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.

The next big thing in self service solutions: interactive EV charging kiosks

The rise in electric cars on the road will encourage production of electric vehicle charging stations as the success of electric cars will be dependent on the availability of EV charging stations. Charging station providers will need to account for the cost of installing stations, functionality, weatherproofing and getting power to the site.

Kiosk translates in sign language to assist hard of hearing customers

Juke Slot develops a kiosk that offers sign language for hard of hearing customers, a significant market with special needs. One customer's experience alerted the company to the need.

How self-serve kiosks get the orders rolling at Burger Boss

Burger Boss, a fast casual chain in Southern California, has found self-serve kiosks a great tool for engaging customers in creating their orders and in improving speed, accuracy and overall satisfaction.

How to get an education kiosk using grants

Kiosks can help students check in to school and find where they need to go. They also provide event information to the school community. There are both public and private resources available to help pay for these valuable tools.

FastCasual's parent company launching FoodTruckOperator.com

Networld Media Group will launch FoodTruckOperator.com on April 1. It will cover industry trends and news, profile business owners and explore the technologies and tools available to help operators grow their businesses.

How kiosks make Valentine's Day sweeter for florists, gift card merchants and others

Kiosks play an increasingly important role on Valentine's Day for florists, gift card merchants and others. For florists, Valentine's Day is the single busiest day of the year.

The price of self-service, part 3: lowering the cost of manufacturing, road maps, warranties, hot-swap, installation and maintenance

With more kiosks entering the field, deployers need to have service and maintenance agreements well established. The cost of maintenance is oftentimes directly related to the integrity of the hardware and software manufacturers and the quality of the components and operating systems.

Hotels and restaurants juggle kiosks and mobile technology

Mobile technology has grabbed the limelight due to rapid consumer adoption, but restaurants and hotels continue to invest in kiosks as well as mobile order-and-pay. Will the two technologies compete or complement each another?

UFood Grill's self-serve kiosk recognizes customers' faces

UFood Gill's firsts stand-alone restaurant features a self-order kiosk that can remember the customer, thanks to facial recognition.

2016 was the year of QSR digital kiosks and 2017 promises even more innovation

Last year was the year that self-serve order kiosks made big waves in the restaurant sector. This year promises to bring more growth to kiosks thanks to new security features, environmental enhancements, emergency warning systems and mobile integration.

Has the time finally arrived in the US for the automated c-store?

Automated food and convenience retail stores have existed for many years, but in the U.S. they have never gained the traction they have achieved in Europe. With new technology, more versatile supply chains and the rise of "food deserts," a new demand for these formats could be at hand.

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