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January 15, 2012
ecoATM Selects Axeda for remote monitoring of Recycling Kiosks
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Axeda Corporation announced today that ecoATM, a manufacturer of innovative kiosks that automate the buy-back of used portable electronics and mobile phones directly from consumers, chose Axeda to connect and remotely manage its machines.
KIOSK Information Systems to Launch Automated Retail Solutions at NRF's Big Show 2012
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) announces the launch of StoreBOT(TM) -- the latest in a new series of Automated Retail Solutions the company is demonstrating at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Show, January 16th & 17th in New York City.
How Bennigans surveys its customers. So to boost business across his operation, Mangiamele is focusing on his customers. “The rule of thumb is it costs seven to 10 times as much to get a new customer than it costs to retain a current customer so it’s smart business,” he says.
Bicycle-sharing program will start in downtown Houston
Kim Burley, deputy assistant director of the city's fleet management department, said the contractor, B-Cycle LLC, will have 120 days to get the system up and running. The company also installed San Antonio's system and those in Chicago, Denver and other cities.
Companies join forces to market virtual kiosks to military
Dublin-based HealthSpot, creator of the Care4 Station, is partnering with Mission Essential Personnel LLC of Columbus to market and sell the kiosks to the U.S. government, military and international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations.
The Number of Interactive Kiosks in Operation will Nearly Double to Three Million by 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As companies in a range of industries seek to reduce costs, increase revenue opportunities, and improve customer service, they are increasingly turning to interactive kiosks as an additional channel to enable their customers with self-service options. The number of interactive kiosks in operation will rise from approximately 1.6 million deployed in 2011 to nearly three million deployed globally by 2016.
Apple has applied for a patent for a self-serve kiosk that would read your mobile device and give you recommendations on accessories and apps.
The idea, illustrated in the video above, follows similar, not-yet-executed concepts like an iTunes Kiosk and an iCard Kiosk and could reside in Apple Stores or perhaps Best Buy stores, some speculate.
Municipal kiosks to take the queues out of routine business
ABU DHABI // Residents visiting the municipality for routine transactions can now say a quick goodbye to slow-moving queues. This week, the municipality introduced 20 self-service kiosks for land and property transactions, and paying bills.
MetroChange, A Kiosk for Donating Leftover MetroCard Funds to Charity
MetroChange is a proposal for a kiosk that would allow New York MTA riders to donate leftover funds on their MetroCards to charity (video). MetroChange was created by NYU students Stepan Boltalin, Genevieve Hoffman, and Paul May. Currently the kiosk is only a prototype but the students are searching for partners to help make it a reality.
Blues Plans Pilot New Wellness Tool With Personalized Web Platform
As health care costs continue to rise, both health plans and employers are looking to wellness programs to slow the rate of increase. Although many insurers offer smoking-cessation programs or discount health club memberships, three Blues plans have teamed up with a company to use its Web-based platform, mobile apps, wireless-enabled biometric measurement devices and digital coaching to devise a more personalized wellness program for members.
Four Winds Interactive Ranks Among Top 20 on Forbes "America's Most Promising Companies" List
DENVER, Dec 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Forbes magazine has named Four Winds Interactive (FWi) one of "America's Most Promising Companies." The digital communications solutions provider ranks amid the top 20 honorees on the magazine's annual list of high-performing organizations, coming in 16th among 100 privately held companies.
Brookwood Systems Announces Information Kiosk Delivery to River of Life Christian Church
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brookwood Systems ( www.bwsysinc.com ) announces that it has completed the delivery of five information kiosks to River of Life Christian Church (ROLCC) in Santa Clara, California.
Park Ridge, NJ, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world’s largest general use airport car rental brand, continues its legacy of innovation with the introduction of high-quality programs that positively impact the customer experience. Innovations include ExpressRent™ kiosks, which is the first large scale kiosk deployment in the U.S. using a live agent assistant via video chat, and express return (eReturn) service options.
Former Walgreens Executive & Healthcare Veteran Stanley B. Blaylock Joins SoloHealth Board
ATLANTA, GA, November 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today that Stanley B. Blaylock, former president of Walgreens Health Services and Senior Vice President of the Walgreen Company, will join SoloHealth's board of directors, effective immediately.
GiftWise Gift Card Vending Kiosk going in 100 GGP Malls
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Nov 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Self-Service Networks is pleased to announce that General Growth Properties GGP -1.45% will deploy GiftWise, the gift card vending solution, at their properties prior to the 2011 holiday shopping season. GiftWise gives shopping centers a low cost way to present their gift card programs to shoppers.
GWD Media, the international supplier of kiosk management software, has launched Genkiosk in the Cloud worldwide. Genkiosk makes self-service kiosks easy to use, and increases reliability and profitability. Moving into the Cloud makes the same benefits available everywhere, extending reach beyond major data hubs to include regions such as the Pacific Islands, Indonesia and the Philippines.
All of the 948 cells at the Centennial Correctional Facility are outfitted with these high-tech kiosks: a computer encased in a metal box, complete with a 20-inch monitor, built-in camera, 2.8 GHz processor, and headset. Oh, and there are 22 cable stations available, too.
People - Stephen Kendig Named Chief Operating Officer of Leading Self-Service Healthcare Technology Company SoloHealth
DULUTH, GA, October 25, 2011 -- SoloHealth (www.solohealth.com), a leader in self-service consumer healthcare technology, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Kendig from Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Biometric technology “the most important component of the future travel process”
Incheon International Airport boasts one of the industry’s most innovative self-service solutions by way of its ‘U-Airport’ concept. Essentially, the concept relies on the e-Passport and biometric-based technology to expedite the airport experience.
NCR and Empower Software Solutions sign referral agreement
DULUTH, Ga. – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and Empower Software Solutions, a leading Workforce Management (WFM) software provider, today announced that the two companies have entered into a customer referral agreement.
Access*Point Gives Local Jobseekers a Jumpstart in the Hiring Process
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JOBsolutions, in conjunction with 10 local employers, has developed Access*Point, a "first of its kind" initial job screening process that can be accessed from a home computer or at several kiosks located throughout Hancock County. The participating companies are: Rowmark, Whirlpool Corporation, Cascade, Findlay's Tall Timber Distribution Center, Ohio Logistics, Findlay Machine & Tool (FMT) Inc., GSW Manufacturing Inc., GROB Systems, Cooper Tire, and new company-MITEC Powertrain.
BEIJING, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Since being named the pilot carrier of IATA's "Easy Travel" project in 2009, Air China had made airport self check-in available to its passengers at Tokyo Narita Airport, Hong Kong Airport and Frankfurt Airport outside Mainland China.
76/Circle K has taken convenience to a whole new level. In addition to offering gas, groceries, gourmet coffee, meals-on-the-go and thirst-quenching drinks in sizes fit for giants, they’ve now added DVD rentals to the list of things you can acquire at their stations.
DUBAI — Adding more channels to the convenience of motorists, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to set up electronic kiosks in shopping malls for the renewal of vehicle registration from early 2012, a senior official told Khaleej Times.
Emirates-NBD is rolling out video chat at 10 to 15 teller machines in the UAE to give users a direct video feed to multi-channel contact centres to boost customer service, confirmed Ali Sajwani, the bank's chief information officer.
Marriott is first hotel to offer bike-share program
The Courtyard by Marriott in Louisville, Colorado recently became the first hotel in the nation to install a B-cycle bike-rental kiosk on its property. With B-stations located across the country, B-cycle is the first large-scale municipal bike sharing system in the United States.
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