April 30, 2008

Kiosk Tradeshows - KioskCom 2008

KioskCom Self Service Expo Celebrates Record Attendance, Break-Through Deployments During 12th Annual Show in Las Vegas. Awards announced.

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Thousands On-Hand as KioskCom, Self-Service & Kiosk Association Recognize Industry Elite with Self Service Excellence Awards

TRUMBULL, Conn. — Continuing a long-standing tradition as the industry's principal self-service technology forum, KioskCom Self Service Expo closed its 12th annual spring expo held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas with more than 3,900 attendees - up 28 percent from last year's show. Serving as a valuable and critical resource for organizations in the self service decision-making and implementation process for more than a decade, KioskCom provided attendees with access to thought leaders, new technologies, forums and case studies from well-known companies including Avery Dennison, Dave & Buster's, Harrah's Entertainment, Hollywood Entertainment, Live Nation Inc., McCarran Airport, Mayo Clinic, Redbox, Rolls-Royce, Sprint-Nextel, SuperShuttle, SanDisk, United States Postal Service and Vanguard Car Rental.

"KioskCom Self Service Expo continues to be a valuable experience for our team," said Bob Plante, Manager of Kiosk Programs for BMW. "The conference not only gives us access to business solutions and suppliers that help us implement successful self service programs for BMW, but we have the opportunity to network with other deployers and technology providers in an environment that embraces sharing best practices and industry knowledge."

Also included on the conference agenda was the official awards ceremony for the 2008 Self Service Excellence awards. Unique to the industry for their fundamental focus on both deployers and technology providers, the Awards recognize industry excellence in nine different categories, and also select one overall winner and two Self Service Hall of Fame inductees. The 2008 winners include:

-- Category: Best Retail Deployment:
Thule Interactive Point-of-Purchase, submitted by: Self-Service Networks

-- Category: Best Financial Services Deployment: Multi-Function Financial Services Kiosk, submitted by: INFONOX (enclosure design by KIOSK Information Systems)

-- Category: Best Government/Education/Non-Profit Agency Deployment: Automated Commerce Machine (ACM), submitted by: Pay-Ease, LLC

-- Category: Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment: PDC Smart Kiosk, submitted by: MEI

-- Category: Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment: Foxwoods Resort Casino Promotions Kiosk, submitted by: Livewire International

-- Category: Best Healthcare Deployment: EyeSite Kiosk by SoloHealth, submitted by: KIOSK Information Systems and Netkey

-- Category: Best Food Service Deployment: Prepayment Kiosk by School-Link Technologies, submitted by: MEI

-- Category: Best Other Industry Deployment: Ford SYNC Kiosk, submitted by: Frank Mayer & Associates, Inc.

-- Category: Best Overall Software Solution: Dave & Buster's Loyalty Kiosk, submitted by: KIOSK Information Systems & St. Clair Interactive

-- Category: Best Hardware/Enclosure Design: CVD's, submitted by: CVD, Inc.

-- Category: Best New Innovation in a Self Service Deployment: EyeSite Kiosk by SoloHealth, submitted by: KIOSK Information Systems & Netkey

-- Overall Winner: EyeSite Kiosk by SoloHealth, submitted by: KIOSK Information Systems & Netkey

-- Self-Service & Kiosk Association Hall of Fame: Cortlandt Johnson - Manager of the Kiosk National Practice at IBM Global Services Janet Webster - Manager of the Retail Service Network & Access Innovations for the United States Postal Service

"Our industry is known for its technological intricacies and rapid advancements. The teams and projects selected for this year's Self Service Excellence Awards serve as prime examples of what type of ground-breaking changes are continuously taking place in our industry," said Lawrence Dvorchik, General Manager for Self Service Expo. "Self Service Expo is dedicated to bringing the latest updates and trends directly to the professionals most affected by these changes, and being able to highlight the amazing work put into these award-winning deployments is yet another way we're able to accomplish this goal."

Named by Tradeshow Week as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in North America three times, KioskCom Self Service Expo has continued its reputation as the most critical, strategic, largest and longest running conference and tradeshow for kiosks and self service media and technology, worldwide. The expo has maintained more than a decade of success by delivering critical content and strategies to ensure deployment success directly from end-user companies that utilize these technologies within their organizations. In addition to the spring Expo in Las Vegas, KioskCom Self Service Expo also hosts fall events in New York and London. The New York event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 15-16, 2008, with KioskCom Self Service Expo Europe held from October 1-2, 2008 in Olympia.

For more information about KioskCom Self Service Expo's spring or fall shows, please visit http://www.kioskcom.com.

For more information on KioskCom Self Service Expo Europe please visit: http://www.kioskcomeurope.co.uk/.

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VOLLMER Public Relations Rupa Patel, 972-488-4790 [email protected] or KioskCom Self Service Expo Joelle Coretti, 203-371-6322 ext. 209 [email protected]

Posted by staff at April 30, 2008 02:02 PM