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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.

LATEST NEWS

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…

EDITOR’S NOTE:

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

Our contributors to this issue have been getting their heads around the future. What we should be looking at and how much dystopian, science fiction novels and movies have influenced our technological perception of what could, and what shouldn’t be done!

Dayle Guy of Epson (UK) Ltd considers the opportunities made possible for SMEs by affordable robotic solutions, while Bob Kronman of Kronman Associates asks what do people really want and need from the digital industry in order to make life better, easier and more comfortable. 

John Wordingham from Qmatic looks at smart appointment scheduling systems and how to collect data from each touchpoint in the customer journey. He explains what data to collect and how to use it for the organisation’s continuous improvement.

The smart queue is just one digital transformation method to ease both the consumer and the organisation/retailer’s journey. Today we have smart cities that are revolutionising the way we live, work and play. Matthew Margetts of Smarter Technologies believes that far from being just a 21st-century gimmick, there may be significant, or maybe even life-changing advantages to the implementation of smart technology in cities around the world. 

Unfortunately, the one thing that appears to be here for a while longer is Covid-19. However, in recent months, we have seen events starting to throw off their virtual mantel with people emerging from their homes to step foot inside exhibition halls for face-to-face trade events for the first time in almost two years.

While this is great news for the events industry, we are very aware that these are still baby steps. There are many people remaining appropriately hesitant in re-embracing our former face-to-face lives. Our team at Kiosk and Digital Signage have recognised this reticence and the real issue of international exhibitors and visitors potentially testing and quarantining, and have therefore decided to postpone KDS 2021. KDS 2021, previously known as Kiosk Summit, is Europe’s only dedicated event for the kiosk and digital signage industry and we want to make it an occasion you are truly proud to be involved with, enjoy networking in and where you appreciate interacting with our seminars and educational sessions. 

We are presently looking at dates and exploring the possibility of holding the event in Spring 2022. We will of course, release details as soon as we are able.

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.

FIVE MISCONCEPTIONS AROUND AUTOMATED LABEL PRINTING

When you think of robotics in the workplace what image springs to mind? Dayle Guy, Business Development Manager, Epson (UK) Ltd looks at the opportunities made possible for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by affordable robotic solutions and label printers.

NEW FRONTIERS FOR DIGITAL DISPLAYS

Science fiction has foreseen many of today’s technical marvels, from robots to self-driving cars and global positioning means it’s hard to get lost anywhere on the plane. Bob Kronman of Kronman Associates looks at the speed that digital technology is developing. Should we be asking “what do we really want and need” to make life better?

SMART APPOINTMENTS

With a smart appointment scheduling system, you can collect data from each touchpoint in the customer journey and process it to get insights for continuous improvement. John Wordingham, Qmatic, explains which data to collect and how to improve your organisation with insights from the customer journey.

MEET THE TECHNOLOGY BUILDING THE SMART CITIES OF THE FUTURE

Today’s smart cities are transforming the way we live, work and play. Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing, Smarter Technologies believes that far from being just a 21st-century gimmick, there are significant—even life-changing—advantages to the implementation of smart technology in cities around the world.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Promotions, structural changes and new recruits across the kiosk and digital signage industry.

KDS 2021 POSTPONED

KDS 2021 has been postponed until the new year. Recognising the complexities for international exhibitors and visitors testing and quarantining, the organisers have reluctantly decided to postpone KDS 2021 until the new year.

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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.

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