DC war memorial kiosks updated to celebrate heroes

Riverdale, N.J.-based RedyRef, a turnkey self-service kiosk solution provider, partnered with INADEV Corp., a mobile solutions provider based in MacLean, Va., to renovate two war memorial kiosks in Washington, D.C., this month, according to a RedyRef press release. The interactive...

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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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Arizona Department of Transportation wins award for kiosks

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education Award for its self-service kiosks, according to a company announcement. The kiosks were installed in MVD offices in 2013 to include many of the...

Kiosk project in Long Island declared a success

Visitors to Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., can now pay for parking using credit and debit cards and cash at the new automated kiosks located in the state park, according to a Newsday article. The kiosks were installed to decongest...

Florida residents fight crime with kiosks

While a kiosk in India successfully helps locals file complaints against law enforcement, sheriff's officials in Marion County, Fla., are making a city safer with 100 kiosks they installed to catch criminals. Two weeks after the kiosks were sent out...

Kiosk improves lines of communication for Indian police

In the Ahmedabad district of the Indian state Gujarat, the Sanand city police have installed a kiosk for residents to lodge complaints against local law enforcement, according to India Today. If residents try to register a complaint at the police...

City of Sydney installs recycling machines

The City of Sydney, Australia, is conducting a pilot of two reverse-vending machines that dispense rewards in exchange for empty drink containers. The reverse-vending machines from Envirobank accept cans and plastic bottles. Users are instructed not to crush the containers,...

UA installs automated passport control kiosks at Newark Liberty

United Airlines customers returning to the U.S. through Newark Liberty International Airport can now enjoy a faster customs experience.

Blount County expands car tag renewal kiosk fleet

Blount County, Alabama is expanding its deployment of self-service car tag renewal kiosks, reports Central Alabama News.

Mobile and self-service key to future of postal operators

Traditional postal operators will need to tap new channels such as mobile and self-service in order to improve customer experience and cut costs, Wincor Nixdorf says in a white paper on the use of IT by postal services across the...

Monetary Authority forces re-brand for Macau Bitcoin ATM

Coinnet says that the Bitcoin machines it plans to install in Macau will be marketed as two-way Bitcoin exchange kiosks, not ATMs, the Macau Business Daily reports. The name change follows a warning from the Monetary Authority of Macau, which...

Tecumseh, OK, set to deploy drive-by bill-payment kiosk

The city of Tecumseh, Oklahoma has approved the installation of a drive-by automated bill-payment kiosk at the back of City Hall, reports Countywide & Sun. Tecumseh City Council voted to spend $35,000 for the kiosk, which will take payments by...

Jail commisary kiosks to automate inmate accounts and vending in Ohio's Miami County

Two companies are bidding to provide commisary kiosk services for the county jail and a separate incarceration facility in Miami County, Ohio — Swanson’s Services Corp. and Sheehan Brothers Vending — and the bids are being reviewed by jail staff,...

Mariposa County jail installs kiosks for prisoners’ funds

The Mariposa County Adult Detention Center in Mariposa County, California has installed two kiosks which allow the public to deposit money into a prisoner’s account electronically, the Mariposa Gazette reports. Once processed by the inmate and booking officer at the...

Indian city Shimla to install water vending kiosks

Shimla, the capital city of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, is set to install five automatic water vending machines, the Times of India reports. The state government agreed at a cabinet meeting on May 17 that the vending machines,...

Skimming alert for US Postal Service kiosks

Following reports of theft from counterfeit debit cards, the United States Postal Inspection Service is investigating the possibility that skimmers have been attached to automated stamp vending machines, according to KrebsOnSecurity. “Earlier this month, I began hearing from sources in...

NJ Transit kiosk helpline turned out to be phone sex number

A transit kiosk in New Jersey mistakenly advertised the telephone number for a sex hotline, instead of a customer service number, reports News 12 New Jersey. A woman called the number advertised on a passenger information poster when the NJ...

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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.