Cambridge, UK, shopping mall deploys digital signage 'Virtual Assistant' kiosk

In what it being billed as "a U.K. first," The Grafton shopping center in Cambridge, U.K., has a new, "virtual" employee, an interactive Virtual Assistant from customer journey technology specialist Tensator, aimed at giving the Grafton a technological edge in...

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Kiosks transform charitable donations and create opportunities for giving

Kiosks are creating new and easier ways to give to charitable organizations.

Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

Five ways tablets can transform retail experience

"Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to gain operational and marketing advantages, and they like the results. Here are some ways retailers are getting big impact out of small screens."

How Penn State museum tackled customer engagement with kiosks

Kiosk software provides accessibility to Penn State and other museums and engages the public.

Wayfinding kiosks keep up with digitally-empowered consumers

Wayfinding kiosks have become more interactive and smartphone-friendly to meet the demands of consumers.

What if? Could McDonald's kiosk cashier win back millennials?

Could the QSR giant win back younger customers by bringing back automated cashiers?

Pepsi launches new interactive vending kiosk for World Cup season

Interactive virtual reality kiosk gives soccer fans a kick.

Kohl's interactive experience at NRF 2014

Chad Brown with Xomni demonstrates his company's interactive assisted selling solution for Kohl's, at this year's NRF show.

Panera 2.0 picks up self-service speed

The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.

Mobile-social-gamification apps key next-gen vending kiosks

Snack food giant Mondelez rolling out high-tech interactive vending kiosks with integrated mobile-social-gamification apps.

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Texas FI aims to transform branch transactions with touchscreen solution

A new dynamic touchscreen and custom pressure pad solution modernizes and speeds noncash branch transactions at San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Kiosks aid in tithing for NJ church

The 135-year-old nondenominational Ocean City Tabernacle in N.J. is an old church with a new way of giving, according to a Press of Atlantic City article. The church installed two iPad kiosk stations this summer as part of an effort...

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...

Vending technology and social networking used in Cadbury publicity stunt

One of Cadbury's latest marketing strategies combined vending machine technology with social networking, according to Digital Spy.  By registering their Facebook profile, customers were treated to a free Cadbury chocolate bar from the Joy Generator vending machine. The machine operated for one day only in Sydney.

New RapiDough Pizza concept allows guests to order via iPad kiosks

The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...

Self check-in introduced in Malta airport

Self check-in kiosks have been launched in Malta International Airport as part of the airport's latest effort to improve customer service, according to Airport-Technology.com.  The new automated check-in kiosks include a touchscreen where travelers can print boarding passes, choose their own seats and drop off luggage.

USAT extends MORE, ePort Connect services to Airvend

USA Technologies Inc., a Malvern, Pa.-based company providing wireless and cashless payment services, announced the integration of its loyalty and prepaid program MORE. with Airvend's interactive touchscreen POS device. Airvend's android-based touchscreen, designed to display advertising and nutritional content, will...

Retail kiosks integrate online, self-service shopping options

Demand is growing for the integration of online and self-service stores, according to Corona, Calif.-based AVT Inc., a developer of custom kiosks, vending machines and automated retailing. AVT's new Micro-Stores, which will be shipped out in the third quarter, combine...

Don't miss our 'Digital Signage Kiosks 101' webinar, coming soon

Kiosks used to be distinct, ATM-shaped fixtures located in store corners and hotel lobbies, but the lines between digital signage and digital signage kiosks have blurred as screens have become more readily interactive. Now, digital signage kiosks are popping up...

USConnect and VendScreen agreement: Customers receive special touchscreen rates and services

USConnect, a nationwide independent food supplier, has partnered with VendScreen Inc., a touchscreen payment technology company, to provide products and services for USConnect affiliates. VendScreen signed a Strategic Supplier agreement that allows affiliates to receive group rates on touchscreen merchandise...

Bank kiosks expand ATM services with face-to-face interaction

Citizens Bank of Edmond in Edmond, Okla., has become the first community branch in the nation to put a face to electronic banking with direct video links at the ATM, according to an announcement from technology provider Ordermatic. The bank...

Twitter-activated vending kiosk doled out free New Balance for National Running Day

To celebrate National Running Day in the U.S. last month, Westin Hotels and New Balance set up a vending kiosk at the Westin New York Grand Central that dispensed free running gear, according to the New Yrok Daily News. The Twitter-activated machine dispensed 75 free running outfits on a first-come, first-serve, basis, reported Runners World.

InTouch Technology launches iPad version of Welcome Kiosk for health clubs

Vancouver, British Columbia-based InTouch Technology has launched an iPad version of its self-service Welcome Kiosk that allows health clubs to capture customer lead information on an iPad. Instead of writing down contact information on paper that could be illegible or...

Hospital rolls out new technology to improve patient management

June 24, 2014 – YORK, PA. Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre, a community hospital in Espanola, Ontario, Canada, called on Livewire Digital in York, Pennsylvania, to introduce new technology to gather and prioritize patient admitting information in their triage area of their new emergency annex.

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