Elliot Maras Elliot Maras is the editor of KioskMarketplace.com and FoodTruckOperator.com.
Pursuant Health recently integrated Vistar Media's platform to upgrade its media players and ad serving software on its kiosks, enabling advertisers to programmatically place orders on the kiosk screens.
Dawn Dickson has taken it upon herself to develop both hardware and software to enable kiosks to dispense consumer products and provide useful data about the customers and the customer traffic.
Using artificial intelligence, the Vicki from ViaTouch Media lets shoppers take products from a shelf and examine them before making a purchase. The customer can also ask questions and get answers about products in the machine.
Most observers expect self-service progress to continue in the restaurant space as both kiosk hardware and software evolve to make the ordering experience more intuitive.
Long John Silver’s adds high-definition video, audio to transform menu boards into interactive kiosks
Long John Silver’s has added high-definition video screens and audio to upgrade its drive-thru menu boards.
LinkNYC celebrates Valentine's Day by inviting New York City residents to make their marriage proposals on its Wi-Fi kiosks.
Many of the exhibits in the High Tech Retailing Marketplace and elsewhere on the CES show floor featured self-service technology designed to enable retailers and brands to integrate their physical and digital offerings.
A panel of robotics, VR and AR experts think these new technologies presently occupy a place in their evolution similar to that of personal computers in the 1970s.
Advances in heaters, fans, thermostats, regulators and lighting have enabled kiosks to function efficiently in almost any environment, but customers must utilize proven design practices.
Sports and entertainment venue experts agreed that smart cities technology will make the sporting and entertainment experience more seamless and enjoyable for fans.
The 2018 Kiosk Marketplace Census Report confirms a positive outlook for the self-serve kiosk industry, giving statistical insight into the customer segments that self-serve kiosks serve and identifying the the various technologies that kiosks are using.
5G promises to make it easier for businesses to access cloud technology, enabling faster development of both business and consumer services. Most kiosks, meanwhile, have yet to move from 3G to 4G networks.
A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the friction with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.
Recognizing the potential impact of smart cities on urban life, this year’s CES in Las Vegas included an entire conference track on smart cities.
A session on the need to adopt automation in retail drew an overflow audience during the CES show in Las Vegas.
Kiosk deployers and providers are encouraged by growing customer acceptance of self-service technology and expect 2018 to be an outstanding year.
Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.
Chrisiana DiMattesa recognized the importance of giving Bostonians a new type of retail experience, leading her to conceptualize a virtual tour of the store prior to its grand opening.
Self-order kiosks in restaurants dominated reader interest in 2017 as several national foodservice chains announced kiosk deployments.
Chuck E. Cheese is using gaming kiosks and food ordering kiosks to upsell customers and create a more enjoyable experience for its guests.