Self-checkout scans the globe

The global self-checkout market grew 24 percent in 2013, with more than 33,000 shipments, according to research by London-based research firm RBR in a company announcement. Walmart's "large-scale rollout" played a major role in the global upsurge of self-checkout, the...

FEATURES


Location, location, location: Experts offer advice for in-store kiosk placement

Kiosk vendors provide tips on the best places to locate self-service kiosks in your store.

Top kiosk-fueled business trends driving self-service

Companies are migrating to kiosk-based business models in search of lower operating costs and better customer service.

Interactive displays bring tech flare to Florida credit union

In an era of online and mobile financial services, new technologies are helping bank branches adapt and thrive.

Bitcoin 'vending machine' now live in New Mexico

The Bitcoin Machine is officially fired up inside the Imbibe cigar bar.

Interactive kiosks are making an impact in schools

There is no doubt that technology has infiltrated our schools and I am happy that it did. I'm in my thirties, and the school I attended was vastly different from my nine-year-old's school.

Dissecting self-checkout security at Wincor World 14

Sessions during the trade fair address the relationship between self-checkout and shrinkage.

5 ways iPad kiosks can amplify your offline marketing

Through the use of the right technology, it is possible to stay data-driven when marketing offline.

How automated passport kiosks will help DFW Int'l Airport

I am proud to announce the launch of the Automated Passport Solution, a touchscreen kiosk-based customs inspection system aimed at streamlining the airport customs process and reducing customs processing times. The APS kiosk system will be launching this fall at...

Wincor CEO: The convergence of online and offline is a reality now

Executives say the impact of consumer-owned mobile devices will require higher service standards in-store.

Busted: 5 myths about kiosks

Do kiosks kill jobs? Frank Olea puts to rest some common myths about self-service machines.

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NEWS


AcuCount deploys new user-friendly coin counter

Andrew Leiberman, owner of AcuCount, has introduced a new coin counter, according to Vending Times.  The AC603 uses digital scales to weigh groups of the same coins and is designed specifically for route personnel. The counter is purported to be one of the most accurate and user-friendly machines. "At one point, we had three different models.

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,...

Bangalink launches Bangladesh self-service top-up kiosks

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based Bangalink Digital Communications has launched self-service top-up kiosks where customers can top up their mobile phone accounts. Banglalink, the second largest cellular service provider in Bangladesh, is owned by Global Telecom Holding. Bangalink says that kiosks accepting cash...

Coinstar sweepstakes to celebrate one billionth transaction

Coinstar announced it will soon celebrate its one billionth transaction. To date, Coinstar said it has processed 649,963,558,659 coins, weighing approximately 4,633,773,919 pounds.

Crane Merchandising Systems offers integrated bill validation

Crane Merchandising Systems (CMS) is offering its vending machines with integrated bill validators that it acquired when its parent Crane Co bought MEI in December 2013. Crane Merchandising Systems' Merchant Media and BevMax Media vending machines can now be ordered...

Zivelo hires Vaney as COO, moves to new HQ

Kiosk and digital signage designer and manufacturer Zivelo has hired Phil Vaney as its chief operating officer and moved to a new 13,000-square-foot facility in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. The new office will serve as Zivelo's operations headquarters and...

AVT to manufacture Opticwash cleaning kiosks

Corona, Calif.-based custom kiosk designer AVT has signed a manufacturing agreement with Opticwash, a creator of self-service kiosks that clean eyewear and jewelry. AVT said it may build up to 10,000 of the patent-pending kiosks for Opticwash over the next...

Star Micronics integrates mobile payment app into AsuraCPRNT

Star Micronics announced its partnership with U.K.-based mobile payment company Ensygnia. Backed by Telefonica's technology start-up accelerator Wayra, Ensygnia has developed the mobile payment app Onescan that has been integrated into the AsuraCPRNT "all-in-one" interactive communication platform from Star Micronics....

Frank Mayer to debut charging stations at GlobalShop show

Frank Mayer and Associates Inc. will exhibit at this year's GlobalShop tradeshow, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from March 18-20. In-store merchandising programs for Mizuno, SoloHealth, Nintendo Wii U and more will be featured.

Star Micronics expands printing solutions with new partnership

Star Micronics America announced its partnership with Sanei Electric Inc.

Zytronic touch tech powers bike-rental kiosks in Japan

Zytronic's proprietary projected capacitive touch technology has been specified for a new outdoor, public-use application through its Japanese distribution partner, Minato Electronics. According to a news release from Zytronic, Pedal LTD. has begun integrating PCT touch sensors into its Inter Street rental kiosks.

Wireless Ronin partners with Frank Mayer for heavy-duty dealership digital signage and kiosks

Digital marketing technologies solutions provider Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Frank Mayer and Associates Inc., a provider of design and manufacturing of branded in-store merchandising and displays, to provide digital marketing solutions for a leading North...

Kaba intros kiosk for on-demand keycards

Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas, an electronic lock supplier for the multifamily housing market, has added the K-COD 200 self-service kiosk to complement its electronic lock products for the military housing market. The keycard self-service kiosk dispenses temporary keycards...

HP releases tablet-based POS

This week at Mobile World Congress, HP announced a Windows 8.1 tablet-based point-of-sale solution that it says will make it easy for small business retailers to effectively manage their business and cut operating costs. According to a company press release,...

Livewire kiosk network marks processing milestone

Livewire Digital announced a milestone for its network of self-service ticketing kiosks. According to a company press release, Livewire kiosks have processed more than $100 million worth of ski-lift ticket sales through its eConcierge system. The kiosk network sells tickets...

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