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...

FEATURES


Kiosks transform charitable donations and create opportunities for giving

Kiosks are creating new and easier ways to give to charitable organizations.

How kiosks are transforming the airport travel experience

From entry to departure to arrival, kiosks could soon make it possible to venture through an airport without a single human interaction.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

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.

The self-service kiosk industry grows up

The kiosk industry has matured and increasingly is focusing on specific niches rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, industry insiders say.

Is mobility a threat or an opportunity for self-service kiosks?

Mobile may threaten some kiosk functions, but could also offer new pathways to profit.

Money-transfer kiosks could send billions around the world

Kiosk Marketplace surveys the money-transfer and remittance industry's self-service and kiosk landscape.

Reinventing the vending machine

Between the "back-to-basics" of fresh food, and the "back-to-the-future" of new tech, vending kiosks have bright outlook.

Open letter to retailers: Go digital

Shop.org, the online arm of the National Retail Federation, has shared recommendations with their audience in an "Open Letter to Retail CEOs." Their recommendations are on the subject of talent mix. Shop.org recommends that retailers hire/promote based on digital competencies and experience.

Super Bowl winner teams up with Healthy Vending kiosks

Seattle Seahawks fullback becomes healthy vending kiosk franchisee to support his healthy living foundation.

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NEWS


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.

DSA issues call for entries for fourth annual DSA Crown Awards

The Digital Screenmedia Association has issued a call for entries for the fourth annual DSA Crown Awards that recognize "outstanding and best-in-class" content across digital signage, mobile technologies, and self-service and interactive kiosks, according to an announcement from the DSA.

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.

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...

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...

Colorado deployer's Bitcoin ATMs offer exchange - and user education

Each unit will tap into an interactive content network and will be staffed by a live Bitcoin expert who can offer answers and assistance.

Australia gives self-service pizza a chance

Australia is getting a taste of its first pizza vending machine, according to cnet.com. Pizza Gio is a self-service machine that cooks 11-inch pizzas within three minutes, the article said. Sydney-based Pompei's pizza owner George Pompei started his vending journey...

Medical marijuana dispenser sprouts up in Denver

Denver is set to get two more marijuana vending kiosks, according to an announcement from American Green, a Tempe, Arizona-based provider of automated marijuana dispensers. The kiosks, called "Zazzz," dispense medical marjiuana and have a system of checks and balances...

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...

Self-service picks up speed in auto repair

Bolt On Technology released what the company believes to be the "first ever" auto repair shop kiosk, according to a company announcement. The Welcome Station is a tablet-powered kiosk that allows customers of auto repair shops to perform several tasks...

Minnesota restaurant hoping to reduce food, labor costs with self-order kiosks

A new fast casual restaurant in Minnesota is banking on self-service kiosks to help it deliver higher quality menu offerings with speed, accuracy and efficiency, according to a company news release. Diggity Drive Up, a new restaurant featuring gourmet hot...

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 InsiderSelfStorage.com. Steel Storage Holdings Pty.

Barclays goes self-service, eliminates cashiers

Britain's third-largest bank, Barclays, is set to begin new self-service initiatives with the deployment of iPads for customers wishing to make transactions inside the institution. Barclays announced it would end the traditional role of cashiers by supplying customers with iPads...

Travelers fly through airport customs with self-service kiosks

Customs waits in Boston may be a little shorter since Logan International Airport has deployed 30 self-service kiosks, according to the Boston Globe.  The Massachusetts Port Authority paid $2.1 million for the kiosks in an effort to ease congestion at U.S. Customs and Border Protection areas.

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