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Kiosk and Digital Signage (formerly Kiosk Solutions) is the leading technical resource for manufacturers, integrators, and deployers of self-service terminals and digital signage solutions. Discover industry news, insight and information for the kiosk, ePOS, wayfinding and DOOH markets.

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LATEST FEATURES

Amid the panic buying and empty supermarket shelves at the start of the pandemic, local shops saw a big increase in the number of customers. Some local stores can only accept cash, and while the level of cash use differs from county to country, it is clear that despite advancing technologies driving the rise in both mobile and electronic payments, cash is still by far the most widely used form of payment globally. Marcus Tiedt, Sales & Marketing Director, Innovative Technology takes a look at how customers can still pay businesses with cash in times of crisis.

Not since 9/11 has the business world faced such an abrupt pause, followed by an uncertain future. In the case of this pandemic, how the future plays out will be dictated largely by viral spread, and our collective response to that threat. While much of the future is unknown, Jeff Hastings from BrightSign Inc ventures at some reasonable assumptions about what lies ahead for the AV industry as the world grapples with and ultimately emerges from COVID-19.

Alternative banking channels such as self-service machines have encouraged banks to reimagine traditional banking and explore alternatives that blend physical and digital experiences to provide all types of banking services 24/7. Duha Faidi, Marketing Manager at Sedco investigates the experiences involved for customers to pre-stage a banking service on their phone, finish it through a self-service kiosk or carry out day-to-day transactions inside the branch. READ MORE…

The online world has been a saviour throughout lockdown when it comes to essential and non-essential retail shopping as well as accessing essential services, not to mention enabling mass working from home. But as we gradually return to a more normal way of life, further innovation is required.
Leading kiosk providers are rising to the challenge to help facilitate the transition from lockdown to the ‘new normal’ way of life. Stefano Lai at Pyramid Computer GmbH looks at how the latest kiosk solutions can help with a safe return to work post coronavirus lockdown.

When it comes to kiosks or other self-service solutions, security is a much-discussed topic amongst manufacturers, integrators and kiosk deployers.

Self-service kiosks are currently deployed as access control systems in different shapes and sizes. They are used to prevent self-service losses in the retail sector, provide exit checks at for example parking lots or as visitor management kiosks to facilitate the check-in process at hotels or businesses. This article by Pan Oston looks at how kiosks are being deployed to enhance security systems.

Putting tech at the heart of retail recovery

Technology to highlight activity in stores isn’t something new. It’s something we have seen more and more of in UK retail outlets as they compete with online retailers for sales and rely on visual content to draw the shoppers in. Previously this may have been focused primarily on deals and aesthetics. The focus shift for many will now be to highlight effectively the actions taken to keep customers safe, the requests being made to support this effort and the justifications for both.

Josh Bunce, CEO of INURFACE Group takes a view on how retailers, big and small, must embrace technology if we are to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

MAKING WAY FOR THE MILLENIAL

Changing consumer preferences and behaviours from millenials, forecasted to have the greatest spending power by 2020, have forced the fast-casual…

This or That: Kiosk Disinfecting Options

With Coronavirus at the forefront of people’s minds, we look at one of the many challenges of kiosk disinfection in…

EVOLVE OR DIE – Digital Transformation is the Industrial Revolution of Our Age.

Read ‘Evolve or Die – Digital Transformation is the Industrial Revolution of Our Age’ in the next issue of Kiosk…

If there’s one positive takeaway that the pandemic has given us, it’s the ability to reflect and consider what’s important. In the business world it’s also given us the time and opportunity to work out the best technological approach to increase revenue and efficiency.

In this issue, Neil Anderson of Qcom Outsourcing explains how the effective rollout and installation of equipment can be one of the most important ‘moments of truth’, while John Tait of TNS Payments Market, takes a look at three things every retailer should have for a next-gen omnichannel approach.

With more embedded systems adopting networked architectures, Ethernet switches are playing an increasingly crucial role. Martin Frederiksen, MD of Recab UK, explains how to select switches for demanding operating environments.

Our big article this issue takes a look at the evolution, current status and future for kiosks, digital signage and large format displays. Richard Slawsky takes an overview of the options available to our industry and how to navigate the big question of the optimum solution.

Jeff Hastings of Brightsign looks at security, believing it has to take precedence over performance and functionality in our connected AV world.

Of course, technological advancements always come with fears around the future of the human workforce. Our article by Richard Bird at Mandata considers the true impact of digital technology on workforce efficiency and whether we should be worried about the future of manpower.

At KDS we recognise the importance of human interaction and how critical F2F networking is. Our team is busy working on how best to stage KDS 2021 and next steps will be announced as soon as we are able. If you are interested in speaking at KDS 2021, want to suggest seminar topics, or offer your thoughts on attending a live event this autumn, please contact sales@kdseurope.com. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Enjoy the read!

Laura Vallis
Editor
Kiosk and Digital Signage Magazine

EDITOR’S NOTE

NEWS

A round-up of some of the latest kiosk and digital signage news to hit the editor’s inbox.

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

Neil Anderson, Managing Director of Qcom Outsourcing explains how the effective rollout and installation of equipment can be amongst the most important ‘moments of truth’ for any technology manufacturer, systems integrator or reseller.

THREE THINGS EVERY RETAILER NEEDS FOR A NEXT-GEN OMNICHANNEL APPROACH

John Tait, Global Managing Director, TNS Payments Market takes a look at how a truly omnichannel approach in retail means more than simply having all of the channels. It’s more important what retailers do with those channels for their customers, and how well each channel interconnects with another. 

BIG OR SMALL, TOUCH OR TOUCHLESS, LCD OR LED

Richard Slawsky, Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville takes a look at the evolution, current status and future for kiosks, digital signage and large format displays.

TRUE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ON WORKFORCE EFFICIENCY

Technological advancements always come with fears around the future of humans in the workforce. But humans weren’t replaced by computers when they were brought into the workplace, and Richard Bird, Regional Sales Manager at Mandata believes AI won’t replace us completely either. 

ENSURING ROBUST NETWORKS IN DEMANDING APPLICATIONS

As more embedded systems adopt networked architectures, Ethernet switches play an increasingly crucial role. Martin Frederiksen, MD of Recab UK, explains how to select Ethernet switches for demanding operating environments.

SECURITY BEFORE PERFORMANCE IN OUR CONNECTED AV WORLD

It may be painful for AV managers in the connected world of cloud-based signage operating over corporate IT networks, but Jeff Hastings of BrightSign says security has to take precedence over performance and functionality. 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

A round-up of promotions, structural changes and new recruits across the kiosk and digital signage industry.

KDS 2021, previously known as Kiosk Summit, is Europe’s only dedicated event for the kiosk and digital signage industry. KDS 2021 understands the industry’s growing demands and has responded by expanding into kiosk’s complementary digital signage and wayfinding markets.

KDS 2021 is a fantastic opportunity for integrators and manufacturers of self-service technology and digital signage to reach those involved in its deployment and management. KDS 2021 is the destination where markets and people come together to collaborate, learn and do business.

Become an exhibitor

We offer unparalleled opportunities to help you meet and generate new business leads with key decision makers with real projects from across the kiosk and digital signage market. We can also offer you a range of sponsorship and partnership packages to help maximise your brand awareness and reinforce your brand and market position.

Become a speaker

We are currently accepting speaking proposals for KDS 2021. Speaking sessions can cover technical expertise, products, services, market insights and research, case studies and innovative solutions, or expert opinions on key and emerging issues facing the industry today. Would you be willing to share your knowledge, products, services, or market insights with our highly engaged audience?

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