State and national parks enter the mobile world with a cached map app that functions as a self-service tour guide.
A lack of new releases for Redbox and record viewership of the Olympics led to a stagnant Q3.
Deployment quirks made kiosks actually increase wait-time and inconvenience for shoppers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A look at three of the award-winning self-service deployments from this month's KioskCom Self Service Expo in Las Vegas.
Redbox revealed plans to install another 300 kiosks in Canada during the second quarter, according to globalpost.com. The announcement comes after parent company Coinstar reported its profits had fallen 58 percent during Q1. Last year, the company said it planned...
The Pedestrian READY Lane kiosk is now live at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. According to a news report on kveo.com, the kiosk processes travelers crossing the U.S./Mexico border on foot by helping customs agents identify fake documents....
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 Canada has expanded its locations footprint by bringing on two major Canadian retailers as part of its rollout plan, according to an article on ctvnews.ca.
Both Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies have agreed to allocate space to the kiosks in some of their stores, the article reported.
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,...
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....
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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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...