The Kiosk Podcast Ep 8

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Kiosk Podcast Episode Eight, March 16th, 2006

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Signifi Solutions Inc. has announced its QuickTunes and QuickMobile self-service entertainment kiosks. The two new offerings run on the same platform as the company’s QuickPix photo solution.
QuickPix 6.2, released last year, allows full functionality to print instant photos or save to CD, with features such as auto-correct, borders, calendars and overlays. A customer can order and instantly print all photos in one step.
QuickTunes is a self-service music application that allows users to create and burn their own CDs or download to their digital MP3 players. The intuitive interface guides the user along with recommendations based on their selections.
QuickMobile, the latest in the “Q” suite, connects users with an extensive database of ring tones, screensavers, games, video and more. Using SMS messaging or Bluetooth, the content can easily be sent to any mobile device. Each of these applications can each be used on their own, or together in one footprint.
This solution was presented at the recent PMA show in Orlando, Fla., and won first prize in the People’s Choice Award.

The upcoming PGA Tour Wachovia Championship at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C. will feature 30 interactive kiosks that let visitors locate players, find course maps and get constant scoring updates through an up-to-the-minute, touchscreen system.
“If you need to find out (what hole) Tiger Woods is on, you push a button and there it is,” said Kym Hougham, tournament director for Wachovia. “We think it will make things much easier for fans who aren’t sure how to navigate the course or find the players they want to see.” Crop’s revolutionary hotel room mini vending machine, that allows hotel guests to use coin, bill, credit card or their hotel room key-card to make purchases from the mini vending machines in each room.
iTrade has also developed “All-in-one LCD PC Internet Kiosk for the Hotel Market. It will be placed in the hotel lobby, business center or each room. This Internet Kiosk set comes with Coin, Bill, Credit Card and Smart Card Accepting Validator. Hotel not only will get back the investment of the Internet Kiosk PC in a short time but also can provide distinguish service to the guests as this PC places in every room.
The smart chip is attached in a room key-card, and allows hotel guests to purchase goods in the room, such as toothbrushes, tooth pastes, razor blades, beverages and snacks, from the hotel room vending machines, and hotel guests will also use the internet from a internet kiosk. Through internet Kiosk, guests not only use the internet but send and receive a fax, print, etc. These charges are automatically posted to their room is conveniently added to the guest’s room bill. The purchase is automatically added to the guest’s room charges.
The mini vending machine replaces existing refrigerator in the hotel room. It can dispense drinks, cocks, waters, snacks, instant noodle, tooth paste, tooth brush, condom, and razor blade… etc. It has a reliable coin, bill, credit card and smart card validators.

10th Annual KioskCom at the Mandaly Bay, Las Vegas NV, April 10-12
Link: 10th Annual KioskCom at the Mandaly Bay, Las Vegas NV, April 10-12

The Self Service & Kiosk Show in San Antonio, Texas, September 28-29, 2006
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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What to expect next: Signing off, this is Skip Kimpel from Magicgate Software telling you to always remember to create a kiosk with a user in mind.

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