay

With the arrival of Apple Pay and, more recently, Android Pay, consumers are becoming more comfortable with alternative ways of paying that don’t involve credit card swipes. And now, with the U.S.’s transition to EMV – smart cards that store data on chips instead of magnetic stripes, which offers increased security – many business owners will have to upgrade their hardware… Read More »

CreditCall EMV Now Supported In KioskSimple

The CreditCall EMV payment gateway is now fully supported by KioskSimple. Easily interface your website with CreditCall EMV using our JavaScript API.

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

It’s now possible to make JavaScript API calls to the CreditCall EMV payment gateway when you use KioskSimple.


The benefits of using CreditCall with KioskSimple include…

  • Easy-to-use JavaScript API for integration and deployment in hours, not months.
  • Out-of-the-box support for the most popular attended and unattended POS and mPOS PINpads.
  • Pre-certified with multiple Processors and Acquirers.
  • Highest level of cardholder data protection through P2PE.
  • Help merchants de-scope from PCI DSS.

With CreditCall there’s no need to worry about…

  • Time consuming and complicated Processor & Acquirer certifications.
  • Expensive and complicated EMV test tools or cards.
  • Card holder data theft thanks to built in P2PE for the highest level of transaction security.
  • PINpad firmware and EMV configuration updates thanks to our complete TMS


A year after the US deadline, EMV compliance lags: Part 1 — What’s causing the delay?

EMV system compliance has taken longer than many expected due to the complexity of integrating certified hardware with software and processors. Part 1 in a two-part series explores why the transition has taken so long, especially in the unattended retail sector.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

“It does seem like it could be going better on the deployment side,” said Frank Olea, CEO of Olea Kiosks Inc., a kiosk designer and manufacturer. He said the payment processors have to become familiar with EMV-compliant hardware, which takes time.

 

“The retailers all have to change to this technology, so there is a rush on equipment, and there’s a rush on certification,” said Paul Burden, director of software a Meridian Kiosk.

 

“EMV requires communication in both directions [between the processor and the chip card],” said Greg Burch, vice president of strategic development at payment equipment manufacturer Ingenico Group. “The complexities of that are much more than traditional magstripe.”

 

“It’s a more complicated integration,” agreed Rob Chilcoat, president of operations at UCP Inc., an EMV compliance consultant that assists companies with EMV migration. “Every link in the chain has to be certified.”

 

“These smart terminals actually package and encrypt the data before it ever leaves the device, which is a concept called point-to-point encryption,” Chilcoat said. “Combined with Derived Unique Key Per Transaction, that is what ultimately provides the security assurances to the merchants and the kiosk providers that their system won’t ever be the source of a significant breach of customer card data.”

 

 

Al Rajhi Bank deploys Gemalto’s instant EMV card issuance solution in new self-service kiosks

The extension of the solution to kiosks is part of our on-going plan to transform branches for the digital age of banking and give our customers advanced services and a seamless experience,” said Saleh Alzumaie, General Manager Retail Banking Group for Al Rajhi Bank.

Source: www.gemalto.com

This is the first deployment of our instant issuance technology in self-service kiosks in Saudi Arabia and, since its introduction in January, the number of cards being produced this way has increased threefold.”

Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identity Theft In 2018 – Digital Business

Reprinted with permission.. Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identify Theft In 2018 Fraud protection. Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised. When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud. So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked? We’re going to break down the how, what, and why of protecting yourself, touching on everything from your digital accounts to … Continue reading Protect Yourself From Fraud and Identity Theft In 2018 →

Source: digitalbusiness.us

Very nice and complete article on Identify Theft and Fraud Protection. Includes specific tips for self-service technology engagements (gas pumps, ATMs, self-checkout, etc).

Apriva & OTI Partner for Exclusive Client-Friendly Payment Solution in the North American Market

ROSH PINNA, Israel, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apriva & OTI Partner for Exclusive Client-Friendly Payment Solution in the North American Market

Source: www.prnewswire.com

“This partnership delivers an affordable, semi-integrated EMV solution for self-service markets,” said Scott Dowty, chief revenue officer at Apriva. “Kiosk retailers, micro-markets, vendors and other self-service merchants can increase their revenues by accepting more forms of cashless payments, easily integrated via Windows or Linux SDK, and reducing their PCI scope through end-to-end encryption.”

 

The interactive self-service OTI kiosk payment solution is available in the U.S. through OTI’s Las Vegas-based distributor, Unattended Card Payments Inc. 

Hygiene Theater Revisited – How The General Public is “Educated” — Opinion

Back in September, there was a terrific article related specifically to temperature kiosks which we promoted. The tagline was “Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson’s defense of “hygiene theater” shows what the business community sees as a viable alternative safety measure.” Back then the news was all about: cleaning contact points (actually touchscreens part of daily maintenance for kiosks) Getting… Read More »

Bitcoin ATMs Cash Accessibility, Cash Free and Cashless Kiosks

Cashless Kiosks We were looking through the Target Center RFP and couldn’t help but notice that “cash” will not be 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.… Read More »