Digital signage firm media mea intros new MEDi Digital Totem

Digital signage kiosk is designed to be rugged enough for deployment in busy public settings such as malls, larger retailers, airports, campuses and convention centers, with a Corning Gorilla Glass protective face, IP66 waterproofing and rugged structural materials, the company said.

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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.

Three technologies set to change self-service in 2015

From beacons to bitcoin, these technologies are poised to make a major impact on self-service in the coming months.

Dramatically increase a kiosk application's performance with local caching, pt. 2

In the second part of this two-part series I'll cover a couple of cool options for persistent local storage in the Web browser. In part one I covered the benefits of caching data locally on a kiosk, the sort of data you'll want to cache and some helpful tips for caching.

Dramatically increase a kiosk application's performance with local caching, pt I

In the first part of this two-part series we'll cover the benefits of caching data locally on a kiosk, the sort of data you'll want to cache and some helpful tips.

Out with the old and, eventually, in with the new: self-service and the changing payments landscape

Is there a way to strike a balance – a way to effectively utilize new technology and enhance the consumer experience, all the while blazing a technological trail?

5 tips for creating massively scalable kiosk applications

Scalable design doesn't happen by accident -- it requires careful planning and an upfront time investment.

Heart of the matter

How kiosks have enabled the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe, Arizona, to open wide its doors to the public.

How to Design a Responsive Kiosk User Interface - Part 1

If your kiosk's user interface appears sluggish, you can expect your customers will opt for interacting with a cashier, which defeats the purpose of having a self-service kiosk.

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British Airways piloting digital signage phone-charging kiosks

Brightbox Inc., platform provider of secure mobile device recharging solutions, has rolled out its Mark3 charging stations at British Airways' Galleries Lounge in Terminal 7 at JFK Airport in New York City.

On Track Innovations Ltd. releases machine to machine controller

Oti, a near field communication provider, has released their CONNECT 3000 which will allow kiosk operators to easily communicate from machine to machine.

Hughes inks digital signage and kiosk deal with Texas

Hughes Network Systems LLC, a global provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources for data communications and networking equipment and related services, including digital signage and touchscreen kiosks.

ACI, LD Systems partner on flexible kiosk payment solution

The strategic partnership will offer US consumers quick, easy and safe bill pay options at kiosks nationwide, the companies say.

Acnodes releases new fanless embedded computer

The FES8680 contains a Mini-ITX motherboard that utilizes the fourth-generation Haswell processor, according to the company, and is designed to consume very little power.

Robocoin releases bitcoin SDK for ATM, kiosk manufacturers

Bitcoin ATM company Robocoin has released a software development kit that it says allows any ATM or kiosk to be modified to accept and dispense bitcoins.

French digital signage firm certifies latest AOPEN player

Digital signage, kiosk and POS computing technology provider AOPEN's new Media Engine MEP320 media player has been certified by digital signage software vendor Telelogos, according to an announcement from AOPEN.

Shell stations getting Fuel Rewards kiosks

The Fuel Rewards kiosks, rolling out in participating Shell stations nationwide, allow Shell customers to join the Fuel Rewards program and activate their Fuel Rewards cards quickly and easily.

Merkur Spielbanken selects JCM printers, bill validators for new casino in Germany

Merkur Spielbanken exclusively chose JCM printers for its new casino in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Additionally, JCM will also install its iVIZION bill validator.

On Track Innovations launches countertop card reader with EMV, Apply Pay support

According to the company, the new TRIO Countertop is designed to address the fast growing market for EMV-compliant cashless payment readers.

Diabetes screening kiosk piloted in Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based Miraculins Inc. announced the start of a pilot program with Lovell Drugs Ltd. and Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. that will see the placement of the first stand-alone Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell's retail pharmacy locations in Ontario beginning in February.

Crime-reporting kiosk and app launched in India for crimes against women

In an effort to establish safety for the women of Andrha Pradesh, India, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N. Chinarajappa and Director-General of Police J.V. Ramudu launched the Instant Complaint Login Internet Kiosk, or iClik, center and the "Abhayam-safety for sure" mobile application pilot program.

Bouncepad upgrades tablet support line 'to meet the demand for tablets in the business world'

Bouncepad, provider of table and kiosk enclosures, announced an upgrade to its product line to support enterprise-friendly tablets for use in public spaces.

Medbox unveils new directors, advisory committee

Founder and majority shareholder P. Vincent Mehdizadeh of Los Angeles-based pharmacy kiosk company Medbox Inc. filed a written consent action with the Securities and Exchange Commission to add four new directors to the company with experience in consulting, technology and security.

Star Micronics offers range of Bluetooth printing solutions

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has extended its range of iOS and Android compatible mobile and desktop printers to offer a portfolio of Bluetooth POS printing solutions and accessories.

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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.