June 25, 2008

Judgement Day Coming Up for Windows XP

Microsoft is really serious about this Monday, June 30, being the end date for selling Windows XP licenses with new computers -- so serious that Senior Vice President Bill Veghte wrote a letter clarifying some of the details....



June 24, 2008

Kiosk Case Study - Deli Pre-Ordering stations

Case Study: Nino's lets customers preorder at kiosks. Nino Salvaggio, the specialty grocer best known for its fresh produce and imported gourmet foods, is applying fast-food restaurant technology to its deli department to reduce the other thing it's known for...



PeopleCube and KIOSK Information Systems Partner to Deliver Innovative Reservation Kiosk Solutions

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PeopleCube, provider of intelligent workplace, resource and energy management technology, today announced an alliance partnership with KIOSK Information Systems, a designer and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service...



PSI Cash Express(TM) Kiosks/ATM Being Deployed

News release today from PSI -- "Equally important is the roll-out of a limited number of PSI's E-Banking Kiosks. Such Kiosks enable users as follows: to purchase gifts cards, phone cards and debit cards; to obtain standard ATM services; and...



June 23, 2008

Case Study - Travel and Registered Traveler Kiosks

HERE’S the hope: You pay nearly $100 and undergo a background check to become a Registered Traveler. Then you zip through airport security. Here’s the truth: You may save time, but you’ll still have the hassle because many features of...



June 20, 2008

Technology - Contactless Payment for Kiosks

With all the talk about PCI-compliance and identity it was good to see new module fro VIVOtech for kiosks and contactless payment. Has the 14443 MiFare and also supports NFC-enabled....



Kiosk Case Study - Student Check-In at Universities

In the Education market, the functional "check-in kiosk" for students is proving its value and worth. Pictures included....



June 18, 2008

Real Life - digital signage in China

One of our roving reporters was recently in China on vacation and took photos of these units. Each unit has three 42" plasma screens and the units extend down the street for over 2 miles (yep!). Shenzhen. More pictures...



June 17, 2008

QSR Opinion -- Improving the Experience

Subway’s new chief technology officer works to answer the question: “How do you leverage technology to improve foodservice?”...



QSR Study - Consumer Drive-Thru Preferences



New Hotel Check-In solution from NCR

AUSTIN, Texas – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today unveiled its newly designed NCR XpressPort, a sophisticated and modular hotel check-in kiosk designed to meet consumer demand for self-service convenience in a high-touch environment....



June 16, 2008

Onity Kiosk helps universities cut to front-of-the-line efficiency

"Check-in historically has involved a lot of time-consuming, one-on-one interaction, with almost every new and returning resident," says Anthony Zamora, head of IT support for the University of San Diego (USD)....



Sex offender check-in kiosks

New hight tech biometric check-in kiosk for sex offenders in Tacoma, WA. One of the savings is in fingerprint cards will no longer need to be printed which is costing the department $500 a month right now....



June 13, 2008

Video - St. Clair Profile Video

Nice introduction to St. Clair with Chris Peter over in London. Also talks about gift cards (big deployment for Dave and Busters current notable)... [watch video]......



Video - Phil Cutrone on HP entry to kiosk market

HP announced that it is adding self-service kiosks to its portfolio to meet the needs of business customers at KioskCom Self Service -- watch video...



June 12, 2008

Video profile kiosk companies

Video feature on kiosk company. Also demonstration of EyeSite kiosk and HP Cosmetic Kiosk....



Opinion - Is Cash an Endangered Species?

Opinion paper by Mike Lee of ATMIA on the future of cash. Often we hear about cashless society and how credit cards are becoming the majority payment method. Fact is that cash transactions have always been the majority transaction in...



June 11, 2008

Technology - Review of Intel Atom CPU

or a few months, we’d been hearing talk of a new dedicated Intel processor for MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), intended to compete with ARM processors. Initially known by the names Silverthorne and Diamondville, the processors in this new line will...



June 09, 2008

Picture a digital world

How digital continues to change the photo industry and especially for the smaller photo stores with their new digital printing lounges....



June 05, 2008

Security - Deconstructing PCI 6.6

Organizations handling credit cards feel pressure building as the deadline for PCI Requirement 6.6 compliance, June 30, 2008, approaches. Most are still evaluating how to strategically ensure compliance with this requirement, while maintaining a strong security posture....



Security - Changing the POS burden

SC Magazine, one of the leading security publications, today published an article by Rosen Sharma of Solidcore about point-of-sale security....



June 04, 2008

Technology - Google takes on iPhone?

Google does tech demo of new opensource interface builder for mobile phones. Its the closest thing to an iPhone interface you can find (and not by accident). Steve Horowitz Engineering Director with Google does video demo of app. Built-in Compass...



June 03, 2008

Motley Fool Shoots Down Blockbuster/Keyes Idea

We saw the article on readwriteweb about blockbuster but the writeup on Motley Fool is much much better analysis of why the video download kiosk announced by Blockbuster is much more likely to fail than to succeed. The incremental foot...



Security - So what exactly is the PCI DSS spec?

You've heard of the ten commandments, or maybe Miles Davis and Seven Steps to Heaven. Well here are the 12 payment card industry (PCI) data security standards (DSS)....