Kiosk Manufacturer Association Quarterly Update

By | June 27, 2018
Kiosk Manufacturer Association

Kiosk Manufacturer Association Quarterly Update

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KMA focuses on QSR, Fast Casual self-order systems and EMV 2018 status. New association website for Accessibility & ADA

EASTLAKE, Colo. June 21, 2018¬†/PRNewswire/ —¬†KMA, also known as the Kiosk Manufacturer Association, is happy to present the quarterly update with news from the QSR world and the new association website launched (

Seven features went up this month. The theme is QSRs, Fast Casual & EMV.¬†The NRA show just completed and both McDonalds¬†and¬†Wendy’s CEO gave meaningful interviews post-show.¬†That naturally created a lot of interest. In addition,¬†newly¬†launched is the association site for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA).¬†This will serve as the repository for Accessibility and ADA regulatory recommendations and a collaboration point for the ADA Committee and ADA Working Group. has the current features:

Next up is a look at cash and coin in multiple verticals including new QSR iterations. Limited space, limited markets and limited budgets and ultimately making it pay for itself. Time to transaction really is money. Privacy and GDPR are around the corner editorially.

There has been a lot of news these past¬†few weeks.¬†Especially the Wired article on how Square designed their own iPad solution.¬†Concept drawings included in the story about the process. Serving customer and employee at the same time is a big challenge. The robotic kitchen restaurant¬†in¬†Boston¬†video is a techno-marvel, so check it out. Blended whiskey, blended food and now strategically blended “fill in the blank” coming soon to a¬†specific market demographic.

Accessibility & ADA РThere is work coming up for the committee and working committee. The intent is to help harmonize the similar US and European specs (e.g. EN301). Establish guidelines for accessible voice interaction. Alexa and A.I. are already creeping into the equation. To facilitate collaboration and presentation is now the primary association-only site. The official title for the association is Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA. New data research from Frost & Sullivan and IHL will release from

In other news¬†–¬†Kansas City¬†began the smart city transformation process.¬†San Diego¬†issued an RFP for a complete remake of its transportation system and is looking to the 22nd century. Also for multiple countries. Broward County has a big Digital Signage and Self-Service project.¬† Those are noted on the Kiosk RFPs and News Watch pages on

Finally here is the wrap on current Editor Picks and thanks to supporters

Editor Picks

Thanks to KMA’s latest sponsors

Thanks to KMA’s Premium Members

IMPRESA Financing & Leasing –¬†

Acquire Digital CMS Software –¬†

Self Service Networks Gift Cards –¬†

TTCE Card Dispensing Modules –¬†

SEKO MedTec Logistics –¬†

Thanks to KMA’s Gold Sponsors

Olea¬†Kiosks, Inc.¬†–¬†



Pyramid Computers¬†–¬†

Thanks to KMA contributors for EMV

  • Nigel Seed¬†with KioWare [Europe]
  • George Hudock¬†with Datacap Systems
  • Leland Englebardt¬†with Upshot Advisors
  • Frieder Hansen¬†with Pyramid Computer
  • Allen Friedman¬†‚Äď Ingenico
  • Bruce Rasmussen¬†‚Äď Ingenico
  • Laura Miller¬†‚Äď KioWare
  • Robert Chilcoat¬†‚Äď UCP Systems
  • Geoff Leopold¬†‚Äď Heartland Systems
  • Michael Lee¬†‚Äď ATMIA Association
  • James Kruper¬†‚Äď KioWare
  • John Menzel¬†‚Äď Ingenico
  • Deana Rich¬†‚Äď Rich Consulting
  • Troy Leach¬†‚Äď CTO
  • Wayne Vanderkraak¬†‚Äď OPT Connect
  • Todd Ablowitz¬†‚Äď Double Diamond Group

More About the Kiosk Association¬†— Additional members include another 40 basic members¬†+ 335 companies in the free online database of companies and resources.

Additional websites managed include and

The site is hosted at Rackspace, the premier hosting solution.

Kiosk Industry was founded in 1995.

Contact for more information:

Craig Keefner
Manager –¬†Kiosk Industry Group Association
720-324-1837¬†¬†[email protected]

Located in Denver
LinkedIn¬†Group –¬†¬†

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Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor for Kiosk Industry (Self Service Kiosk Machine). Opinions and point of view here on kioskindustry is not necessarily the stance of the Kiosk Association or -- With over 40 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.