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Selling and upselling are strategic factors to survival in the retail food industry. Digital signage plays a crucial role in mitigating the impact of "employees "in the weeds" on sales by protecting your brand, according to Ernest Koury, restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider.

Can self-service fix auto repair and win the next generation?

Michael Risich of Bolt On Technology on how kiosk and self-service technologies are changing body shops and the role they can play in attracting Millennials.

Uses of Digital Signage in Transportation

Digital signage quickly is replacing static signage in transportation applications. Along with displaying schedule information, digital signage can serve double duty by advertising products and services and generating additional revenue.

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Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

PayToo CEO: 'Facebook for the unbanked customer's financial needs'

PayToo's CEO Michel Poignant discusses the company's kiosk launch and plans for the future.

Redbox CEO: 'We're not pleased'

Redbox CEO discusses decreased sales and what the company plans to do moving forward.

Mobile and kiosks: One brand's touchpoint formula

Using mobile device and kiosk features, your brand can be integrated into nearly every phase of a consumer's day.

The three vital features of every great kiosk system

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

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Kiosks transform charitable donations and create opportunities for giving

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

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.

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.

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Self-service restaurant solution is music to your ears

CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.

NCR wins best kiosk award, partnership with Globe Telecom

Philippines-based telecommunications provider Globe Telecom announced it is partnering with Duluth, Ga.-based NCR Corp. to install its self-service bill-pay technology in retail locations.

UC San Diego Health System intros self-service solutions

UC San Diego Health System is partnering with SeePoint, designer and manufacturer of interactive kiosk systems, to overhaul its check-in and vendor management system, according to a press release.

Ford powered by charging kiosks, solar energy

Ford Motor Company will install an information kiosk onsite at its Ford World Headquarters location to show visitors how solar power works and to offer details on its new solar-powered electric vehicle carport.

3M Library Systems adds security solution to kiosks

3M's newest system adds another level of security for cardholders using SelfCheck kiosks.

Illinois race track bets on self-service technology

Hawthorne Race Course will receive new wagering technology by Sportech Racing and Digital.

Connecticut town expresses privacy concerns over parking kiosks

The Luke II kiosks can read license plate data, which has been a subject of concern over privacy for several council members.

Parking kiosks expired before their time

The town of Palm Beach City, Fla., is planning to replace older parking kiosks with smarter ones

New Jersey kiosk to provide better job access

A kiosk provides access for job seekers and employers to the online Jobs 4 Jersey portal where users can create an account and search for or post jobs at no cost

EU funds self-service bike rental in Romania

Residents of Timisoara, Western Romania, may ride at no cost with the new self-service bike-rental program provided by the €1.2 million of funds allotted from the EU, according to the Romania Insider. Twenty-five rental stations will provide entry to the...

UK library to save money with self-service

Libraries will be open longer with the use of self-service technology and save money

Nashville bike kiosks taking off

The city of Nashville will be installing more bike-sharing kiosks throughout the area.

U-Vend to roll out Arthur's Smoothies kiosks across Canada

U-Vend has been given exclusive rights for the sale of Arthur's Smoothies in self-service kiosks across Canada, according to a U-Vend press release.

DSA issues call for entries for fourth annual DSA Crown Awards

The Digital Screenmedia Association has issued a call for entries for the fourth annual DSA Crown Awards that recognize "outstanding and best-in-class" content across digital signage, mobile technologies, and self-service and interactive kiosks, according to an announcement from the DSA.

Touch sensor firm Zytronic extends North American channel, adds Priconics to partner network

Zytronic, specialist developer of dual- and multitouch PCT touch sensors, has added Priconics to its network of North American representatives, the company announced.

MetaPack and InPost join forces to optimize delivery services

U.K.-based InPost, provider of self-service package kiosks, will join MetaPack Group, a U.K. provider of e-commerce technology delivery services, for their delivery platform, according to a press release. The partnership is designed to provide "more flexible and convenient delivery options" to customers, the announcement said.

Canada claims Bitcoin throne

Canada can claim first place for number of Bitcoin ATMs, or BTMs, according to BTM provider CAVIRTEX, which launched six new machines in Toronto and has plans for four more in Vancouver, Niagara, Ottawa and Halifax. Canada now has more...

"Dinner and a Movie," starring Redbox and Olive Garden

Olive Garden announced it is joining with Redbox for its "Dinner and a Movie" promotion. Customers at the restaurant can participate in the deal with Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One prices starting at $12.99.

Baanto and TSItouch partner to provide touchscreen solution

Ontario-based Baanto Inc, provider of touch sensing solutions, is partnering with Pennsylvania-based touchscreen monitor technology provider TSItouch to offer ShadowSense, an integrated touchscreen solution.

FTI investigation of FAB kiosks reveals mixed findings

FAB Universal, provider of kiosk-based downloadable digital media and entertainment, released an update on its internal investigation conducted by FTI Consulting Inc. and FTI Investigations LLC. Investigations of FAB were conducted on the basis of allegations "that the Company's kiosk...

Kiosk network to offer free health assessments

Chicago-based higi and California-based Stayhealthy, both providers of health monitoring solutions, are partnering to build a retail health kiosk network that will operate as higi, according to a higi company announcement. The companies have contracted with health provider, corporate, retail...

AVT intros office supply kiosk

AVT Inc., provider of automated retailing systems, announced the launch of its self-service office supply kiosk, built for Peachtree Supplies. The "Office Products To Go" kiosk contains commonly used office products and will be located in buildings with the highest...

Colorado deployer's Bitcoin ATMs offer exchange - and user education

Each unit will tap into an interactive content network and will be staffed by a live Bitcoin expert who can offer answers and assistance.

Chicago stores get a taste of ice cream kiosks

U-Vend, provider of self-service electronic kiosks, announced the installation of their Mini-Melts ice cream-vending kiosks in Chicago-area stores, according to a company press release. The company will pilot six kiosks initially, with future plans for another 40 locations through 2015. U-Vend has 75 self-service machines in the Chicago area.

Australia gives self-service pizza a chance

Australia is getting a taste of its first pizza vending machine, according to cnet.com. Pizza Gio is a self-service machine that cooks 11-inch pizzas within three minutes, the article said. Sydney-based Pompei's pizza owner George Pompei started his vending journey...

Houston courts 'decentralize' services via kiosks

Houston Municipal Courts Department has expanded its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to area police stations, according to The Kingwood Observer. Tickets can be paid 24 hours a day, and cashless options are available. A $2 fee is assessed at...

Medical marijuana dispenser sprouts up in Denver

Denver is set to get two more marijuana vending kiosks, according to an announcement from American Green, a Tempe, Arizona-based provider of automated marijuana dispensers. The kiosks, called "Zazzz," dispense medical marjiuana and have a system of checks and balances...

Bronx kiosk beats to a different drum

An open-air music kiosk is being featured this summer at the Freeman Street subway station in New York City, according to The New York Times. The Boogie Down Booth will play the sounds of Bronx-connected musicians such as Rebel Diaz,...

Self-checkout scans the globe

The global self-checkout market grew 24 percent in 2013, with more than 33,000 shipments, according to research by London-based research firm RBR in a company announcement. Walmart's "large-scale rollout" played a major role in the global upsurge of self-checkout, the...

S.C. Subway installs drive-thru touchscreen ordering system

A Subway restaurant in Boiling Springs, S.C., has installed a touchscreen ordering system at the drive-thru. According to WYFF4 News, the touchscreen automatically adjusts to any vehicle's height. There are about six Subways in the South Carolina market that feature...

Vending kiosks booked in Ohio county jail

New vending and kiosk systems installed at the Eaton, Ohio, Preble County Jail are functioning as self-service commissaries for inmates, according to the Register Herald. The kiosks were installed as part of a larger project to save time, money and...

Self-service picks up speed in auto repair

Bolt On Technology released what the company believes to be the "first ever" auto repair shop kiosk, according to a company announcement. The Welcome Station is a tablet-powered kiosk that allows customers of auto repair shops to perform several tasks...

Minnesota restaurant hoping to reduce food, labor costs with self-order kiosks

A new fast casual restaurant in Minnesota is banking on self-service kiosks to help it deliver higher quality menu offerings with speed, accuracy and efficiency, according to a company news release. Diggity Drive Up, a new restaurant featuring gourmet hot...

Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant features self-service tourism

Lewisburg, Pa.-based Aim Digital Visions has installed an interactive tourism and wayfinding kiosk in Lancaster, Pa.'s Shady Maple Smorgasbord, according to a company press release.  The kiosk features a 48-inch touchscreen, digital Visitor Guide and a menu where tourists can view maps, directions and photos and descriptions to area attractions.

Kiosks hold the key to self-service storage solutions

Kiosk and storage technology provider OpenTech Alliance Inc. has joined security systems distributor PTI Australasia in an international distribution agreement to offer automated storage solutions to the Australasian, Southeast Asia and Middle East markets, according to InsiderSelfStorage.com. Steel Storage Holdings Pty.

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