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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
UFood Gill's firsts stand-alone restaurant features a self-order kiosk that can remember the customer, thanks to facial recognition.
According to Gallop, 80 percent of new bank accounts are still opened in a branch instead of online or over the phone.
The Year of QSR Digital Kiosks In 2016 we saw a huge increase in self-order digital kiosks at quick service restaurants (QSR) and fast casual restaurants across the globe. McDonald’s announced that it would roll out digital self-order kiosks in all of its 14,000 U.S.
A reader survey indicates the majority of kiosk industry members believe the general public and the audience they market to does not sufficiently understand the term for the products and services the industry provides. As technology creates more uses, industry players think this is an important issue.
With positive momentum carrying over from 2016, a healthy stock market and continuously improving technology, most kiosk industry observers are optimistic about their industry's growth in 2017. Government regulations are cited by some as a concern, along with the importance of proper executions of some of the new technologies being introduced.
As a marketing tool, kiosks can engage customers in various ways using email marketing or linking the kiosk to an interactive mobile experience. For the kiosk operator, the information that loyalty reward programs create can provide critical marketing and operational information.
Since AVT Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection in May of 2015, the assets have been purchased and plans have been announced to enhance the the technology.
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EMV system compliance has taken longer than many expected due to the complexity of integrating certified hardware with software and processors. Part 1 in a two-part series explores why the transition has taken so long, especially in the unattended retail sector.