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… Read More »
Charging kiosk helping venues head off a growing health hazard. By Richard Slawsky contributor originally published 7/24/2016 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,”… Read More »
New updated page for Parabit, one of our Charter Sponsors. Notable updates — Charging Kiosks and Digital Signage Kiosks and FID Kiosk PARABIT KIOSK SYSTEMS PARABIT SYSTEMS KIOSKS Parabit designs, fabricates, and integrates enclosures and software that allow you to efficiently and effectively authenticate physical identities and manage facilities. Custom kiosk solutions provide comprehensive, enterprise level visitor registration,… Read More »
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. “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.… Read More »
The Philadelphia-based company, which installs secure cell phone charging kiosks at a number of retail locations, wrapped a $4.1 million round of funding on June 16.
nice pic and good read
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.
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,… Read More »