Kiosks hold the key to self-service storage solutions

Kiosk and storage technology provider OpenTech Alliance Inc. has joined security systems distributor PTI Australasia in an international distribution agreement to offer automated storage solutions to the Australasian, Southeast Asia and Middle East markets, according to Steel Storage Holdings Pty.


In-aisle self-scanning enters the Middle East

A concept store in Abu Dhabi implements in-aisle scanning to go with the area's modernization project.

Coca-Cola connects India with Pakistan through interactive kiosks

Vending kiosks in both countries bring people together to bridge a tempestuous divide.

Small rise in kiosk costs despite increases in power and reliability

Pricing numbers can be difficult to tease out of sources but a researcher breaks down kiosk costs by international region.

Kiosk and self-service study a goldmine of industry info

Installed kiosks top 1.8 million worldwide as public grows to prefer self-service for multiple uses.

Kiosks span the digital divide

Rural Internet Kiosks (RIK) play a key role in bringing technological equality to developing nations.

Research: Kiosk industry in 'holding pattern,' but growth will return in 2010

In its annual report, Summit Research Associates Inc. depicts a stagnant kiosk landscape but says the outlook is expected to improve.

New study says self-checkout terminals to quadruple by 2014

A new study from Retail Banking Research indicates a promising future for self-checkout, particularly in North America, Western Europe and Asia.

Preview: JustTouchIt 2009, South Africa's first kiosk conference

A world-class sporting event has helped set the stage for the first and only kiosk-industry tradeshow in a growing South African market.

Library self-service grows quietly

Distributors say new technology saves scarce manpower for other tasks; new vending machines also extend libraries' reach beyond their walls.

Ask the Experts: Identifying the characteristics of a good narrator for kiosk voice prompts

What should deployers of self-service kiosks look for when selecting a narrator for the kiosk's voice prompts? Allison Smith, a professional voice actress who has voiced kiosks in the past, gives her advice.  

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Complaint kiosk to allow Qatar workers voice for grievances

Qatar's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has installed a complaint kiosk for worker grievances, according to Just Here. A prevalent issue for Qatar workers is a lack of labor inspections, the article said. The self-service system is designed to...

Dubai transportation authority to deploy multifunction kiosks

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority will install self-service kiosks around the city to allow easier access to services that enable citizens to pay fines, renew licenses and replace lost or damaged licenses or registration cards. According to a post on...

India added to countries participating in Global Entry kiosk program

When India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met with President Obama at the White House on Sept.

Metro system in Delhi deploys kiosks for travel card top-up

India continues its move toward self-service with the recent unveiling of the touchscreen passenger-operated Add Value Machine, which allows Delhi Metro smart card users to recharge their cards via an automated kiosk. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) installed the...

Kiosk software company's Middle East trip reveals industry trends

U.K.-based self-service software provider GenKiosk has released the findings from a research trip to Dubai, which sought to find industry trends and future requirements of kiosk providers, according to a company press release. GenKiosk listed the following as results from...

Qatar plans to deploy more kiosks for e-government services

Qatar, one of the world's wealthiest countries, announced plans to deploy 100 self-service kiosks that can access the e-government portal Hukoomi, according to an article in Gulf Times.

Abu Dhabi bank uses self-service solutions to better serve customers

Qmatic, a queue management company and the inventor of customer flow management (CFM), has partnered with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) to improve branch efficiencies and provide effective information for better resource planning. Qmatic Middle East has so...

Kiosks linked to declining mortality rate among Indian babies

Internet kiosks, not strong social ties in rural villages, have helped reduce infant, child and maternal mortality rates in India, according to a study recently published by a researcher at the University of Arkansas. Internet kiosks deployed throughtout several villages...

NFC kiosks to see India

Mobile Network Operator Tata Docomo has signed an agreement with US-based Xius that will allow Xius' Mobile Touch Transaction (MTT) solution to be tested in Hyderabad, India. The self-service MTT terminals, which Xius calls active posters (APs), allow customers to...

Citibank, Etisalat partner to deploy kiosks in UAE

Etisalat, a telecommunications company in the Middle East and Africa, is now working with Citibank to allow kiosk-based payments for the global bank in the United Arab Emirates. The partnership allows Citibank customers in the UAE to pay their credit...

South Africa sees sharp rise in airline self check-ins

There has been an almost 100 percent rise in self-service check-in among travellers passing through OR Tambo Airport in South Africa, according to A survey by Sita found that self-service check-in grew to 17 percent of survey respondents in Johannesburg compared to 9 percent in 2009.

Flyers worldwide want expanded self-service kiosk offerings: Survey

Flyers around the world would like to see their kiosk self-service options expanded, with 70 percent saying they would like automated security checks and boarding gates, according to a survey by SITA, an international specialist in air transport communications and...

Acquire digital signage software a Turkish delight

Acquire recently announced that its software platform was chosen by Helios for its first installation of interactive digital signage systems in Turkey. A combination of digital signs and kiosks has been installed in three major shopping malls: The largest shopping...

Emirates airlines rolls out self-check-in kiosks in Dubai

Emirates has rolled out self-service check-in kiosks for passengers, according to   The airline has deployed the kiosks at three Dubai Metro stations.

Minaean secures contract for prototype of ATM kiosk for Axis Bank

Minaean International Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Minaean Habitat (India) Pvt.

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