January 15, 2012

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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.

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Redbox sued over access for visually impaired

Redbox comes under fire for non-compliance for visually impaired.

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Kiosk manufacturer names new CEO

Boulder County Business Report talks to Tom Weaver new CEO of KIOSK as Rick Malone steps down.

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January 11, 2012

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Top 10 trends for health care and wellness in 2012

A look at top trends for 2012 from Bart Foster CEO of SoloHealth. Technology, empowered consumer and Retail.

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January 03, 2012

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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.

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January 02, 2012

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Industry experts predict 2012 trends

Industry experts predict 2012 trends from Kioskmarketplace aticle

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December 30, 2011

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Insurance company Kaiser Permanente offers cash to Colorado adults for losing weight

Twelve kiosks with scales and a video camera to record progress are located in medical facilities, recreation centers, libraries and even a furniture store throughout the state.

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Norfolk County Sheriff Installs Inmate Kiosk

The automated kiosk – similar to an ATM – allows a person to deposit funds in an inmate’s canteen or phone account using cash or a credit card.

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December 28, 2011

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Expanding the Use of Self-Serve Interactive Kiosks

Opinion piece by David H. Deans on self-serve interactive. Entertainment and retail flagged as big growth areas.

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Building Loyalty

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.

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December 27, 2011

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IATA awards Abu Dhabi International Airport for fast travel

Abu Dhabi International Airport becomes first in the region to successfully complete IATA's new initiative

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December 26, 2011

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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.

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December 24, 2011

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Tri-city B-cycle kiosks rolling through Florida

Broward County in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Calif. officially launched its B-cycle program, which is the first county bike sharing system in the nation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Evolve iPad Kiosk Chosen By Macworld for 2012 Expo Registration Kiosk

Working alongside GES, iPad Enclosures will be facilitating more than 15 registration stations at the Macworld event January 26 - 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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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.

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MetroChange, A Kiosk for Donating Leftover MetroCard Funds to Charity

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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.
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Ottawa says air travel to U.S. to get easier

Canadians with a Nexus card will soon be able to use it to fly to the United States, allowing them to pass through security at airports faster, the federal government said Thursday.

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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.

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December 14, 2011

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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.

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December 12, 2011

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Airport Kiosk Prints Custom Welcome Home Banners

Schipol print kiosk lets you print large banners in the airport (to hold up and greet).

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December 05, 2011

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Six Questions: Scott McInnes, Founder and CEO of DVDNow Kiosks

Interview by Erik Gruenwedel of HomeMedia magazine of Scott McInnes of DVDNow Kiosks.

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November 28, 2011

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Gift Card Kiosks Roll Out In 100 Malls

Vending Times picks up Tom Smith Self Service Networks rollout announcement for gift card kiosks. Old timers will remember MontegoNet back from late 1990s. Smith is one of the true industry pioneers.

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November 27, 2011

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Acquire Creates `Top Secret` Virtual Receptionist

Very nice virtual receptionist deployed with Acquire software.

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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.

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November 21, 2011

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DMV Cuts the Line With Self-Service Kiosk

Oakland office becomes first in Bay Area to let customers check out.

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Hertz New Check-In Kiosks

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.

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November 16, 2011

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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.

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November 15, 2011

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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.

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Genkiosk Launches in the Cloud, Globally

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.

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October 29, 2011

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Prison terminals with high def cable

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.

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October 25, 2011

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Milwaukee hospital deploys NCR self-service wayfinding tech

NCR Corp., a provider of self-service hospital check-in technology, today announced that Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisc., has rolled out NCR Wayfinding to improve the overall patient experience

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NEXTEP Releases Foundation5 - Complete Foodservice Technology Solution

Foundation 5 release by Nextep for QSR and food ordering. Along with the different channel support, it now comes with backend system. Approved PA DSS. Cloud-based command center.

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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.

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October 24, 2011

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Logitech C910 HD Pro Webcam Review

Good review of C910 HD Pro video cam by Logitech. Good HD video is now low cost. Dual microphones for clear speech. $90

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October 20, 2011

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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.

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Is self-service bag drop the future of baggage processing?

Great article on future of bag drop (airline automation). Schipol video is quite good.

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October 19, 2011

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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.

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Digital signage company enters kiosk market

Keywest Technology is a familiar name in the digital signage industry, but the Kansas-based company is now trying to make a name for itself in self-service with its new line of kiosks.

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October 18, 2011

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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.

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October 13, 2011

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Air China extends self-service check-in

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.

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76 Offers DVD Kiosk at Its Convenience Stores

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.

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October 12, 2011

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UAE to deploy vehicle-renewal kiosks

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.

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October 11, 2011

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IDEAL LIFE Medical Kiosk Uses Sprint M2M Technology

Sprint (NYSE: S) and IDEAL LIFE ® today announced they have launched wireless kiosks for users to capture health and wellness information remotely.

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Sodexo's High-Tech 'Food On Demand' College Concept Wins Kudos

Sodexo food service wins award. Students order via touch screen and then get buzzed on pager or smartphone.

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Video ATMs come to UAE

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.

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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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October 10, 2011

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Subway orders contactless payments at 7,000 locations

MasterCard Inc.’s announcement today that more than 7,000 Subway restaurant locations will accept the card brand’s PayPass contactless payment by the end of the first quarter of 2012

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