How kiosks are transforming the airport travel experience

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From entry to departure to arrival, kiosks could soon make it possible to venture through an airport without a single human interaction.

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3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

UK shoppers using less cash, British Retail Consortium says

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

The self-service kiosk industry grows up

The kiosk industry has matured and increasingly is focusing on specific niches rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, industry insiders say.

Is mobility a threat or an opportunity for self-service kiosks?

Mobile may threaten some kiosk functions, but could also offer new pathways to profit.

Reinventing the vending machine

Between the "back-to-basics" of fresh food, and the "back-to-the-future" of new tech, vending kiosks have bright outlook.

Panera 2.0 picks up self-service speed

The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.

Super Bowl winner teams up with Healthy Vending kiosks

Seattle Seahawks fullback becomes healthy vending kiosk franchisee to support his healthy living foundation.

PCI compliance essential for kiosk operators

Kiosks have to comply with PCI DSS to protect cardholder information from hackers; non-compliance could be costly.

Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summit

Top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore rapidly advancing technology and consumer tolerance for being tracked.

On your mark: US kiosks better get ready for EMV

The U.S. is one of the last countries to migrate to EMV, and liability for fraudulent transactions is about to shift.

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NEWS


Healthy vending: One of the fastest growing industries in the nation

The Automatic Merchandising State of the Industry report said there is a growing demand from consumers and operators for healthy vending products, according to a press release. "Vendors reported that healthy food attributed as much as a 25-percent upswing in...

Fendi installs luxury handbag vending, reaches out to millennials

Italian fashion house Fendi has stationed luxury handbag-dispending vending kiosks at its new Soho location in New York, according to TimeOut.  The machines were launched as a marketing effort designed to reach out to millennials, the article said.

New tastes, technology spawn new world of self-service

"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" aren't out of reach in the new dawn of kiosks. The latest advances in self-service food reveal a line of extravagant items that are replacing the images of junk food we once associated with vending...

Pennsylvanian launches healthy vending kiosk business

Becky Fullmer, a resident of Annville, Pennsylvania, has started a healthy vending machine business, reports the Lebanon Daily News. She currently has five machines installed at various locations, and the machnes accept debit cards and include modems so she can...

Healthy vending kiosk co enrolling school franchises

San Diego-based vending franchisor Fresh Healthy Vending International has been adding schools to its franchise locations. Of the 72 location contracts secured in May, nearly half (33) were for school campuses. Fresh Healthy Vending said it supports the efforts of...

Digital Screenmedia Association teams with Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance

The U.S.-based Digital Screenmedia Association and the Taiwan-based Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance today announced a partnership with the goal of "bringing education, networking and advocacy to global interests." In an official ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, during the recent Digital Signage...

SAP showcasing NFC smart vending machines in South Africa

Smart vending machine software is being showcased by SAP Africa at this year’s SAPHILA conference, to be held at Sun City, South Africa, June 9-11. SAPHILA is a biennial conference for users of German software company SAP’s technology. SAP’s smart...

USA Technologies makes cashless connections to 250K self-service machines

USA Technologies announced that connections to its ePort Connect platform for cashless self-service transactions passed the 250,000 mark in its fourth fiscal quarter which ends June 30. The company's ePort Connect is a suite of cashless payment and telemetry services...

Redbox to remove 500 DVD kiosks

Redbox is to remove over 500 DVD rental kiosks in the U.S. during 2014, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, Redbox, which is owned by Outerwall, installed more than 40,000 DVD rental kiosks in grocery stores, 7-Elevens and Walmarts in the last seven years.

European vending machine installed base down 1% in 2012

The European Vending Association has published a report on the state of the European vending machine market in 2012. The report said that the total number of vending machines in Europe fell by 1 percent year-on-year to 3.77 million in...

Fresh Healthy Vending launches healthy micro market

Fresh Healthy Vending International has launched the Fresh Micro Market, an unstaffed, automated self-checkout retail market which is stocked regularly with healthy snacks and complete meal options that can be customized to support company wellness programs and meet employee preferences....

Medbox receives patent approval for medical cannabis tracking system

Medbox, a provider of kiosk dispensing and ancillary services to the alternative medicine industry, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance on its patent for a marijuana medication and patient tracking system. The...

ID-verifying marijuana-vending kiosk launched in Colorado

What is believed to be the first age- and identity-verifying legal marijuana-vending machine in the U.S. has been launched in Colorado.

CloudTalk provider iTalk signs distribution deal with Cyber Kiosk Solutions

Advanced communications and mobile broadband services provider iTalk has signed a distribution agreement for its cloud connectivity solution CloudTalk with Cyber Kiosk Solutions. Coral Springs, Florida-based Cyber Kiosk focuses on providing mobile apps, software integration and ID verification for the...

Airlines increasing self-service in Australia

Australian travelers should get used to seeing fewer airline staff in traditional service roles, Virgin Australia Chief Customer Officer Mark Hassell told Perth Now. Airlines are moving toward a more flexible model that uses increased automation of the check-in process...

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