FTI investigation of FAB kiosks reveals mixed findings

FAB Universal, provider of kiosk-based downloadable digital media and entertainment, released an update on its internal investigation conducted by FTI Consulting Inc. and FTI Investigations LLC. Investigations of FAB were conducted on the basis of allegations "that the Company's kiosk...

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The Waiting Dead: Can self-service kiosks prevent the zombie apocalypse? [infographic]

This infographic shows locations where apocalyptic backlogs of warm bodies are commonly found and gives examples of how businesses are using kiosks to combat them.

DVD kiosks may steal Netflix market share

Netflix's decision to split its streaming and mailing services into separate businesses may create opportunities for DVD kiosk companies.

Music kiosks 'Get 'em to the Greek'

Concert goers at L.A.'s Greek Theatre take home live performances via kiosks.

Video games now available at 21k+ redbox kiosks

Redbox is now offering video games: another coffin nail for brick-and-mortar or a last gasp for kiosks?

Will porn become the 'next big thing' in the kiosk industry?

Look out DVD-rental kiosks — porn may take over as the go-to product in the self-service industry. I recently wrote about a porn kiosk because I liked the novelty of the idea — it seemed odd enough to feature in...

Consumers creating virtual postcards via kiosks

Send A Message kiosks are gaining popularity in the hotel and entertainment industries.

Recording kiosks connect fans to brands

Social networking is all the rage these days, and one company has designed a kiosk to help retailers build brand awareness by giving consumers a deeper social experience at sporting events and concerts. The Quicken Loans Arena, which is home...

Is Zediva the movie-rental industry’s newest diva?

If startup Zediva Inc. has its way, Netflix won't be the DVD-kiosk industry's only major player. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company is offering its own movie-watching service, charging $1.99 per movie through an Internet connection.

Inside the kiosk: It’s game on with gamer towers (slide show)

Kiosks house gaming systems while displaying digital signage.

Kiosks could help golfers improve short games

We've heard of RoboCop, but there's a new robot in town. RoboPutt, a self-service kiosk that gives putting lessons, is free to deploy for owners of golf facilities. Machines are installed at no charge, with the understanding that the profit...

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Florida casinos re-up with GCA for cash access

Global Cash Access Inc., a provider of cash access and cash handling for gaming establishments, has extended its contract with Native American Cash Systems of Florida Inc. to provide cash access solutions to the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The tribe’s...

Scientific Games Corp. launches cash redemption kiosk

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of a self-service cash redemption kiosk as an addition to the company's SafeCash product line of secure cash management systems for gaming route operators. A touchscreen interface enables convenient voucher redemption and optional...

Self-serve scanning kiosks could speed up security lines

Qylur Security Systems, a Silicon Valley-based homeland security technology, announced commercial availability of the Qylatron Entry Experience Solution — an automated, self-service security-screening kiosk for sports and entertainment venues, monuments and transportation hubs. The Qylatron offers comprehensive large-venue security screening,...

KIOSK rolls out self-serve ticketing to minor league ballparks

TicketReturn LLC and KIOSK Information Systems have announced a partnership to provide sports and entertainment venues nationwide with self-service kiosk ticketing solutions. TicketReturn and KIOSK will launch kiosks in early 2014, with priority delivery to Minor League Baseball ballparks. The...

TapSnap teams with Olea for photo booth kiosk creation

TapSnap and industrial designers Olea Kiosks have teamed for the reimagining of the photo booth, creating what the companies refered to in a press release as "an open-concept, high-tech phototainment system that is fully integrated with social media." The TapSnap...

TeeBox kiosks expand compatibility with merchant processors

The company behind TeeBox Golf Kiosks, which enable self-service check-in for rounds of golf, announced that its machines are now compatible with a wider range of merchant processors. Starting Oct. 1, the kiosks will work with any golf courses using Mercury, ETS and Verifone as their merchant processors.

Zytronic showcases curved touchscreen for gaming machines

Zytronic is showcasing touchscreen technology intended to enable the next generation of gaming machines for casinos and other entertainment venues at this week's G2E exhibition in Las Vegas, the company announced. Zytronic's latest multitouch technology is a curved 32-inch screen...

Elo intros range of touch technology for gaming industry

Elo Touch Solutions has announced a portfolio of touchscreen platforms for the global gaming industry based on the Elo iTouch surface acoustic wave technology. The broad range of Elo open-frame gaming touchscreens spans sizes from 12 to 32 inches in...

NCR helps Atlanta Falcons fans score high-tech stadium

NCR Corp. has announced a 4-year partnership with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons to supply interactive technology throughout the Georgia Dome. Teaming with the Falcons' retail arm, NCR will deploy its Netkey Endless Aisle solution to allow fans on the main...

NASCAR test drives digital signage kiosks at Bristol

NASCAR and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway tested out new fan-centric traveling technology, digital signage kiosks designed to enhance fans' enjoyment at live events and entertainment venues, during the recent Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Weekend. The "Digital Signage, Mobility &...

Valve and Payelp partner for Russian expansion of payment kiosks

Valve, the creator of Steam (a platform for PC and Mac games and other digital entertainment), announced that it has selected Payelp Global to help gamers to purchase games on Steam. Payelp is an e-commerce and business development platform that...

Argus launches biometric Smart Kiosk

Argus Global, a provider of biometrically-enabled solutions, recently released a fully customizable, self-contained biometrics unit that the company said is set revolutionize fraud prevention in the retail and leisure industry. The Smart Kiosk is designed to be flexible as users...

Digiboo kiosks land in Houston airports

Digiboo, the company behind the digital entertainment kiosks of the same name, announced that it has expanded its footprint in Houston, Texas, with the deployment of four interactive kiosks in the Hobby Airport and six kiosks in the Bush Intercontinental...

Redbox expands Canadian footprint

Redbox has announced a new partnership with Sobeys Inc., deepening its national footprint in provinces across various grocery, convenience and pharmacy banners, including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, Lawtons Drugs and Needs, according to a company news release. "We're excited to partner...

Hershey Museum's 'one-of-a-kind' kiosk combines high-tech with steampunk

The Hershey Story Museum today unveiled an interactive kiosk designed to personalize the experience for visitors. But instead of the basic computer-in-a-box or touchscreen enclosure, the Xplor-O-Scope is a twisting 10-foot-tall behemoth, with gears and tubing and five screens for...

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