A variety of approaches to the concept are in the works around the globe as firms seek entry to this promising field.
Pricing numbers can be difficult to tease out of sources but a researcher breaks down kiosk costs by international region.
A new study from Retail Banking Research indicates a promising future for self-checkout, particularly in North America, Western Europe and Asia.
Distributors say new technology saves scarce manpower for other tasks; new vending machines also extend libraries' reach beyond their walls.
What should deployers of self-service kiosks look for when selecting a narrator for the kiosk's voice prompts? Allison Smith, a professional voice actress who has voiced kiosks in the past, gives her advice.
Manufacturers lay out the ground rules for selecting a kiosk printer that moves fast, doesn't jam and keeps the wear and tear away from the user.
Self-service takes a turn for the surreal in this roundup of strange kiosk applications that could make Rod Serling roll over in his grave.
Summit Research is offering self-service deployers a free copy of the 2008 edition of "Interactive Kiosks: Best Practices," valued at $695. But there's one little string attached ...
Asia is making strides in self-service deployments.
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China's only self-service show to feature digital signage, POS and kiosks.
The 2015 China International Self-Service, Kiosk & Vending Show will move to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and will be held Sept. 16-18, concurrently with the iFair.
Karnataka, Southwest India, bank ICICI announced at a press briefing that one year after introducing automated kiosks 43 percent of the branch's transactions were conducted at its Touch Banking kiosk.
The Bengaluru (India) City Police have installed a kiosk that allows residents to file a "first information report", or crime report, without trekking to the police station or figuring out jurisdiction of a case, according to the India Times Bengaluru.
Industrial and embedded computing provider Logic Supply has introduced its new IPC player, Cincoze.
Sabah Electricity, located in Kota Kinabalu, capital of East Malaysia's Sabah, has added a bill-payment kiosk to enable customers to pay bills 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Helensvale, Australia's Steel Storage has opened a new four-story self-service storage facility designed to maximize rentable area and improve customer experience.
Kiosk and storage technology provider OpenTech Alliance Inc. has joined security systems distributor PTI Australasia in an international distribution agreement to offer automated storage solutions to the Australasian, Southeast Asia and Middle East markets, according to InsiderSelfStorage.com.
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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...
On the South Korean island Jeju a self-service café relies on the honor system, according to Want China Times. SunSet & Hill Café is an unmanned restaurant where tourists and other visitors cook their own meals – and are expected...
In the Ahmedabad district of the Indian state Gujarat, the Sanand city police have installed a kiosk for residents to lodge complaints against local law enforcement, according to India Today. If residents try to register a complaint at the police...
The Singapore Prison Service will expand its deployment of the Inmate Self-Service Kiosk, or iKiosk, across its 14 prisons, an article on futuregov.asia reported. The iKiosk is designed to address common rehabilitation needs, giving inmates the ability to check outcomes...
A McDonald's restaurant in Singapore has added interactive dining tables that its guests can use to play a racing game. The games are NFC-enabled through stickers underneath the tables. Guests who want to play download a McParty Run app, then...
NCR expands it footprint in China with this week's announcement that China Southern Airlines installed the company's self-service check-in kiosks at 10 key hub airports around the country. According to the release, NCR is China Southern's primary supplier for self-service...
Airlines at Singapore's Changi Airport will receive financial support from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to invest in self-service technology at the transportation hub. The CAAS has set up a $2 million fund to help carriers defray some of...
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The Road Transport Department in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, will deploy a fleet of self-service kiosks beginning next year, enabling the public to check and pay traffic summonses without needing to go the Department's offices. According to thestar.com.my, 51 locations throughout...