Redbox expands Canadian footprint

Redbox has announced a new partnership with Sobeys Inc., deepening its national footprint in provinces across various grocery, convenience and pharmacy banners, including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, Lawtons Drugs and Needs, according to a company news release. "We're excited to partner...

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Solar kiosks soak up Florida sun

The University of Florida provides an Earth-friendly wayfinding solution to campus visitors and students.

IKEA checks out of self-service

Deployment quirks made kiosks actually increase wait-time and inconvenience for shoppers.

The “Rebirth” of Phoenix Kiosk - how one company adjusted to an evolving market

In the competitive kiosk industry, things change faster than you can blog about them. Companies must stay ahead of the curve, as well as present an effective message in an evolving marketplace.In this blog, I’ll talk about how a company might reinvent itself in order to put itself in a more favorable position to succeed.

Speakers, panels top agenda at first CETWorld conference

The conference will feature a range of topics and speakers representing the broad kiosk, digital and self-serve industries.

CETWorld's special events include tours, massages and seminars

The Consumer Engagement Technology World conference is brimming with education, fun and a $10,000 contest.

SoloHealth partners to create free healthcare kiosks for Georgia's underserved

Rural communities getting health help through kiosks from the state, SoloHealth and healthcare museum.

Coke dispenser designed to ensure self-serve means selection

The master marketer is taking beverage dispensing to the next level, and leading the way on self-serve in QSRs.

Mobile and kiosks converge - Opportunities emerge

Consumer acceptance of self-service retail solutions are on an upward trajectory just as a flood of mobile technologies offers the prospect of convergence at the kiosk.

Retailers combine digital signage, kiosks to create flagship store within a store

Attention-grabbing signs and self-service kiosks help build a destination for passersby and in-store shoppers.

Opinion: Kiosk applications continue to transform healthcare experiences

Hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers are turning to kiosks for a mix of uses, from check-in to the monitoring of patient well-being.

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NEWS


Coinstar joins Sandy relief with donation-enabled kiosks

Americans looking to help with the Sandy relief effort have convenience on their side thanks to Coinstar. Spare change can be donated at more than 14,000 Coinstar donation-enabled kiosks across the U.S., and Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the money within 48 hours. Donations will be accepted through Nov.

Apple iPads to start popping up at more US airports

Restaurant operator OTG Management is projecting that it will deploy 7,000 iPads across four North American airports in the next 18 months, according to an article on macworld.com.au. The company already has spent $10 million putting some 600 tablets in...

Redbox to expand Canadian footprint

Redbox Canada has expanded its locations footprint by bringing on two major Canadian retailers as part of its rollout plan, according to an article on ctvnews.ca.  Both Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies have agreed to allocate space to the kiosks in some of their stores, the article reported.

Hotel chain Yotel to deploy kiosks

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...

US Customs expands trusted-traveler kiosk program

According to the Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding two of its trusted traveler programs, NEXUS and the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI).

DVD-rental kiosks driving Coinstar, NCR

Investors and partners are looking favorably on the prospects of revenues generated by DVD-rental kiosks operated by the two of the major firms in the sector, according to several recent articles. On Friday, Coinstar shares hit a new 52-week high,...

Library kiosks growing as cities reduce staff, hours

Libraries in the United States are turning to kiosks for book rental, driven by budget constraints and the desire to reach more readers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The so-called robo-libraries are rare but providers are seeing greater interest....

Flyers test self-serve bag tag in Boston

Boston's Logan Airport next month could begin testing a "tag your own bag" program where flyers use a kiosk to print their own baggage routing tags along with their boarding passes, according to Bostonherald.com. Air Canada and American Airlines are participating in the program designed to meet U.S.

TIO's kiosk network provides cross-border bill payment

Vancouver, Canada-based TIO Networks Corp. announced that it has expanded its partnership with IPP of America Inc.

Agfa HealthCare intros IMPAX Kiosk to streamline patient check-in

Agfa HealthCare launched this week the IMPAX Kiosk, an interactive system that enables patients to register with, and check-in to, hospital services without going through the traditional administration desks. IMPAX Kiosk is currently available in the United States and Canada....

Frank Mayer refreshes Speedway's self-serve beverage station

Frank Mayer and Associates has designed, produced and deployed a branded self-service Ice Tea Beverage Station specifically for Speedway convenience stores. Designed to provide high visibility within a small footprint in the beverage self-service area, the unit holds two stainless...

NCR exec sees market supporting 'tens of thousands' more DVD kiosks

NCR Corp. is committed to installing 10,000 BLOCKBUSTER Express DVD-rental kiosks and believes the North American market could support "tens of thousands" more DVD kiosks, Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager of NCR Entertainment, tells Home Media magazine.

Signifi forms Managed Services team to assist DVD kiosk owners, operators

Toronto-based Signifi Solutions announced it had launched a Managed Services division for its DVD, game and Blu-ray rental kiosks. The division will provide its 40-plus years of expertise in strategic and financial planning, purchasing, marketing and deployment to help clients...

Redbox tests video game rentals for $2; Blockbuster searches for CEO

Redbox started this week to test video game rentals for $2 a night at 150 DVD kiosks in Austin, Texas; Wilmington, N.C.; and Reno, Nev., offering Xbox, Wii and PS3 titles, according to a news roundup by the convenience store...

Signifi launches outdoor DVD kiosk in Cleveland

Toronto-based Signifi Solutions recently launched in Cleveland its newest entertainment kiosk suite: a fully weather-protected outdoor unit. The heated and air conditioned outdoor DVD-rental kiosk enclosure provides 24/7 customer access, and can be added to any Signifi kiosk. Quickflicks, an...

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