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The KMC Top 6: July's top kiosk stories

With the summer entering its final month, it's time to take a look back at the top six most-read articles on KioskMarketPlace for July.

Three steps to delivering ROI with analytics from your kiosk deployment

Big data gets all the headlines these days, but it can easily lead to information overload unless you utilize these three proven steps to manage and harness the data from your kiosk deployment.

Kiosks Take on Non-Traditional Roles

Self-service kiosks have moved beyond their typical roles and are performing functions that were unheard of just a few years ago.

Sponsored by: Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

Customized greeting cards personally crafted by kiosks

Sending a birthday or Christmas card can be a daunting task. You go through each card that has an interesting illustration only to open it up and find the actual "greeting" rather cheesy or inappropriate. Card Isle is attempting to fix this issue with a self-service kiosk that lets users create customized greeting card.

ICXSummit15: Kiosk, digital signage and mobile payments reduce customer waiting

Kiosks are one key element in improving overall customer experience and reducing wait times.

Keeping Workers Informed with Kiosks

PROVISIO’s software platform helps InTouch Interactive drive workforce-management solutions for a major supplier of office products and business essentials.

Sponsored by: PROVISIO

How self-service retail kiosks change consumer behavior

Self-service checkout technologies are expanding rapidly as shoppers gravitate toward the convenience, efficiency, and small lines that are provided by self-service retail kiosks. Based on a recent survey, 85 percent of Americans polled stated that they have used a self-service checkout kiosk.

Top customer experience tech honored at ICXSummit15

The ICX Association earlier this week handed out its 2015 Excellence Awards to 14 winners in the categories of digital signage, kiosk and self-service and mobile, as applied across many vertical markets.

Are ATMs on their death bed?

With the rise of mobile, are ATMs and other cash dispensers on the way to the graveyard of outdated devices? Do we really need ATMs?

Outdoor kiosks: best practices

Retail kiosks can be tricky to deploy, but with outdoor kiosks, you have to deal with many other elements, including weather. Thus, you need to have a strong deployment plan in place to deal with its potential challenges.

Interactive customer experience technology has to surprise and delight

Customers expect a personalized experience that surprises and delights them, and most will trade bits of information about themselves if they receive something in return.

Why retail robots are ridiculous

When it comes to the retail market in 2015, the key word is omnichannel. Consumers today need and want the ability to have a shopping experience their way, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need to overstimulate them with alternative technology.

How generational differences impact thoughts on security and self-service

Knowing how millennials and Gen Z-ers feel about data security is a critical component to understanding how, and if, these individuals will be comfortable sharing sensitive data on a public facing device. How will generational differences influence self-service device usage and how can self-service change to accommodate those differences?

Interactive customer experience technology has to provide value

Consumers with a natural sense of curiosity want to engage with technology, says Eric Vazquez, project manager for Encore Event technologies, but will the technology provide value to the consumer and if so, in what form and to what end?

What is a kiosk anyway?

While the "phone" of today and the "phone" of 20 years ago share the same name, they are completely different in practice. We’re seeing the same transformation with kiosks. What once were clunky, single-function machines are now flexible, omnichannel experiences.

Kiosk security: Preventing key threats

In our interconnected world, a single crime can lead to far greater ramifications for a company, including the kiosk industry. With this in mind, how do we improve overall security to mitigate these risks?

Interactive customer experience technology has to be natural

Technology should be used in way that's natural for consumers to interact with, and enhance the brand story, rather than be the story itself, says Ben Putland, director of software analysis and development for Grand Visual.

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Keypad kiosk peripheral aids visually impaired users

London-based keypad developer Storm Interface has announced the release of a new keypad kiosk peripheral designed to aid visually impaired users.

Microsemi unveils human-machine-interface kit for touchscreen displays

Semiconductor solutions company Microsemi Corp. has partnered with IP design house Mikroprojekt to roll out a human-machine-interface kit for touchscreen displays.

Detroit officials launch new parking kiosks

Detroit officials are deploying new parking kiosks that register cars by the license plate, not by location.

Dieters gain weight loss incentives through kiosks

Colorado dieters can now gain incentives to lose weight through Weigh and Win kiosks.

Digital signage phone-charging kiosks hit the show at VidCon 2015

Brightbox Inc., a global platform provider of networked mobile device recharging and engagement solutions, announced it teamed with Panasonic to keep the throngs attending this past weekend's VidCon 2015 charged and engaged.

NFTouch delivers paperless brochure kiosks to car dealerships

Canadian based kiosk manufacturer NFTouch is attempting to reduce paper usage at car dealerships with its kiosk system.

Reliance Jio Infocomm rolling out 1 million battery recharge kiosks

Broadband Internet provider plans to roll out battery recharge kiosks and connectivity outlets to increase subscribers.

China International Self-Service, Kiosk & Vending Show to take place in Shanghai

At the show this September, users will be able to see a variety of kiosk and vending deployments as well as new technology in the industry.

Self-service ice kiosks cool off Tucson, Arizona, residents

Ice House America has rolled out self-service ice kiosks in Tucson, Arizona.

Self-checkout industry experiences growth, report says

The self-checkout industry is experiencing growth in western Europe and Japan, according to a report by RBR.

Infinite Peripherals crafts new tablet kiosk

Infinite Peripherals Inc. has announced the launch of the Infinea Omni, a new self-service tablet kiosk integrated with iPad Air.

Rochester library deploys Social Security kiosks

Visitors to the Central Library in Rochester, New York, will now be able to access Social Security benefits from a self-service kiosk.

KioWare releases new kiosk software with Chrome support

KioWare has announced the release of its latest kiosk software, with built-in Google Chrome support.

Rite Aid deploys telepresence pharmacy kiosks

Rite Aid has recently partnered with HealthSpot to deploy telepresence pharmacy kiosks at 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio.

Self-service kiosk market will grow by 11 percent, new report says

The self-service kiosk market will grow at 11 percent CAGR, according to a new report entitled "Global Interactive Kiosk Market 2015-2019."

Bill-payment kiosk manufacturer rolls out power-outage battery solution

Battery Backup Power Inc. has partnered with Parlan Kiosk Solutions to provide a bill-payment kiosk solution for power outages.

Prepaid SIM card vending kiosks arrive at Narita International Airport

Visitors at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, will now be able to purchase prepaid SIM cards from vending kiosks.

Maclocks announces new iPad enclosure

Kiosk manufacturer Maclocks has announced the release of its latest iPad enclosure, the Rokku iPad Enclosure Kiosk.

Fujitsu delivers new thermal printer series

Fujitsu Components America Inc. has released a new low profile 24V thermal printer, called the FTP 6xGMCL series.

North Carolina hospital checks in self-service kiosks

Patients at Novand Health Brunswich Medical Center in Bolivia, North Carolina, will now be able to check in for appointments using self-service kiosks.

TriMas Corp. delivers benefits to employees with kiosks

Manufacturing company TriMas Corp. has recently selected deployed kiosks to provide employee access to the company's benefits program.

Post office trials robotic pharmacy kiosk in Scotland

Aberdeenshire, Scotland is beginning a trial with a robotic pharmacy kiosk which allows users to talk to a pharmacist remotely and have their prescriptions dispensed to them.

Air Miles Canada rewards fliers for smiles

Pro Display recently partnered with wonderMakr to roll out digital signage smile booth kiosks that rewarded Air Miles Canada fliers with prizes for giving their best smiles.

AVT integrates mobile payment system with self-service kiosks

Vending kiosk manufacturer AVT Inc. has launched a new mobile payment system developed by PayRange.

Australian city starts trial of bill-payment kiosks

Gold Coast, Australia is performing a trial run with bill payment tablet and standard self- kiosks to allow residents to pay water bills and other government services.

Miami's Aventura Mall deploys interactive digital signage wayfinding kiosks

Miami's upscale Aventura Mall recently deployed seven new interactive digital signage kiosk directories throughout the shopping center, which provide step-by-step directions and path drawing that guides shoppers to their desired location.

ARCA software development platform integrates with kiosk hardware

Kiosk software developer ARCA has announced that its self-service software development platform, Envoy, is now integrated with Crane Payment Innovation's bill-payment kiosks.

Iowa installs interactive kiosk for veterans memorial

Johnson County, Iowa, will be installing an interactive kiosk at the county armory and veterans memorial, providing visitors with information on the veterans honored at the memorial.

YMCA to deploy protein shake kiosks

Kiosk manufacturer Blint Shakes has announced plans to deploy its protein shake vending kiosks at the Weston, Florida, YMCA.

Georgia Dept of Driver Services piloting digital signage and kiosk tech

Norcross branch installs new kiosks and digital signage to improve customer experience.

Syracuse rolls out wayfinding and information kiosks

The Syracuse Convention & Visitor Bureau, located in Syracuse, New York, has recently rolled out 11 information kiosks to help tourists find their way around the city and receive promotions.

Jessica Alba launches eco-friendly retail kiosks to airports

The Honest Company, owned by Jessica Alba, plans to roll out several eco-friendly retail vending kiosks in select airports.

Paypoint deploys new POS for remote management of retail kiosks

Payment technologies company Paypoint has selected Moki's Total Control POS terminal to deploy in the U.K. and worldwide, in order to provide remote management and security compliance for its bill-payment kiosks and other devices.

Parking kiosks integrate Apple Pay

Parking kiosk manufacturer Cale plans to integrate Apple Pay for its Cale WebTerminal kiosks.

U-Vend expands self-service kiosks into Las Vegas market

U-Vend Inc., kiosk manufacturers for retail, has expanded its self-service ice cream kiosks, Mini Melts, into Las Vegas.

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