March 10, 2007

KIOSKS -- Multi-function ATMs

No sooner than we peek over into ATM news that these folks in UK announce new multi-function ATM that not only provides cash but offers secondary services such mobile top ups and digital photo. They mention a digital music library with content for download (ringtones, games, wallpaper).

Bank Machine to roll out digital ATM kiosks in UK
Independent ATM operator Bank Machine is to begin distributing a cash machine in the UK that allows consumers to download games and music, print photos and top up mobile phones.

Bank Machine has signed a deal to distribute The Max Box - a free standing, broadband-enabled kiosk developed by British firm Felix Group - in the UK.

As well as providing regular ATMs cash services the units offer mobile top ups and digital photo processing services. The kiosk also features a digital music library and a mobile content download facility which can be used to buy ringtones, games, wallpaper.

The units are expected to be deployed at offsite locations including garage forecourts, shopping centres and retail stores, according to a BBC report. Customers using the Max Box will be expected to pay a fee for non-cash services, although the amount to be charged is not yet known.


Posted by staff at March 10, 2007 08:22 AM