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The three vital features of every great kiosk system

Truly exceptional kiosk deployments always have three key features, according to a kiosk product expert.

Kiosks transform charitable donations and create opportunities for giving

Kiosks are creating new and easier ways to give to charitable organizations.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

Blending the physical with the digital: What we can learn from Lego and 3D printing

New tech lets us go from physical to virtual and back; how can this be applied to digital signage and kiosk solutions?

How kiosks are transforming the airport travel experience

From entry to departure to arrival, kiosks could soon make it possible to venture through an airport without a single human interaction.

How Penn State museum tackled customer engagement with kiosks

Kiosk software provides accessibility to Penn State and other museums and engages the public.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

Five ways tablets can transform retail experience

"Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to gain operational and marketing advantages, and they like the results. Here are some ways retailers are getting big impact out of small screens."

How Penn State museum tackled customer engagement with kiosks

Kiosk software provides accessibility to Penn State and other museums and engages the public.

5 ways you can engage your shoppers with interactive kiosks

Digital interactive kiosks offer innovative ways to interact with your customers, reach target audiences efficiently and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

UK shoppers using less cash, British Retail Consortium says

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

Self-service kiosk vendors give Kiosk Marketplace their views on the best ways to comply with the complex requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Location, location, location: Experts offer advice for in-store kiosk placement

Kiosk vendors provide tips on the best places to locate self-service kiosks in your store.

Four ways to configure your retail tablet program

Retailers offer self-service and assisted selling by incorporating tablets into stores.

Wayfinding kiosks keep up with digitally-empowered consumers

Wayfinding kiosks have become more interactive and smartphone-friendly to meet the demands of consumers.

The self-service kiosk industry grows up

The kiosk industry has matured and increasingly is focusing on specific niches rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, industry insiders say.

College classrooms restricting tech and other signs of the Apocalypse

Technology problems can be solved by turning away from “bring your own device” and toward purposed device deployment.

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Essie nail polish vending swoops into airports

This month Essie will pilot nail polish vending kiosks in airports and malls around the country, according to Fashionista.com.  The Essie Boutique machines will open at New York's JFK JetBlue Terminal and Oakland International Airport.

Portable phone chargers vended to Comic-Con fans

San Diego startup FuelRod is debuting its portable cellphone charger-vending kiosk at the city's convention center for this week's Comic-Con International Convention. For $20 comic fans can purchase a kit that comes with "rechargeable FuelRod, a charging cable and adapters...

Australian national park exploring self-service possibilities

The visitor information center of Innes National Park is due to become a complete self-service facility in September 2014, according to ABC.net.au. Guests will be able to register and book accommodations at the Queensland, Australia-based park with the installation of...

Cambridge, UK, shopping mall deploys digital signage 'Virtual Assistant' kiosk

In what it being billed as "a U.K. first," The Grafton shopping center in Cambridge, U.K., has a new, "virtual" employee, an interactive Virtual Assistant from customer journey technology specialist Tensator, aimed at giving the Grafton a technological edge in...

Texas FI aims to transform branch transactions with touchscreen solution

A new dynamic touchscreen and custom pressure pad solution modernizes and speeds noncash branch transactions at San Antonio Federal Credit Union.

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Growth in pharmacy automation aided by medical marijuana industry

Last year the pharmacy automation systems market was predicted to grow to $7.8 billion by 2018, having been valued at 4.7 billion globally in 2011. But that market gain of more than 65 percent does not include figures for the...

Complaint kiosk to allow Qatar workers voice for grievances

Qatar's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has installed a complaint kiosk for worker grievances, according to Just Here. A prevalent issue for Qatar workers is a lack of labor inspections, the article said. The self-service system is designed to...

Is self-service car vending the wave of the future?

Earnie Garcia took a different approach to the process of buying a car when he founded Carvana in 2013. Garcia started the self-service Atlanta-based company as a vehicle to finance and purchase automobiles online, according to Bloomberg. Cars can be...

Kiosk features a Delaware town's history

A new interactive kiosk debuted at the Milford, Del.-based Milford Museum, according to a Delmarva.com article. The museum's recent 12-week renovation included a grant from the Lion's Club and from Delaware Humanities to purchase the kiosk. Milford Museum Executive Director...

Fitness kiosk solves 10-year old problem for Schreiver Air Force Base

Members of Colorado-based Schreiver Air Force Base fitness center can soon enjoy the aerobics class of their choice with the installation of a new kiosk in the next two weeks, according to the Schreiver Sentinel. The self-service aerobics classes will...

Stray animals, environment sustained by Istanbul vending machine

Instanbul-based Pugedon, a provider of smart recycling kiosks, has installed vending machines to feed the city's 100,000 stray cats and dogs. The machines also double as a recycling center, according to a Jezebel.com article. When a plastic bottle is placed in the bin, the machine dispenses pet food.

Device-charging and digital signage ad kiosks landing in three of the country's busiest airports

Interactive and digital out-of-home advertising solutions designer Monster Media has renewed its interactive digital wall agreement and signed an additional contract with Clear Channel Airports, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor, to roll out a nationwide network of interactive charging stations.

Nettime intros new labor management kiosk

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based nettime solutions is releasing its latest data collection product, the stratustime web kiosk, for organizations tracking employee time and attendance, according to a press release.

Vending machine dispenses healthy advice and product

A candy-filled vending machine is dispening healthy reminders to customers to brush their teeth.

Texas-based kiosk will try to save your wet phone

DryBox kiosk is giving Lewisville, Texas, mall-goers a chance to repair their wet phones, according to a Dallas News article.

Kiosk recycles phones for cash, aids in catching thieves

Jackson, Tenn.-based ecoATM is helping serve justice inside Old Hickory Mall , according to a wbbjtv.com article.     The phone-recycling kiosk was placed in the mall last July to offer visitors a place to recycle old phones for cash. While police believe the kiosk may attract criminals dumping stolen phones, it may also catch them.

DC war memorial kiosks updated to celebrate heroes

Riverdale, N.J.-based RedyRef, a turnkey self-service kiosk solution provider, partnered with INADEV Corp., a mobile solutions provider based in MacLean, Va., to renovate two war memorial kiosks in Washington, D.C., this month, according to a RedyRef press release. The interactive...

Kiosks aid in tithing for NJ church

The 135-year-old nondenominational Ocean City Tabernacle in N.J. is an old church with a new way of giving, according to a Press of Atlantic City article. The church installed two iPad kiosk stations this summer as part of an effort...

Arizona Department of Transportation wins award for kiosks

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education Award for its self-service kiosks, according to a company announcement. The kiosks were installed in MVD offices in 2013 to include many of the...

Vending technology and social networking used in Cadbury publicity stunt

One of Cadbury's latest marketing strategies combined vending machine technology with social networking, according to Digital Spy.  By registering their Facebook profile, customers were treated to a free Cadbury chocolate bar from the Joy Generator vending machine. The machine operated for one day only in Sydney.

Kiosk project in Long Island declared a success

Visitors to Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., can now pay for parking using credit and debit cards and cash at the new automated kiosks located in the state park, according to a Newsday article. The kiosks were installed to decongest...

How honest are we? Tea kiosks put public to the test

Perhaps taking a cue from a self-service South Korean Café that depends on trustworthiness, Bethesda, M.D.-based Honest Tea is conducting its own honesty experiment. That is, they're testing the public to see how truthful we are.  The company has placed kiosks in 50 metro areas around the country, one in each state.

South Korean self-service café relies on honor system

On the South Korean island Jeju a self-service café relies on the honor system, according to Want China Times. SunSet & Hill Café is an unmanned restaurant where tourists and other visitors cook their own meals – and are expected...

Healthy vending: One of the fastest growing industries in the nation

The Automatic Merchandising State of the Industry report said there is a growing demand from consumers and operators for healthy vending products, according to a press release. "Vendors reported that healthy food attributed as much as a 25-percent upswing in...

New RapiDough Pizza concept allows guests to order via iPad kiosks

The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...

Florida residents fight crime with kiosks

While a kiosk in India successfully helps locals file complaints against law enforcement, sheriff's officials in Marion County, Fla., are making a city safer with 100 kiosks they installed to catch criminals. Two weeks after the kiosks were sent out...

Kiosk gets Toronto visitors involved in Pan Am, Parapan Games countdown

The city of Toronto is engaging visitors in the countdown to the Pan Am and Parapan Games next summer with an interactive kiosk and countdown clock, according to MediaCaster Magazine.  The Cisco Toronto 2015 Countdown clock displays the days and minutes until the Games, and beside it stands a kiosk with a digital media app and camera.

Fendi installs luxury handbag vending, reaches out to millennials

Italian fashion house Fendi has stationed luxury handbag-dispending vending kiosks at its new Soho location in New York, according to TimeOut.  The machines were launched as a marketing effort designed to reach out to millennials, the article said.

Kiosk improves lines of communication for Indian police

In the Ahmedabad district of the Indian state Gujarat, the Sanand city police have installed a kiosk for residents to lodge complaints against local law enforcement, according to India Today. If residents try to register a complaint at the police...

Fresh Healthy Vending to expand operations to more than 200 locations

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. plans to open 100 new locations across the country, according to a company announcement.  "Our location procurement team has been busy securing quality locations for our franchisees.

Kodak's new president leads company focus on retail kiosks

Nicoletta Zongrone has been hired as Kodak's president of retail systems solutions and event imaging solutions, a company announcement said. With the appointment, the company said it intends to focus on retail methods that personalize photo products, including the creation...

Gold available for purchase at New York ATM

Stack's Rare Coins, run by Stack's Bowers Galleries, has opened a gold-dispensing ATM on New York's West 57th Street. Using a debit card, customers can purchase gold bars and silver coins from the ATM, according to an article in Scouting...

Malaysia Airlines closes economy check-in in favor of self check-in

Today Malaysia Airlines will close its staff check-in counters and move to required self-service kiosks for all passengers flying out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to Australian Business Traveller. The new self-service kiosks will also include baggage handling and mobile apps for online check-in.

Credit applicants receive retail discounts at in-store kiosks

Versatile Credit, a provider of solutions linking lenders with credit applicants, announced the integration of their credit kiosks with promotional campaigns from Mail America, according to a company statement. Mail America's multimedia promotion is designed to offer discounts to customers...

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