Russian kiosks double money transfers in 2014

Moscow-based QIWI plc and partner UNISTREAM International Money Transfer System announced that QIWI kiosk money transfer volume "nearly doubled" compared to the previous year's period.


Kiosks attempt to usher in 'future of auto insurance'

Direct Auto Insurance hopes to reform the insurance buying process by placing its kiosks within retail stores.

State of the industry: Photo kiosks

Research shows that reasons for using them may change, but photo kiosks are here to stay.

Bicycles, strollers, now Rug Doctors? Kiosk rentals going far beyond DVDs

Rug Doctor has piloted self-service carpet cleaner-rental kiosks. What's next?

Award-winning B-cycle bike-share kiosks ready to roll in HI (Video)

The award-winning B-cycle bike-share kiosks are ready to roll in Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

NEXTEP expands services to different markets

The company announces new kiosk and digital signage deployments.

Restaurant owner talks self-service

David Jones, owner of the Blazing Onion Burger Company, is testing self-service options in his newest location.

Six best practices for kiosk design and deployment

Kiosks have been proven to be highly effective for improving customer satisfaction, creating competitive differentiation and reducing operating costs, but these benefits can't be taken for granted. The kiosk plop-and-drop, a poorly thought-out kiosk implementation, does not in any way guarantee success.

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...

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

Kiosks house gaming systems while displaying digital signage.

Coinstar expanding services to stay in the game

Photo booth, "eBay in a kiosk" among the company's new launches.

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Colorado electric company installs 24-hour bill-pay kiosk

The Durango, Colorado, La Plata Electric Association has installed a 24-hour drive-thru kiosk at its 45 Stewart St. Bodo Industrial Park location.

Houston courts 'decentralize' services via kiosks

Houston Municipal Courts Department has expanded its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to area police stations, according to The Kingwood Observer. Tickets can be paid 24 hours a day, and cashless options are available. A $2 fee is assessed at...

M:tel installs self-service top-up kiosks in Bosnia

M:tel, Bosnia’s second largest telecom company, has set up its first self-service top-up kiosks at the Boska and Mercator department store in Banja Luka. To top up their prepaid accounts, users enter their M:tel telephone number via the machine’s touchscreen and press the confirm button.

White Castle’s kiosk pilots are driving higher check averages

Don Long, White Castle’s senior director of Information Services and Technology, provided a glimpse into the brand’s kiosk and mobile initiatives during last month’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. The brand’s digital initiatives include online ordering, mobile ordering and...

Marley Coffee kiosks make a landing at US Marine base

AVT, a developer of custom vending machines, kiosks and automated retailing units, has installed two Marley Coffee Automated Store Kiosks inside the U.S. Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia, reports. Marley Coffee Automated Stores recently signed an agreement with Marine...

Marley Coffee kiosks keep jammin'

Corona, Calif.-based AVT, a developer of custom vending machines, kiosks and automated retailing, said demand is growing for the self-service coffee kiosks it supplies to Marley Coffee Automated Stores. Marley Coffee, also based in Corona, was founded by Rohan Marley,...

Service Credit Union deploys iTOUCH digital signage kiosks on military bases

Self-service solution and digital signage provider inLighten announced today the rollout of its iTOUCH Internet-Access Kiosk to all branches of Portsmouth, N.H.-based Service Credit Union in the U.S. and Germany.

Tennessee moves toward self-service driver's license renewal

Bedford County, Tennessee, has installed a self-service kiosk for renewing driver's licenses as part of a statewide effort that Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials hope will reduce wait times at driver's license testing centers. The user pays...

iLibrary installation booked for Sadieville, Kentucky

Electronic locker and cabinet storage manufacturer Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices LLC announced today that Kentucky's Scott County Public Library will offer extended library access to patrons in Sadieville, Ky., using LEID's iLibrary System. The system is expected to go online...

Baguette-baking kiosk making news in France

A baker in France has rolled out a 24-hour automated baguette dispenser, promising warm bread at any time of the day or night, according to the Associated Press. The baker, Jean-Louis Hecht, calls his bread-baking and –dispensing kiosks "the bakery...

NCR deploys SIM card kiosks to Africa, Middle East

According to, Duluth, Ga.-headquartered NCR Corp. has launched self-service kiosks in the Middle East and Africa that allow consumers to buy mobile phone SIM cards and purchase or recharge prepaid plans. "The solution was designed with the needs of the unbanked community in mind.

Self-storage kiosk co. intros new software

According to Inside Self-Storage, Phoenix-based OpenTech Alliance Inc., developer of the INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks, announced the released of the latest version of its kiosk software (v1.5.215), which now includes reservation-completion and coupon-acceptance enhancements. The reservation-completion enhancement simplifies the...

Complaints help give wine kiosks the boot

According to a story from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wegmans Food Markets is pulling out of Pennsylvania's much-criticized wine-kiosk program. In a statement (last week), the supermarket chain said, "We had hoped that our customers would find the kiosks to be...

Kohl's to land kiosks in airports

Kohl's Corp. is seeking a deal with Milwaukee County that would allow the retailer to put three kiosks in Mitchell International Airport, according to a story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Calif. city issues skimming alert for self-service gas pumps

According to, West Covina, Calif., is launching a public awareness campaign about pay-at-the-pump skimming. West Covina city police recently discovered card-skimming devices installed in self-service gas pumps to collect magnetic-stripe details and PINs. City officials issued an alert after...

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