April 2012 Archives
WherEMV hardware demand will be driven by the April 2015 deadline, when merchants must upgrade their payment solutions and card issuers will move to EMV-capable cards, VDC expects the preceding 2013 directive--which affects only acquiring banks, not merchants or card issuers--to have relatively little impact on the EMV hardware market.
Big Blue sheds another hardware biz (while keeping 20% stake). Toshiba becomes the new dominant player.
DULUTH, Ga., Apr 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NCR Corporation today launched an expanded suite of digital signage, kiosk and managed services that have been tailored to the community banks and credit union market. The solutions are being made available via NCR solution partners who are part of the NCR Interact Global Partner Program in select geographies.
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.
LAS VEGAS -- 365 Retail Markets has won a gold iSpot Innovation Award in the kiosk category for its second-generation SmartHub Gen II self-checkout kiosk. The company will be among the innovators honored at next week's National Automatic Merchandising Association OneShow here.
"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.
Chicago enters into a contract with Portland, Oregon-based Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. to run the city's first major bike sharing system with 3,000 bikes at 300 stations, slated to launch in September. Another 1,000 bikes at 100 kiosks will be added next year.
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
Analyst house IDC predicts that the traditional embedded-systems market is reaching an inflection point where a new breed of intelligent devices will take over the market and drive the current fashionable terms de jour: Big Data and "the internet of things".