November 28, 2005

Kiosk Newsletter from Kiosk Information Systems for November 2005

Kiosk newsletter for November 2005 covering Europe, HR Kiosks, Gaming Kiosks, Bill Payment kiosks and more.

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Self-Service Kiosk Industry Update
November 8, 2005
[Europe Kiosk]

The UK, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East now have one common denominator. Pete Snyder.

Our top sales executive has turned diplomat and is now the Managing Director of our UK/European operations which include sales, manufacturing, service and support. Shipping logistics simplified, certifications assured, and enhanced support for existing and new customers.

Related stories include industry feature writeups such us KIS Opens European Office and Snyder Sets Sail.

For contact information visit our European kiosk homepage

Award-winning deployments

Kiosk Information Systems took home a couple of awards from the latest Self-Service and Kiosk Show held in San Francisco. Kiosk Information Systems along with our partner Netkey won two awards including Best Kiosk.

The Swift Informer kiosks provide drivers, mechanics and other employees with secure online access to payroll, benefit, permit, training and safety information, truck repair manuals and parts availability, as well as e-mail, company news, weather and directions.

Innovative & Cutting-Edge

Also at the latest tradeshow Kiosk Information Systems displayed the interactive gaming station. This high end unit comes with a leather executive chair, Bose speakers, and the chance to play your favorite games like Halo on big 27" screen.

The unit is entirely self-service and comes with credit card and cash as standard payment options. Believe it or not, it also comes standard with nice drink holder off to the side.
Reliable Partners

Dell just published a new case study profiling Kiosk Information Systems. Kiosk Information Systems is Dell's strategic OEM partner in the self-service kiosk space.

An extremely significant component of any overall kiosk project ROI comes after deployment when reliability, servicing and managebility are paramount.
Trends and Resources

Here are event and resources from Kiosk Information Systems, Inc. For up-to-the-minute information we recommend subscribing to the Kiosk Information Systems, Inc. RSS news service.

Casestudy: Emergency Department Kiosk -- The kiosk developed and tested in this study includes an interactive computer program that queries parents about the child's asthma symptoms and current medications and links parents to recommended guidelines for controlling asthma. Parents can complete the kiosk task in 11 minutes while waiting in the ED, and they can use its printed child-specific care recommendations to discuss their child's asthma with the ED health care provider. Continue reading "Casestudy: Emergency Department Kiosk"

Casestudy: Linux as Public WebStations -- Linux developer sets up public webstations for hurricane victims. The software installs in five minutes on a Pentium 2 (old PC)with 128MB of RAM. Article out on Desktop Linux and the link to the download software and instructions is here at

Forbes points to kiosks as signs of 'changing marketplace' -- The Exponent: Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and former presidential candidate, was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Krannert School of Management Leadership Speakers Series, held Oct. 13. Forbes started his speech by mentioning the changing face of the economy. He cited the growing number of kiosks as a sign of our economy's changing environment, naming airport and McDonald's kiosks as examples of the simplification and innovation that results from a changing marketplace. originating news site with full article link

Case Study: A Microcosm of the Multichannel Experience in Manhattan's SoHo -- A look at multi-channel marketing efforts by a couple of companies. Multichannel customers are known higher spend so the attention is warranted. Continue reading "Case Study: A Microcosm of the Multichannel Experience in Manhattan's SoHo"

Research: Six Simple Rules For Successful Self-Service -- CIO Article on the successful steps to integrate self-service. In the article she iterates/references many points from Francie Mendelsohn of Summit Research (longtime consultancy on kiosks). Continue reading "Research: Six Simple Rules For Successful Self-Service"

Research - Photo Market Heats Up -- Nice background article on photo market and the segments (online) that are heating up. Uploading images and printing for 12 cents for a 4x6 is becoming more common. Continue reading "Research - Photo Market Heats Up"

Case Study - DVD Burning Kiosks for Amusement Parks -- Next time you ride a roller coaster, maybe you will have a kiosk there to make a DVD that you can take it home and remember/replay the ride.DVD Kiosk for Amusement Park Case Study link

Case Study - Health and Nutrition Information Kiosk -- The information-providing kiosk set gets plenty of knocks from its big brothers, those muscular transaction-based self-service machines that deliver powerful ROI statistics. Healthnotes, Inc. is proving that it.s not always about the numbers. Healthnotes Case Study Link

Case Study - Swift Transportation selects Netkey for employee self-service kiosks -- BRANFORD, Conn. . Netkey Inc. announced in a news release that Swift Transportation is using Netkey software to power a nationwide network of kiosks designed to provide Swift drivers, owner-operators, shop workers, and other employees with easy access to human resources and corporate information. Continue reading "Case Study - Swift Transportation selects Netkey for employee self-service kiosks"

Health & Nutrition Retail Kiosk -- Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) today announced the launch of its latest EasyAnswers Touchscreen Kiosk, the Low-Profile. Available in nine design variations, the Low-Profile Kiosk offers retailers the flexibility of choosing the color and graphics scheme that works best for their stores. Continue reading "Health & Nutrition Retail Kiosk"

From Kiosk Information Systems: If you are considering a new self-service initiative take the next step. Kiosk Information Systems has proven solutions for all of your self-service and kiosk needs, whether it's 2 units or 2,000 units. Experienced dedicated kiosk consultants will help you put together the complete software, hardware and service package to help your project be a success. We can help with complete custom, standard and OEM services. Take the next step.

Product Notes: DOT 710

Kiosk Information Systems, Inc. at San Francisco tradeshow demonstrated the brand new "DOT 710" countertop kiosk.

Base Configuration

* 17 inch Touch-screen LCD
* Standard Dell Optiplex PC, Celeron or Pentium
* 80G Hard Drive and 512M RAM
* Windows XP Pro
* One year warranty with optional on-site service and maintenance plans

Standard Options
* 9 in 1 Digital Media Reader
* Thermal Receipt Printer
* Credit Card Reader
* CD Reader/Writer

* Dimensions: 20. Wide x 15. Deep x 22.75. High
* Dimensions - Metric: 508mm Wide x 381mm Deep x 588mm High
* Weight: 60 lbs (27.2 kg)
* Ports: 7 USB, 1 RS232, 1 Parallel and Ethernet 10/100
* Processor: up to 3.80 Ghz Pentium with Hyperthreading
* Memory: up to 4 GB
* Hard Drive: SATA 7200 RPM up to 250G

Get more information.

Tradeshow Calendar

* Jan 2005: ATEI in London, UK
* Feb 2005: PMAI in Orlando

Posted by keefner at November 28, 2005 03:16 AM