Elliot Maras / Elliot Maras is the editor of KioskMarketplace.com and FoodTruckOperator.com.

Self-order kiosks make a big splash at NRA Show

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.

Help us define a 'self serve kiosk'

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.

Technology fuels demand for industrial supply distribution systems, part 2: computer peripherals

As more companies provide employees with computers, managing computer peripherals has become a growing sector for providers of worksite product distribution.

Technology fuels demand for industrial supply distribution systems, part 1

Technology developed in the kiosk industry has application in inventory control and distribution, a market that is rapidly expanding worldwide.

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

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.

QSRs find indoor kiosks improve customer experience, deployments accelerate

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.

ADA lawsuits targeting kiosks, part 3: assistive technologies make inroads

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.

ADA lawsuits targeting kiosks, part 2: why legal confusion reigns

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.

ADA lawsuits targeting kiosks: part 1

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.

Vending/micro market veteran ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

Kiosks changing the game in more industries

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.

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 2: how the solution came to be

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.

Versatility gives interactive digital signage kiosks greater reach

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.

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 1

The self-serve kiosk rewrites the economics of corporate dining.

Urban repopulation fuels 'smart cities' kiosks, Olea Kiosks report notes

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.

EV charging rates reach new heights, expanding options for a rapidly growing industry

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.

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 2: the pace accelerates

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.

Changing kiosk technology brings new verticals and applications, part 1

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.

Kiosk Marketplace announces the first annual Most Innovative Kiosk Awards

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.

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