Detroit airport deploys self-service passport kiosks

Detroit Metropolitan Airport recently installed 30 new Automated Passport Control kiosks for international travelers.

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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? 

New breathalyzer kiosk helps drinkers dodge DUIs

A Salt Lake City start-up offers professional-grade breathalyzers in the form of interactive kiosks.

Government kiosks: Are they making a comeback?

An increase in government kiosk deployments gives a boost to the industry.

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Connecticut town expresses privacy concerns over parking kiosks

The Luke II kiosks can read license plate data, which has been a subject of concern over privacy for several council members.

Parking kiosks expired before their time

The town of Palm Beach City, Fla., is planning to replace older parking kiosks with smarter ones

New Jersey kiosk to provide better job access

A kiosk provides access for job seekers and employers to the online Jobs 4 Jersey portal where users can create an account and search for or post jobs at no cost

EU funds self-service bike rental in Romania

Residents of Timisoara, Western Romania, may ride at no cost with the new self-service bike-rental program provided by the €1.2 million of funds allotted from the EU, according to the Romania Insider. Twenty-five rental stations will provide entry to the...

UK library to save money with self-service

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

Houston courts 'decentralize' services via kiosks

Houston Municipal Courts Department has expanded its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to area police stations, according to The Kingwood Observer. Tickets can be paid 24 hours a day, and cashless options are available. A $2 fee is assessed at...

Bronx kiosk beats to a different drum

An open-air music kiosk is being featured this summer at the Freeman Street subway station in New York City, according to The New York Times. The Boogie Down Booth will play the sounds of Bronx-connected musicians such as Rebel Diaz,...

Vending kiosks booked in Ohio county jail

New vending and kiosk systems installed at the Eaton, Ohio, Preble County Jail are functioning as self-service commissaries for inmates, according to the Register Herald. The kiosks were installed as part of a larger project to save time, money and...

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...

Philadelphia kiosk pilot assesses mental health

Philadelphia's Shoprite became the launch site for a new mental health kiosk piloted by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and Family Practice and Counseling Network. The kiosk, placed next to the...

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...

Postal kiosks deliver flexible service in Bay Area

Swapbox, a San Francisco startup, could solve age-old time constraints for post offices in the Bay Area, according to pfsk.com. New automated postal kiosks allow customers to send and receive packages outside normal business hours. Customers can drop off packages...

Arkansas library deploys kiosk to save money, expand services

Rogers, Arkansas' Rogers Public Library may be the first in the state to open a 24-hour checkout kiosk, according to library director Judy Casey in a NorthwestArkanasasonline.com article. The library recently installed a kiosk with 23 locked boxes for patrons wanting access to materials when the library is closed.

Long Island legislators pass healthy vending restrictions

Long Island's Suffolk County legislators passed a bill restricting the types of food vending machines in the area can supply to its customers, according to LongIsland.com. The bill, first brought before legislators in March, applies to county contracts on Suffolk Co. property.

Long Island legislature to vote on vending machine restrictions today

Today Long Island's Suffolk County Legislature will vote on a bill that would mandate two-thirds of vending machine snacks contain less than 10 grams of sugar, according to Vending Marketwatch. An earlier version of the bill restricted all snacks to...

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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.