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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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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…

Over the past few months, we’ve been busy working on fantastic new design and branding for Kiosk Solutions.

We’ve listened to our readers, our contributors, and our advertisers and are incorporating the complementary markets of digital signage and wayfinding into our magazine. To reflect this change we now have a new look and a new name: Kiosk and Digital Signage (KDS) magazine.

We also have a brand new website (www.kdseurope.com)! Working closely with the magazine team, the online crew continues to bring you the most interesting news and informative features from our fabulous contributors, across all of our media channels, whether online or offline.

While we may look a little different, you can be sure that we remain committed to pursuing the latest industry-relevant commentary, thought-leadership and challenging articles.

We have some great features in our first rebranded issue of KDS, however, the Covid-19 pandemic persists in concerning us all. Looking at retail, James Bristow of Cradlepoint considers the possibility that changes in consumer behaviour may linger even when lockdowns and social distancing are a thing of the past, while John Tait of TNS Payments Market, looks at ways of enhancing the customer experience to stand out from competitors.

The physical distancing that Covid-19 has enforced on our lives means that we have had time to embrace alternative training techniques. Andrew Richardson, Mediaworks, looks at virtual learning and whether it will continue post-Covid.

As we go the print the the UK’s Prime Minister has announced the 4 Stage plan to exit lockdown. His plan offers us the potential to stage KDS 2021 at the end of the year. We are excited by the prospect and have already received some early support from the market. We are presently working with the venue and their health and safety teams and will announce next steps as soon as we are able.

I hope you enjoy this first issue of KDS. Drop me an email at editor@kdseurope.com – I’d love to hear your thoughts and get your feedback on our new look magazine and website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Laura Vallis
Editor
Kiosk and Digital Signage Magazine

EDITORS NOTE

NEWS

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

WHY THE IOT IS KEY TO RETAIL’s POST-COVID RECOVERY

James Bristow, Cradlepoint, considers the possibility that changes in consumer behaviour may linger even when lockdowns and social distancing are a thing of the past.

TOP FIVE WAYS RETAILERS CAN DIGITALLY TRANSFORM

John Tait, TNS Payments Market, looks at enhancing the customer experience to stand out from competitors with digital strategies.

TOUCH, DON’T TOUCH

In our fast-changing world, where new tech lives or dies based on the user experience, will voice and gesture replace today’s touch systems? Gene Halsey, TES America investigates.

IS VIRTUAL LEARNING THE FUTURE OF WORK?

Social distancing has affected work across many sectors – particularly when it comes to training. Andrew Richardson, Mediaworks looks at the options.

A SEAMLESS PATIENT JOURNEY AT VACCINATION CENTRES

Duha Faidi, Sedco, investigates vaccination campaigns and the centre’s queueing techniques.

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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