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Mobile and kiosks: One brand's touchpoint formula

Using mobile device and kiosk features, your brand can be integrated into nearly every phase of a consumer's day.

The three vital features of every great kiosk system

Truly exceptional kiosk deployments always have three key features, according to a kiosk product expert.

Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Kiosks transform charitable donations and create opportunities for giving

Kiosks are creating new and easier ways to give to charitable organizations.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

How kiosks are transforming the airport travel experience

From entry to departure to arrival, kiosks could soon make it possible to venture through an airport without a single human interaction.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

Five ways tablets can transform retail experience

"Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to gain operational and marketing advantages, and they like the results. Here are some ways retailers are getting big impact out of small screens."

How Penn State museum tackled customer engagement with kiosks

Kiosk software provides accessibility to Penn State and other museums and engages the public.

5 ways you can engage your shoppers with interactive kiosks

Digital interactive kiosks offer innovative ways to interact with your customers, reach target audiences efficiently and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

UK shoppers using less cash, British Retail Consortium says

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

Self-service kiosk vendors give Kiosk Marketplace their views on the best ways to comply with the complex requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Location, location, location: Experts offer advice for in-store kiosk placement

Kiosk vendors provide tips on the best places to locate self-service kiosks in your store.

Four ways to configure your retail tablet program

Retailers offer self-service and assisted selling by incorporating tablets into stores.

Wayfinding kiosks keep up with digitally-empowered consumers

Wayfinding kiosks have become more interactive and smartphone-friendly to meet the demands of consumers.

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Barclays goes self-service, eliminates cashiers

Britain's third-largest bank, Barclays, is set to begin new self-service initiatives with the deployment of iPads for customers wishing to make transactions inside the institution. Barclays announced it would end the traditional role of cashiers by supplying customers with iPads...

Travelers fly through airport customs with self-service kiosks

Customs waits in Boston may be a little shorter since Logan International Airport has deployed 30 self-service kiosks, according to the Boston Globe.  The Massachusetts Port Authority paid $2.1 million for the kiosks in an effort to ease congestion at U.S. Customs and Border Protection areas.

Colorado kiosks school residents on bitcoin ATMs

Colorado bitcoin startup XBTeller is planning to introduce a bitcoin ATM network across the state, according to newbtc.com. Alongside the ATMs, the company will install attended kiosks to educate consumers on the basics of the digital currency. "The majority of people haven't heard of Bitcoin.

AcuCount deploys new user-friendly coin counter

Andrew Leiberman, owner of AcuCount, has introduced a new coin counter, according to Vending Times.  The AC603 uses digital scales to weigh groups of the same coins and is designed specifically for route personnel. The counter is purported to be one of the most accurate and user-friendly machines. "At one point, we had three different models.

PAYTOO intros cardless ATM, payment kiosk

PAYTOO announced its first cardless ATM for consumers without a bank account, according to a press release. The Mobile Wallet solution provides traditional banking services such as money transfer and ATM withdrawal. PAYTOO's Mobile Wallet is designed to negate the...

Fresh Healthy Vending stock on the rise

After a steady drop in 2014, Fresh Healthy Vending International stock is on the upswing. February saw the end of its $7 per share mark and prices began to tumble, according to Hotstocked.com. The company's stock held ground briefly after...

Outdated phone booth converted to life-saving kiosk

An outdated telephone kiosk in the Northern Ireland-based Kinnego Marina has found a more useful purpose. It now houses an Automated Emergency Defribrillator, courtesy of the British Red Cross and the Craigavon Borough Council, according to a Portadown Times article....

Roche deploys interactive kiosks at Clinical Lab Expo

At today's 2014 Clinical Lab Expo hosted by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Roche unveiled its latest laboratory solutions, according to a company announcement. The Switzerland-based provider of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics introduced in vitro diagnostics products at one of...

NASCAR star highlights SEVA Convention

The Southeastern Vending Association's keynote speaker at their 2014 convention will be Nascar legend Dale Jarrett. The convention takes place Aug.

Furniture Wizard intros POS kiosk and iPad inventory app

Furniture Wizard, a technology provider to the furniture industry, announced the release of its iPad inventory application and touchscreen kiosk application, according to Furniture World. "Our goal has always been and still is to create intelligent software solutions that any...

Long Island legislature to vote on vending machine restrictions today

Today Long Island's Suffolk County Legislature will vote on a bill that would mandate two-thirds of vending machine snacks contain less than 10 grams of sugar, according to Vending Marketwatch. An earlier version of the bill restricted all snacks to...

Essie nail polish vending swoops into airports

This month Essie will pilot nail polish vending kiosks in airports and malls around the country, according to Fashionista.com.  The Essie Boutique machines will open at New York's JFK JetBlue Terminal and Oakland International Airport.

Portable phone chargers vended to Comic-Con fans

San Diego startup FuelRod is debuting its portable cellphone charger-vending kiosk at the city's convention center for this week's Comic-Con International Convention. For $20 comic fans can purchase a kit that comes with "rechargeable FuelRod, a charging cable and adapters...

Australian national park exploring self-service possibilities

The visitor information center of Innes National Park is due to become a complete self-service facility in September 2014, according to ABC.net.au. Guests will be able to register and book accommodations at the Queensland, Australia-based park with the installation of...

Cambridge, UK, shopping mall deploys digital signage 'Virtual Assistant' kiosk

In what it being billed as "a U.K. first," The Grafton shopping center in Cambridge, U.K., has a new, "virtual" employee, an interactive Virtual Assistant from customer journey technology specialist Tensator, aimed at giving the Grafton a technological edge in...

Texas FI aims to transform branch transactions with touchscreen solution

A new dynamic touchscreen and custom pressure pad solution modernizes and speeds noncash branch transactions at San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Growth in pharmacy automation aided by medical marijuana industry

Last year the pharmacy automation systems market was predicted to grow to $7.8 billion by 2018, having been valued at 4.7 billion globally in 2011. But that market gain of more than 65 percent does not include figures for the...

Complaint kiosk to allow Qatar workers voice for grievances

Qatar's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has installed a complaint kiosk for worker grievances, according to Just Here. A prevalent issue for Qatar workers is a lack of labor inspections, the article said. The self-service system is designed to...

Is self-service car vending the wave of the future?

Earnie Garcia took a different approach to the process of buying a car when he founded Carvana in 2013. Garcia started the self-service Atlanta-based company as a vehicle to finance and purchase automobiles online, according to Bloomberg. Cars can be...

Kiosk features a Delaware town's history

A new interactive kiosk debuted at the Milford, Del.-based Milford Museum, according to a Delmarva.com article. The museum's recent 12-week renovation included a grant from the Lion's Club and from Delaware Humanities to purchase the kiosk. Milford Museum Executive Director...

Fitness kiosk solves 10-year old problem for Schreiver Air Force Base

Members of Colorado-based Schreiver Air Force Base fitness center can soon enjoy the aerobics class of their choice with the installation of a new kiosk in the next two weeks, according to the Schreiver Sentinel. The self-service aerobics classes will...

Stray animals, environment sustained by Istanbul vending machine

Instanbul-based Pugedon, a provider of smart recycling kiosks, has installed vending machines to feed the city's 100,000 stray cats and dogs. The machines also double as a recycling center, according to a Jezebel.com article. When a plastic bottle is placed in the bin, the machine dispenses pet food.

Device-charging and digital signage ad kiosks landing in three of the country's busiest airports

Interactive and digital out-of-home advertising solutions designer Monster Media has renewed its interactive digital wall agreement and signed an additional contract with Clear Channel Airports, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor, to roll out a nationwide network of interactive charging stations.

Nettime intros new labor management kiosk

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based nettime solutions is releasing its latest data collection product, the stratustime web kiosk, for organizations tracking employee time and attendance, according to a press release.

Android L could be used for kiosks, ATMs

Google's release of the developer preview for Android L has some speculating about its uses for ATMs and self-service kiosks.

Vending machine dispenses healthy advice and product

A candy-filled vending machine is dispening healthy reminders to customers to brush their teeth.

Texas-based kiosk will try to save your wet phone

DryBox kiosk is giving Lewisville, Texas, mall-goers a chance to repair their wet phones, according to a Dallas News article.

Kiosk recycles phones for cash, aids in catching thieves

Jackson, Tenn.-based ecoATM is helping serve justice inside Old Hickory Mall , according to a wbbjtv.com article.     The phone-recycling kiosk was placed in the mall last July to offer visitors a place to recycle old phones for cash. While police believe the kiosk may attract criminals dumping stolen phones, it may also catch them.

DC war memorial kiosks updated to celebrate heroes

Riverdale, N.J.-based RedyRef, a turnkey self-service kiosk solution provider, partnered with INADEV Corp., a mobile solutions provider based in MacLean, Va., to renovate two war memorial kiosks in Washington, D.C., this month, according to a RedyRef press release. The interactive...

Kiosks aid in tithing for NJ church

The 135-year-old nondenominational Ocean City Tabernacle in N.J. is an old church with a new way of giving, according to a Press of Atlantic City article. The church installed two iPad kiosk stations this summer as part of an effort...

Arizona Department of Transportation wins award for kiosks

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education Award for its self-service kiosks, according to a company announcement. The kiosks were installed in MVD offices in 2013 to include many of the...

Vending technology and social networking used in Cadbury publicity stunt

One of Cadbury's latest marketing strategies combined vending machine technology with social networking, according to Digital Spy.  By registering their Facebook profile, customers were treated to a free Cadbury chocolate bar from the Joy Generator vending machine. The machine operated for one day only in Sydney.

Kiosk project in Long Island declared a success

Visitors to Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., can now pay for parking using credit and debit cards and cash at the new automated kiosks located in the state park, according to a Newsday article. The kiosks were installed to decongest...

How honest are we? Tea kiosks put public to the test

Perhaps taking a cue from a self-service South Korean Café that depends on trustworthiness, Bethesda, M.D.-based Honest Tea is conducting its own honesty experiment. That is, they're testing the public to see how truthful we are.  The company has placed kiosks in 50 metro areas around the country, one in each state.

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