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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.

Marijuana kiosks – Wrap on CWCBE

Recently the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo was held in Los Angeles. We have some pictures of the show but also a quick interview with David Ellerstein, CEO of Jane, one of the leading cannabis compliance companies today. Here is his feedback on the show.   What was your overall impression of the show? To date, the… Read More »

Patent Watch – Using a Mobile Phone to Read Codes – Kiosk Scanner

Kiosk Scanner & Mobile Phones Reading Codes Be glad you are not one of the 67 companies being litigated against for violation of this patent.  The patent number is US 8,424,752 B2 and the list of defendants is impressive. https://www.google.com/patents/US8424752 Patent Abstract A method comprising: capturing a digital image using a digital image capturing device that is part of a… Read More »

Kiosk Association Announces Advisory Board Members

DENVER, CO – 6/29/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) —Kiosk Industry Group, the Kiosk association and vendor trade association, officially announces appointment of five new members to the Strategic Advisory Board.  The new members include Olea Kiosks, KioWare, Kiosk Information Systems, PROVISIO, and Turnkey Kiosks. They join Crane Payment Innovations, OptConnect, CTS (Connected Technology Solutions) and ARCA. Honorary members include… Read More »

KIOSK (KIS) acquired by Posiflex

KIOSK (KIS) acquired by Posiflex Editor Note: The acquisition of KIOSK by Posiflex is official. In a blockbuster deal Posiflex is expanding from its historical POS transactional market into the self-service kiosk market in a huge way. With a Posiflex market cap of over $11 Billion, KIOSK becomes part of a company over twice the size of NCR,… Read More »

PatientWorks Corporation Announces Marketing Agreement with CTS Healthcare

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.”

Tekview Releases PowerTxt Reboot Device Controlled by 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 »

McDonald’s rolls out kiosks for customizing orders

From super-size to customize — that’s the path McDonald’s is taking in an effort to reverse 11 straight quarters of declining same-store sales. New Yorkers can be among the first in the US to parti…

Source: nypost.com

Allen and Cort Norman, the franchise’s married owners, say younger customers have been taking to the kiosks — tested in the store since July 30 — as if that’s the way business has always been done.


Over the past 12 months, shares of fast-casual chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill, up 10.1 percent, and Panera Bread, up 35.7 percent, have outperformed McDonald’s, up 5.4 percent.

Coffee Kiosk McDonald’s counters Fight for $15 with automation

Calls for a minimum-wage hike nationwide and in Illinois are increasingly met with businesses’ use of technology to cut costs.

Source: www.illinoispolicy.org

The Fight for $15 campaign plans to target McDonald’s on April 14 as part of a new pre-Tax Day tradition, led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. 
 
Chicago is one of 300 cities worldwide where strikes and protests are scheduled. SEIU has spent $70 million on its Fight for $15 campaign. The union’s Local 73 represents more than 28,000 government workers in Illinois and Indiana.
 
Protestors may want to stop by the McDonald’s at Adams and Wells to meet their replacement – an automated McCafé kiosk.

The store, which is anticipating Chicago’s minimum-wage increase to $13 an hour by 2019, is testing out coffee kiosks in the restaurant instead of having employees serve it. The kiosk features a touch-pad for ordering and paying. The screen also prompts customers to answer questions about their kiosk experience, giving the impression this is something that could be adopted as an alternative to hiring. This kind of automation, which replaces a human employee with technology, is one of the unintended consequences of Chicago’s minimum-wage increase.

It may not just be a coffee machine either. Other McDonald’s locations have used self-service kiosks with touch-screens for paying. And while self-serve kiosks don’t seem too unusual, San Francisco-based Momentum Machines has created a robotic hamburger-making machine the company claims can produce 400 high-quality burgers in an hour with minimal human supervision.

Self-Order Kiosk – McDonald’s invests over $550 million to revamp German sites

Fast-food chain McDonald’s spending $557 million to add self-order kiosk for self-service to restaurants in Germany.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

72 “restaurants of the future” to launch.  By end of 2019 McDonalds figures on having most of its 1400+ sites done. New gourmet burgers are making inroads and McDonalds is losing customers and share.

 

In the US it is estimated self-ordering kiosks in the U.S. number 600 which plans to expand that to 1,000 by years end.

ChargeItSpot Adds Loyalty Program Integration to Phone Charging Stations

New line of phone charging stations incorporates card scanner feature allowing retailers to offer complimentary phone charging exclusively for loyalty members
Philadelphia, PA (…

Source: www.benzinga.com

The charging stations feature a built-in card scanner that enables complimentary phone charging as an exclusive benefit for loyalty card members. The technology also enables clients to collect and append opt-in data – like email addresses and phone numbers – from loyalty members.

Retailers and mall operators aren’t the only ones able to benefit from this next generation of charging kiosk. Casinos, stadiums, and any brand with a loyalty or membership program are prime targets for this new technology. The kiosks can also help drive new loyalty sign-ups. If a customer is not an existing loyalty member, the touchscreen will direct them to the nearest on-site location where they can sign up to become a member, and then get a free phone charge.

New Olea Patient Check-in Kiosk

Look for Olea Kiosks at booth # 11419 on the HIMSS16 exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Nevada. LAS VEGAS, NV – 3/1/16 Olea Kiosks will be showing the industry’s latest adjustable check-in healthcare kiosk at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb. 29 – March 4,… Read More »

Olea Kiosks’ new Monte Carlo brings bright lights, big ROI to casinos

New self-service solution designed to help casinos build loyalty programs, manage comps, increase ROI and more Olea Kiosks has released the Monte Carlo Gaming Kiosk, its latest self-service solution for the casino industry. The kiosk arrives at a critical time for the gaming industry. While the economy has improved and overall wagering is up, the spread of legalized gaming… Read More »

Millennials Instore & Autumn Comforts: Discovering Your Shopper’s Comfort Zone

By Ron Bowers, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. November 2016 Reprinted from Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc blog Autumn is upon us! It’s time to pull out a sweater, light the fireplace, and relax with a good book. Along with the falling leaves and cooler temperatures comes the desire for comfort. So,… Read More »

Highlights from Money20/20 2016 (with images, tweets) · ingenico

The world’s largest payments event closed its doors last week. During the 4 days, Ingenico Group showcased its most innovative payment solutions, empowering in-store, online and mobile commerce, and revealed the winner of Money20/20 hackathon. Here are the best moments of the event!

Source: storify.com

iSMP4 Companion, Moby/3000 bluetooth 4.0 mPOS, Android Pay, Connected Screens and TapHero

Industry Shift – the evolution of Self-Service

New opportunities continue to alter the kiosk industry landscape. By Laura Miller, Marketing Director KioWare Reprinted with permission from Kiosk Solutions magazine Issue #1. Introduction Interactive kiosks are not a new concept. In fact, companies have been deploying them for more than 35 years. Kiosks have long been a tool used primarily by large organisations with multiple locations,… Read More »

SlabbKiosks Exhibits at HIMSS16

WLook for SlabbKiosks at booth # 8477 on the HIMSS16 exhibition floor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 28, 2016 SlabbKiosks will showcase two (2) of its healthcare kiosks on the exhibit floor for the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from …

Source: www.pressreleaserocket.net

Was hoping to get pictures of the units but its first day of show so likely pretty busy.

In Kiosk News – SlabbKiosks welcomes Rick Kobal to their sales team

Las Vegas, July 11, 2016 – Kiosk News – Rick Kobal has joined the SlabbKiosks’ sales team. The announcement was made today by the  company’s President, Peter te Lintel Hekkert. He indicated the move was necessary as the company continues to expand its customer base and increase production. “We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team,” said te… Read More »

In-Store Merchandising Design for LaCie Seagate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  — LaCie premium external storage brand promotes high-tech product line at retail with in-line displays. Grafton, WI, September 13, 2016 – LaCie, designer of world-class storage solutions has expanded their product line in-store. The premium brand from Seagate Technology, LaCie designs high-tech external storage products for Apple® and PC users. To showcase their extensive line of products, an… Read More »

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. announces promotion

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. announces the promotion of Danielle Nelson to Account Executive. Grafton, WI, June 27, 2016 – We are pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Nelson as an Account Executive with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Danielle’s background as a Sales Associates has given her experience working with brands and retailers to develop cohesive… Read More »

Newsletter – Patient Check In Kiosks for Patients and for Staff

Newsletter from our member Touchsource and their patient check-in kiosk. Patient Self Check-In Kiosks from Touchsource: Elevate Your Patient’s Experience and Alleviate Pressure on Staff   asd Why Patient Self Check-In Kiosks from TouchSource… With over 15 years of experience, TouchSource, Inc. is an industry leader in public information and self-service kiosks. We’ve brought that experience to the patient self-check-in… Read More »