By Martin Smethurst, Managing Director, Retail, Wincor Nixdorf UK & Ireland. Interactive kiosks, touch-screens and other multi-touch touch interfaces increasingly appear in our stores on a daily basis. But what do they add to the shopping experience and what is the impact for retailers?
A kiosk is a small physical structure (often including a computer and a display screen) that displays information and merchandise for people walking by. A number of companies specialize in creating multimedia kiosks & come pre-packaged with software,designed to handle specific tasks. Kiosks are usually designed for "self-service," meaning customers may use the device without outside instruction.
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Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) scooped the silver at this year's National Green Apple Environment Awards in recognition of the environmental benefits of its Human Resource (HR) Self-Service solution.
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Wincor Nixdorf, the retail and banking solutions provider, has announced that Waitrose has chosen to implement Wincor Nixdorf self-service technology across its UK branches.
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NCR Corporation has announced that the current release (version 5) of its NCR SelfServ Checkout solution has won a GOOD DESIGN Award for product design excellence in the Electronics category.
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Retec Interface, the provider of multi-channel guided selling and self-service solutions to the retail sector, is expanding its business development team with the announcement of two new appointments.
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NCR Corporation launched a new software platform to offer a personalised experience for consumers at self-checkout, reflecting a consumer's individual preferences, at the recent Retail Business Technology Expo in London.
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Offering high performance, cost effectiveness and superior flexibility due to different versions within the range, the Axiohm KP Series of thermal Kiosk printers is now available from DED.
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Diversified technology company 3M has announced that its slim, compact and highly durable touch screen displays are being incorporated in tobacco vending machines installed in hotels, bars and restaurants worldwide.
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The UK's most famous holiday company, Butlins, has invested in the latest digital technology offered by specialist technology provider Beyond Digital Systems, reporting a 22 per cent increase in sales since the installation.
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The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) and SoloHealth have announced a partnership to install interactive health kiosks in markets already established Digital Empowerment Councils.
Advances in technology have allowed many kiosks to forego the traditional mouse- and-keyboard layout in favour of touch-screens. Kiosks have become familiar sights in shopping centres, selling everything from inexpensive gift items to pricey jewelry and artwork. They make retail space affordable for the small-business owner. Kiosks have contributed to one of the hottest trends in retailing-temporary tenants. Some of these are seasonal businesses that only need to be open for a limited time. Kiosks can offer a low cost solution for start up retailers to test products in a retail setting before making the larger investment in a traditional store.