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How NFC tech can improve your kiosk

As NFC phones become the norm, it is allowing for the implementation of new features and functions in interactive kiosks that give kiosk operators the ability to provide greater levels of convenience and interactivity never before seen.

McDonald's beats the heat with heat-sensitive McFlurry vending kiosk

When temperatures soared to record highs in Amsterdam, residents were rewarded with free McFlurries from a vending kiosk.

How Managed Wireless Service Can Impact Your Business

The Internet is no longer simply a network of personal computers and servers. It has expanded to mobile phones, tablets, and devices we use every day. An additional influx of connected devices—from digital signs and ATMs to home appliances—is commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Sponsored by: OptConnect

Leveraging kiosk analytics to enhance customer experience

World-class customer experiences go beyond delivering the expected outcome. Analytics provide a way of monitoring data from all aspects of the use of the kiosk and adapting the software and total solution to continuously improve the customer experience.

Cash recycling ATMs ready to take US by storm

Cash recycling technology has finally arrived in New York City, and experts believe the U.S. market is ready for this innovation.

Plexus Overview: Your Product from Conceptualize to Commercialize and Fulfillment

We are a leader in providing electronics design, manufacturing and aftermarket services to companies with mid-to-low volume, higher complexity products. We have been delivering comprehensive Product Realization solutions to our customers for more than 35 years.

Sponsored by: Plexus

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.

Will tablets replace traditional kiosks?

Tablet kiosks appear to be taking the kiosk market by storm. However, are tablets truly superior to traditional designs?

The use of digital signage as a wayfinding solution

A study conducted by SignAd Network found that "digital video in public venues reaches more Americans each month than online videos." It's no surprise then, that many have taken this effective advertising medium and utilized it in an alternative way to provide a new service – wayfinding or directional signage.

The Force is strong with this kiosk

Recently, visitors at the EMP Museum in Seattle were faced with the dark side of the Force as they confronted the original Darth Vader suit from the original trilogy, and then heard his haunting breathing emanating from a tablet kiosk.

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.

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.

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.

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McDonald's kiosks useless to 70 percent of customers, analyst says

McDonald's self-service kiosks are only useful to 30 percent of customers, according to a report.

Vending kiosk deploys IT supplies

Now, employees will able to receive their IT supplies from a vending kiosk, developed by Signifi.

Water park get its feet wet with iPad kiosks

The New Forest Water Park, located in Hampshire, U.K., is getting its feet wet with new iPad check-in kiosk enclosures.

'Soar With Reading' initiative delivers book-vending kiosks to children

A recent study by airline JetBlue found that in the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, D.C., there is only one age-appropriate book for every 830 children. The airline decided to remedy this situation by deploying book-vending kiosks.

Atlanta cyclists repair bikes at metro kiosks

Atlanta cyclists can now repair their bikes at self-service kiosks at metro stations.

Cima NanoTech, Foxconn form JV for pro-cap touchscreens for kiosks, digital signage

Cima NanoTech announced it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn to deliver what it's calling 'the industry's first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution' for large-format touchscreen displays.

Automated pharmacy kiosk dives into The Falls

Pharmabox Inc. has announced plans to deploy an automated pharmacy kiosk at The Falls, a Miami outdoor mall.

McDonald's Canada: kiosks will not replace employees

McDonald's Canada has recently announced that the move to integrate self-service kiosks in the chain's restaurants will not threaten job security for employees.

Cash automation company to speak at Follow the Cash 2015

ARCA, cash automation technology developer for banks, retailers and self-service kiosks, will appear as a featured partner at the Follow the Cash 2015 Conference to discuss cash-management systems.

HealthSpot integrates blood testing into telemedicine kiosks

Telemedicine kiosk provider HealthSpot recently unveiled an integrated blood lab test for its kiosk, designed to provide blood labs in under 10 minutes.

Kiosk manufacturer to appear on 'Make Me a Millionaire Inventor'

Kiosk manufacturer AVT Inc. will appear on two of episodes of "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor" on CNBC.

Toledo swaps parking kiosks for coins

The city of Toledo is downgrading several of its parking kiosks to conventional parking meters, due to cold temperatures affecting performance and high cost.

Michigan company to deploy additional bill-payment kiosks

DTE Energy has announced plans to install its bill-payment kiosks in additional water departments throughout Michigan.

Kiosks approve credit for Arkansas furniture stores

Customers of the Arkansas Homefurnishings Association will now be able to get in-store credit from kiosks.

Kiosk maker launches double-locking iPad enclosures

Kiosk manufacturer Maclocks is debuting the DoubleLock Kiosk, which is designed to lock down iPads as kiosks or digital signage.

Spain airports home to biometric kiosks for border control effort

Technology company Indra has deployed 124 automatic border control biometric kiosks at airports in Spain.

AOPEN launches Chrome-based all-in-one touch display

Global electronics manufacturer AOPEN announced the launch of its new ultra-slim Chromebase Commercial for digital signage, kiosk and POS systems.

Moki unveils MokiTouch 2 app for in-store kiosk and digital signage experiences

Customizable app enables design, control and measurement of in-store digital experiences, Moki says.

Self-checkout kiosks won't overtake cashiers, according to analyst

Due to technological problems and the rise of online retail, self-checkout kiosks will not overtake human cashiers, according to a Bloomberg View columnist.

Florida city identifies criminals with informational kiosks

Kissimmee, Florida, police are attempting to make it easier for citizens to spot criminals with informational kiosks that will display wanted notices.

Medical kiosk manufacturer partners with Doctor on Demand to provide telemedicine

Health care kiosk manufacturer Computerized Screening, Inc. has partnered with Doctor on Demand to offer doctor telepresence services on its kiosks.

El Paso Catholic churches use tablet kiosks for donations

Recently, two Catholic churches in El Paso deployed tablet kiosks for attendees to make credit card donations.

KioWare updates kiosk software with HTML keyboard and second monitor tools

KioWare has released an update to its kiosk software, with tools for virtual keyboards and secondary monitors for digital signage.

Kiosk manufacturer sees McDonald's kiosks as trend and opportunity

Recently, McDonald's announced plans to deploy 2,000 self-service kiosks to restaurants. Vending kiosk manufacturer AVT Inc sees this as part of a larger trend that self-service kiosk manufacturers can take advantage of.

Stilo launches new stylus with sensitivity control

Stilo Co. has announced the launch of a new fine tip stylus and a screen protector, which are designed to feel like a pen on paper.

China kiosk trade show offers educational opportunities to participants

The China International Self-service, Kiosk & Vending Show will be providing a number of educational and international exchange opportunities for participants.

Colonial Williamsburg upgrades with digital ticketing kiosks

The reconstructed 18th century city of Colonial Williamsburg is attempting to improve customer experience with digital ticketing kiosks.

Amtrak lending phone batteries from kiosks

Amtrak is attempting to solve the issue of limited electrical outlets with kiosks that offer rental phone batteries.

Self-service pharmacy kiosks deploying in Florida

Pharmabox Inc, a provider of self-service pharmacy kiosks, has begun to deploy in Florida.

Meridian rolls out all-in-one tablet kiosk

Kiosk manufacturer Meridian has announced the launch of its new all-in-one tablet kiosk, the Gateway.

Airport kiosks deliver movies to mobile devices

Travelers can now utilize airport kiosks to download recent movies at high speeds.

Vending kiosk cooks up instant noodles

The Hot Pot Shop provides instant noodles from vending kiosks.

Sleepy Hollow hospital helps visitors keep their heads with information kiosks, digital signage

Phelps Hospital, located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, has deployed informational kiosks and digital signage screens to provide directions and news to visitors.

Toronto library checks out books at vending kiosk

The Toronto Public Library is planning to roll out a book vending kiosk at Union Station in the city.

Kiosks furnishing credit for North American Home Furnishing Association

Kiosk manufacturer Versatile Credit has announced a partnership with the North American Home Furnishing Association to allow its partners to utilize Versatile Credit's credit application kiosks.

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