Self-checkout scans the globe

The global self-checkout market grew 24 percent in 2013, with more than 33,000 shipments, according to research by London-based research firm RBR in a company announcement. Walmart's "large-scale rollout" played a major role in the global upsurge of self-checkout, the...

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Robot-powered kiosks seek frozen yogurt domination

Robofusion's CEO believes his kiosk concept will put a dent in the fro-yo industry.

From connectivity to smart infrastructure, Motorola prepares for retail's future

A look at how shoppers, retailers and stores are using tech to smarten up. 

Commentary: Self-service is soaring at international airports

The increase in airport self-service deployments could take the stress out of future airline travel.

Economy of action: The No. 1 consideration before a self-service deployment

My last blog detailed a poorly developed kiosk solution that was in an Ann Taylor retail store, and it got me thinking about some of the main considerations organizations should think through before implementing interactive projects. Too often, self-service solutions...

GlobalShop 2013: WD Partners discuss 'digital disconnect'

Executives with WD Partners revealed exclusive study results during their GlobalShop conference session.

Retail's new industrial revolution

Self-service technology is permanently changing the landscape for the retail worker.

Coinstar banking on automated retail

Coinstar's kiosk lineup targets automated retail in new markets.

5 considerations for a mobile kiosk solution

Traditional kiosk applications are shifting toward a mobile solution set that utilizes smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Airports going DIY: Top kiosk trends of 2012, Pt. II

Airline travel and health care illustrate the spread of self-service in 2012.

Commentary: How Windows 8 will change interactive digital signage

How the new OS will change the possibilites of kiosks and digital signage.

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NEWS


New tastes, technology spawn new world of self-service

"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" aren't out of reach in the new dawn of kiosks. The latest advances in self-service food reveal a line of extravagant items that are replacing the images of junk food we once associated with vending...

Vienna airline deploys baggage handling kiosks to save time

Austrian Airlines debuted four baggage-check kiosks as part of a pilot program testing self-service efficiency, according to FutureTravelExperience.com. Dutch company Type 22 installed the Scan&Fly baggage handling machines at Terminal Check-in 3 of Vienna Airport's Austrian Star Alliance, where passengers...

Kiosk in Sweden prints on-demand magazines (Video)

An on-demand printing kiosk in Stockholm could hold the key to the future of the publishing industry, according to an article on bigthink.com. The Meganews Magazines kiosk prints on-the-spot, high quality, color prints of a range of 200 magazines and...

MokiMobility's latest app readies for rise of mPOS

MokiMobility announced recently the launch of what the company calls "the industry's first purposed device-management mobile application for the iPhone." The MokiManage Mobile is an iPhone application for managing tablets and smartphones as purposed devices under MokiMobility's existing MokiManage solution....

Kiosks could lead to a green, efficient society

A recent article on the Greener Ideal featured an interview with Julian Rooney of the U.K. kiosk company Cammax, in which Rooney discussed the technology's potential to help businesses go green and expressed optimism for the industry's future. The following...

Payment solution points Floridians to the future

Payment solution provider Point & Pay today announced that Florida's Orange County Tax Collector's Office will use the company's products to provide its electronic tax and fee payment systems for County residents. The Point & Pay solution enables residents to...

New research points to sustained growth of self-checkout

New research from the Mercator Advisory Group points to a "sustained increase in demand" for self-checkout terminals from both consumers and retailers. The report also highlights the benefits, detriments and opportunities associated with the deployment of self-checkout terminals and which...

Coinstar's growth prospects in question

The stability of Redbox parent company Coinstar is in jeopardy, a recent New York Post article said. Coinstar's CEO Paul Davis abruptly announced his departure earlier this month, along with the Starbucks veteran hired to lead the Rubi coffee kiosk...

Report: '3 Vital Trends of 2013'

Innovation Marketing recently released a report listing three industry trends to watch for in 2013, citing the recent news surrounding the partnership between Intel and AVT to further develop automated retail and intelligent vending. Titled "3 Vital Trends of 2013,"...

KIOSK to showcase the LockSpot at NRF Big Show

KIOSK Information Systems announced its solution for the booming online retail trend and increase in home parcel delivery. KIOSK will demo the LockSpot, an RFID-equipped site-to-store automated locker and mobile consumer pick-up application, at the NRF Big Show next month...

Kiosk software company's Middle East trip reveals industry trends

U.K.-based self-service software provider GenKiosk has released the findings from a research trip to Dubai, which sought to find industry trends and future requirements of kiosk providers, according to a company press release. GenKiosk listed the following as results from...

New study finds self-checkout rising in significance

Self-checkout technology continues to grow in significance at North American retailers, according to a new study by IHL Group. The 2012 North American Kiosk study finds that self-checkout shipments are increasing 8 percent year-to-year, with self-checkout transactions exceeding $255 billion...

AVATAR kiosk could help U.S. border protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing a lie-detecting kiosk at Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales, Ariz.

UK travelers use airport kiosks to print documents

Travelers in the United Kingdom can now print directly from Internet kiosks or any Internet-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, thanks to several airports' deployment of PrintSpectrum public printing solutions. The kiosks, launched by PrinterOn Corporation and Spectrum Interactive,...

Philippines government using kiosks to serve citizens

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has begun the roll-out of its Wireless Automated Processing System kiosks, starting with 32 government offices in Manila and other provinces in the Philippines. Robert Vergara, GSIS president and general manager of the state-owned company,...

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