Restaurants are driving much of the kiosk industry's growth, including partnerships among kiosk providers and POS software specialists.
Pornographic video at D.C.'s Union Station disassembled; content provider takes responsibility, claims it wasn't a hack
A kiosk in a public transit station displayed pornographic content because the operating system was not properly secured.
In the interest of improving customer understanding of self-serve kiosks, Kiosk Marketplace will be providing an official definition,with reader input. Readers are being asked to select from five proposed definitions.
As more companies provide employees with computers, managing computer peripherals has become a growing sector for providers of worksite product distribution.
Technology developed in the kiosk industry has application in inventory control and distribution, a market that is rapidly expanding worldwide.
A special report explores the growing interest by restaurants in self order kiosks. While determining return on investment poses challenges, the market is changing and restaurants must consider their options.
Self-serve kiosks help consumers order and pay for meals faster, reducing wait times and allowing QSRs to serve more customers faster. As a result, national QSR chains are speeding up self-serve kiosk deployments.
Assistive technology for the disabled has improved and become more pervasive in recent years, offering an opportunity for kiosk manufacturers to better serve an important customer base and meet ADA requirements.
A lack of clarity in the Americans with Disabilities Act has led to numerous instances where people with disabilities have encountered problems when trying to use self-serve kiosks. Lawsuits have claimed that the kiosks have not met ADA requirements.
Because the ADA does not specify how kiosks should accommodate the visually impaired, the industry is challenged in how to comply with the law's mandate. Lawsuits on behalf of visually impaired individuals could clarify what measures kiosk manufacturers should take to improve access for the visually impaired.
A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.
A self-serve kiosk that eliminates the wait to order and pay for food at an employee cafeteria is only the latest example of how kiosks are changing established industries.
While self-serve kiosks allow corporate dining locations to eliminate the cashier and improve the speed of service for customers, there had been no "off-the-shelf" solution - until now.
Digital signage content management software has enhanced the versatility of kiosks featuring video content. Wayfinding, tourism and 'smart cities' applications are among the first to benefit.
The self-serve kiosk rewrites the economics of corporate dining.
The repopulation of urban centers has encouraged governments to improve access to transportation and various types of public information. Smart cities kiosks are playing a major role in this urban transformation.
Numerous factors are influencing the rapid growth of EV charging stations. Faster charging technology is expanding options for property owners interested in installing chargers. Various business models have also emerged.
Evolving kiosk technology has accelerated innovation, creating more opportunities for kiosks to facilitate tasks for businesses and organizations. Part 2 in this series explores examples of emerging applications.
Evolving technology and declining costs create opportunities for kiosks to serve more markets. Industry leaders are keeping a close eye on new verticals and applications in existing verticals.
The first annual Kiosk Marketplace Most Innovative Kiosk Awards honors excellence in eight customer categories. More than 400 readers filled out ballots and voted for the most innovative kiosk to determine the winners.