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7-Eleven Hong Kong rolls out Avengers: Age of Ultron QR code kiosk

Ultron spawned many clones of himself during the Age of Ultron movie, and the movie in turn is spawning vast numbers of promotions and tie-ins.

Coffee for Marines: AVT lands USMC deal

AVT lands deal with the Marines, helping it return to financial stability in the wake of Chapter 11.

Prepaid + Payment Kiosks = The Perfect Fit

Bill payment kiosks provide a boost for the launch of prepaid programs.

Sponsored by: U.S. Payments

The future of kiosk security is now

Kiosk expert blogger offers a look at the rise of biometrics in kiosk security.

Style vs practicality: Key components of kiosk design

With a good meal, half of the experience is determined by the presentation of the food. The same principle can be applied to kiosk design. Mainly, how does one find the balance between style and practical usage of valuable retail space?

Top 4 Elements in Choosing a Kiosk Installation and Repair Company

The right support firm can spell the difference between a successful deployment and a disaster.

Sponsored by: FUJIFILM North America Corporation

Health care solutions developed with the patient in mind

It can be argued that the underlying premise of patient management is to provide answers and implement solutions to the question – "How can a patient's experience of the health care system be improved?" Therefore, any solution developed should be based on the patient's well-being, comfort and convenience.

3 keys to improving outdoor kiosk reliability (before you install)

Ruggedized workstation and kiosk experts look at three main areas that can often create problems for those deploying outdoor kiosks or workstations.

Now kiosks are delivering freshly baked pizzas

Pizza is the go-to meal for almost every occasion. Normally there are only a few options to purchase pizza such as frozen, carryout or delivery. However, kiosk manufacturer A1 concepts has crafted a new pizza kiosk which will allow consumers to purchase a fresh pizza on the spot.

Late-night revelers score free rides with Uber Safe kiosk

Uber, the app-based car service, recently rolled out an innovative kiosk solution to fight drunk driving — and possibly to serve as an antidote to recent unflattering press and underscore its commitment to safety.

Health care Kiosks 101

From anxiety over test results to anxiousness while sitting in a hospital bed, patients need every tool possible to help relieve stress. One of these tools that can make the process of hospital visits easier are health care kiosks.

Kiosks and connectivity: Changing bricks and mortar to clicks and mortar

Interactive kiosks and tablets provide a point of connection for the consumer and have become a catalyst to purchasing; these connected kiosks and tablets are changing the brick-and-mortar store to the click-and-mortar store, kiosk expert says.

Not every problem can be fixed with a hammer

Find the right tool for a problem, or use the wrong one and risk creating more issues to solve.

Kiosk makers take a bite out of Apple Pay

Apple Pay already has jumped to the forefront of mobile payments in its short lifespan, and it appears ready to make the jump into kiosks as well.

The high cost of system downtime

System downtime may be costing you more than you think, kiosk software developer says.

Social entrepreneurs fighting third-world poverty with energy kiosks

With few options, many living in rural Africa and Asia have to rely on unclean water supplies and dirty energy sources, but social entrepreneurs are taking aim at the problem.

Smile-activated kiosk dispenses a little warmth on Blue Monday

European HVAC giant Vaillant's U.K. arm earlier this year brightened up Blue Monday with a smile-activated coffee kiosk in London's Victoria Station.

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Canadian hospital rolls out self-registration kiosks

Canada-based Health Sciences North is rolling out self-registration kiosks, developed by Slabb Inc, in one hospital in Sudbury, Canada, to improve patient experiences.

Kenya police stations to install gender violence prevention kiosks

Soon, victims of sexual violence in Kenya will be able to use kiosks for evidence gathering, advice and legal support.

Israel airport installs face recognition passport kiosk

Israel has improved passport wait times by installing facial recognition passport kiosks in Ben-Gurion airport.

Phone Italia driving digital signage on smartphone-charging kiosks

Phone Italia, a custom smartphone-charging station manufacturer, integrates its charging stations with WebDT Content Manager 6 Pro software to display digital signage advertisements.

Korean airport rolls out self-service bag drop

Passengers can skip baggage lines by using the Self Bag Drop at Incheon International Airport in Korea.

Dubai uses happiness kiosks to measure resident satisfaction

Aiming to make Dubai the happiest place on earth, the Dubai government has installed happiness kiosks in several malls to measure resident satisfaction with civic services.

Vermont EMT creates CPR training kiosk

Vermont residents can now learn CPR via a new, hands-on, hands-only training kiosk.

Arizona county battles over blind vendors law.

Mohave County in Arizona is currently embroiled in a conflict over a law that requires the country to hire blind vendors to operate county vending machines.

Brightbox digital signage and phone-charging kiosks on the menu at NRA Show

Brightbox Inc., the platform provider of secure mobile device recharging kiosks, is showcasing its digital signage and interactivity recharging platform at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, May 16-19, according to a company announcement.

State of Florida to deploy legal aid kiosks

Florida residents soon will be able to use kiosks to receive legal advice and aid while on the go.

Vancouver port speeds up cruise travel with automated passport control kiosks

Port Metro Vancouver is speeding up the boarding process with automated passport control kiosks for cruise ship passengers.

Heathrow Terminal 2 digital signage 'journey comparison generator' kiosks compare fares to London

In what it's calling "a media first," digital signage "smart screens" have been deployed at Heathrow Terminal 2's baggage claim zones showing passengers live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport's train service to central London.

ICXA now accepting nominations for 2015 ICX Excellence Awards

The Interactive Customer Experience Association is now accepting nominations for its Industry Excellence Awards, meant to honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

Marijuana kiosks holding cash securely in Colorado

Marijuana dispensers from Janefour20 act as a cash register and vault to avoid theft.

NEXTEP SYSTEMS announces patent for improved POS at restaurant kiosks

This patent's goal is to remove unnecessary options from restaurant kiosks' UI to create a more convenient POS.

European and Asian airports deploy foreign currency exchange kiosks

TravelersBox have deployed foreign currency exchange kiosk to convert unused money into funds for e-wallets or gift cards.

NIH acquires mobile, kiosk and digital signage wayfinding solution

The National Institutes of Health has picked Connexient's MediNav digital wayfinding and patient experience solution for its Clinical Center Complex on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, Connexient CEO Mark Green announced today.

Water-purity kiosks come to Walmart stores

Frank Mayer and Associates have partnered with Clorox to create a water purity-tester kiosk to check the cleanliness of pool and spa water.

Hotel chain rolling out retail kiosks

Kiosk and vending manufacturer AVT Inc. has recently reached an agreement with a major hotel chain to install its retail kiosks, UShop, as part of a pilot program. The UShop kiosk provides a variety of items such as cosmetics, sunglasses, apparel and perfume.

Chicago-area hospitals putting salad-vending kiosks on the menu

Kiosk manufacturer Farmer's Fridge will be installing its salad vending kiosksin several hospitals throughout the Chicago area. Its goal is to provide healthier alternatives for patients and visitors.

SFO lands 40 passport control kiosks

San Francisco International Airport recently unveiled 40 new automated passport control kiosks to expedite the customs entry process for international arriving passengers, according to an announcement from the airport.

Embross acquires IBM's transportation kiosk business

Passenger service solutions provider Embross North America Ltd. has acquired IBM's Global Business Services, Travel and Transportation, kiosk business, the company announced.

KioWare releases remote kiosk management tool

Kiosk software developers KioWare have released a new remote kiosk management tool called KioCloud which will allow KioWare users to control their kiosks remotely, according to an email statement.

AVT Inc. files for bankruptcy protection

Vending manufacturer AVT Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press release. AVT management claims this event was caused by unsuccessful expansion into other industries, not their core vending business.

Benchmark Merchant Solutions launches CharityPad charitable-giving kiosks

The technology-driven merchant payments company has announced its CharityPad, a freestanding charitable-giving kiosk solution for nonprofit organizations.

AML intros Phoenix mini kiosks

New range of kiosks aimed at providing range of benefits, from enhancing customer shopping experiences to increasing operational efficiencies in the supply chain.

JCDecaux launchs self-service electric bicycles

Outdoor advertiser JCDecaux has launched a line of self-service electric bikes that are powered by a three hour battery, according to a press release. With one fully charged battery, a rider can travel six miles.

Kiosk Information Systems working with Intel Security to safeguard retail kiosks from data breaches

Intel Security is collaborating with Kiosk Information Systems, a global provider of custom self-service solutions, in an effort to provide new retail kiosk security options, according to an announcement from Intel Security.

Intermedia Touch providing wayfinding tech for eMerge Americas conference

Intermedia Touch, a Gold Sponsor of the eMerge Americas conference, is providing custom wayfinding and general information software for 21 kiosks located throughout the convention center for the conference, the company announced.

Digital signage firm media mea intros new MEDi Digital Totem

Digital signage kiosk is designed to be rugged enough for deployment in busy public settings such as malls, larger retailers, airports, campuses and convention centers, with a Corning Gorilla Glass protective face, IP66 waterproofing and rugged structural materials, the company said.

British Airways piloting digital signage phone-charging kiosks

Brightbox Inc., platform provider of secure mobile device recharging solutions, has rolled out its Mark3 charging stations at British Airways' Galleries Lounge in Terminal 7 at JFK Airport in New York City.

Custom vending kiosks unveiled at NAMA One Show

Custom kiosk manufacturer AVT has unveiled several of its new kiosks at a vending supplier conference, the NAMA One Show. Its most notable showcases were its new Marley Coffee Kiosk and Canna Energy Drink dispenser.

NYC MTA's On The Go Travel Station network now rated by Nielsen

Interactive digital signage kiosk network reaches an average daily ridership of more than 1.4 million through a network of more than 140 interactive screens located in 29 stations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Mayo Clinic deploys teleheath kiosk for Minnesota public school staffers

Public school personnel in Austin, Minnesota, are seeing the positive effects of HealthSpot telehealth kiosks, according to a report from KAALtv.com.

Self-service VAT refund kiosks piloted in Seoul, MIlan

Global Blue, an expert in value-added tax refunds for travellers, has launched pilot projects with self-service kiosks in several luxury department stores worldwide, according to an announcement from kiosk provider Kiosk Solutions.

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