UK library to save money with self-service

Libraries will be open longer with the use of self-service technology and save money

FEATURES


How Wincor plans to increase its share of the American market

Europe's manufacturing giant says its ready to grow its operations in the US.

Kiosks and magic mirrors highlight high-tech Tesco pilot

Tesco seeks to 'catch and keep' digital shoppers with new technology and help from Cisco's latest study.

Merger brings competitiveness, consolidation to industry

European solutions providers benefit from merging software and hardware expertise.

London Kiosk Expo to make debut

Kiosk Europe Magazine hosts self-service event in UK.

McDonald's Europe expects kiosks to increase jobs

More than 800 kiosks are taking orders -- not jobs -- at McDonald's restaurants throughout Europe.

Inside the kiosk: European company cranks out Earth-friendly kiosks

Hand-crank kiosks in England and Ireland provide visitors with event and tourism info. Will they come to America?

Museum uses interactive digital signs to revive medieval Cracow

An ultramodern, underground museum uses interactive signage to show visitors the past of the historic Polish city.

Small rise in kiosk costs despite increases in power and reliability

Pricing numbers can be difficult to tease out of sources but a researcher breaks down kiosk costs by international region.

Kiosk and self-service study a goldmine of industry info

Installed kiosks top 1.8 million worldwide as public grows to prefer self-service for multiple uses.

Self-service meat: Spanish butcher shop adds vending, ordering kiosks

Meat from a kiosk seems to be getting a better reception than wine from a kiosk as a Spanish butcher shop chain experiments with self-service vending and touchscreen ordering kiosks.

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NEWS


Kiosk makeover begins at U.K. post office branch

An August remodeling includes three new kiosks for the U.K. Post Office branch in Yeovil, England, according to the Yeovil Western Gazette. "Yeovil Post Office is being refurbished to create a brighter, more modern branch for customers," a Post Office...

UK self-service kiosks go postal

The Exeter (U.K.) Post Office has installed five new kiosks designed to reduce waiting times, according to the Exeter Express and Echo. Another nearby post office branch, the Honiton Post Office, received two new self-service kiosks. "We're delighted with the...

Self-service pacemaker monitor frees up health care staff

Southampton, U.K., pacemaker patients can now monitor their device without the wait, according to Engineering and Technology Magazine. A new mobile monitoring station installed at Bitterne Park Medical Care Center allows patients to have instant pacemaker checkups. The CareLink Express...

Outdated phone booth converted to life-saving kiosk

An outdated telephone kiosk in the Northern Ireland-based Kinnego Marina has found a more useful purpose. It now houses an Automated Emergency Defribrillator, courtesy of the British Red Cross and the Craigavon Borough Council, according to a Portadown Times article....

Wincor Nixdorf supplies employee information terminals to BMW

Wincor Nixdorf has received an order from BMW Group to replace 500 information terminals at the automaker’s German and international locations. Employees in BMW’s production plants and workshops who do not have their own dedicated workstations will be able to...

Swedish airport operator contracts new supplier for check-in kiosks

Swedavia, an operator of 10 Swedish airports, will now use Germany-based MATERNA GmbH as its choice supplier for its airport check-in kiosks. According to a news release, MATERNA will provide the new eKiosk-branded machines for the first time under its...

German real estate center deploys NCR kiosks for property searches

The Volksbank Jever real estate center in Germany has recently deployed a hardware, software and services solution by NCR Corporation that aims to simplify the property search process, according to a news release. The solution consists of the NCR SelfServ...

Geneva Airport adds self-serve baggage drop

Three Scan&Fly units from Dutch-based technology company Type22 have been installed for a six-month trial at the Geneva Airport. The kiosks provide passengers of SWISS, Lufthansa and a selection of other Star Alliance airlines a self-service option for checking in...

Frankfurt Airport lands more self-service with wayfinding kiosks

Passengers at Frankfurt Main Airport have plenty of self-service at their fingertips, according to a report on futuretravelexperience.com, thanks in large part to its "Great to Have You Here!" program. Frankfurt Airport's latest technology innovation comes in the form of intelligent information and wayfinding kiosks.

Gidophone kiosk hopes to crack US market after CES debut

The Gidophone charging station made its U.S. debut at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, giving the French company a much desired boost into the American market. The 6-foot-tall inductive charging tower kiosk charges cellphones, tablets, laptop computers, MP3 players, game consoles, PDAs and cameras, an announcement from the company said.

Biometric passport gates now operating at Oslo's Gardermoen Airport

Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, has begun processing international travelers' passports through the use of a self-service biometric passport control system. According to tnp.no, processing with the EasyPASS gate started yesterday with travelers over the age of 18 using the...

PCT touchscreens used for electric car hire stations in France

Zytronic announced its touch sensors have been specified for the user interfaces of IER's Autolib' electric car hire stations currently being deployed in Paris and 46 cities in the Ile-de-France region. The deal came through Zytronic's French distribution partner Eurocomposant....

Merger announced in European kiosk market

A merger in the European kiosk market has resulted in U.K.-based Retec Digital and Australia-based NeoProducts joining forces to provide better products and services, according to a joint press release from the two companies. Retec Digital is involved in the...

Tourism ticketing kiosks to assist visitors in London

New self-service ticketing kiosks are set to deploy across London. The touchscreen kiosks by Alevrico will give visitors and tourists the ability to browse shows, excursions and attractions across the city, according to a company press release. The company plans...

Austrian bank, post office partner with kiosks

BAWAG P.S.K., one of the largest bank groups in Austria, has modernized 380 branches through the creation of a new self-service zone in its bank lobbies. The group will offer customers 24-hour use of automated teller machines, self-service devices for...

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