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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.

Prepping Kiosks for EMV

Time is running out for kiosk deployers to make their machines EMV-ready. Here's what they need to know.

Sponsored by: ARCA

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.

SiteKiosk Software on Digital Signage Displays in Supermarkets

PROVISIO's kiosk and digital signage software give customers a better retail experience in Mexico.

Sponsored by: PROVISIO

Recovering your keys at kiosks

Many of us can relate to that horrible feeling when you into your pocket to pull out your keys only to find nothing but lint. You empty all of your pockets, but still your key remains elusive.

Science center kiosks teach users about ocean conservation

The ocean has made life possible on this planet, yet humanity has shown its gratitude by choking it with vast amounts of pollutants. Faced with this reality, the U.S. government has established several National Marine Sanctuaries both for education and conservation.

Are water kiosks the solution to limited clean water access?

“In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated.”

Is self-service the future of banking?

With the trend toward consumers now banking online, on their phone and at the ATM, are there digital signs of life left in the bank branch?

Commercial building owners should take tech cues from airlines

In many respects, office buildings are at the same technological crossroads airports were at years ago, when the only way to get to their gate involved waiting in long lines for for a printed boarding pass.

Legal marijuana and virtual currency: natural allies in search of growth?

One virtual currency ATM operator, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Bitcoin Brands Inc., has found medical marijuana dispensaries among the most receptive retail customers. Company owner Peter Klamka sees the bitcoin ATM as a natural fit for medical marijuana dispensaries.

Merchandising for the Connected Consumer

Who is the Connected Consumer? With a constant connection to the web and social media via a smart mobile device, the connected consumer is an informed shopper actively seeking the best value for a desired good.

Apple Pay and interactive kiosks

The next wave of major innovation to self-service kiosk solutions is the integration of mobile payment solutions, such as Apple Pay.

Building toys with 3D printing kiosks

From prosthetic limbs to organ replacement, the possibilities for 3-D printers seem endless, yet one area 3-D printing is about to explode is in the manufacturing business. This is particularly true in toy manufacturing with PieceMakers’ new 3-D printing kiosk called the PieceMaker Factory.

Skoda test drives kiosks, augmented reality in London

Tablet-based kiosks allowed passersby to configure their own Skoda Fabia, and then see themselves in it up on the big screen at Waterloo Station.

Saving the DMV, one kiosk at a time

Kiosks offer a convenient alternative to the nightmare of long DMV lines.

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IPatientCare showcases certified Ambulatory EHR and Patient Self Check-in Kiosk, PQRS Registry at HIMSS15

Firm featured Ambulatory EHR and Patient Self Check-in Kiosk along with Revenue Cycle Management and PQRS Registry at HIMSS15 health care IT conference in Chicago.

Canadian Health care provider opts for integrated mobile-kiosk wayfinding solution

Canadian regional health care provider Mackenzie Health has opted to deploy the Connexient MediNav Digital Wayfinding and Patient Experience solution, according to an announcement from Connexient.

Mental health kiosks headed for higher ed

Public mental health screener teaming up with kiosk developer to help colleges and universities enhance their campus communities by helping students screen themselves for mental health issues with self-screening kiosks.

Las Vegas airport lands passport kiosks

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this week unveiled new automated passport control kiosks to address the airport's boom in international arrivals, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Kiosk company installing infrared BMI kiosks

Wellness kiosk manufacturer Futrex has received approval from the FDA to install several wellness kiosks in Hagerstown, Maryland. These kiosks will utilize infrared technology to give a user on a report on their body mass index.

Bouncepad launches dock and charge kiosk for tablets

Luna allows retailers to charge their tablets and then remove them easily for mobile use according to a press release.

Miami Airport deploys security kiosks

The Miami International Airport(MIA) has deployed additional biometric kiosks to improve customer service and security.

Health care wayfinding system combines mobile, kiosks and digital signage

STANLEY Healthcare and Connexient have announced a partnership to add Connexient's MediNav Wayfinding solution to STANLEY Healthcare's solution portfolio.

Olea Kiosks intros anti-malware cybersecurity kiosk

Company partners with OPSWAT to provide a highly secure anti-virus and anti-malware kiosk solution that will run OPSWAT's Metascan software on portable media to prevent virus attacks that are perpetrated through portable media.

Networld Media publisher named among 'Top Women in Media' in Folio: awards

The annual list includes publishing executives who have 'fearlessly moved their brands, teams and companies in new directions,' according to the sponsor.

Beer kiosks deliver ale at Florida festival

Jacksonville, Florida residents grabbed a cold beer from kiosks at the One Spark festival April 7 to April 12. One Spark is a crowd funded festival taking place in downtown Jacksonville, according to a report by Jacksonville.com. During the event,...

Boating retailer West Marine deploys in-store digital signage kiosks

North American boating and accessories retailer West Marine, with more than 300 stores in 38 states, has deployed digital signage West Advisor kiosks in stores to provide product details and video-based buyer's guides, according to an announcement from DT Research.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

County gov't kiosks picking up the pace in New York State

Onondaga County in New York is deploying touchscreen kiosks to modernize county government and make some program application processes easier, according to CNYcentral.com.

TigerLogic releases socially powered digital signage app for Google Chromebox

The Postano Kiosk App is designed to create new social media opportunities for in-store digital signage.

Ohio BMV releases self-service kiosks

The Ohio BMV introduced its first self-service kiosks in Westerville, Ohio, this week.

On Track Innovations Ltd. releases machine to machine controller

Oti, a near field communication provider, has released their CONNECT 3000 which will allow kiosk operators to easily communicate from machine to machine.

Supervalu, Cummins Allison partner in self-service coin machine deal

The new coin counters will provide a convenient, easy-to-use service for customers, the grocery chain says.

Credit kiosk co inks deal with retail group

Versatile Credit, the provider of kiosk solutions linking lenders with consumers applying for credit in retail stores, today announced that it has partnered with MEGA Group USA, an organization of retailers focused on delivering excellence in products and service.

Selfie Station kiosks deliver branded selfies in '21st-century photo booth'

Selfie Station is an open-air photo booth featuring customizable and branded selfies for instant posting on social media, designed specifically for the events and party industry.

TapSnap showcasing new Photo Marketing Kiosk at nightclub convention

Branching out from its established event Photo Entertainment Platform, TapSnap for Business will offer venues the chance to entertain their customers while expanding their brand's reach with permanently installed Photo Marketing Kiosks, the company announced.

Brightbox cellphone-charging kiosks the 'Official Charging Sponsor' for 2015 Amusement Expo

Brightbox Inc., a platform provider of secure mobile device charging lockers, announced it was the official charging sponsor of the 2015 Amusement Expo in Las Vegas March 24-26.

Digital service kiosks provide government services to Australian citizens

The Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA) has deployed digital service kiosks to Kiama Municipal Council in New South Wales, Australia to help improve access to government services for citizens.

AMC Theater crafts new touchscreen kiosks

AMC Theaters has deployed a new line of "Pyramid’s polytouch all-in-one kiosks" to improve customer engagement and add a variety of new features. These features include mag stripe readers, QR code scanners and a multitouch screen.

Hughes inks digital signage and kiosk deal with Texas

Hughes Network Systems LLC, a global provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources for data communications and networking equipment and related services, including digital signage and touchscreen kiosks.

Phone-charging and digital signage ad kiosk firm launches owner-operator program

Brightbox Inc., platform provider of secure mobile device charging lockers, announced today the inception of its Owner-Operator Program.

Korean retailer implements photocopy and fax kiosks

GS25, a Korean convenience store, has expanded its services by offering electronic kiosks which allow users to make photocopies and send faxes.

International payment company launches prepaid card kiosks in Dubai

Tuxedo Money Solutions, a UK-based international payment company, plans to launch its new line of kiosks which will allow citizens of the United Arab Emirates to acquire prepaid cards called DubaiCards.

ModiFace releases augmented reality makeup simulators for kiosks

ModiFace has released a tool called the ModiFace Mirror which will allow users to simulate the effects of various makeup on their face using augmented reality technology. The ModiFace mirror will be available both from an iOS app and kiosks.

Key copy kiosks coming to Lowe's

KeyMe, a kiosk developer, will be installing their key copy kiosks in Lowe's this year. These kiosks stay true to their name by allowing users to insert their keys and make duplicates.

KioWare opens UK office to facilitate international expansion

KioWare, a kiosk software development company, has recently opened a location in Reading, England which is located on outskirts of London.

Digital signage ad and vending kiosk firm joins DPAA

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association announced today that Vengo has signed on as the latest company to join the Association.

In a large enterprise, employee devices can harbor thousands of unsafe apps

​Mobile enterprise environments are increasingly the target for embedded spyware, adware and backdoors, security provider says.

Solar charging kiosks established in Africa

Mobile solar kiosks are helping Rwandans not only charge their cell phones but also join in on a successful franchise.

Currency exchange kiosks to be installed in the UK

UK based entrepreneurs have created a kiosk called Fourex which can accept 150 different types of currency and convert it to U.S. dollars, sterling, or euros.

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