Predicting the future of kiosks


The first kiosk debuted at a university in the 1970s, before Windows was even created. Kiosks have had an interesting past, and with the onset of marijuana and medicine kiosks, its future may prove equally interesting.


Choosing and sourcing quality kiosk components part 2

Last time, we discussed how to choose the right kiosk components for a project. This week, we conclude with the second stage of kiosk development and component selection: sourcing the actual components to be used in the final design, and the choices that will need to be made around these decisions.

Kiosk printers move to 3D

Until recently, kiosk printers were limited to receipts and other 2D items. Now, the sky is the limit with 3D printing enabling countless possibilities from toys to prosthetic limbs.

The omnichannel imperative

In a panel discussion at the ATM & Mobile Summit, bankers spoke about the role of omnichannel and how it is driving companies to develop a more seamless customer experience.

Wi-Fi vs. Cellular: Kiosk connections in review

You have manufactured the ideal wireless kiosk for your market. You have done all your research and selected the ideal retail spot to drive traffic. Yet, there is still one critical detail left, what type of Internet connection will you choose?

Choosing and sourcing quality kiosk components

The decision to design and manufacture a new kiosk for your business isn’t generally one made lightly. You need to know just what aspects of component selection and sourcing are most critical, and know how to best utilize this knowledge to make the process seamless and just as importantly, painless, for your clients.

How NFC tech can improve your kiosk

As NFC phones become the norm, it is allowing for the implementation of new features and functions in interactive kiosks that give kiosk operators the ability to provide greater levels of convenience and interactivity never before seen.

Kiosks save drowned phones

When it comes to reviving drowned cellphones, kiosks may hold the answer.

Building toys with 3D printing kiosks

From prosthetic limbs to organ replacement, the possibilities for 3-D printers seem endless, yet one area 3-D printing is about to explode is in the manufacturing business. This is particularly true in toy manufacturing with PieceMakers’ new 3-D printing kiosk called the PieceMaker Factory.

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price, CEO of marketing technology company Creative Realities, will offer ICX Summit attendees his expert insights and real-world examples for putting the 'wow factor' into the customer experience.

Five pitfalls to avoid when dispensing cash

Dispensing bills greatly increases the complexity of the device and the logic required by your kiosk application in order to gracefully complete a cash transaction.

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BIXOLON to display printers at Apps World 2015

Receipt, label and mobile printer manufacturer BIXOLON recently displayed its range of products and its new mobile hub solution at Apps World 2015.

Vehicle mounted computers power manufacturing, drive mobile kiosks

The IT company has announced its new line of vehicle-mounted computers, which can be utilized on forklifts, clamp trucks, cranes and other rugged environments. It can also be utilized as a mobile work station kiosk.

Star Micronics working with Paypal to showcase new POS printing tech at Apps World 2015

Point-of-sale printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be joining with payment provider PayPal to unveil its new POS printing solutions including Bluetooth enabled printer, digital receipting service and more.

New airport scanner collects fingerprints and passports

Biometrics company DERMALOG has announced the launch of an airport scanner that collects both passport data and fingerprints. It is designed to be integrated with kiosks, electronic gates and border control.

Touch sensors craft multimedia experience at South American stores

Moviestar, a communications networked owned by Telefonica in South America, is rolling out new touch sensors to craft more exciting and interactive experiences at stores and kiosks.

Computer manufacturer releases line of rugged PCs

Computer manufacturer Logic Supply has launched a new line of rugged commercial off-the-shelf PCs designed to withstand extreme conditions including temperature swings, moisture and high levels of shock and vibration.

Apollo Display now offering custom PCAP touchscreens

Apollo Display Technologies, provider of TFT flatscreens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, announced it now offers touchscreen displays with custom-designed projected capacitive touchscreens.

Shuttle launches mini-PC for Intel Core sixth generation

Hardware manufacturer Shuttle recently announced the launch of its new mini PC, the XPC cube Barebone SH170R6. It is designed as the company's first platform for the sixth generation of Intel Core processors.

Personal teller machine brings self-service retail banking solution

Bank technology company Source Technologies recently announced its 8-Series Personal Teller Machine, a retail banking kiosk designed to support mobile wallets and tablet assistance.

Reverse recycling vending kiosks reward students

Now, college students will be able to earn rewards by recycling via Tomra Systems ASA's reverse vending kiosk. They can utilize the points for groceries, reusable bags or other prizes.

Shuttle launches new nano-PC for digital signage, kiosks

Shuttle Computer Group Inc. today announced its XPC Nano line of barebone computers, including the NC01UBING, a fully configured system with Windows Bing 8.1 pre-installed, designed specifically for commercial applications such as digital signage or kiosks.

Kiosk manufacturer launches next-gen Apple TV mount

Following the announcement of a new Apple TV line, kiosk manufacturer Maclocks has announced the launch of its latest locking mount for the new generation.

Hardware manufacturer launches new thermal printer

Printer manufacturer Microcom Corp. has announced the launch of the Model 238B battery-powered thermal printer.

Peerless-AV showcases digital signage, kiosks for zoos and aquariums at AZA 2015

Digital signage solutions provider Peerless-AV just participated in the 2015 Annual Association of Zoos & Aquariums Conference Showcase, displaying weatherproof and interactive digital signage solutions at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Library patrons renew driver's licenses via kiosk

Now, Iowa residents will be able to renew their driver's licenses at the library via self-service kiosks.

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Kiosks can have many hardware components that all need to be durable and reliable. In addition to a CPU and a monitor, your kiosk might have a receipt printer, card reader, barcode scanner, keyboard, cash acceptor/dispenser or other device.