Self check-in introduced in Malta airport

Self check-in kiosks have been launched in Malta International Airport as part of the airport's latest effort to improve customer service, according to Airport-Technology.com.  The new automated check-in kiosks include a touchscreen where travelers can print boarding passes, choose their own seats and drop off luggage.

USAT extends MORE, ePort Connect services to Airvend

USA Technologies Inc., a Malvern, Pa.-based company providing wireless and cashless payment services, announced the integration of its loyalty and prepaid program MORE. with Airvend's interactive touchscreen POS device. Airvend's android-based touchscreen, designed to display advertising and nutritional content, will...

Retail kiosks integrate online, self-service shopping options

Demand is growing for the integration of online and self-service stores, according to Corona, Calif.-based AVT Inc., a developer of custom kiosks, vending machines and automated retailing. AVT's new Micro-Stores, which will be shipped out in the third quarter, combine...

Don't miss our 'Digital Signage Kiosks 101' webinar, coming soon

Kiosks used to be distinct, ATM-shaped fixtures located in store corners and hotel lobbies, but the the lines between digital signage and digital signage kiosks have blurred as screens have become more readily interactive. Now, digital signage kiosks are popping...

Vienna airline deploys baggage handling kiosks to save time

Austrian Airlines debuted four baggage-check kiosks as part of a pilot program testing self-service efficiency, according to FutureTravelExperience.com. Dutch company Type 22 installed the Scan&Fly baggage handling machines at Terminal Check-in 3 of Vienna Airport's Austrian Star Alliance, where passengers...

Hotels check into kiosks to meet guests' technological demands

Two hotel brands, both part of the GLH Hotels Management Group in the U.K., recently deployed a kiosk solution across their more than 30 hotels. Guoman and Thistle hotels identified a need for greater technology access among visitors.

Self-Service coin counter expands collection capacity

Cummins Allison, a currency, check processing and ATM technology provider, announced the addition of a dual-bin coin collection unit to its Money Machine 2 coin counter product line. The dual-bin holds 140,000 coins and is the largest unit of the four options for coin collection in Money Machine 2 kiosks.

USConnect and VendScreen agreement: Customers receive special touchscreen rates and services

USConnect, a nationwide independent food supplier, has partnered with VendScreen Inc., a touchscreen payment technology company, to provide products and services for USConnect affiliates. VendScreen signed a Strategic Supplier agreement that allows affiliates to receive group rates on touchscreen merchandise...

Bank kiosks expand ATM services with face-to-face interaction

Citizens Bank of Edmond in Edmond, Okla., has become the first community branch in the nation to put a face to electronic banking with direct video links at the ATM, according to an announcement from technology provider Ordermatic. The bank...

ID TECH upgrades key pad and card reader to protect customers

Using unique tracking numbers, ID TECH has developed a new product that prevents card data compromise even in situations where the card is not present, according to a company announcement. ID TECH's latest product, the PCI 3.x SRED-certified key pad...

Major League Baseball All-Star festivities offer self-service beer vending

At the Major League Baseball All-Star events, fans at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, can count on a new addition to concessions: beer vending machines. According to FoodBeast.com, collaboration between Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch resulted in DraftServ, a...

Wincor Nixdorf supplies employee information terminals to BMW

Wincor Nixdorf has received an order from BMW Group to replace 500 information terminals at the automaker’s German and international locations. Employees in BMW’s production plants and workshops who do not have their own dedicated workstations will be able to...

U.K. consumers frustrated by self-service machines, prefer humans

An overwhelming 93 percent of U.K. consumers using self-service machines in banks and retailers feel frustrated by the technology, according to research by Hyogo, Japan-based cash management company Glory Global Solutions. When asked about their reasons against using self-service technology,...

Kazakhstan Railways books passage with kiosks and e-ticket sales

Kazakhstan Railways has launched kiosk-based ticket sales and e-ticket services using software from BPC Banking Technologies, a provider of open systems payment solutions. This is the first time such services have been provided in Kazakhstan, BPC said. By providing two...

Self-service lottery kiosk teeing off at Ohio golf course

The city council of Parma, Ohio, has approved the installation of a self-service lottery kiosk at the Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course, reports Cleveland.com. Lottery officials will install the self-service machine and train golf course staff to assist customers, Cleveland.com reported....

Fendi London dolls up luxury handbag vending kiosk

Luxury brand Fendi has opened a flagship store in London that features a handbag vending machine, reports Handbag.com. The store opened May 1 on London's fashionable Oxford Street. "Handbags will be 'ironically' displayed inside luxurious vending machines," Fendi chairman and...

Flyte Systems launches touchscreen digital signage and boarding pass-printing solution for airlines, hotels

Flyte Systems last month unveiled three hospitality travel service innovations at HITEC in Los Angeles: InfoBoard, a new interactive touchscreen that combines real-time airline flight information with weather, traffic, and social media for travel convenience intended to save guests time;...

Twitter-activated vending kiosk doled out free New Balance for National Running Day

To celebrate National Running Day in the U.S. last month, Westin Hotels and New Balance set up a vending kiosk at the Westin New York Grand Central that dispensed free running gear, according to the New Yrok Daily News. The Twitter-activated machine dispensed 75 free running outfits on a first-come, first-serve, basis, reported Runners World.

French baguette-baking and -vending kiosk wins top prize for innovation

A baguette vending machine developed by French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has won the top prize in an annual French competition for unique inventions, the Concours Lepine. Hecht's Pani Vending machine, which cooks and sells baguettes 24 hours a day, won...

Japanese city promotes tourism with anime-themed soda kiosks

As part of its campaign to attract anime fans, the city of Tachikawa in the Western Tokyo Metropolis has installed soft drink vending machines featuring illustrations of various anime characters from the popular series "A Certain Magical Index" in five...

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