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NCR buys Retalix in $650 million cash deal

The world's largest supplier of ATMs acquires Retalix's retail software POS business to build its end-to-end offerings.

NEXTEP expands services to different markets

The company announces new kiosk and digital signage deployments.

NCR manufacturing plant honored for its green design

The award is important to NCR's customers and consumers who use the manufacturer's products, said Peter Dorsman, senior vice president of Global Operations for NCR.

Students write prescription for kiosk success

A drug-dispensing kiosk took home top honors at Coinstar Inc.'s February Whiteboard Challenge at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Coinstar, parent company of redbox DVD-rental kiosks and Coinstar coin-counting kiosks, hosted the competition last month to stir...

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.

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

Kiosks house gaming systems while displaying digital signage.

Kiosks order up faster fast food

Studies show that the quick-service restaurant industry is finally embracing kiosks.

Hotels waking up to self-service

As the travel market rebounds and occupancy rates rise, hotel operators are turning to self-service solutions.

NRF: IBM launches self-checkout system

IBM execs expect the company's new self-checkout system to change the way shoppers view self-checkout.

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3M debuts new SelfCheck features during Chicago library conference

3M Library Systems unveiled a re-imagined interface for its 3M SelfCheck system at the American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place in Chicago. The 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface gives libraries tools to increase circulation, promote events and enhance...

Walmart expands Scan & Go to 12 more markets

Walmart announced it is expanding the Scan & Go checkout app to a dozen more markets, nearly tripling the number of stores involved in the pilot program from 70 to 200, Reuters reported. The increase still amounts to only a...

Self-checkout theft detection to showcase at NRF

Theft at the self-checkout is an ongoing issue for retailers. According to StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, theft occurs five times more at self-checkout than manned checkout — a figure gathered by the company's theft-detecting Self-Checkout Accelerator. The company announced that...

Wincor Nixdorf to present 'Always Open' checkout solution at NRF Big Show

Wincor Nixdorf announced its newest multifunction automated checkout solution, the BEETLE /iSCAN EASY Hybrid, that is set for presentation at the upcoming National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City. Dubbed an "Always Open" lane concept, the ADA II-compliant...

Theft at self-checkout a growing problem, retail analyst warns

According to ABC Sydney, an Australian retail expert says thefts from self-service checkouts in major supermarkets and stores is a growing problem, and one that could lead to changes in the way goods are sold in stores. Deakin University's Steve...

Company launches Web app, rental kiosks for self-service storage

Akiba by Rental Payment Solutions has launched its web application allowing self-storage customers to reserve and lease storage units in real time on stores' websites and on iPad-based, in-store kiosks Akiba is now integrated with SiteLink, one of the industry's...

IBM launches improved self-checkout system

IBM has launched a checkout solution allowing retailers to provide customers with third-party products and services at checkout. Smarter Checkout combines IBM's systems, software and services to allow retailers to analyze consumer data and employ real-time basket analytics to offer...

Study: Self-checkout is mainstream

The global market for self-checkout has continued to thrive despite a difficult retail environment, according to new research conducted by by London-based strategic research and consulting firm RBR. Self-checkout was introduced two decades ago and can no longer be called...

Self-service still thriving in grocery stores

Self-checkout technology will be sticking around in several Massachusetts grocery stores, despite Big Y Foods' recent announcement about removing self-checkout kiosks, after research showed that full-service lanes lead to higher customer satisfaction. Giant Foods Stores and Weis Markets aren't removing...

Zebra Introduces mobile printer for retail, health industries

Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced the release of its new QLn mobile printer family. According to research released by VDC in 2011, the mobile worker population exceeded 1 billion in 2010 and with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce, is...

NCR honors company for its library self-service solution

Bibliotheca ITG, a developer and supplier of library technology solutions for the U.S, Canada and South America, won NCR Corp's 2011 Channel Partner Innovation Award. According to a company press release, the award honors the most innovative, assisted and self-service...

New hotel is first to launch self-service in Polish market

Ariane Systems, a provider of self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, has installed its interactive check-in kiosks at Poland's first Puro Hotel in Wroclaw. This installation by the Wroclaw-based Puro hotel chain marks the first check-in kiosk deployed in...

‘Tag, you’re it:' Kiosks let Canadian travelers check bags (video)

Although Vancouver International Airport (YVR) implemented bag-tagging kiosks several months ago for its domestic passengers, it's now expanding the self-service system to its international and transborder sectors. "Self-service continues to evolve and we want to be at the forefront of...

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,...

In-store coupon kiosks saving grocery shoppers money

Customers at Food Lion supermarkets are using more coupons than ever since the grocery chain deplolyed coupon-dispensing kiosks inside stores. "In these difficult economic times, Food Lion is committed to providing our customers with the lowest prices on the best...

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