Barclays goes self-service, eliminates cashiers

Britain's third-largest bank, Barclays, is set to begin new self-service initiatives with the deployment of iPads for customers wishing to make transactions inside the institution. Barclays announced it would end the traditional role of cashiers by supplying customers with iPads...

Travelers fly through airport customs with self-service kiosks

Customs waits in Boston may be a little shorter since Logan International Airport has deployed 30 self-service kiosks, according to the Boston Globe.  The Massachusetts Port Authority paid $2.1 million for the kiosks in an effort to ease congestion at U.S. Customs and Border Protection areas.

Colorado kiosks school residents on bitcoin ATMs

Colorado bitcoin startup XBTeller is planning to introduce a bitcoin ATM network across the state, according to newbtc.com. Alongside the ATMs, the company will install attended kiosks to educate consumers on the basics of the digital currency. "The majority of people haven't heard of Bitcoin.

AcuCount deploys new user-friendly coin counter

Andrew Leiberman, owner of AcuCount, has introduced a new coin counter, according to Vending Times.  The AC603 uses digital scales to weigh groups of the same coins and is designed specifically for route personnel. The counter is purported to be one of the most accurate and user-friendly machines. "At one point, we had three different models.

PAYTOO intros cardless ATM, payment kiosk

PAYTOO announced its first cardless ATM for consumers without a bank account, according to a press release. The Mobile Wallet solution provides traditional banking services such as money transfer and ATM withdrawal. PAYTOO's Mobile Wallet is designed to negate the...

Fresh Healthy Vending stock on the rise

After a steady drop in 2014, Fresh Healthy Vending International stock is on the upswing. February saw the end of its $7 per share mark and prices began to tumble, according to Hotstocked.com. The company's stock held ground briefly after...

Outdated phone booth converted to life-saving kiosk

An outdated telephone kiosk in the Northern Ireland-based Kinnego Marina has found a more useful purpose. It now houses an Automated Emergency Defribrillator, courtesy of the British Red Cross and the Craigavon Borough Council, according to a Portadown Times article....

Roche deploys interactive kiosks at Clinical Lab Expo

At today's 2014 Clinical Lab Expo hosted by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Roche unveiled its latest laboratory solutions, according to a company announcement. The Switzerland-based provider of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics introduced in vitro diagnostics products at one of...

NASCAR star highlights SEVA Convention

The Southeastern Vending Association's keynote speaker at their 2014 convention will be Nascar legend Dale Jarrett. The convention takes place Aug.

Furniture Wizard intros POS kiosk and iPad inventory app

Furniture Wizard, a technology provider to the furniture industry, announced the release of its iPad inventory application and touchscreen kiosk application, according to Furniture World. "Our goal has always been and still is to create intelligent software solutions that any...

Long Island legislature to vote on vending machine restrictions today

Today Long Island's Suffolk County Legislature will vote on a bill that would mandate two-thirds of vending machine snacks contain less than 10 grams of sugar, according to Vending Marketwatch. An earlier version of the bill restricted all snacks to...

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...

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