Amid budget cuts, Minnesota library saves bucks with checkout kiosks

Great River Regional Library hopes to install more kiosks at branches with circulation figures of less than 100,000 items a year

FEATURES


Nashville bike-share kiosks 'performing better than expected'

The recent success of the federal grant-funded program brought the city of Nashville more attention, but little has been said about the role of kiosks in the bike sharing trend.

Arizona ADOT kiosks win PACE award

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division recently received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) Award for the installation of self-service, interactive touchscreen kiosks that perform ServiceArizona transactions in more than half the MVD offices across the state.

Scottish National Health Service checks-in hospital kiosks

Scotland's NHS inks £1 million in contracts for hospital kiosks, software and queue-management digital signage.

Pot payment kiosks cropping up like weeds

Kiosk vendors could grow profits from medical marijuana industry.

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.

'Kill Switch' legislation and the ecoATM

A federal bill aimed at curbing smartphone thefts could offer a boost to the device recycling-kiosk company.

Are US postal kiosks facing a usage crisis?

An audit report from the Office of Inspector General finds that USPS kiosks have failed to deliver.

Are interactive screens a smart choice for cities?

Touchscreen technology is playing a bigger role in helping cities become interactive.

In-store health kiosks could make Obamacare understandable

SoloHealth stations are now offering awareness and enrollment information around the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Gov't agencies seek to sequester savings with self-service

Could the sequester cuts lead to self-service gains in public sector deployments? 

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NEWS


Apploi's #Million4Christmas kiosk campaign to connect 1M to jobs by Christmas

The city of Baltimore, Maryland has launched a job kiosk pilot program at the Central Library/State Library Resource Center and at two career centers.

Biometrics kiosk IDs evidence at Orlando police conference

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices LLC will demonstrate its Biometric Access Control System at the 121st Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition, October 25-28.

Kiosk deployed to meet Ohio vital statistics code

The Vital Statistics department of Eaton, Ohio-based Preble County Public Health has installed an electronic index kiosk, a requirement of the Ohio Revised Code mandating public access to birth and death records.

Kiosks to provide Ministry of Interior services across UAE

The Ministry of Interior in Dubai has plans to install interactive kiosks around the UAE for residents to renew registrations and visas, pay fines and access other services in public places.

Jailhouse kiosk saves Iowa county time and money

The sheriff's department in Iowa's Marion County has installed a jailhouse kiosk.

Hypertension journal claims only one blood pressure kiosk is accurate

The article stated that PharmaSmart, a Rochester, New York company, is the only blood pressure kiosk that "can be recommended by physicians."

Massachusetts town pulls in $138K in parking revenue

The town of Wareham, Massachusetts has reported plans to allocate $138,000 in revenue from the town's parking kiosks.

Indiana county wins award for tax kiosk

The Association of Indiana Counties awarded Allen County the 2014 County Achievement Award for its property tax kiosk housed in the treasurer's office.

North Carolina city profits 40K from parking kiosks

The city of Beaufort, North Carolina installed its first kiosk parking meter system downtown in June 2014, according to Time Warner Cable News.

Kiosk to reform prisoners' education opportunities

The Elkridge, Maryland, Correctional Education Association has announced a partnership with inmate service provider JPay to develop a digital education platform for instructors, inmates and prison staff.

Electoral process goes digital with interactive kiosks

Interactive voting kiosks are coming to a store near you, according to VotRite, a New York-based ballot-casting technology company.

UK Post Office amps up self-service; unions worry over job loss

The U.K. Post Office is ramping up its digital footprint by piloting a number of technological enhancements expected by Christmas 2014.

Dubai electric company launches kiosks and 'smart services'

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority deployed kiosks in its customer service centers to educate customers about Dewa's "smart services."

Social Security Administration installs self-service kiosk in Pennsylvania town

Residents of the Pennsylvania township of Cranberry can now access Social Security information via a self-service kiosk installed by the Social Security Administration.

Houston courts rely on kiosks to 'decentralize court services'

Houston (Texas) Municipal Court announced the additon of new traffic ticket kiosks to the Clear Lake and Kingwood areas.

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Government agencies on local, state and national levels are increasingly using self-service kiosk technology to provide better service to citizens at a lower cost to taxpayers.