Category Archives: Tablets

Samsung Tablets In Schools

Tablets in Education Great video about Samsung’s tablets in schools and how Samsung helps to bring innovation into learning.   This video highlights the Brüder Grimm Schule usage of tablets in the classroom. While the video highlights some of the great teacher training, student interaction, and classroom usage, it does not mention the need for privacy or security… Read More »

New SiteKiosk 9.1 – Kiosk Software for Windows

SiteKiosk 9.1 is now available with Windows 10 and Chrome support Miami, Florida (PRUnderground) December 23rd, 2015 The latest release of SiteKiosk Windows supports Windows 10 and features a Chrome-based browser with customizable browser toolbar, a content filter with top-level domain filtering, a new onscreen keyboards with size-adjustment option and more.  Free trial  available at www.provisio.com PROVISIO’s kiosk software,… Read More »

Photo Tour – Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays

Sears 2015 Interactive In-Store Displays Last week I took a walking tour of the local Sears.  My tour was thru appliances and the main crux was to look at all the tablet information stations mounted on the appliances. The tablets are 7 inch Android designed and manufactured by CTS (Connected Technology Solutions).  Sears has installed around 10,000 of… Read More »

KioWare – Windows and Android Kiosk with Kiosk Remote Monitoring feature on Kiosk Industry

KioWare Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, has been in business since 1991 providing client/server database and web development consulting services. The maturin… Source: kioskindustry.org Kioware feature article on kiosk industry.  Along with full Windows versions, Kioware has 3rd gen Android clients with remote monitoring and alerts. Feature support such as ChromeCast.

Panera Kiosks Keep Their Cool

This may be a smartphone age, but our lives are becoming a series of kiosk stops, from ATMs and supermarket checkouts to airlines and gas stations. And now, increasingly, there’s the fast-food kiosk. Kiosks have one main purpose: to save time. And an industry that dubs itself “quick service” has zero choice but to pay serious attention to any device that espouses to shave seconds—if not minutes—off each order. That might explain why such familiar names as McDonald’s and Panera Bread are spending millions of dollars to roll out touch-screen kiosks in stores.

Source: www.qsrmagazine.com

For Panera, it’s all about giving consumers digital ordering choices.

 

Then there’s that 500-pound gorilla in the room: Aren’t kiosks really about cutting back on labor costs? “How much labor can we remove from the service package until customers finally decide that self service means no service?” Muller asks.

 

Hurst insists this is not at all the case at Panera. In fact, he says, Panera locations that have kiosks typically spend more on labor costs than those without them.

On the whole, customers mostly love touch-screen kiosks, Hurst says, adding that “the kiosk is basically an iPad.”

 

Which is why Millennials, in particular, can’t keep their mitts off of them. “Kiosks are a way for us to be even more isolated from random human contact,” Muller says.

How to Create a DIY Kiosk (aka cheap kiosk)

Small business owners recognize the value of self-service because it allows them to serve more customers with minimal staffing overhead. This article gives you the components to piece together a very economical do-it-yourself kiosk for your small business or startup for under $1000 Source: blog.kiosksimple.com The Components That Make Up Your “Cheap Kiosk” Firstly, I want to clarify that when I say… Read More »

iPad Tablet – Apple, IBM to give 5 million iPads to Japanese seniors

Apple, extending its partnership with IBM, will also collaborate on apps to improve the wellness and connectivity of elderly people, starting in Japan. Source: www.cnet.com The iPads will be preloaded with custom apps designed for the elderly by IBM, such as software that provides reminders and alerts about medications, exercise and diet and help accessing community activities, grocery… Read More »

Tithing Kiosk – Moorhead church sets up ‘Giving Kiosk’ and sees big results

It’s the season of giving and as you look for that spare change in your pocket or purse, a local church is providing another option for you to give.

Source: www.valleynewslive.com

And the kiosk has been more than successful.

“Out of our overall giving, over 40% is digitally,” Dornfeld says. “Either through our giving kiosk or people that have it automatically coming out of their checking or their savings or their credit cards. Couple times a month, monthly or however else they want to do it.”

CrossChx debuts Queue electronic check-in for hospitals

Fast-growing Columbus startup CrossChx Inc. this week debuted Queue, a digital check-in system for hospital waiting rooms that reduced wait times by 80 percent at test hospitals. It synchronizes with the company’s system for securely uniting and correcting a patient’s medical records linked to a fingerprint. Next year the company plans a mobile health-data app, all towards creating an “Internet” for health records with each patient serving as an IP address.

Source: www.bizjournals.com

Kiosk Remote Monitoring Update

Updated tutorial and resources: Kiosk Remote monitoring software comes in many configurations. Alerts, remote access, PC diags, activity, reports customized or not. Very strong systems.  Here are some considerations: 

  • Heartbeat (is it up or down?)
  • Statistics on usage
  • Custom reports
  • Configuration of behaviour
  • Reconfiguration
  • Remote access client
  • Patch management
  • Batch updates
  • Batch enrollments
  • 3G or 4G redundancy
  • Backups (now you need security)
  • Remote power cycle
  • Physical access to machine internally
  • Cash or currency involved?

Source: kioskindustry.org

Holiday shopping season malware targeting

New sophisticated software takes advantage of lack of end-to-end encryption in many retailer backends and getting card data, including EMV, from consumers. Cyber criminals never sleep.

Source: www.theexaminer.com

This new ModPOS malware has taken advantage of a flaw in the internal in-store processing of debit and credit transactions still using magnetic stripes as well as using the new EMV Chip and Pin cards; the processing flaw, now known to the retail industry, is that the internal processing systems utilized by many major retailers does not support end-to-end encryption, and does not also properly encrypt data in memory, allowing that data to be captured and sent to distant cyber crooks. According to iSIGHT, “Criminals can then reuse card data, even from EMV cards, to make online (card-not-present) transactions.”

Xpedient Partners to Provide Self-Serve Kiosk Solutions to QuickChek C-Store Foodservice Operation

LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – January 08, 2015) – Xpedient, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc., has partnered with QuickChek to provide self-serve kiosk software to their entire convenience store foodservice operation.A market leader in food services, QuickChek is a New Jersey-based convenience store chain, operating 137 retail locations throughout… Source: www.marketwired.com