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Charging Kiosks Feature – Getting a Charge out of Kiosks

The Mobile Phone Charging kiosk is helping venues head off a growing health hazard.   

By Richard Slawsky contributor originally published 7/24/2016

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Click for full size image of Olea designed JCDecaux & Verizon charging and signage unit for airports & more

We’ve all felt it. It’s that feeling of panic deep in our gut when we realize our cell phone batteries are on the verge of dying.

A study by mobile phone maker LG Electronics dubs that feeling “Low Battery Anxiety,” and nine out of 10 people in the United States feel it when the charge on their phone battery drops to 20 percent or lower. Symptoms of the affliction include asking a total stranger to borrow their phone charger, ordering something at a bar or restaurant just to use their power outlet or arguing with a significant other or romantic interest because of unanswered calls or texts.

Fortunately, innovative kiosk manufacturers and deployers have

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Click image for full size view of Bridgestone Charging Towers designed by Frank Mayer & Associates, Inc.

introduced a cure, rolling out units in airports, retail locations, sports arenas and other venues that allow consumers to charge their mobile phones and obtain quick relief from the dreaded condition.

A growing health hazard

There is little doubt that mobile phones have penetrated nearly every aspect of our lives, and increasingly those phones are of the smart variety. A February report by research firm comScore indicates that nearly 199 million people in the United States own a smartphone, or more than 79 percent of the overall mobile phone market. People are choosing smartphones not just for personal use, but to help them run their businesses.

And the use of tablet computers is growing as well, with research firm eMarketer predicting the number of tablet users around the world will grow to 1.43 billion in 2018, up from 1 billion last year.

Phone Charging Station Kiosk
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With such incredible growth, it’s no surprise that Low Battery Anxiety is becoming a significant health problem, and that kiosk companies are rising up to meet the challenge.

Because the market is relatively new it’s difficult to pinpoint specific numbers, but a Google search of the term “phone charging kiosk” indicates dozens of players, with units deployed in thousands of locations around the world. The field is served by established manufacturers including Olea Kiosks, KioWare, KIOSK, Parabit Systems and Frank Mayer & Associates Inc., along with younger deploying companies including ones like ChargeItSpot, goChargeBrightbox, Veloxity and ChargeTech.

Baltimore-based NV3 Technologies was one of the earliest entrants into the market. The company is now the largest player in the market, with thousands of kiosks across the United States and in three other countries.

“We saw early on that the need to charge your phone was going to become a big problem, and we were right,” said NV3 co-founder Ryan Doak.

Phone charging kiosks operate in a number of different ways. Many feature an assortment of charging cords that fit most popular phone models, while some feature Qi, or wireless charging. That method delivers a charge inductively, with the user simply placing their phone on a pad to receive a charge. Still others rent portable battery packs that users return to a kiosk when they’re through.

And those units are popping up everywhere. In 2014, Olea Kiosks was approached by outdoor advertising firm JCDecaux Airport Inc. to design and manufacture a digital charging station kiosk. The end result was a sleek, eight-foot-tall unit that features four wireless charges, eight 110-volt outlets and six USB ports. The partners have deployed more than 250 kiosks in seven major airports around the county:  Miami, Newark, JFK, LAX, Houston, Boston and Orlando.

Chromebook charging another growing opportunity

With many schools faced with the dilemma of needing to provide digital tools to students while at the same time seeing budgets cut to the bone, the Chromebook has emerged as a solution of choice.

Chromebooks are laptop computers running Chrome OS as their operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing in “the cloud.”

Chromebooks are sold mainly by Google and its retail partners, with schools its largest customer category. Google also markets the low-cost devices to first-time computer users and those seeking a second, backup computer.With

Google also markets the low-cost devices to first-time computer users and those seeking a second, backup computer.With Chomebooks becoming increasingly prevalent as a teaching tool, schools are looking for ways to charge a large number of devices at the same time.

That has led to the development of the Chromebook Charging Cart, a mobile unit that can charge as many as 36 Chromebooks, Ultrabooks or Netbooks at the same time while keeping them secure in a locked cabinet. Others are looking at NV3 Technologies hightop table to charge Chomebooks and laptops.

And the need for Chromebook charging solutions is like to remain strong for the foreseeable future. Chromebooks for educational use rose from 38 percent of device sales in 2014 to more than 50 percent in 2015, according to research firm FutureSource, topping 56 percent by the fourth quarter.

“The momentum behind Chromebooks continued to be driven by the need for districts to implement online assessments and Chromebooks have provided a cost effective way of doing this, as well as providing efficient device management both inside and outside of the classroom,” according to the FutureSource report.

In May, fashion retailer Neiman Marcus announced plans to deploy 37 ChargeItSpot phone charging kiosks in 30 of its stores. The kiosks allow users to charge their phones in a secure locker while they shop.

And when Clark Kent visits New York, he may end up changing into his Superman outfit at a phone charging kiosk instead of a phone booth. In June the city rolled out the first of 7,500 planned LinkNYC kiosks, designed to replace outdated pay phones with kiosks that offer ultra-fast Wi-Fi, a tablet for web browsing and two USB ports for charging mobile devices.

Increasingly, venues such as bars, restaurants and theaters are partnering with kiosk makers to deploy custom solutions as a free amenity for their customers

“There is immense potential for deployment of custom device charging station solutions,” said David McCracken, CEO of York, Pa.-based kiosk and digital signage software provider LiveWire Digital.

“The technology is already developed,” McCracken said. “Custom projects should begin popping up in short order, particularly given the endless ways to tie this into customer data collection, engagement, retention and experiential advertising.”

A choice of business models

Of course, although it’s clear that phone charging kiosks offer great benefits to consumers, for the technology to be successful in the long run it needs to offer a benefit for the deployer as well.

There are currently a number of models by which companies are using phone charging kiosks to promote their brand and boost their bottom line.

“We sell and straight-lease our units,” said Billy Gridley, CEO of New York-based phone charging kiosk provider Brightbox.

“The venue chooses whether to offer the charging amenity on a complimentary or pay-per-charge basis,” Gridley said. “Almost 80% of our globally deployed units are offered as a free amenity; brands and sponsors customized the kiosks with on-panel and on-screen content.”

Brightbox’ kiosks include several secure charging compartments, accessible by swiping a credit or debit card or by entering a code on the screen. The customer simply plugs in their phone, closes the compartment and walks away. A light glows green on the door of the compartment when the charging is complete, usually in about 35 minutes.

Brightbox’ Mark3 kiosk can be wall-mounted, table-top counter-mounted or freestanding stand-mounted. The company has more than 700 units deployed around the United States and in six other countries.

While Brightbox and others are targeting the pay-per-charge, advertising-based and brand-building models, others are finding success targeting a specific niche. New York-based ChargeItSpot, for example, targets retailers who want to offer phone charging as an extra service to their customers.

NV3 Technologies manufactures a variety of kiosks from lockers to solar-powered, but the most popular by far for the company is the hightop bar table, Doak said. The table fits into many environments from the obvious bar to tradeshows, events, universities and corporate lounges, allowing users to carry on a conversation while they charge their phones. The table can operate from a standard outlet or from a proprietary battery configuration allowing you to cut the cord.

ChargeItSpot’s kiosks also feature multiple secure lockers, each with a number of charging cables. The kiosks can charge about 98 percent of the phones on the market today. The company offers its kiosks in the United States and has recently expanded into Canada, partnering with retailers including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters as well as a number of casino operators to locate kiosks in those venues.

“People can lock up their phone and continue with their shopping,” said Sheri Tate, senior vice president of product strategy with ChargeItSpot.

Customers access the lockers by entering their 10-digit phone number and choose a secondary security image on a 17-inch touchscreen on the face of the unit. Those screens are customizable with content provided by the retailer.

In exchange for a free charge, customers agree to accept a single text message from the retailer, allowing the retailer to build a database of the customers already in their stores.

The devices can also be accessed via a loyalty card, encouraging customers to sign up for a player’s card if they don’t already have one.

“Casinos have been one of our most successful partners,” Tate said.

“They receive thousands of visitors every day, with many of them staying on the gaming floors for long hours,” she said. “We wanted to give those customers a free amenity that would ensure an all-day connection. Our casino partners love how the charging kiosks encourage their customers to stick around and play longer.”

And that ability to capture customer data is proving to be one of the key benefits for retailers and other venues in providing charging services as an extra amenity. ChargeItSpot, goCharge and others offer the ability to capture email addresses, conduct customer surveys and gather mobile numbers via the attractor screen in exchange for a free charge.

“It’s the wave of the future, because you can interact with the customer,” said Bill Landau, senior vice president and director of sales with goCharge. The company has kiosks deployed throughout the United States and is expanding into Canada. It has also leased units for use in Mexico and Europe, and recently introduced what it terms “intelligent units,” specifically designed to trade a charge for customer info.

“The ability to gather than information can be very valuable for a business seeking to capture new business and build a customer database,” Landau said.

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BrightBox – we have a kiosk product connected to and supported by a robust “open” Linux platform with web portals for: fleet management, content management, and data management and reporting (usage, survey data, email and SMS address collection, and audience measurement via our  BrightEyeQ software and the on-unit camera. We permission our venues and partners to go onto our platform to run their businesses. Our operators (Brazil, Mexico, UK, Canada, Sweden, Chile) manage their connected kiosks on the platform; our clients manage their ad content and interactivity campaigns. No competitor does this for clients.

More Charging Kiosk news

Kiosk Solutions Magazine Writeup on Charging Kiosks

We recommend the recent writeup in Kiosk Solutions Issue 2 which covered phone charging. See the online magazine here.

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If Ian Hobson has his way, your phone will never
run out of power again. Using an innovative
charging service he aims to deliver secure, free
charging in public places around the world. ChargeBox in UK.

Modern life relies heavily on smart devices, in particular mobile phones. With a pocket-sized device offering quick and easy access to the Internet for socialising, entertainment, good old fashioned phone calls and more, it’s no surprise we use them so much. We could live without them, of course, but when
the power runs it can sometimes feel like the world is about to end. And that’s exactly where ChargeBox comes in…

1. How did you come up with the
idea for ChargeBox?

It all started before the smartphone revolution, when battery life wasfantastic. Because of this people often went out without their charger, But when the battery finally did run out, it was
difficult for people to charge their phone again. We wanted to solve this problem.
Our initial success was with travellers who needed to charge their phones when in transit.

Once smartphones came along people began carrying their charger with them more because battery life was significantly reduced. But even with a charger to hand it’s not always possible
to access a power outlet, and this is where we come in. And since charger connections have been reduced to just two main types – Apple and Micro USB rather than a unique charger for almost
every phone, this side of the service is now much simpler than it was when we first started.

2. Why offer free charging?

Adoption of a free charging service parallels the way free WiFi proliferated a number of years ago. Public WiFi has been around for a while now, but in the early days it was expensive to use and
the uptake was extremely limited. Now it’s even more readily available, and most importantly, it’s often free. The result, as
you’d expect, is increased use and we think charging will follow the same path.  In the run up to the Olympics Westfield Shopping Centre wanted to begin providing free WiFi to visitors.

They also wanted to offer free phone charging, and approached ChargeBox for a solution that would work in this type of location. A charging box that was secure was essential to this, along with a simple service anyone can use. Our goal is to make as many charging  stations as possible around the globe free. Making them free relies on sites paying for the service  themselves, or using sponsorship in some form. Retailers will often skin the units to keep them in-line with their brand.

3. What are your target sectors?

For that and more you need to visit the online magazine here.

Press Release – Olea Kiosks Wins Multiple Innovation Awards

Olea Wins Kioskmarketplace Awards

The Kioskmarketplace Innovation Awards to be presented at the ICX Summit, Jun. 5-7 in Dallas, Texas announced the winners and Olea Kiosks was judged the best of class in three different categories.

Decaux charging kiosk. Click for full size image

“We are blown away and grateful for the recognition,” said Frank Olea, CEO and third-generation leader of the Los Angeles-based self-service manufacturer. “We work very hard to engineer, manufacture and deliver the best kiosks in the world, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Kiosk Marketplace and its expert readers have honored us in this way.”

The three categories included Telecom with JCDecaux cellphone-charging unit for airports, their Monte Carlo for Gaming loyalty, and the Verona in the healthcare segment.

“I’m so grateful for my team,” Olea said. “Everyone plays a role in this. Our sales people always have their ears to the ground, listening for trends and market needs. Our engineers are brilliant in overcoming any challenge we throw at them. Our designers know that it’s not enough for a kiosk to work great, it also has to look great. The staff in our factory who make each kiosk by hand are more committed to quality than any crew I’ve ever worked with.”

Olea Kiosk PR in pdf

KMC Innovative Awards release in pdf

NRF 2016 Preview – The Big Show

January is the NRF 2016 trade show in New York.  This year looks to be busier than ever for self-service and signage. I did a count of exhibitors and it over three pages long.  Retail lockers and automation are going to be high on the list of attention again this year.

I’ll be there (big thanks to Pitney Bowes and Tom Hartmann) and if you want to meet up let me know.  I’ve published a preview that lists most of the booths I will be stopping by to visit. There are the usual suspects as well like Intel, Dell and Cisco. I was going to say HP but there are not exhibiting this year. “Used to be” they had a massive booth.  It’s interesting to see who has and hasn’t budget.

Meanwhile some of our kiosk industry members exhibiting include Crane, ARCA, Parabit Systems, and  Four Winds Interactive. Click on their link for NRF exhibitor page.

UPDATE: Some of the other activities I’ll be doing include likely meetings Traci at Olea Kiosk,   also Jorge with Alveni, the folks in Elotouch will be busy with the KeyMe kiosk and also have new 22″ tablet enclosure from RedyRef and I’ll visit with them.  Also I have a stop at the KIS booth (Kiosk Information Systems) one of my old companies and will visit with some of the people there. Good company good stuff.

CES is in Vegas is this week.  The big news and products I am looking to see are the ones concerning home automation.

And March in Vegas is the new Self-Service Pavilion at DSE. This is brand new concept and brings together 24 companies in the self-service space.

Later this month we’ll provide photo tour of NRF from self-service context.


Booth# 3181
…  – Crane Payment Innovations is built on the technological heritage of such brands …  innovations and solutions. For more information, visit www.CranePI.com. ..

Booth# 914
…  1998, ARCA has been committed to helping people control and streamline cash …  kiosks.By focusing on technology and services, ARCA delivers thoughtful solutions to make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. Today, ARCA provides the largest selection of cash handling devices of any manufacturer in the world.To learn more about ARCA‘s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit our …

Booth# 753

After 10 years, 5,000+ clients and over 300,000 screens deployed, FWI’s software platform is driving visual communications to millions of people everyday in airports, banks, corporate campuses, professional sports stadiums, hospitals, hotels, casinos, universities, manufacturing facilities and retail stores. FWI’s software is known for its advanced functionality – live data, interactivity, wayfinding, dynamic scheduling – that allows customers to deploy many types of applications, to many screens all fr …

 


Booth # 914
Mebane, NC
United States
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Reimagining Everyday Transactions

Since 1998, ARCA has been committed to helping people control and streamline cash operations in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks.

By focusing on technology and services, ARCA delivers thoughtful solutions to make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. Today, ARCA provides the largest selection of cash handling devices of any manufacturer in the world.

To learn more about ARCA’s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit our website arca.com.


Advantech Co. , Ltd.
Booth # 209
Taipei, 11491
Taiwan
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Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. We deliver comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support.

Advantech offers the latest generation of category-defining multi-functional self-serving computing terminals, multi-purpose interactive POS systems and turnkey digital signage solutions that support retailers to meet the ever-changing demands of their customers and improve overall business operations.

Our retail solutions also come with sophisticated software designed for content management, remote monitoring, system security and remote dispatch that influence consumers’ buying decisions therefore leading to more effective marketing efforts and increased business opportunities.

Our brand mission is “enabling an intelligent planet” to empower innovative technologies and solutions particularly for smart city and the IoT era.


ArmorActive
Booth # 4542
Hillsboro, OR
United States
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Visit Us: Learn more about tablet enclosures/ kiosk options.

ArmorActive specializes in providing purpose-built retail solutions for mobile devices. We design and manufacture mobile device enclosures and integrated solutions that increase the security, accessibility, connectivity, and mobility for retailers that are deploying tablets.

We support multiple use-cases for Retail Tablet Deployments:

Retail Solutions For:
•Tablet POS Kiosks
•Gift Registry
•Digital Catalog / Look Book / Price Check
•On-line Ordering
•Inventory Management
•Employee Time Clock

To Learn More Visit: www.ArmorActive.com

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Bluefin Payment Systems
Booth # 2244
Atlanta, GA
United States
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Bluefin Payment Systems – Booth 2244. Come see us!
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Sponsor of a Hanging Banner

Bluefin Payment Systems is the leading provider of secure payment technology for enterprises, financial institutions and small-medium sized businesses worldwide.

Bluefin’s innovative and proprietary PayConex Platform includes PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), QuickSwipe mobile POS, Ecommerce, tokenization, international payments and more.

Bluefin’s cutting-edge payment technology is a key element in the holistic approach to data security prevention. Designed to complement EMV and tokenization, Bluefin’s P2PE solutions provide a solid security defense against current and future data breaches.

As an innovator of secure solutions for the payments industry, Bluefin is an advocate for the advancement of technology, and serves as a driving force for the education of security developments in the payments space. Bluefin is headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in New York, Chicago and Tulsa.

Brands: QuickSwipe mPOS. Omni-Channel Retail Payments. All Backed by our PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution. Our Payment Processing Services Provide Convenience and Redefine Security.


BrightBox Inc.
Booth # 1503
New York, NY
United States
Brightbox mobile charging stations for venues of all types.

Brightbox is a NYC based end-to-end technology and consumer services company that provides secure, fully connected mobile device charging stations for venues of all types – hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, retail, education and transport. We provide a best-in-class, safe, intelligent, brandable solution that supports your business by helping them attract, engage, satisfy and retain customers.  Each unit is a possible digital and sponsorship opportunity that can create revenue and a lasting impression upon the visitors of your venue.

We are in the business of keeping on the go people powered up and connected – and they love us for it!

Brands: Brightbox Inc.


Chetu, Inc

Booth # 2147

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http://www.chetu.com

Plantation, FL

United States

Award Winning Custom Software Development and Integration!

Chetu is an award winning full-service software development, integration, and implementation provider that specializes in creating custom software solutions that meet our client’s needs. With more than 1000 employees, Chetu is a true and seamless back-end technology partner that services startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

  • E-commerce and Mobile Commerce: Implementation, Plug-ins, Migration and Social Media, Shopping Carts: Magento (Certified), Prestashop, (Certified), Demandware, Websphere CS, Hybris, OS, Commerce, CMS: Drupal, Joomla, Zend, Code Igniter, Responsive Design (HTML5)
  • Loyalty Applications – Custom Coupon and Gifting
  • Retail Workflows – For Digital and Non-digital Asset Management
  • CRM Salesforce, SugarCRM, NetSuite, and others
  • ERP and Accounting Platforms 
  • Shipping and Fulfillment 
  • Third-party APIs
  • Payment Gateways 
  • Digital Signage
  • Business Intelligence 
  • POS and Mobile POS 

Booth # 2052
San Jose, CA
United States
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Sponsor of an Exhibitor BIG !deas Session

Take the customer journey in Cisco booth 2052 at NRF. You’ll Experience Digital Retail—the transformational power of integrated digital retail solutions to enrich shopper satisfaction, enhance workforce productivity, streamline omnichannel delivery, secure your data and stores, and provide actionable insights through retail analytics.

Don’t miss our Big Ideas sessions on Monday, January 18 at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m in Big Ideas Room 3, Level 3 in the Expo Hall. We invite you to contact your Cisco account manager to schedule a meeting during the show.


CPI – Crane Payment Innovations
Booth # 3181
Malvern, PA
United States
Welcome to CPI.

CPI – Crane Payment Innovations is built on the technological heritage of such brands as CashCode, Conlux, MEI, Money Controls, NRI and Telequip and holds one of the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems.

CPI is headquartered in Malvern, PA with additional offices, manufacturing facilities, distribution and service centres worldwide. Talk with CPI about improving your cash management processes through our cash payment innovations and solutions. For more information, visit www.CranePI.com.

Brands: CashCode, Conlux, MEI, Money Controls, NRI, Telequip


Custom America
Booth # 4517
Boothwyn, PA
United States
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POS thermal printers and printing solutions for kiosks
CUSTOM owes its success to untiring research and technological innovation, a top priority on the investment list. CUSTOM designs and manufactures dedicated receipt printers, printing solutions and complete systems for the point-of-sale automation, also for fiscal markets, for retail and hospitality market and also label printers and portable solutions, with very innovative design, high performances and user-friendliness. CUSTOM printers perform all the functions of a cash point, emboding the evolution of the traditional cash register. The complete systems line include PC-based POS system with touch Screen designed for the specific applications of the retail market. CUSTOM also provides with wireless & portable barcode and label printers range, available with different communication interfaces, feature that makes it suitable for many applications. CUSTOM is able to satisfy the market requirements thanks to the offered accessories wide series.
Diebold, Inc
Booth # 204
North Canton, OH
United States
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Visit us at Diebold’s booth #204

As a global technology leader and innovative services provider, Diebold delivers customized, integrated security and self-service solutions that help financial institutions solve complex business challenges and create an ongoing competitive advantage. Through collaboration with customers and partners, Diebold designs, drives and secures the physical to digital connections that power financial experiences globally. Diebold’s deep industry knowledge helps its customers address what they have identified as their most prominent business priorities today: growing revenue, driving efficiencies, managing risk, reinventing their business and delighting consumers. Visit us at www.diebold.com.

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Dunbar Armored, Inc.

Booth # 1219

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Hunt Valley, MD

United States

Since our inception in 1923, Dunbar has been family owned and operated, providing organizations with cash and valuable management solutions for their ever-expanding business requirements. Initially started as an armored car company, we have evolved to offer a comprehensive array of products and services for every aspect of our customers’ expanding needs.

Dunbar’s solutions are designed to address each organization’s own distinct requirements. Whether they need armored car service, cash vault processing or cyber security; wireless smart safes and security products; or access control and remote monitoring, our team works to customize and determine the best fit for their organization. Our in-depth industry knowledge and experience, along with a complete continuum of cash management and digital security services, provide our customers with the tools they need for a comprehensive solution.

Products & Services Categories: Online Fraud Protection, Deposit/Security Bags,Alarm Systems, Safes, Security, Loss Prevention & Asset Protection


CRYPTERA A/S
Booth # 4553
Glostrup,
Denmark
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Cryptera is one of the world’s leading providers of high security payment solutions. Extensive Research and Development enables it to offer innovative products that meet the demanding requirements of its clients. Cryptera offers an all-new unattended payment terminal designed for ultimate security and payment processing efficiency for self-service integrators looking to provide a quick, easy payment application for their customers.
Elo Interactive
Booth # 1302
Milpitas, CA
United States
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Bronze Sponsor
Sponsor of the Crystal Palace Lounge

Elo is a global leader in touchscreen solutions including interactive touchscreen displays from 10 to 70 inches. The inventor of the touchscreen, Elo now has 20+ million retail and hospitality installations in 80+ countries with products designed in California and built to last with a three-year standard warranty. The Elo touchscreen experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation. Elo intellectual property is protected by global patent, trademark and design registrations. Learn more at Elo’s corporate website EloTouch.com

Brands: Elo


Field Nation

Booth # Sponsor Only
Minneapolis, MN
United States

FireKing Security Group
Booth # 3055
New Albany, IN
United States

Our safes and cash management solutions deliver the real-time business analytics required to maximize productivity and cash flow, while minimizing the risk of armed robbery, burglary and internal theft. Our Image Vault® DVRs can be networked with POS systems, safes, and door alarms to effectively combat theft and increase safety. Services for safes and entry doors include rollout planning, installation, training and 24/7/365 support.   Learn more about our great products at www.fireking.com.

Brands: CSS, FireKing, NKL, Summit, Ascent,Image Vault

Products & Services Categories: Safes, Security, Loss Prevention & Asset Protection

Fiserv
Booth # 557
Dallas, TX
United States
Let Fiserv improve your cash supply chain!

Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry.  Fiserv provides integrated technology and services that create value for our clients. Fiserv drives innovation that transforms experiences for more than 14,500 clients worldwide including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and leasing companies, brokerage and investment firms and other business clients. To learn more, visit us atwww.fiserv.com/cashandlogistics   Stop by booth # 557.


Four Winds Interactive
Booth # 753
Denver, CO
United States
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After 10 years, 5,000+ clients and over 300,000 screens deployed, FWI’s software platform is driving visual communications to millions of people everyday in airports, banks, corporate campuses, professional sports stadiums, hospitals, hotels, casinos, universities, manufacturing facilities and retail stores. FWI’s software is known for its advanced functionality – live data, interactivity, wayfinding, dynamic scheduling – that allows customers to deploy many types of applications, to many screens all from a single software platform.


Fujitsu Frontech North America
Booth # 3274
Foothill Ranch, CA
United States
Fujitsu Frontech! Let us help you shape tomorrow.
Fujitsu’s family of OEM currency handling products PalmSecure biometrics authentication and physical access control offer advanced feature functionality required to offer true value-add and control the up-front design,  recurring product support / maintenance cost and improved security.   Visit us at http://www.fujitsu.com/us/oem/financial/atm/  or  http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/biometrics/palm-vein/.

Fujitsu America, Inc
Booth # 3805
Sunnyvale, CA
United States
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Fujitsu America, Inc. provides a complete portfolio of business technology services, computing platforms, and industry solutions. Our platform products are based on scalable, reliable and high-performance server, storage, software, point-of-sale, and mobile technologies. Additionally, we offer a full suite of system integration, outsourcing, and datacenter services covering applications, operations, infrastructure, customer service, and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Fujitsu provides industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and telecommunications sectors. For more information on Fujitsu, visit http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com.

Brands: U-Scan, U-Serv, TeamPoS 3000, GlobalSTORE, CustomerCENTER, ValueCENTER, StoreCENTER, ReturnCENTER, ETERNUS, Primergy, LIFEBOOK

Under Armour adds kiosks for shoppers to store, charge phones

Under Armour is not in the phone charging business. Rather, the company has teamed with ChargeItSpot to provide kiosks where shoppers at Under Armour’s  Brand House stores, including in Baltimore, can store and charge their phones for free while shopping.

ChargeitSpot says it provides charging stations for retail stores, casinos, hospitals, malls, stadiums and other venues. The arrangement was confirmed by Under Armour.

The bright-red kiosks  in Under Armour stores depict the company’s logo.

Each kiosk contains eight charging compartments.  Shoppers enter their phone numbers and charge the device while shopping, then retrieve it by entering the phone number again.

Philadelphia-based ChargeItSpot offers a mobile app that can alert users when their phone battery is running low.

Source: www.baltimoresun.com

London’s iconic phone booths reborn as solar gadget-charging kiosks

The ‘solarbox’ scheme may pain some smartphone-eschewing old-timers. But at least London’s beloved phone boxes are still kind of being used to make calls, right?

Source: www.mnn.com

On Tottenham Court Road, a single démodé London phone booth dressed in the standard “currant red” has been painted over in green and outfitted with roof-mounted solar panels. Inside the kiosk, the payphone hardware has been removed and replaced with charging stations for mobile devices and screens that, naturally, play advertisements.


An additional five so-called solarboxes will join the kick-off kiosk at Tottenham Court Road Station by next spring. It’s expected that each solarbox, capable of boosting device batteries by 20 percent in 10 minutes flat, can charge up to 100 mobile devices per day.
 
And those looking to use a solarbox needn’t have a pocketful of pence or swipe a credit card. The sextet of charging stations will be free of charge although users are, as mentioned, subjected to a stream of adverts while they patiently wait for their batteries to receive a boost.