California wine sellers look to kiosks, retail technology to increase sales

North Coast wineries are looking to retail technology to sell more wine, and according to North Bay Business Journal, it's working.

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The three vital features of every great kiosk system

Truly exceptional kiosk deployments always have three key features, according to a kiosk product expert.

How Penn State museum tackled customer engagement with kiosks

Kiosk software provides accessibility to Penn State and other museums and engages the public.

PCI compliance essential for kiosk operators

Kiosks have to comply with PCI DSS to protect cardholder information from hackers; non-compliance could be costly.

Usability testing: Asking the right questions

You don't know what you don't know. In a previous post, we discuss the value and need for testing the usability of your kiosks. If you are conducting usability testing via either observation of users or artificially staged research, you are ahead of the game.

Antivirus software vs. kiosk software: What's the difference?

As we enter the world of "Android Security" and discussions about "Securing your Android Device," it is clear that there is much confusion around the Security Category, and where something like kiosk software fits in. Conversations abound about how installing...

Kiosk usability testing and end-user research

Usability can make or break the success of any new website, application, or software. Also known as the UI (user interface) or UX (user experience), usability refers to the user's ability to successfully navigate a product in the manner intended to accomplish the desired tasks.

2014 digital trends and tips

Earlier this week, Forbes magazine reached out to marketing thought leaders for their predictions on what 2014 will bring for digital trends. We've summarized and listed the top points (as we believe they apply to self-service and kiosks) below. For...

Incorporating learning styles for successful digital signage

One of the many purposes of digital signage is to communicate information. There are many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to creating the content for digital signage applications.

Are interactive kiosks really effective?

It seems that the word "interactive" is being used in various forums and mediums. But what makes interactivity so important, especially when it comes to kiosk design? In the simplest terms, I think we can all agree that in this...

Rework and the self-service advantage

Speed. Dexterity.

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NEWS


DENSO ADC barcode scanner for kiosks deployed

DENSO ADC has launched the latest version of its presentation barcode scanners, the QK-30.

Employee self-service solution uses biometrics

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

Canada claims Bitcoin throne

Canada can claim first place for number of Bitcoin ATMs, or BTMs, according to BTM provider CAVIRTEX, which launched six new machines in Toronto and has plans for four more in Vancouver, Niagara, Ottawa and Halifax. Canada now has more...

Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant features self-service tourism

Lewisburg, Pa.-based Aim Digital Visions has installed an interactive tourism and wayfinding kiosk in Lancaster, Pa.'s Shady Maple Smorgasbord, according to a company press release.  The kiosk features a 48-inch touchscreen, digital Visitor Guide and a menu where tourists can view maps, directions and photos and descriptions to area attractions.

TouchMate intros business solutions tablet

Touchmate, an Austin, Texas-based provider of kiosks and self-service equipment, has launched its TouchPad business tablet, according to a company announcement. The TouchPad, built on Hewlett Packard technology with an Intel 4GB processor, is designed for access to Wi-Fi and includes a 2D Imaging Bar Code Scanner and card reader.

Nettime intros new labor management kiosk

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based nettime solutions is releasing its latest data collection product, the stratustime web kiosk, for organizations tracking employee time and attendance, according to a press release.

Hotels check into kiosks to meet guests' technological demands

Two hotel brands, both part of the GLH Hotels Management Group in the U.K., recently deployed a kiosk solution across their more than 30 hotels. Guoman and Thistle hotels identified a need for greater technology access among visitors.

Secured Signing launches form-fill and eSign kiosk

Melbourne, Australia-based Secured Signing has launched a kiosk version of its paperless eForm and eSignature technology for walk-in customers. Secured Signing provides a SaaS (software as a service) digital signature service that allows users to capture their graphical signature from...

Shuttle Computer Group, ScholarChip kiosks track student attendance

Shuttle Computer Group and ScholarChip have teamed up to create a kiosk system designed to keep track of student and staff school attendance. The portable kiosk incorporates Shuttle's X50 all-in-one computer with ScholarChip's software and accessories that capture attendance at...

Latest KioWare for Android update enhances tablet-based digital signage kiosks

York, Pennsylvania-based Analytical Design Solutions has released Version 3.2.0 of its kiosk software KioWare for Android. The release is for the Kioware Lite, Basic and Full with Server models. KioWare for Android enables tablets to act in kiosk mode by...

22MILES to launch version 4.0 of Swift Publisher at HITEC 2014

Content, hosting and software provider 22MILES will showcase the latest version of its interactive digital signage and kiosk content software, Swift Publisher, with enhanced next-generation features for cross-platform interactive content development, at the HITEC 2014 hospitality technology tradeshow in Los...

BA/Amex credit card kiosks land at Heathrow

London, U.K.-based design house Engage Production developed the software for five new British Airways American Expres interactive kiosks at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, according to an announcement from Engage. The interactive kiosks use "experiential marketing" technology to promote co-branded...

KioWare kiosk software now comes with TV tuner

TV Tuner integration for digital signage and kiosk applications as well as an improved user experience are part of the latest KioWare kiosk software updates from York, Pennsylvania-based Analytical Design Solutions Inc. ADSI’s Version 7.2.0 of KioWare Lite, KioWare Kiosk...

Breakroom Provisions, ECR Software, USA Technologies partner for self-service corporate vending

A single cashless payment and rewards program across all kiosks, vending machines and POS terminals in a corporate facility is being offered by micro market vendor Breakroom Provisions in partnership with automation technology provider ECR Software and payment technology vendor...

Crane Merchandising Systems releases API for remote micro market management

Crane Merchandising Systems is testing a software update for managing micro markets. A micro market is an unattended convenience store, typically located in a workplace setting where there's not enough population to support a food service operation and vending machines...

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