Hotel chain Yotel to deploy kiosks

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Yotel, a chain of Japanese-style capsule hotels in Amsterdam, London, New York and Abu Dhabi, has signed a five-year contract with Atos Origin subsidiary Shere Limited for self-service reception kiosks. “We firmly believe that self-service reception facilities will change the...

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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.

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.  

European market growing

Summit Research's report takes a look at trends in the kiosk industry.

Central and Eastern Europe

Kiosk companies are testing the market in CEE.

Recycling kiosks: A futile exercise?

European companies are making bank as the United States struggles.

Wincor World to focus on solutions

Presence of global partners reinforces Wincor's push in 2008.      

Digital signage shines in London

Content management measurement featured at Screen Expo Europe.

Customer experience planning needs discipline

Scenario design lets companies focus energy on ROI.

New CEO headlines Wincor World '07

Wincor Nixdorf will use its annual expo to introduce its new CEO.

Retail's big show draws near

High-tech takes center stage at NRF expo.

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More than 500 attend Russian self-service banking forum

The two-day "Cash Circulation + Self-Service Banking: Russia/CIS 2010" forum recently held in Moscow saw more than 500 attendees from Italy, Great Britain, Eastern Europe, China, South Korea and Japan, forum organizer PLUS Journal announced. The primary topics covered were...

KIOSK Europe Expo 2011 opens registration

KIOSK Europe Expo 2011 is open for registration. Organizers say it is the world's largest trade showcase exclusively concerned with interactive self-service terminals, technologies and solutions.It will be held May 24 - 26, 2011, in Essen, near Düsseldorf, Germany, and...

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...

Kiosk marketing program helps Boots UK take Unica Marketing Success Award

Unica, a marketing software solution provider, has announced that Boots UK, a UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, was selected as the winner of this year's Marketing Success Award (MSA) at its recently concluded Marketing Innovation Summit (MIS). This year's...

Wincor-Nixdorf senior vice president for retail business leaves company

Dr. Herbert Machill, senior vice president, retail at Wincor-Nixdorf AG, is leaving the company at his own request in order to devote himself to new tasks and challenges, according to a company press release.

Kazakhstan readies kiosks for Electronic Government project

ST. LOUIS — Amdocs, a provider of customer experience systems, has been chosen by the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide customer relationship management (CRM) functionality for its Electronic Government project, which includes self-service kiosks in citizen service centers.

KIS Photo-Me Group kiosks turn digital pics into photo albums

ATLANTA - KIS Photo-Me Group, a provider of instant printing equipment, will launch its new Photobook Maker free-standing kiosks at PMA 09. According to a news release, the kiosks are an industry first, combining cutting-edge software with the latest digital imaging technology to produce long-lasting photo albums in minutes.

Wincor Nixdorf's new POS application complies with new European payment standard

PADERBORN, Germany — Wincor Nixdorf is moving toward the new European standard Electronic Protocols Application Software, which is now available as part of the introduction of Single European Payments Area for integrating cashless payment solutions in checkouts. At its Wincor...

Move over TJX: Heartland data breach may be biggest yet

With literally tens of millions of card transactions at risk, malware found on the server of Heartland Payment Systems may make history.

Financial kiosks, ATMs expected to grow 9% annually through 2013

Centre (Penn). Daily Times: Financial kiosks and ATMs are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 9 percent to include more than 186,000 financial kiosks and more than 2.4 million ATMs by 2013, according to a report by NextGen Research.

Pitney Bowes to provide French postal service with kiosks

ST. DENIS, France — Pitney Bowes announced that it has signed a contract to provide 50 stand-alone postal kiosks to La Poste, France's national postal operator, so that La Poste can enhance its retail network in large urban areas.

Liverpool proves to be a successful market for DVD rental kiosks

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England — As a result of a record-breaking reception to an automated DVD rental kiosk in a Spar store in Formby, Liverpool, in England, a second Movie Booth kiosk has recently launched in a Southport store to kick-start the...

KIOSKCOM EUROPE: Day One highlights

LONDON — Now in its third year, KioskCom Self Service Expo Europe opened yesterday at Olympia and for the offered attendees a look into the European display market with the inclusion of the Digital Signage Show Europe.   Many of the kiosk exhibitors had already jumped on board early on, using digital screens as part of total kiosk solutions.

DVD kiosk popularity growing in Belfast

BELFAST, United Kingdom – The Movie Booth, a provider of automated DVD rental kiosks in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is adding a second kiosk in Centra Finaghy.   According to a news release, the easy-to-use kiosk utilizes pay-as-you-go technology to allow users to rent without becoming a member.

Dutch airline trials self-service luggage check-in

Reuters: Dutch airline KLM is trialing a self-service luggage check-in system at its base at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The system is designed to reduce waiting times and is available to passengers who have checked in online or at a self-service kiosk.

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