Frank Olea Frank Olea is the CEO of Olea Kiosks Inc. Frank has been designing and manufacturing kiosk solutions for almost 20 years and has held numerous kiosk industry Board of Director positions. www
Micro markets are expanding rapidly across worksites and heavily trafficked areas because they provide a large variety of fresh and high quality food and refreshments to consumers eating on the run. The systems rely on self checkout kiosks and are far more popular with consumers than vending machines.
The case for the deployment of kiosks is easily made if the right information gets in front of the right people at the right time. It's merely a matter of understanding the concerns of each group and highlighting the relevant data.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau 2002 survey, there are more than 51 million individuals with disabilities in the United States. With such a large number of disabled individuals in the United States, it is important for self-service solutions to be built to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications.
Retail kiosks can offer benefits for both the customer and the merchant seeking to grow, providing everything from wayfinding and credit card applications to gift card vending and upselling suggestions.
Today, more businesses are turning to customer loyalty kiosks as the foundation of their loyalty programs because they not only facilitate signups, but also offer diverse functionality that engages members in multiple ways, helping turn one-time patrons into repeat customers.
We hear plenty about kiosks for commercial applications like retail, healthcare and hospitality, but what about leveraging the benefits of kiosks for not-for-profit endeavors? Kiosks can offer a variety of solutions for non profit fundraising.
Hackers are gradually becoming more successful, especially with ransomware, which has forced several hospitals to pay bitcoin ransoms. One way to help solve this security dilemma is to use cyber security kiosks.
A supercharged omnichannel experience is an investment in digital retail kiosks and signage that helps combine channels, increase sales and increase customer satisfaction.
It is no secret that millennials prefer customization and digital experiences. Quick serve restaurant kiosks can deliver these two elements and can help you appeal to this much sought after demographic.
Virtual concierge kiosks are on the rise, because with advancements in video conferencing quality and the proliferation of personal internet connected devices, the possibilities of what can be accomplished with virtual concierge kiosks are seemingly endless.
Hospitality kiosks have been deployed in a variety of venues including bill payment, wayfinding, loyalty programs and more. If used properly, hospitality kiosks can harness the tools of technology to make everyone happy, including the much sought after demographic: the millennials.
You can find interactive kiosks everywhere. With such a high market saturation, you need every tactic under your belt to ensure your kiosk stands out and is successful.
As NFC phones become the norm, it is allowing for the implementation of new features and functions in interactive kiosks that give kiosk operators the ability to provide greater levels of convenience and interactivity never before seen.
Self-service checkout technologies are expanding rapidly as shoppers gravitate toward the convenience, efficiency, and small lines that are provided by self-service retail kiosks. Based on a recent survey, 85 percent of Americans polled stated that they have used a self-service checkout kiosk.
Kiosk expert blogger offers a look at the rise of biometrics in kiosk security.
The next wave of major innovation to self-service kiosk solutions is the integration of mobile payment solutions, such as Apple Pay.
Olea Kiosks was recently approached by JCDecaux, an outdoor advertising company, to engineer and manufacturer a digital charging station kiosk.
Court kiosks help courts and government agencies do more with less.
Security concerns in the present world continue to grow ever more complex. Identity management and the many billions lost every year through fraudulent authentication in financial, banking, retail and corporate environments is pushing for the need for enhanced and secure identification and personal verification technologies.
The Space Needle, the world famous landmark in Seattle, Washington, recently launched a number of innovative new digital experiences to enhance the visitor’s experience.