Redbox expands Canadian footprint

Redbox has announced a new partnership with Sobeys Inc., deepening its national footprint in provinces across various grocery, convenience and pharmacy banners, including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, Lawtons Drugs and Needs, according to a company news release. "We're excited to partner...


Mobile maps offer untapped resources for parks

State and national parks enter the mobile world with a cached map app that functions as a self-service tour guide.

The Olympic impact on Coinstar's Q3 report

A lack of new releases for Redbox and record viewership of the Olympics led to a stagnant Q3.

IKEA checks out of self-service

Deployment quirks made kiosks actually increase wait-time and inconvenience for shoppers.

The “Rebirth” of Phoenix Kiosk - how one company adjusted to an evolving market

In the competitive kiosk industry, things change faster than you can blog about them. Companies must stay ahead of the curve, as well as present an effective message in an evolving marketplace.In this blog, I’ll talk about how a company might reinvent itself in order to put itself in a more favorable position to succeed.

Mobile and kiosks converge - Opportunities emerge

Consumer acceptance of self-service retail solutions are on an upward trajectory just as a flood of mobile technologies offers the prospect of convergence at the kiosk.

Getting ready for Consumer Engagement Technology World

Every fall I find myself looking forward to getting the kids back into school and a real work schedule. Seems the summer months can be real hard to get clients together for meetings on a consistent basis because of vacations and such.

Retail Self-Service Kiosks - Have They Come of Age?

Learn from the past The retail kiosk industry started in the early '80's of the last Millennium. (Cue Star Wars theme song.) Companies such as IBM, NCR, and Compaq, were developing strategies to help their services and enterprise clients utilize the technology promise of personal computers and consumer-friendly software.

One Billion DVD rentals served! This is the new McDonald's

In a word, WOW!  Can you imagine a company coming out of nowhere revolutionizing the DVD rental market? Well, it's happened. Redbox has rented 1 billion DVDs.

New kiosks at San Francisco airport help travelers help the environment

The international hub's unique Climate Passport program offers carbon offsets that it says counteract a flight's effect on climate change – but it has its critics.

Self Service Excellence Award winners, Part I

A look at three of the award-winning self-service deployments from this month's KioskCom Self Service Expo in Las Vegas.

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Redbox to ramp up kiosk rollout in Canada

Redbox revealed plans to install another 300 kiosks in Canada during the second quarter, according to The announcement comes after parent company Coinstar reported its profits had fallen 58 percent during Q1. Last year, the company said it planned...

Kiosk processing pedestrians on US/Mexico border

The Pedestrian READY Lane kiosk is now live at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. According to a news report on, the kiosk processes travelers crossing the U.S./Mexico border on foot by helping customs agents identify fake documents....

Coinstar joins Sandy relief with donation-enabled kiosks

Americans looking to help with the Sandy relief effort have convenience on their side thanks to Coinstar. Spare change can be donated at more than 14,000 Coinstar donation-enabled kiosks across the U.S., and Red Cross will receive 100 percent of the money within 48 hours. Donations will be accepted through Nov.

Redbox to expand Canadian footprint

Redbox Canada has expanded its locations footprint by bringing on two major Canadian retailers as part of its rollout plan, according to an article on  Both Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies have agreed to allocate space to the kiosks in some of their stores, the article reported.

DVD-rental kiosks driving Coinstar, NCR

Investors and partners are looking favorably on the prospects of revenues generated by DVD-rental kiosks operated by the two of the major firms in the sector, according to several recent articles. On Friday, Coinstar shares hit a new 52-week high,...

Library kiosks growing as cities reduce staff, hours

Libraries in the United States are turning to kiosks for book rental, driven by budget constraints and the desire to reach more readers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The so-called robo-libraries are rare but providers are seeing greater interest....

JD Events announces presenters for KioskCom Self Service Expo

TRUMBULL, Conn. — KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show have annouonced the keynote and session rosters for this year's co-located events taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. New to the conferences, which...

Arlington deploys information kiosk for tourists

Arlington Business Journal: The Arlington Convention and Visitors Service released rolling concierges and a stand-alone informational kiosk to bump up tourism in Arlington neighborhoods. Segways just hit the streets of Crystal City, and an interactive touchscreen kiosk will be at Rossyln's new Waterview development in early July.

Source Technologies to showcase bill payment, jail kiosks at KioskCom

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At the upcoming KioskCom Self Service Expo, Source Technologies, a provider of transactional and interactive kiosks and secure MICR technologies, is demonstrating its full line of self-service solutions including products currently used by Alltel and Swanson Services Corp.

Direct Source, Source Technologies to deploy interactive kiosks

NEW YORK — Source Technologies Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of integrated solutions for managing intelligent self-service kiosks, and Direct Source Inc., a Chanhassen, Minn.-based provider of retail kiosk integration, deployment and services, have announced a partnership to provide tier-1...

Source Technologies hosts product demo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Source Technologies will host a demonstration showcasing self-service technologies for the credit union industry at the upcoming Texas Credit Union League Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, April 10-13.

License plate self-renewal kiosk gains popularity in Michigan

LANSING, Michigan — The State of Michigan announced the number of customers choosing self-service stations to renew their license plate tabs has more than doubled in the second year since Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land first announced them in...

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