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...

New tastes, technology spawn new world of self-service

"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" aren't out of reach in the new dawn of kiosks. The latest advances in self-service food reveal a line of extravagant items that are replacing the images of junk food we once associated with vending...

Digital kiosks lead to financial gains for India bank

State Bank of India has launched six self-service digital stores in Mantri Mall and other high-traffic areas across five cities, according to The Times of India. This comes two years after kiosks expanded rural banking in India. The kiosks, named...

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