Category Archives: Kiosk picks

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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.

McDonald’s Kiosks News – Innovation Stores Chicago – NRA Update

McDonalds Kiosks Update From Chicago and NRA Josef Schneider(Entrepreneur / Tech Geek) • Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.“  Team Pyramid Computer GmbH North America checking out McDonald’s innovation stores near Chicago prior to National Restaurant Association show. Always great to see kiosks at… Read More »

National Restaurant Association Kiosk Trade Show Preview

National Restaurant Association Kiosk Trade Show We are at the huge National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, booth 6576 in the Tech Pavilion next to Epson and SpotOn.  We can help with passes if needed. For more information or to arrange a demo/meeting at the show email [email protected] AT THE BOOTH #6576 We plan on exhibiting the Clover Kiosk by… Read More »

InfoComm 2022 Spotlights – June 8-10 at LVCC – Best Digital Signage Solutions

Digital Signage Solution Trade Show – InfoComm 2022 Notes Here is our summary page for InfoComm. We wish we were going but… Exhibits are June 8-10 and its the LVCC.  Probably the biggest exhibitor at InfoComm 2022 is 22Miles. Hard to miss right there at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the massive LED fine pitch signage. Members… Read More »

Restaurant Tech News – NRA Tradeshow Press Release

Restaurant Kiosk and Digital Menu Board News As noted on APnews and PRnewswire DENVER, Colo., May 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — May 2022 Self-Service News – Association of Kiosk Manufacturers. Since 1996, for 26 years serving the self-service technology market. Here is our collected information for the upcoming National Restaurant Show in Chicago. View image for this story: //www.send2press.com/wire/images/22-0217-s2p-kma-kiosk-800×600.jpg… Read More »

Self-Order Restaurant Software – Acquire Digital

Self-Order Software Solutions Come to NRA booth 6576 in Chicago and see super-economical self-order station for restaurant Acquire Digital Restaurant Software Improve quick-service restaurant efficiencies with ordering software to place orders on the go. Easily synchronize content to menu displays for a complete digital experience. Website link Self-service and digital ordering is the way of the future for quick-service restaurants. As… Read More »

Automated Bar for Sports Fans w/ Facial Recognition & Age Verification

Automated Bar Service News IDmission brings verification, convenience, and security to TendedBar automated cocktail service Jacksonville, FL – Whether it’s an NFL Game, an Elton John, Metallica, or Bruno Mars concert, or the final round of a PGA TOUR event, the last thing fans want to do is miss the action while waiting in line to get a drink.  TendedBar,… Read More »

Patient Check-in Kiosks – PatientWorks & CTS Partners

PatientWorks’ KioskWorks and CheckinWorks software is now available on CTS leading self-service interactive devices and kiosks in the healthcare market. CARY, N.C. – Dec. 1, 2016 – PRLog — PatientWorks Corporation, a patient self-service check-in solutions company and wholly owned…

Source: www.ctshealthcare.com

Enclosure and software company work together on new partnership to extend options for EHR and EMR in hospitals today. Excerpt: Hospitals and clinics are very interested in self-service check-in as another tool to improve operations in three key areas: (1) patient safety, (2) patient flow, and (3) patient satisfaction. Expansion initiatives champion the use of self-service technologies that provide a higher level of patient service while also eliminating bottlenecks from waiting rooms of new service areas.”

Drive Thru Kiosk – NEXTEP All New Touchscreen Drive Thru

The DT5 offers a lower cost of ownership, a more flexible footprint, and improved ergonomics to drive thru customers

Source: www.nextepsystems.com

Very nice drive-thru order kiosk from Nextep Systems.  

 

Excerpt: The DT5 integrates seamlessly with the rest of NEXTEP’s product suite, including POS and mobile ordering. With bold graphics and a clean interface, our POS lets restaurant employees see orders in real-time and process those orders intuitively, thereby speeding up operations. Additionally, guests can order from their mobile devices and use the DT5 to tell the restaurant that they have arrived to pick up their orders.

Kiosk News – Tekview PowerTxt Reboot Uses Text Messaging

UK, December 6, 2016 — tekview, a United Kingdom based technology company and developer of innovative mobile/cellular remote power solutions have developed a US version of their successful UK product, Powertxt®. Powertxt is used for a wide variety of applications, including ATMs.   How Does it Work? When your equipment hangs/freezes have you ever been told by the IT department to turn… Read More »

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.

Facial Recognition Kiosks – KFC China Goes Facial on us

KFC Biometrics TechCrunch reports that KFC China is going to try facial recognition technology.  Couple that with demographic and historical data and you can begin to approach smart ordering. Baidu and KFC’s new smart restaurant suggests what to order based on your face Baidu is demonstrating some of its most recent tech advancements in novel ways, including a… Read More »

McDonalds Kiosks – Feature – Serves you right!

Good article by Elliot Maras published last week regarding jobs and the fast food kiosk. By now you’ve already heard it — the introduction of self-order restaurant kiosks is raising fears that kiosks are killing jobs. News media outlets and websites are perpetuating the story that restaurants want to replace workers with kiosks to protect their bottom lines.… Read More »

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.

Automated Retail Kiosk News – Will automation take away our jobs?

Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? 

Source: www.ted.com

In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.

Kiosk News — Opinion – The Coming Tech Backlash

Forget foreign scapegoats. Tech innovation is what’s killing jobs. And the revolt after Trump will resemble the real Luddite movement. The tech industry played an influential role in the outcome of the US Presidential election. Not just in providing the medium for fake news and propaganda. The root cause is job destruction by automation , which drove a base… Read More »

Payment Kiosks – KIOSK Bill Pay Software Product Released

KIOSK Information Systems to Demo New Bill Payment Software at the 2017 NRF Big Show, Booth #3805

Source: www.businesswire.com

Tom Weaver, states, “Without question, bill payment is KIOSK’s most consistent and dominant market application. Many of our clients are in their second or third generation of self-service having already proven the enormous impact of automating literally millions of transactions each year. The ROI on in-store bill payment has moved it from a ‘nice to have’ in-store feature to a ‘must-have’ element to maximize store profits.”

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?

Cannabis Kiosk – Legalization, Vending and Self-service Payment

Eastlake, Colo., January 9, 2017 – Just two years into the state’s experiment in marijuana legalization for recreational use, Colorado businesses are on track see more than $1.3 billion in revenue from the sale of weed and related products. That’s a whopping 30 percent higher than the $1 billion those businesses took in last year. One of the… Read More »

Kiosk Research – Global Kiosk Market 2017 Report

Global Kiosk Market 2017 : Slabb Kiosks, Olea Kiosks, DustShield (Phoenix Kiosk), NCR Corporation, Diebold, Meridian Kiosks, Fujitsu Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 – Industry Marketing Management A market study based on the Kiosk market across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Kiosk Market 2017’. The research report analyzes the historical as… Read More »

Fingerprint checks and iris scans are coming to LAX

Clear, a biometrics security company, plans to add lanes at Los Angeles International Airport.

Source: www.latimes.com

The kiosks, which resemble ATMs, will be expanded by the end of March to three more airports: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and LAX.  Editor note: Kiosks are designed and made by Olea Kiosks.

Kiosk Software – KioCall video conference software

Video conference kiosk software KioWare has added a new video conference kiosk product called KioCall that works with KioWare for Windows to add video conferencing to a kiosk. Video conferencing (via externally run applications) has been available in the past but never has it been so simple to implement and cost effective to run. KioWare has also released a… 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.”

Healthcare Kiosk – Olea Patient Check-In at HIMSS

Note: Olea announces new healthcare products at HIMSS 2017 and includes new models for patient check-in. New tablet offering will be there with telehealth telemedicine demo.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Healthcare Kiosk, Telemedicine Telehealth and Tablet Products at HIMSS Olea Kiosks has announced it will launch an all-new line of healthcare kiosks for patient check-in at HIMSS 2017… Read More »