Category Archives: Bank Kiosk

Biometric Financial Kiosk – New FNB kiosk with fingerprint technology. Here’s how it works 

Biometric Financial Kiosk – New FNB kiosk with fingerprint technologyBiometric Financial Kiosk

The machine can do everything except give out cash.

Source: www.businessinsider.co.za

FNB has launched a new kiosk that allows you to open an account with only your thumbprints as verification.

The bank has formed a partnership with the department of home affairs, and uses government records to verify your identity.

“The machines are directly linked to Home Affairs and because they use fingerprint technology on their side, we are able to quickly verify who you are,” says Lee-Anne van Zyl, CEO of FNB Points of Presence.

The TouchPoint kiosk allows people to open an eWallet Extra account with their thumbprints. Existing FNB customers can also do all their general banking, except withdraw money.




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ZIVELO Launches Virtual Banking Expert Kiosks

ZIVELO Virtual Banking Expert Kiosks are Designed to Connect Your Customers with Expert-Level Services Regardless of Location

zivelo kiosksPHOENIX (April 06) – ZIVELO designs, manufactures and supplies Virtual Banking Expert kiosks to some of the largest banking and financial institutions in the country. These kiosks provide business solutions such as connecting customers with Virtual Banking Experts that can handle complex financial services during and outside of branch hours, regardless of location and peak loads in branch traffic.

These specially designed kiosks offer a way for financial institutions to connect with customers and provide services that may not otherwise be available within individual branch locations. Alternatively, some branches may have underutilized or over-extended staff depending on demand and day to day traffic. When kiosks are placed in high traffic areas they encourage interaction, and they can also be placed in dedicated, card accessed rooms that can be utilized by customers outside of regular business hours extending the bank’s hours via kiosk-based interactive remote banking staff.

The technology behind the Virtual Banking Expert kiosks can be custom designed with touchscreen displays, HD cameras, motion detection, speakers, card readers, microphones, and more. ZIVELO’s unique patented modular design solutions make maintaining and updating kiosks with new technology low-cost and efficient, without having to ship or replace entire units. Segregated data paths are used to facilitate compliance with strict banking data security standards so that customer data is never compromised, even when wirelessly instigating videoconferencing capabilities.

“Our banking solutions systems have allowed Financial Institutions to improve the efficiency and time management of their bankers while increasing customer satisfaction at the same time.” said Chris Augur, President of ZIVELO. “Data from our customers has shown that video conferencing allows banks to more efficiently utilize staff, while offering additional convenience and extended benefits to their customers, and increasing interactions per branch.”

For more information on ZIVELO, and to learn how to pilot test Virtual Banking Expert systems, visithttp://www.zivelo.com/vbesm/.

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Automated Cashier Hardware Demo

Short demonstration of the capabilities of the Automated Cashier.  This is designed and used primarily in the marijuana and cannabis industry.

Source: youtu.be

great demo by Andrew. shows recycler by mei transacting via tablet over network.




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In Kiosk News – SlabbKiosks welcomes Rick Kobal to their sales team

SlabbKiosksLas Vegas, July 11, 2016 – Kiosk News – Rick Kobal has joined the SlabbKiosks’ sales team. The announcement was made today by the  company’s President, Peter te Lintel Hekkert. He indicated the move was necessary as the company continues to expand its customer base and increase production.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rick to our team,” said te Lintel Hekkert. “Having worked within the industry for many years, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and is a perfect fit in a formula that has worked for us for years – a lean, highly specialized and responsive staff with over 40 years of combined experience in the self-service industry.”

Rick has worked with one of the largest component suppliers for

Rick Kobal at recent kiosk trade show
Rick Kobal at recent kiosk trade show. Click for full size image.

the industry for the past five years and has acquired an in-depth understanding of the industry’s dynamics including changes in end user requirements that have inevitably propelled hardware development. He’s ideally positioned to meet the needs of SlabbKiosks’ clients in an industry that continues to evolve and will be a welcome addition to the company’s sales team.

“Having worked closely with Peter and his growing team over the last five years, I am excited to join SlabbKiosks,” commented Rick. “Exciting innovations continue in the kiosk industry – innovations that the company is positioned to deliver. We see new sectors adopting kiosks.  Diverse payment options are increasing kiosk functionality. I am eager to now be part of the overall solution design and supply.”

Rick has over 25 years of value selling and program management experience within the automotive, industrial OEM and distribution markets and has a proven record of significant sales growth in his previous managerial positions. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grove City College, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

About SLABBKIOSKS

SlabbKiosks is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of cost-effective, interactive kiosks. The company has installed and customized interactive kiosks for thousands of clients in over 150 countries and distinguishes itself from the competition by offering the latest in technological advancements including the wireless kiosk, while utilizing high-quality components with designs that facilitate quick and efficient maintenance of their units.

Additional information can be found at:
http://www.slabbkiosks.com

For further press information about this release, please contact:

Kisha Wilson (Marketing Manager)
SlabbKiosks
Tel: 702-605-4845
Email: [email protected]

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Whitepaper – How Safe is your Smart Safe?

How Safe is your Smart Safe?

Optconnect Chris Baird
Chris Baird – Executive Vice President at OptConnect

OptConnect offers machine to machine wireless service for Smart Safes, ATMs, Kiosks, Digital Signage, Facility Management, and many other industry sectors. Rather than simply providing hardware or network service, OptConnect offers a completely managed service designed to make your data connection simple and reliable.

Anyone used to dealing with a large amount of cash knows hard currency can save a lot of money in purchase transaction fees and other expenditures. Having cash on hand can also create a number of additional problems. While credit card transactions are automatically authorized, processed and deposited, those handling paper payments must deal with counterfeit currency, and a stack of bills and change waiting to be taken to the bank.

Fortunately, technology has finally seen fit to help alleviate some of these cash difficulties through the introduction of the smart safe or intelligent safe.

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Interesting Smart Safe Links

  • Smart Super Safe by Brinks maybe not so safe? Link
  • Tidel Introduces Smart Safe – link
  • American Banker – Smart safes equal new market – link
  • Dunbar Armored Safes – link

About OptConnect

Optconnect

OptConnect is North America’s leading provider of managed service wireless connectivity for ATMs, Kiosks, Digital Signage and other custom applications. OptConnect revolutionizes the way machines communicate, providing for fast and secure connectivity, cost savings, and greater reliability. OptConnect offers end-to-end managed service providing customers with the greatest level of service and uptime.




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ATM Kiosk – Personal Teller for Branch Supports Wallet & Mobile

ATM Kiosk embedded NFC device enables customers to conduct
transactions using leading mobile wallet providers like Apple Pay

CHARLOTTE, N.C. & LAS VEGAS – Oct. 13, 2015 – Source Technologies, a leading provider of integrated solutions for managing financial transactions and other secure business processes, announced at the 2015 BAI Retail Delivery Conference enhancements to its 8-Series Personal Teller Machine self-service Screenshot from 2015-10-14 07:24:07retail banking atm kiosk, which now supports mobile wallet acceptance and tablet-assisted takeover.

Engineered specifically for retail banking transactions, Source Technologies’ Personal Teller Machine resides in the branch and automates 80 – 90 percent of transactions historically handled by tellers. Now, financial institutions’ customers can simply tap their smartphone on the Personal Teller Machine’s near-field communication (NFC) device to conduct a transaction using leading mobile wallets providers such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, among others.

In addition to mobile wallet acceptance, the Personal Teller Machine now supports tablet-assisted takeover, which enables a financial institutions’ staff to step in and operate the atm kiosk via tablet if needed. In this model, a financial institutions’ staff can better serve as “universal bankers” who focus on sales and service rather than just conducting routine transactions.

“More and more consumers have embraced self-service kiosks due to the speed, convenience and ‘cool’ factor these kiosks provide over traditional tellers, and our mobile wallet integration takes that modern banking experience just one step further,” said Keith Hamilton, CEO of Source Technologies. “Mobile wallets have quickly become a widely accepted form of payment – both by retailers and consumers – so financial institutions must keep up with consumers’ demands and expectations for mobile wallet acceptance in all aspects of their everyday lives, including banking.”

Hamilton continued, “With our Personal Teller Machine, consumers are empowered to conduct their own transactions, but still have the ability to quickly receive assistance if needed. Moving those common, repetitive transactions away from the teller enables a financial institution’s staff to take on more consultative roles, while saving resources and reducing in-store queues.

To learn more about Source Technologies’ Personal Teller Machine, visit booth #2223 at the 2015 BAI Retail Delivery Conference, or view the following video – http://www.sourcetech.com/self-service/self-service-kiosks/personal-teller-machine-video

About Source Technologies
Founded in 1986, Charlotte, NC-based Source Technologies is redefining the branch channel by helping banks transform their branches with automation, innovative technology and superior engineering. The company’s print solutions empower businesses to automate the secure printing of sensitive information and negotiable documents, and its ground-breaking transactional and interactive kiosks for self-service and retail applications enhance the self-service experience. Customers include 6 of the Top 10 US banks, 69 of the Fortune 100, and thousands of small and mid-sized companies.  For more information, visit www.sourcetech.com, or follow them on Twitter @source_tech and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/source-technologies.




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ATM Machine – Can anything stop Cardtronics?

ATM Machine Cardtronics

The ATM operator surged ahead in Q2 with lots of good news about earnings — and one piece of really bad news from 7-Eleven.

Source: www.atmmarketplace.com

After several years of uncertainty, Cardtronics got the news in early July that many industry-watchers expected: 7-Eleven will not to renew the U.S. contract with its long-time ATM operator when it expires in 2017.

This leaves two immediate questions:

  • “What impact will the loss of 17.5 percent of its income have on the world’s largest IAD?”
  • “What about non-U.S. 7-11 stores where Cardtronics still operates cash dispensers?”

In its Q2 earnings call last week, the company addressed both questions, but with some delicacy.




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Cash Usage – The truth about the death of cash

Cash usage – In the US, cash in circulation grew 42% between 2007 and 2012 (Credit: Getty Images)

Source: www.bbc.com

Read the entire article on bbc.com It’s tempting to forecast the demise of cash. In fact, people have been predicting the end for physical money for nearly 60 years. With the rise of credit cards, contactless payments and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin the death knells  have only gotten louder. 

The Netherlands is an interesting case study to look at more closely, because their retail sector has recently embraced card payments in a big way. There are now 1,400 supermarkets in the Netherlands with registers that don’t accept cash.

In the UK, half the transactions by consumers in 2013 were with cash

As a result, card payments in the Netherlands have been growing by about 7  to 8% annually over the past few years. And yet, cash is still king. In 2012, there were 2.7 billion card payments, but an estimated 3.5 to 4 billion payments were made with cash. “Even in supermarkets which all accept debit cards, cash is still used heavily,” Jonker says. “For the time being we think cash will keep on having an important role.”
 Studies of other nations tie in with these findings.




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Bill pay kiosk – County installs self-service kiosks

bill pay kiosk

The Cameron County Clerk’s office has installed self-service kiosks in Brownsville and San Benito .

Source: www.brownsvilleherald.com

The kiosks, which offer instruction in both English and Spanish, allow county residents to pay misdemeanor court fines quickly, easily and conveniently, officials said.




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Cash Automation – ARCA & Crane

Press release issued by ARCA today.  The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support.  At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some).

ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH
CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC logo_arca_3_0_0ADVANCE DEVICES

Envoy™ tested and certified by CPI engineers as an integration solution

Mebane, NC (July 9, 2015) — ARCA, a global leader in cash and payment automation technology, announced today that its self-service software development platform, Envoy™, is now compatible with Crane Payment Innovation’s (CPI) all-new MEI SCR bill recycler and SC Advance series bill acceptors. Envoy™ accelerates the integration of self-service transaction software with kiosk hardware by bridging the gap between software development and hardware integration.

“Envoy is designed to help software developers quickly integrate hardware – no matter which devices they choose,” said Brian Honeycutt, ARCA’s OEM Market Manager. “The majority of our customers are using industry leading MEI products to handle cash transactions, so supporting this hardware is critical to accelerating the customer’s software development. We want our customer to get from an initial concept to a production-quality kiosk as fast as possible.”

By integrating Envoy™ with two of CPI’s most popular components, ARCA is demonstrating its commitment to helping developers and engineers integrate components seamlessly. The MEI SCR is a two-denomination cash recycler component engineered to reduce costs associated with cash management. When equipped with the bunch-note feeder (BNF) and a larger cash box, the SCR can alternatively be employed as an entry-level deposit device with multi-note escrow capabilities. The SC Advance series of bill acceptors are designed with enhanced bill recognition technology with multiple configurations allowing it to be tailored to many different environments.

“Our engineers are working together with their ARCA counterparts to certify a wide range of CPI products on the Envoy platform, with the SCR and SC Advance product lines being the first out of the gate,” said Bassam Estaitieh, CPI’s Director of Marketing for Financial Services. “We see the value-add of the Envoy platform and believe it will unlock further market potential. Envoy will be instrumental in enabling cash automation products in the US and abroad.”

Envoy’s key features include:
Multi-vendor support – not just one brand, one product.
Multi-platform – Supports Windows or Linux software development
API supporting multiple programming languages
Device testing and integrated diagnostic application

Envoy is available for purchase immediately and is downloadable from the ARCA Developer Portal (developer.arca.com) after registering.

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About ARCA
Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Today, with customers in over 50 countries, ARCA continues to grow by providing technology and services to make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. To learn more about ARCA’s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit www.arca.com.

About Crane Payment Innovations
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is built on the technological cpi-logoheritage 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 payment systems are recognized for delivering the greatest positive impact on operator profitability and consumer satisfaction in a variety of industries, including the bill payment kiosks. From banknote acceptors and recyclers to a wide range of coin products, CPI devices are mission critical to the operation of self-service machines.




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ARCA and HP partnership

 

Learn more about ARCA here: www.arca.com Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, …

Source: www.youtube.com

ARCA is definitely one of the leaders in financial technology. The Alliance with HP only increases their spread.  Another smart move by a smart company.

ARCA Focus

  • Banking – financial institutions.
  • Retail Customers
  • OEM Customers – companies which incorporate ARCA technology

About ARCAlogo_arca_3_0_0

We provide technology and services to help people control cash in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Since the company began in 1998, ARCA has experienced strong, consistent growth and now has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, India and China.

More companies are seeking new and better ways to serve customers with transaction automation solutions. ARCA’s vision and commitment to customer service and technological innovation has helped companies become industry leaders.

Today, ARCA provides the largest selection of cash handling devices of any manufacturer in the world. We provide cash automation technologies to customers in over 50 countries and support these devices with world-class service from our headquarters near the Research Triangle in North Carolina.




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