Leveraging Kiosks with Mobile Integration

Combining a self-service kiosk with mobile technology can multiply the power of both devices, providing increased customer engagement and a host of analytics.

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Government kiosks: Are they making a comeback?

An increase in government kiosk deployments gives a boost to the industry.

DISPLAX launches globe-shaped multitouch surface (video)

Company launches new multitouch, spherical-shaped display solution.

Kiosks go social

With the proliferation of tablets and smart phones, people are now able to update their Facebook status, snap a photo and tweet it to followers, or see where friends are through FourSquare check-ins – all at anytime, from anywhere. It...

Kiosks: The essential elements of attraction that engage millions

Before the crowds poured into Customer Engagement Technology World in San Francisco last week, I stood in FMA's booth and pondered the power of self-service technology to positively impact millions of lives. We are an industry with staying power that now engages so many aspects of daily living.

Top uses for kiosks in the hospitality industry

The hospitality industry has obviously seen its share of challenges as travel and leisure budgets still border on "non-existent" for many Americans. Although the slumping economy has caused some industries to contract, hospitality is not a fad.

Kiosk vs. Mobile: Industry insiders weigh in

As the popularity of mobile technology grows, will it spell the end for self-service as we know it?

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NEWS


Kiosks hold the key to self-service storage solutions

Kiosk and storage technology provider OpenTech Alliance Inc. has joined security systems distributor PTI Australasia in an international distribution agreement to offer automated storage solutions to the Australasian, Southeast Asia and Middle East markets, according to InsiderSelfStorage.com. Steel Storage Holdings Pty.

Stray animals, environment sustained by Istanbul vending machine

Instanbul-based Pugedon, a provider of smart recycling kiosks, has installed vending machines to feed the city's 100,000 stray cats and dogs. The machines also double as a recycling center, according to a Jezebel.com article. When a plastic bottle is placed in the bin, the machine dispenses pet food.

InterWallet places 1,000 payment kiosks with Open Payment Solutions

InterWallet, a provider of multi-function payment kiosks, is to place 1,000 kiosks with Open Payment Solutions, a Florida-based company that manages 700 gas stations and convenience stores in Florida. The ATM-style kiosks manufactured by Delaware-based InterWallet provide a variety of...

Texas plans to automate six driver's license centers

Texas joins the growing trend toward automated driver's license centers, as the state's Department of Public Safety plans to open six high-tech DPS centers by the end of 2013. According to an AP brief, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held...

Ontario government deactivates service kiosks after fraud concerns

Privacy and fraud concerns have led to the deactivation of the 72 ServiceOntario kiosks located province-wide, according to an article on torontosun.com. The kiosks enable access to 40 different government services, including address changes and license plate stickers. The suspected...

RFID wristbands made a splash at Denver water park

Precision Dynamics Corp. announced today the successful installation of its PDC Smart RFID Wristband Kiosk used for self-service locker rentals at the Hyland Hills Water World in Denver, Colo. To use the kiosk, guests read instructions on the touchscreen monitor to select the desired size of locker and inserted their payment into the machine.

Newvision to intro self-service products at GITEX

Newvision, the Portuguese queue management and self-service kiosk solutions provider, today announced plans to launch two customer management products at GITEX Technology Week 2012, next month in Dubai. The products include the Slim Postal Kiosk — a fully integrated weighing...

Bedside digital signage kiosk entertains patients while streamlining care

Hospital patients can keep boredom at bay with Advantech's all-in-one, interactive bedside kiosk with digital signage capabilities. According to a press release, the PIT-1502W kiosk comes with high-end image and video quality at full HD resolution. It's designed for patient-bedside...

Multi-functional kiosks to sell tickets in India

The hassle of standing in never-ending queues to purchase platform tickets may soon be a thing of the past for Indian travelers. Accoring to the The Hindu, The Mysore Division of the South Western Railway is likely to introduce multi-functional...

Flyte Systems expands airline information services to international hotels

Flyte Systems, a provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, convention centers and related businesses, announced the international expansion of its real-time airline flight information service system. The expansion will begin with hotels...

Trade show firm streamlines registration with self-service kiosks

According to TMCnet.com, Event Management, a Connecticut-based firm with more than 20 years of experience in the production of major trade shows and special events, has partnered with Vu Telepresence to deploy self-service kiosks to enable pre-registration for events. Event...

Another library installing self-service kiosks

According to Cambridge-News.com, Ely Library, located in Cambridgeshire County in England, is closing for two weeks in order to install self-service kiosks. The new self-service machines will enable customers to issue and return books, story cassettes, DVDs and CDs, check...

Australia’s Beach Hut Media launches kiosks designed for retail settings

Beach Hut Media, a digital-media solutions provider headquartered in Sydney, Australia, launched its 2011 kiosks and components this week. The new designs include integrated digital-media platforms, mobile and integrated payment platforms and self-service check outs, said Beach Hut Media’s CEO,...

NRT Technology Corp. growing in casino industry

NRT Technology Corp., a deployer of cash-handling solutions for the casino industry, has renewed and won several contracts to provide casinos with its QuickJack ticket-redemption kiosks, QuickJack Attendant Jackpot-dispensing kiosks and its multi-function QuickTouch kiosks. "Gaming operators can now count...

New York airports offer meal orders, delivery via kiosks

Travelers in a hurry may no longer have to skip lunch in order to make their flights, according to techonthego.co.uk New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports recently installed kiosks that allow customers to order food from participating airport restaurants. Restaurant employees deliver the meals to customers' gates within 10 minutes.

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