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  • DMV Kiosk Review – Frank Mayer DMV Registration Kiosks with ITI
    DMV KIOSK Self-service kiosk solutions for DMV registration and motor vehicle transactions Intellectual Technology, Inc. (ITI) develops self-service kiosks for DMV branches with systems capable of processing a variety of essential tasks unique to its industry. DMV Kiosks Offer Convenience at 24-hour Bureau of Motor Vehicles Location The Pine Valley Self-Service Office, also known as the BMV Connect Center, ...
  • Google GMS Certification – What is it and should you want it?
    Extremely nice blog post by Esper.io on the merits of GMS versus non-GMS.  As you can see there is a limited case to be made for GMS certification, in instances of purpose built self-service android kiosks. Adds complexity. Having said that, ultimately if you have a customer who wants GMS certification and they are a large ...
  • Google GMS Certification – Posiflex Announces Android 10 Google Mobile Services Certification for Kiosk Platforms
    Posted on the KIOSK website Feb 2021 February 23, 2021 New Taipei City, Taiwan –  Posiflex Technology, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of retail POS, kiosk, computing, and self-service transaction peripherals, is proud to announce a new Android 10 GMS certification, applicable to the kiosk portfolio of both Posiflex and KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK). Posiflex ...
  • Web Accessibility – The Paciello Group Announces Rebranding, Changes Name to TPGi
    From the new TPGi website Feb 2021 — The Paciello Group is now rebranded as TPG Interactive or TPGi.  TPGi is a division of Vispero.  We note that TPGi is one of the contributors to WCAG 3.0 and is the top tier in accessibility testing and guidance. With the proliferation of web and mobile ordering, ...
  • Zebra Article – COVID Changing Self-Service in Healthcare, Utility Bill Payment and Transportation
    Zebra Blog Post by Richard Thompson Feb 2021 by Richard Thompson COVID-19 has been a catalyst of change in a way unseen since the Second World War. Its impact on every industry has been immediate, significant and in some cases devastating. And though many expect the economic repercussions of coronavirus to outlive the pandemic, it is the unprecedented ...
  • Digital Signage for Wayfinding in Hospitals
    From AcquireDigital Let’s face it, hospitals are nothing short of mazes—especially for first-time visitors to a particular one. Without clearly presented directions on how to arrive at the ward or room a visitor is looking for, wandering is inevitable. This means crowded hallways filled with lost and frustrated visitors. In some situations, patients can even miss appointments due ...
  • College Campus Kiosks Transform Higher Education
    From Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Blog — February 15, 2021, Katie Kochelek As standard and custom kiosks spawn innovation and provide convenience across several industries, college campuses can capitalize on many of the same benefits for students, faculty, and staff. From streamlining student services to delivering information and ensuring public safety, there are countless opportunities for college campus kiosks to ...
  • Mike Mayer Reflects on the 90 Year Anniversary for Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
    This year marks Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.’s 90th anniversary, and the milestone has caused me to pause and reflect on our journey. What began as a humble screen-printing operation started by my grandfather in 1931 has evolved into a renowned company in the point of purchase and kiosk industries. We’ve designed, engineered, prototyped, and manufactured merchandising ...
  • 3D wayfinding immersive digital signage kiosk – DIGI Award Winner 22Miles
    Update on Gold sponsor 22Miles The DIGI Award recognizes 22Miles for Best Digital Signage Kiosk Product/COVID-19 Solution for Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) 22Miles, a global leader in experiential 3D wayfinding and immersive digital signage technology, capped off an eventful 2020 for the Silicon Valley tech company. This year has seen the company win the SEGD Arrow award, as well ...
  • Kiosk Association (KMA) Announces New ADA Accessibility and EMV Initiatives
    PR Newswire Feb 2021 —  DENVER, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Association announces initiatives for Kiosk EMV and Kiosk ADA EMV Initiative — As a Participating Organization with the PCI SSC, KMA encourages deployment of EMV devices (PCI certified) for CATs (Cardholder Activated Terminals). The problem has been companies attempting to try and reposition web non-EMV shopping carts ...
  • DMV Kiosk Usage Skyrockets During COVID
    Self-service DMV Registration kiosks on Oahu skyrockets during COVID-19 shutdown From Star Advertiser Hawaii Feb 10, 2021 City officials say the use of its Hawaii DMV NOW self-service kiosks has grown nearly fourfold during the COVID-19 pandemic. The free-standing kiosks, which operate much like ATMs inside of several local grocery stores, allow Hawaii drivers to renew and print ...
  • Kiosk ADA Checklist – 14 Point Checklist For Accessible Self-Service
    As posted on the Kiosk Association website Feb2021 Kiosk ADA 14 Point Checklist General Areas of Discovery and Due Diligence for Review Initial Design Begin your initial design phase with full accessibility accommodated.  You can always do a cost/benefit analysis and compare later to a stripped-down unit with its inherent liability Hardware Spacing — Depth, Clearance, Maneuvering, Protruding Objects Reach Ranges Interface considerations ...
  • Hygiene Theater Revisited – How The General Public is “Educated” — Opinion
    Back in September, there was a terrific article related specifically to temperature kiosks which we promoted. The tagline was “Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson’s defense of “hygiene theater” shows what the business community sees as a viable alternative safety measure.” Back then the news was all about: cleaning contact points (actually touchscreens part of daily maintenance for kiosks) Getting ...
  • Market Budget Update – State, Local, Education and Federal – Transportation Sector Update – Feb 2021
    Kiosk Budgets Published: February 09, 2021 Over the weekend, chances significantly improved for major federal stimulus for the state, local, and education (SLED) market. The Biden administration along with Democrats in Congress advanced legislation that would provide more than $500 billion in aid to address SLED fiscal concerns. It appears that Democrats could fully enact this funding ...
  • Contactless Temperature Kiosk – Frank Mayer Portfolio – Forehead, Wrist, Remote Operation, System Integration, Doors
    Contactless Temperature Kiosk Portfolio Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Screen for symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases using temperature kiosks that utilize sophisticated fever-detection technology and customizable health screening questions. Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. offers two temperature kiosks with a variety of capabilities to meet your needs. Which one is right for your business? Contactless Temperature Kiosk ...
  • QSR by Pyramid Computer and Intel Showcase
      Learn about efficiency and convenience in the QSR industry by Intel Corporation with self-service kiosks by Pyramid Computer GmbH showcasing technology frontrunner Hesburger. Blog Link  Kiosks: automatic for the people 05-Feb-2021 By BigHospitality Self-Self-serve kiosks have become a regular sight in fast QSR operations as restaurant groups awaken to their benefits – and the Coronavirus pandemic has only served to expedite their uptake HTTPS://WWW.BIGHOSPITALITY.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2021/02/05/SELF-SELF-SERVE-KIOSKS-QSR-RESTAURANTS-FAST-FOO More Pyramid Information Contactless ...
  • Peerless-AV Certified Training – Feb 11th
    Peerless-AV Certified Installer Training Webinar From LinkedIn February 11th 10:30 CST Can you pass the Fundamentals of Digital Signage? Test your knowledge and earn 2 AVIXA CTS RUs and 1 CEDIA CEU during our next Certified Installer Training Webinar! This training highlights the benefits of digital signage and the various applications it can be used in, with a focus on kiosks, ...
  • UK railway stations get contactless charity donation kiosks
    Charity Donation Kiosk Transportation Ticketing From FineExtra January 2021 — Worldline and Evoke Creative design and deploy a charity donation kiosk to support Network Rail’s Route out of Homelessness charity initiative this winter. Excerpt Quotes: James Bain, Chief Executive Officer UK&I, at Worldline commented: “I am so proud to be in a position to support Routes out of Homelessness ...
  • Facial Payment Technology – PopPay Tablet Face Payment in Los Angeles area
    Facial Payment Technology or Pay By Face PopPay’s double-sided tablet is taking face payments at Dog Haus and Fresh Brothers Pizza in the Los Angeles area. See how they do it! PopID’s kiosks use facial recognition to give customers the ability to update/redeem their loyalty/rewards and pay using their face across multiple restaurant locations. Credit card information ...
  • Kiosk Browsers – NFC (Near Field Communications) by default in Chrome Engine Now
    Google Chrome Interactive Features Editors Note – All of the most mature Browser Lockdown products for secure desktop use the Chrome Engine. This latest device integration by Google is significant. NFC (Near Field Communications) is a core technology used often in self-service kiosks. Browsers have become the viewports for all. Excerpt from TechRadar: Web browsers are developing and ...
  • Smart City ADA – Personal Phone As Accessible Interface Has Shortcomings
    From Smart City Design Feb 2021 Feb 5, 2021 — Statement from Storm Interface following conference call with NFB on the use of personal phones as an accessible interface to Smart City terminals. Statement for submission to the NFB, the Federal Access Board and Storm sales personnel. Use of personal phones as an accessible interface As a manufacturer of ...
  • Order and Pay Fast Food – McDonalds Self-Order and More
    BigHospitality article Feb 2021 — Self-Service and following lead of QSRs article Excerpts from: Says QSR sector has been quickest but that is not true.  QSRs always toyed with the idea with most of them watching McDonalds experiment while patient check-in and ticketing at Disney went right ahead. Kiosks for self-order in Vita Mojo Pyramid Computer makes the kiosks and ...
  • Olea Kiosks®, Inc. Expands Leadership Team to Include Sales and Strategic Focus
    Accelerating Value and Impact to Strengthen Competitive Position — Send2Press press release LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2, 2021 (NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its leadership team to include sales management and strategic business development. The company has expanded the role of Rusty Gaynes to ...
  • Five Payment Trends in 2021 – Appetize Technologies
    Payment Trends and Insights – Kiosk Industry Writeup by Appetize on the five payment trends to look for in 2021 There’s a silver lining to the unpredictability we experienced last year: 2020 accelerated the growth and advancement of the current payments landscape. In fact, the way operators set up their payment systems now will truly be a ...
  • Bitcoin ATM Next Kiosk Growth Driver
    Bitcoin ATM Kiosk Evolution Michael Tomlinson has shown a knack over his career in the self-service industry for being at the center of “the next big thing” at just the right time. And if that history is any indication, he’s done it again. In 1994, right out of college, Tomlinson joined coin-counting kiosk company Coinstar. At the ...
  • Drive Thru Menuboards Outdoor – A Technical Review
    Drive Thru Displays Failures McDonalds, Samsung Typically the kiosk association deals with transactional technologies but peripheral technology like drive-thru menu boards fall into the unattended self-order market.  Even digital signage which is broadcasting actionable information to consumers and customers is relevant. Failures of technology are often the best teachers of how to do it right (and what ...
  • Minimum Wage Kiosk Fast Food Impact Restaurants & Hospitality and Results Last Five Years McDonalds
    Minimum Wage Kiosks and Kiosk Self-Order From Marketwatch an article referencing new study on Minimum Wage impacts  — nice article from Marketwatch looking at the results from 2021 Princeton study on the effects of raising minimum wage. The usual most vocal critics are people like Andy Puzder back in the day that he ran Carl Jrs.  ...
  • Chromebook Touchscreen – Is it the new media player for Digital Signage?
    Chromebook Touchscreen Update January 2021 news updates on Thinclient.org regarding Chromebook Touchscreens Chromebook touchscreen computers are a popular item when it comes to a thin client or restricted computer client. IT administrators usually hold up a big sign that says Patch Management with Windows is Hell. I know I used too (then we switched to LTSB). There ...
  • Restaurant Research Report – State of the Industry 2021 by National Restaurant Association
    Restaurant Research Report The National Restaurant Association each year prepares a comprehensive overview of the restaurant industry and provides a look ahead. The Association’s research is considered the most authoritative source for restaurant industry sales projections and trends. It is based on analysis of the latest economic data and extensive surveys of restaurant operators and consumers. See p. ...
  • Web Accessibility – WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C
    WCAG 3.0 Working Draft Released by W3C Editors Note — With the non-negotiable requirements for web access for customers to order, the “website” has taken on even more importance and is now a critical component of company success. Getting sued for a lack of accessibility is not one of the outcomes you want.  Complicate matters with ...

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Craig Allen Keefner manages the Kiosk Manufacturer Association and focused on transactional systems for self-service (QSR, Fast Casual, Healthcare, Telemedicine, bill payment and more). Experience as web programmer (NW Airlines), Bridal Kiosks (Target Clubb Wedd and Gift Certificate Company). Irwin Jacobs B2C. Eleven years with Kiosk Information Systems.  Major projects include: Verizon, Army Gaming Centers, Target Store Bridal Registry, Correctional visitation, AT&T and many more.

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