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How to select a kiosk manufacturer

The competition among businesses is growing tighter. If you want to stay ahead, you need to make sure that you are maximizing technology in order to increase efficiency of your business interactions and transactions.

Consider these 5 things when purchasing kiosk hardware

Over the years I've worked with a number of different kiosk manufacturers. Over the course of those interactions I've learned a few things for potential resellers to look out for when selecting any digital kiosk.

5 critical questions for your next hardware vendor

Without great hardware from a great supplier, the odds of a successful deployment fall fast.

Is your kiosk following regulations?

Because kiosks are products available at public facilities, they are subject to various types of regulations and must meet federal standards. Not all of these regulations are mandatory, and many depend on the configuration and application of the kiosk.

Why you should be using bill acceptor cleaning cards

For the last blog in my series on cleaning cards, I would like to talk about bill acceptor cleaning cards. Did you know that when a bill is rejected, it is often due to the accumulation of contaminants such as...

CETW: Kiosk keyboards take on a more natural feel

TG3 Electronics demonstrated keyboards that mimic the feel of ordinary ones without compromising ruggedness.

4 features of a robust kiosk printer

Down printers are a big cause of kiosk failure. Here's how to keep them up.

CETW: Actineon and the need for speed

Custom PCs are great for the kiosk and digital signage industry, but only if they can be turned around quickly, says Scott Reese.

Top uses for kiosks in the hospitality industry

The hospitality industry has obviously seen its share of challenges as travel and leisure budgets still border on "non-existent" for many Americans. Although the slumping economy has caused some industries to contract, hospitality is not a fad.

Selecting the right touch screen to maximize results, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 In my first blog about touch screens, I discussed basics and explained common touch screen sizes (including the benefits of having a large touch screen), as well as touch screen orientation (landscape vs. portrait).In this blog,...

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Cryptera launches MPS 8000 kiosk payment system

Cryptera, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based secure payment technology vendor, has launched the Cryptera MPS 8000 Modular Payment System. The company said the Cryptera MPS 8000 is designed to give kiosk manufacturers the ability to customize the interface of their machines while...

NEXCOM intros fanless computer

NEXCOM announced that it is expanding its fanless computer lineup by adding the NISE 2200/2300. The NISE 2200/2300 features an Intel Atom dual core D2550 processor, supports high-resolution image processing and offers communication interfaces, storage options and wireless connectivity. The...

DSL releases all-in-one panel PC for kiosks

Datasound Laboratories, a U.K.-based company known as DLS, has designed an all-in-one panel PC specifically for industrial automation and information kiosks. According to a company press release, the PC comes with a choice of 15-, 17- and 19-inch LCD displays...

Advantech launches Intel-powered IPC

Advantech has launched the embedded ARK-1503 system, a fanless, embedded IPC powered by an Intel Atom D525/D425 processor with DDR3 support and integrated display interface. According to a press release, it enables much better power savings, while providing top performance...

NFC kiosks to see India

Mobile Network Operator Tata Docomo has signed an agreement with US-based Xius that will allow Xius' Mobile Touch Transaction (MTT) solution to be tested in Hyderabad, India. The self-service MTT terminals, which Xius calls active posters (APs), allow customers to...

Kiosk maker designs energy-saving fan

KIOSK Information Systems Inc. has built a fan-cooling system to save an estimated 3,300 kilowatt hours of energy per year at each of its new computer kiosk terminals, according to a story in the Boulder County Business Report. As KIOSK...

Canadian DVD kiosk company hopes to better serve customers with new technology

A collaboration between self-service entertainment company iMOZI Canada Inc. and Esprida Corporation, a remote device management company, will help iMozi better serve its customers, according to Soheil Samimi, president of iMOZI. "The relationship with Esprida speaks to our continued commitment...

Conexant rolls out new processor for interactive digital signage, kiosks

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Conexant Systems Inc., a supplier of semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem and video surveillance applications, today introduced the CX92745 processor for interactive display appliances (IDAs) with audio, high-performance video and touch screen functionality. IDAs are...

A kiosk on wheels rolls in Alabama

Mobile, Ala.-based Carts Blanche announced it has launched "VendaCarts," a vehicle and trailer with a traveling retail store that offers kiosks, digital and LCD signage, automated vending, an ATM, food and beverages, and merchandising. The firm said it created the...

Axiomtek intros compact Intel Atom fanless embedded computer

Taiwan-based Axiomtek introduced the eBOX531-820-FL compact fanless embedded box computer with a 10V to 30V wide-range DC power input for rugged and space-critical industrial applications. The eBOX531-820-FL is based on an ultra low-power Intel Atom processor Z530 1.6GHz or Z510...

Signifi launches outdoor DVD kiosk in Cleveland

Toronto-based Signifi Solutions recently launched in Cleveland its newest entertainment kiosk suite: a fully weather-protected outdoor unit. The heated and air conditioned outdoor DVD-rental kiosk enclosure provides 24/7 customer access, and can be added to any Signifi kiosk. Quickflicks, an...

Free webinar on kiosk design features Olea, Elo TouchSystems, Arrow Electronics and Seiko

Torrance, Calif.-based Seiko Instruments USA Inc., Thermal Printer Division, announced it was sponsoring a free kiosk design webinar on October 19, at 9:00 a.m. PST, hosted by the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA).

Self-serve kiosks could make FoodParc NYC's hippest eatery

Kiosk software firm NEXTEP SYSTEMS announced it is powering the new FoodParc, a 20,000-square-foot multiconcept eatery that opened last month in Kimpton's Hotel Eventi in New York City. FoodParc is the first multiconcept operation to utilize the efficiencies of NEXTEP...

ATM and kiosk firm BBS Denmark changes name to Cryptera

Copenhagen-based BBS Denmark announced its international business will be conducted under a new name: Cryptera. The new brand name is intended to strengthen the company’s position and provide a strong platform for continued growth and business development on the international...

Axiomtek releases open-frame, slim-panel computer for kiosks

Taipei, Taiwan-based Axiomtek announced the release of new FDK series computers for indoor kiosks and other applications. The new open frame panel computer is part of Axiomtek's FDK150-830, FDK170-830 and FDK190-830 series and comes with a front panel open frame design, available currently in 15-, 17- and 19-inch LCD sizes.

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