April 12, 2010

Newsletter from Kiosk Industry Group

This week the news is the KioskCom and Digital Signage tradeshow in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. This is the last year for the show to be called KioskCom. Next year (or later this year in New York?) the new name is Customer Engagement Technology World. It's a bit like a certain ATM show being merged into Financial World/BAI..

The business climate this year is much different than last year or year before. Projects are moving forward and budgets emerging finally. RFPs across all sectors are up. CET World (if I may) will focus on retail and we expect the digital signage exhibitors to be even more vocal.

One news item noted below is from Stephen Dukker ex-CEO of eMachines with a new $20 computing chip built into LG LCDs. Sprinkle with a little 4G and anything is possible.

KioskCom in Vegas

At KioskCom/Digital Signage, everything under the sun for self-service
Monday is the last day to pre-register for KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, April 14-15, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Don't miss your opportunity to attend the defining event for customer engagement strategies and solutions! KioskCom (4/9)

Full conference pass for qualified attendees, at no cost
Visit www.kioskcom.com for complete event details and to register. Register for one event and attend both! Use source code 2LV47FX when registering to apply for your complimentary full conference pass. KioskCom registration (4/9)

At the show

New PicsWare Image Meta Tagging
The KioWare booth (#415) will be showcasing our new PicsWare product. The booth will feature a Vegas backdrop where attendees can have their picture taken. Using PicsWare, we'll tag their photo to their badge, display it on the kiosk and then email it to the attendee. KioWare

KIOSK Showing Green Technology
Along with the B-Cycle project, KIOSK will be showing the Greenoplis project for Waste Management. Fujitsu will have it MedServ Patient Check-In Kiosk in the booth along with some new as yet undisclosed projects. KIOSK

Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines is a finalist for for the Self-Service Excellence Awards. Carnival is joint customer of NCR Netkey and KIOSK Information Systems. Category is Best Travel/Hospitality Netkey

Multitouch technology at Wacom
On display will be the latest touch screen products including our patented CapPLUS capacitive touch screens. We also plan to show the latest developments in our multitouch screens and our Unlimited Finger Touch. Wacom

iPad and Digital Signage app
Nanonation shows iPad as tool for retailer selling & training process at retail. New digital signage sw Frameworks DS being shown. Bradley Walker panel on Wednesday with Waste Management and MGM. Brian Ardinger tech talk Thursday. Nanonation

RedDotNet on projects
KioskCom Tech Talk Theater, April 14th @ 11:30AM, Speaker: Brian Horsley, CTO, RedDotNet, Title: -- The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail-and How to Avoid Them! RedDotNet

Featured News & Blogs

Fujitsu PFU Launches Partner Program for Kiosk segment
Fujifilm Launches Maintenance Program for Kiosk segment
Kiosk Founder Seeks Blockbuster Board Seat
Kohl's announces a new in-store kiosk initiative
HIMSS Video - Allscripts Patient Check-In demo
Kroger Testing HealthCare
Subway & Drive Thru Ordering Deployed

Five Questions with Dusty Lutz of NCR Netkey
Informal poll bodes well for kiosks in retail
Creating Success through Customer Engagement
The BFO of Kiosks
Everybody Wants it for Free Syndrome

Tech Highlights

Numo Announced - Q2 Availability
NComputing Inc., the global leader in low-cost virtual desktops for Windows, Linux, VMware and Citrix, with over 20 million daily users, today announced the launch and immediate availability of its Numo™ family of chips. Numo is an ambidextrous chip that will power consumer applications, such as accessing Google from a smart TV, as well as enterprise applications, such as using Microsoft Windows-based virtual desktops in bank branch offices. Thinclient.org (3/19)

Insight into 4G by Natasha Coons
Natasha Royer Coons managing director, TeraNova -- Coons offers her insights into what the coming of 4G could mean to digital signage and kiosk networks, as well as advice on how best to prepare for and ride the new wave. KMC feature story (4/9)


"The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back."

--Will Rogers,
American commentator


Kiosk Industry Group Worked with kiosks? This is group for people who have worked with kiosks for at least 2 years. We share news and discuss PCI, HIPAA and lessons learned. Only requirement is experience w/ kiosks. Doesn't hurt if you like scotch, cigars, and a round of golf at Pebble Beach. Website: gokiosk.net

Self-Service & Kiosk Association The Self-Service & Kiosk Association is a trade association serving the needs and interests of companies engaged in the self-service and kiosk industry. With members worldwide, SSKA provides a collective voice for the industry and encourages effective and ethical business practices.

thinclient.org Independent networking group for professionals involved in all types of thinclient and related technology. Jobs, RFPs, discussions and general news and trend comments. thinclient.org which is independent news and resource site for all types of thin client software and thinclient technology

Banking Automation Markets This group, counting 1,400+ members, offers ATM deployers and experts of banking automation, self-service channels, ATMs, Cash In Transit, cash cycles and ATM security a platform to engage in think-tank style discussion of up to date topics

Francie with Summit Research
Alex Richardson of Selling Machine
KioskCom and Lawrence Dvorchik

Posted by staff at April 12, 2010 04:54 PM