‘Bodega Mania’ fails to make the case for technology

Hopefully, Bodega's social media firestorm will help educate the automated retailing industry and the technology community about the need to be direct with the public on important forthcoming changes.

The importance of secure kiosk software

A secure software platform enables a deployer to integrate multiple peripheral components, customize security and monitor devices remotely.

Independent fast casual wades into self-serve kiosks, Part 1

The kiosks have been an efficient way for customers to access the menu and nutrition information, in addition to other benefits for Flatbread Grill. There have also been challenges, however.

The future of digital communications in restaurants: Touch, signage, entertainment

With restaurants' constantly changing menu offerings, promotions, FDA regulations, and beyond, digital communication is key as it allows restaurants to quickly and easily change or tweak content in real-time.

Digital innovation veteran assists Hurricane Harvey victims

When Hurricane Harvey struck, digital innovation specialist Brandon Elliott immediately recognized the need to respond quickly since he knew there were many people who had no idea what to do.

Self-order kiosks play key role in Subway’s tech redesign

By deploying its "Fresh Forward" concept, Subway has recognized the need to make ordering more convenient in addition to continuing its emphasis on freshness.

Automated restaurants are on the way; here's a sneak peek

Automated restaurants, driven by artificial intelligence and robots, are closer than many think, according to the CEO of a company involved with automation technology and foodservice.

Considerations for retail digital signage deployments

Clients also need to recognize that digital signage provides ongoing benefits. One reason some deployments have not succeeded is because the client did not fully understand the need for ongoing use of the technology.

Redefining automated retailing part 3: Digital signage options for kiosks

The use of full motion video, music and/or voice track, stylized text and artistic presentation can provide unequalled content for automated retailing.

Cellomat mobile phone repair service kiosk comes to the US

The Cellomat offers an example of how kiosks can play a support role in the expanding mobile communications economy.

The Indian Summer of kiosks is upon us! Why we're ready for the thaw of 2017/2018!

The kiosk industry's killing frost of 2008 ushered in the creativity and strength of the kiosk solution companies of 2017 and beyond.

Kiosk Marketplace to publish comprehensive industry report, seeks your input

Kiosk Marketplace is seeking help from its readers in publishing an annual report called the Kiosk Marketplace Census that will provide statistics on the industry’s size and scope.

Robotic bartenders a big hit in Las Vegas, take orders from kiosks

Tipsy Robot features a pair of robots that mimic dance moves as they serve up drinks. Patrons order their drinks on table-mounted touchscreen kiosks, then watch the robots shake, stir and pour their drinks.

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

In time, the consumer media will get tired of pursuing a story that isn’t a story. The real challenge facing the restaurant industry is finding enough workers to fill jobs.

Roly Poly Sandwiches franchisee pioneers self-order kiosks

Matt Macke was intrigued when a customer suggest he offer self-order kiosks. As a result, he has played a role in helping a kiosk manufacturer develop one for small restaurants.

Are kiosks ready for today's exciting digital technologies?

As kiosks continue to expand, kiosk manufacturers must assess how new digital technologies will impact their operations.

Self-order kiosks don’t just help big chains, Long Island fast casual learns

A Long Island, New York fast casual restaurant has found self-order kiosks improve the customer experience and boost the average ticket size.

How do you get the right data at the right time?

Amazon's success proves that those who understand their customers at a deep level will win. At a panel at the recent ICX Summit, Eric Schongalla, manager of retail systems at Carhartt, and Roger Starkweather, senior VP of sales and experiences at OpenEye Global, discussed how businesses can utilize data analytics and personalization.

Redefining automated retailing part 2: Digital media’s key role

Because brick-and-mortar retailers have proven the effectiveness of digital media, the self-serve retail industry has a road map to follow in using this technology to improve the customer experience and boost sales.

Biometric technology Part 3: Consumer acceptance grows as kiosk industry weighs its options

The kiosk industry recognizes the benefits biometric technology provides, but manufacturers are looking for improvements in reliability, integration with existing software, cost and user acceptance.

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