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...

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How tablets and touchscreens are integral to the in-store experience

Retailers must incorporate technology that customers want in order to provide a seamless omnichannel experience.

Intel's interactive display spices up the customer experience

A scent-based game for the McCormick spice company engages the consumer with the power of smell.

The year of the tablet: Top kiosk trends of 2012, Pt. I

Tablets took center stage in 2012, with mobile and social media integration reaching deeper into the market.

Photo kiosks fall victim to Kodak's collapse

The imaging pioneer has put its iconic Picture Kiosks on the block to help with bankruptcy proceedings.

Porn: Coming soon to a kiosk near you

Kiosks allow consumers to check in for flights and into hotels, buy groceries and rent DVDs — all without human interaction. So, it comes as no surprise that the porn and self-service industries have finally collided to create the PleasureXone...

Ford UK test drives 3-D technology (video)

Touch screens at British malls feature 3-D versions of Ford's newest vehicle.

Inside the kiosk: It’s game on with gamer towers (slide show)

Kiosks house gaming systems while displaying digital signage.

Protecting National Security

SeePoint Technology developed a kiosk to boost communication of classified info to government scientists.

NRF: Planar launches kiosk-friendly technology (VIDEO)

Planar's Matt Walsh demonstrates how to use the company's new touch-screen LCD monitors.

NRF: Microsoft displays shelf-edge, touch-screen solution

A Microsoft spokesman talks about the company's shelf-edge, touch-screen displays for retail in this video.

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Books-A-Million installs Espresso Book Machine in Maine

Books-A-Million Inc. and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine, have entered into an agreement to install an EBM in Books-A-Million's store in Portland, Maine, and in one other location that has not yet been disclosed, according...

Rite Aid to roll out in-store 3D Rewards Center kiosk

Shoppers at Rite Aid stores in New York and Los Angeles will get a dose of glasses-free, holographic 3D videos and images, thanks to the pharmacy chain's multi-year agreement with Provision Interactive Technologies. Provision announced that 200 Rite Aid stores...

MultiTouch intalls table kiosk in lobby of Bloomberg's NY office

The lobby of the Bloomberg news office in New York has received a digital makeover. Central to the technology revamp is The Hub, a 55-inch MultiTaction Cell table display by MultiTouch Ltd. that displays live Bloomberg data, topical news and...

FWi launches Tahiti upgrades to CMS for digital signage, kiosks

Digital signage company Four Winds Interactive announced the availability of Tahiti, version 4.5 of the company's software platform for creating and managing content across digital signage, interactive kiosks, mobile devices and more. Highlights of the new features in Tahiti include...

PROVISIO intros SiteKiosk for Windows 8

PROVISIO announced today the release of SiteKiosk 8.6 for Windows 8. New features include enhanced digital signage and VoIP calling functionality by fully integrating Skype, new start pages, browsers and on-screen keyboard designs. "The integration of digital signage features into...

Livewire announces success of NYC interactive phone booth launch

Livewire Digital announced yesterday the successful deployment if its eConcierge Content Management System and interactive digital signs throughout the city of New York. The first 32-inch touchscreen-based devices were unveiled on Nov.

Christian store embraces music kiosks

LifeWay Christian Stores has expanded the use of myMEDIA BurnBar kiosks to an additional 105 stores after seeing the success of a pilot study launched in 47 locations in 2009. By mid-November, 152 store locations should have them. The kiosks,...

Digiboo inks additional financing deal for movie-download kiosks

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Digiboo announced today that its "pioneering new service allowing consumers to rent or purchase DVD-quality movies by simply downloading from a touchscreen kiosk to a fast USB device will be available to the public sooner than expected"...

Mexico City rolling out digital media kiosks

According to Fox News Latino, Mexico City's government recently installed the first two of 25 planned digital media kiosks. The kiosks, which will enable residents to download music, e-books and videos at inexpensive prices, were inaugurated at the Pino Suarez...

XONA kiosks expand DVD capacity

XONA Media, developer of a movie kiosk that not only rents traditional DVDs but also allows digital media downloads, announced today a breakthrough in the storage capacity of its kiosks. According to a company press release, Xona kiosks now have...

Is it a Super Kiosk or just an iPad? (video)

Retailers can transform a standard iPad into an in-store kiosk with Global Bay Mobile Technologies' latest module. Global Bay, leading provider of next-generation mobile solutions, built the kiosk product to provide retailers with a "new in-store channel to deliver content...

IER unveils 2-D barcode reader for easy airport check-in

IER, a manufacturer of technology for check-in and boarding in the air transportation industry, has released a 2-D barcode reader with integrated RFID technologies to be deployed at all passenger touch points, including ticket counter, security checkpoint, frequent-flyer clubs, service...

Michigan city deploys kiosks to help visitors navigate downtown

Visitors to Royal Oak, Mich., will soon have an easier time finding their way around the district and learning more about the city's history, thanks to the deployment of 30 digital signs and kiosks. Included in the upcoming project are...

NRF: Paying by phone made easy

New IBM technology allows consumers to pay for their in-store products using their smart phones. The company launched the self-checkout system last week at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City. We stopped by the booth to...

NRF: HP adds digital signage to kiosks

Hewlett Packard launched its Virtual Sales Assistant kiosk this week at the National Federation's Big Show in New York City. Unlike many kiosks that sit quietly in the corner, this machine displays digital signage at eye level to tempt consumers to use the machines.

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