UK Post Office amps up self-service; unions worry over job loss

The U.K. Post Office is ramping up its digital footprint by piloting a number of technological enhancements expected by Christmas 2014.

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Nashville bike-share kiosks 'performing better than expected'

The recent success of the federal grant-funded program brought the city of Nashville more attention, but little has been said about the role of kiosks in the bike sharing trend.

Arizona ADOT kiosks win PACE award

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division recently received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) Award for the installation of self-service, interactive touchscreen kiosks that perform ServiceArizona transactions in more than half the MVD offices across the state.

Meeting the ADA compliance challenge

Self-service kiosk vendors give Kiosk Marketplace their views on the best ways to comply with the complex requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Scottish National Health Service checks-in hospital kiosks

Scotland's NHS inks £1 million in contracts for hospital kiosks, software and queue-management digital signage.

Pot payment kiosks cropping up like weeds

Kiosk vendors could grow profits from medical marijuana industry.

A look at the best of the best in kiosks, screenmedia

Annual DSA Industry Excellence Awards honor the best kiosk, mobile and digital signage deployments across all verticals.

Are US postal kiosks facing a usage crisis?

An audit report from the Office of Inspector General finds that USPS kiosks have failed to deliver.

Are interactive screens a smart choice for cities?

Touchscreen technology is playing a bigger role in helping cities become interactive.

In-store health kiosks could make Obamacare understandable

SoloHealth stations are now offering awareness and enrollment information around the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Gov't agencies seek to sequester savings with self-service

Could the sequester cuts lead to self-service gains in public sector deployments? 

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Dubai electric company launches kiosks and 'smart services'

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority deployed kiosks in its customer service centers to educate customers about Dewa's "smart services."

Social Security Administration installs self-service kiosk in Pennsylvania town

Residents of the Pennsylvania township of Cranberry can now access Social Security information via a self-service kiosk installed by the Social Security Administration.

Houston courts rely on kiosks to 'decentralize court services'

Houston (Texas) Municipal Court announced the additon of new traffic ticket kiosks to the Clear Lake and Kingwood areas.

VA seeking contractors to update VetLink kiosks

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking potential contractors for improvements to VetLink check-in kiosks.

FDA: Blood pressure kiosks could produce 'inaccurate reading'

The Food and Drug Administration's recent review of blood pressure kiosks said that users will not always receive accurate readings.

US Customs and Borders kiosks now at San Jose International Airport

San Jose (California) International Airport unveiled two new "global entry kiosks," as part of U.S. Customs and Borders expedited clearance program for pre-approved passengers.

Victims of domestic violence report abuse via ATM-like kiosk in India

The Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk was deployed in a bank in Bhubaneswar as part of a six month pilot program.

Kiosk to locate soldiers on Florida Vietnam War monument

Florida's Veteran's Memorial Park in Pensacola will soon add a kiosk to its Wall South Vietnam War monument.

Jail kiosk to help inmates pay child support debts

Inmates at California's Lerdo Correctional Facility have what could be the first kiosk in the state to offer child support counseling.

Detroit airport deploys self-service passport kiosks

Detroit Metropolitan Airport recently installed 30 new Automated Passport Control kiosks for international travelers.

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

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Government agencies on local, state and national levels are increasingly using self-service kiosk technology to provide better service to citizens at a lower cost to taxpayers.