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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.

Frank Mayer announces addition of fourth generation, Michael Mayer, as Production Coordinator.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. announced today that Michael Mayer has joined the company to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.  Michael Mayer is a fourth generation Mayer and a welcome addition to the production department.

Source: www.digitalscreenmedia.org

Family tradition continues at Frank Mayer.  Mike Mayer, President, said “The recent addition as a fourth generation Mayer is a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. I’m confident that Michael will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

Why self-service tills don’t check out: Nine in 10 say hindrance

Research by UK banking experts shows 93 per cent of customers are frustrated by self-service machines. Those aged 55 and over prefer to be served by a human being.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Survey says..Glory Global did poll of UK customers on self-service.  Amazing that despite the gloomy numbers, most said they would use self-service anyway. Interesting read. Something similar out of Scotland a few weeks ago along the “We want to talk to real people” philosophy.

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.

Moki & Mimo Create New Opportunities for Commercial Grade Tablet-Based 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.

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

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.”

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Swapbox Kiosks: The ‘Post Office of the Future’

Now sprouting like mushrooms in San Francisco are kiosks sporting safe-grade electronic locks for customers to receive and send items through San Francisco-based Swapbox, a start-up which views itself as a “super post office,” the company’s chief technology officer and co-founder Nitin Shantharam told India-West.

Source: www.indiawest.com

Swapbox now has 21 kiosks — most of them in San Francisco and a few in Silicon Valley — and is ramping up to 25 kiosks soon. “Our (kiosks) are three times larger than Amazon lockers,” the Indian American co-founder pointed out.

Android L release could bring the OS to ATMs, self-service kiosks – Tech2

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While Google has only released a developer preview for Android L, many of the things we will see in the final version of the OS are already here.

Source: tech.firstpost.com

Android Police reports that Task Locking would allow one app to take over your devicewithout letting other apps show notifications or load activities. Users will not be allowed to switch apps either, so that just the top app is running and cannot be closed.