U.K. Home Office Minister: Self-service 'an invitation to steal'

Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker, Lincolnshire, UK, has criticized self-service checkout kiosks as an "invitation to steal."

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Self-service technology doctors up health care, pt. I

Self-service technology, kiosks especially, may be changing the way we access health care and the privacy issues we encounter from the pharmacy desk to the doctor's diagnosis.

PayToo CEO: 'Facebook for the unbanked customer's financial needs'

PayToo's CEO Michel Poignant discusses the company's kiosk launch and plans for the future.

Mobile and kiosks: One brand's touchpoint formula

Using mobile device and kiosk features, your brand can be integrated into nearly every phase of a consumer's day.

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

UK shoppers using less cash, British Retail Consortium says

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Supermarket self-checkout technology approaching tipping point?

Will all new supermarkets include the technology? And what about other retail segments?

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.

The Waiting Dead: Can self-service kiosks prevent the zombie apocalypse? [infographic]

This infographic shows locations where apocalyptic backlogs of warm bodies are commonly found and gives examples of how businesses are using kiosks to combat them.

Clover Station takes on tablet POS market

The payment processor First Data acquired Clover and the loyalty platform Perka as part of its market growth strategy.

Dissecting self-checkout security at Wincor World 14

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

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NEWS


Ohio veterans posts set to go to court over gambling kiosks

The Ohio Lottery Commission is expected to install 700 new gambling kiosks in September. The self-service machines will be placed in 200 veterans' posts and fraternal lodges.

Phoenix Sky Harbor launches Canadian-made customs kiosks

Vancouver (Canada) International Airport entered into an agreement with Phoenix (Arizona) Sky Harbor International Airport in June 2014 for the sale of 12 self-service customs kiosks to the Arizona airport, according to a press release.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.

Detroit airport deploys self-service passport kiosks

Detroit Metropolitan Airport recently installed 30 new Automated Passport Control kiosks for international travelers.

Kiosk solves Loyola University mail problem

Loyola Unviersity Maryland called on Tokyo-based Ricoh Americas Corp. to install a self-service mail kiosk, the Ricoh University Kiosk, on campus.

Louisiana casino hotel gambles on self-service

Louisiana-based casino hotel Golden Nugget Lake Charles has called on hospitality technology provider Agilysys Inc. to implement a series of automated and self-service solutions.

Employee self-service solution uses biometrics

Biometric identification technologies provider Neurotechnology has launched its latest software solution, NCheck Biometric Time and Attendance 2.1.

3M Library Systems adds security solution to kiosks

3M's newest system adds another level of security for cardholders using SelfCheck kiosks.

Connecticut town expresses privacy concerns over parking kiosks

The Luke II kiosks can read license plate data, which has been a subject of concern over privacy for several council members.

EU funds self-service bike rental in Romania

Residents of Timisoara, Western Romania, may ride at no cost with the new self-service bike-rental program provided by the €1.2 million of funds allotted from the EU, according to the Romania Insider. Twenty-five rental stations will provide entry to the...

UK library to save money with self-service

Libraries will be open longer with the use of self-service technology and save money

Nashville bike kiosks taking off

The city of Nashville will be installing more bike-sharing kiosks throughout the area.

MetaPack and InPost join forces to optimize delivery services

U.K.-based InPost, provider of self-service package kiosks, will join MetaPack Group, a U.K. provider of e-commerce technology delivery services, for their delivery platform, according to a press release. The partnership is designed to provide "more flexible and convenient delivery options" to customers, the announcement said.

AVT intros office supply kiosk

AVT Inc., provider of automated retailing systems, announced the launch of its self-service office supply kiosk, built for Peachtree Supplies. The "Office Products To Go" kiosk contains commonly used office products and will be located in buildings with the highest...

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...

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Self-checkout - one of the most ubiquitous self-service applications on the market - has won over customers and has saved retailers tons of money in the process.