Google Chrome will now support managed public sessions
April 8, 2013 - Ensuring package control through order placement, shipping, delivery, and notification to purchaser as well as shipper, parcel delivery system employs combination of bar code tracking, cellular technologies, RFID master access, and texting or emailing. System is specifically designed to meet needs of retailers and internet companies that deal with delivery of products through central pick up point.
"LEID Products' iLibrary System is an innovative approach to extending library hours and accessibility," said Sam Hoff, president, LEID Products. "The libraries of Kentucky have already recognized benefits of using LEID's self-service solutions. Seven library districts in the state have installed our systems in multiple locations to provide better access to library materials for their patrons."
OAKLAND (KPIX 5) -- Vending machines are commonly known for dispensing snacks and sodas, but machines dispensing medical marijuana have created a buzz among California dispensaries. Over 800 items per Autospense machines. For sale or lease. San Diego is next. $60K per machine.
PharmaSmart in Rochester, NY releases whitepaper on blood pressure compliance with AAMI/ISO. Video details the features. Currently serves 6,000 locations and the study details over 8 million readings.
Article highlighting Bsquare lead developer for Intel and multiple intelligent vending products.
Last weekend, at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, toy car makers Hot Wheels, together with Chevrolet Canada and marketing firm TrojanOne, displayed Canada's first Twitter-activated promotional vending machine - aptly called "The Hot Wheels Camaro-matic Trending Machine." By tweeting the correct hash-tag, it dispensed free (if small) Camaro's to attendees.
The new system involves a touch-screen kiosk, which people use to indicate whether they are renewing tags or getting title work done. The kiosk then prints out a ticket, which is reflected on a large screen situated above the kiosk. The screen shows, with updates every five seconds, the tickets' expected waiting time.
Walmart has expanded its use of the "Scan & Go" iPhone app from a
single-store test to 40 locations in the Denver area. Shoppers who
download the app can scan items with their phones as they walk the
aisles of the store. When they're finished, they select "done shopping"
and the app creates a unique QR code that is read at a self-checkout
station where the customer chooses a payment option to complete the
transaction, according to published reports.
Drexel University vending machines dispense Macbooks to students
New marijuana autoretail automated retail dispensing machine come to Washington and soon Colorado. Stock price of company thru the roof.
One of our intrepid reports caught a shot of this.
Supply chain directors need an innovative mindset to meet the challenges posed by the multichannel retail landscape.
Interview with John Belcher of ARINC. Belcher is charting ARINC's next moves, which will be primarily aimed at the commercial travel industry. On Tuesday, ARINC's parent company, The Carlyle Group, agreed to sell ARINC's Defense Systems Engineering and Support division to Booz Allen Hamilton for $154 million.
SEOUL, KOREA - Since Steve Jobs first unveiled Internet-based smartphones that integrated music, video, a camera, computer, and even GPS navigator, few would deny that the convergence of mobile devices have brought about a paradigm shift in the way we work and live. You may wonder now what will come next following the smart society. Se-kyong Song, CEO of Future Robot is confident that we will be moving into the robotics era, where human and robots co-exist, over the course of the next decades. "When it comes to the potential of robot convergence, it cannot be compared to smartphones. As almost all electronics can be integrated into robotics with human-robot interaction (HRI) technologies, the convergence is essentially limitless."
Boulder-based minuteKEY, a maker of self-service machines to copy house keys, has raised an additional $10 million in funding, according to documents filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By November, Tennessee residents needing to renew or replace their driver's licenses could be going to their local library, police precinct or county clerk's office and using a self-service kiosk instead of one of the driver service centers.
10,000 Square-Foot Space Showcases What Consumers Can Do With AT&T Products, Innovations and Wireless Technology
LAS VEGAS--Airlines are laying the groundwork for the next big step in the increasingly automated airport experience: a trip from the curb to the plane without interacting with a single airline employee.
If you have heard or read the news of late it has been all over that the FDA is considering making certain drugs available over the counter that are now prescription only.
SoloHealth, which operates interactive screening kiosks in retail pharmacy locations, announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new SoloHealth Station, which provides advertising opportunities in addition to its consumer health functions.
Add one more startup to the hopefuls looking to corner the market for location-aware offers for shoppers: Swirl Networks today exits stealth mode with a website and free iOS app to help people find the best fashion deals closest to them, lead them to physical stores to make purchases, and then share that experience with others.
Fresh Healthy Vending Launches Innovative Self-Serve Vending Concept
BOONE, N.C., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) has again been recognized with the Vity Award for Best Computerized Point of Sale System. Vity Awards are given annually by Vitamin Retailer magazine to the top products and services in the Natural Products/Health industry as selected directly by retailers. ECRS is the leading supplier of retail automation to merchants in this vibrant, growing industry.
AVT reports income up this quarter. Net income $3.5M for quarter with margin of 60%.
Write up on MinuteKey soon to be in Lowes, Costco, and Walmart. Minutekey is led by Randall Fagundo ex-Sugar Loaf/Coinstar.
Mike Lee is long time executive director of the ATMIA (ATM Industry Association) and they publish Future Trends. One of the recurring topics is the prospects and usage of cash. Cash has been declared dead many times but reality seems to always win out over potential technology fascinations.
Nice article from Wall Street Journal on anticipated bank upgrades to all types of do it yourself services.
Lots of automatic coffee makers but this is self-service robotics handling all of the ordering, creation, and delivery of the product. Includes a nice video.
OMAHA, Neb., May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Many attendees of this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting saw something they'd never seen before: a complete retail store in just 2 sq. ft. of floor space. In contrast to the usual large booths selling products made by Berkshire-owned brands. Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway-owned jewelry manufacturer, employed the Vigix vending kiosk to sell commemorative, gold and silver coins, pendants, and money clips. Sales were strong throughout the meeting, achieving an annualized sales per square foot of more than $1,125,000.
Big Blue sheds another hardware biz (while keeping 20% stake). Toshiba becomes the new dominant player.
Solar-powered. Wireless. Data-driven. You might not think of these terms when describing waste collection, but this traditionally low-tech field is about to become less dirty and more digital thanks to a new program at UW.
"Today, we have eight seed businesses with domain managers for each seed," said Paul Davis, Coinstar's chief executive. "We pay the domain managers like at a venture capital firm: They get a percentage of the value they create. We tell them, 'It's high risk, high reward.'"
Thanks to the good people at POP Online for highlighting Kiosk Industry Group awards handed out at CETW in San Francisco. POPonline is great resource and we welcome them to our network.
WATERLOO -- What started out as an idea for solving the annoying problem of having to be home for parcel pickups has evolved into a high-tech delivery business that is ready to roll out in big cities.
You may have used self-checkout stations at grocery stores and supermarkets, do-it-yourself retailers like IKEA, Lowe's and Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, and even to borrow books from your local public library. Designed to expedite service for shoppers with just a few items, to manage checkout queues with limited staff on hand, or simply to add a self-service option for customers who prefer it, these self-checkout solutions have been around for a decade or more.
Self-checkouts are supposed to save retailers in labor costs, because they do not need a cashier and, theoretically, the customer can do the checking out him or herself. But some retailers are finding that they may be costing more than they save, as incidents of customer theft grow