Items tagged with kiosk

Google’s Chromebook and Chromebox devices offer an interesting if not quite fully satisfying desktop experience, but perhaps the computers and their Chrome OS have found their true calling as public kiosks. Google announced a new Managed Public Sessions feature for the devices that allows companies (or organizations such as libraries) to set up and manage Chrome OS devices that give patrons a unique experience. Google believes that its built-in security features will keep cyber-nastiness away, and because of the design of the platform, Managed Public Sessions don’t require a login;... Read more...
Redbox. Just saying the name brings a smile to most faces, particularly those movie lovers with a box or two nearby. We have heard in the past that the company is planning to compete with Netflix and is still in a "beta phase" when it comes to pricing, but now we're learning that Redbox is going Blue. Or, we should say "Blu." The company made famous for putting $1/night DVD kiosks into grocery stores, Walmart stores and just about any other retail location where they were allowed has just expanded their services in a big way. Since launch, Redbox has been allowing consumers to pick up standard... Read more...
Start-up companies who suddenly find themselves taking off are in an interesting position: maintain the status quo, or attempt to squeeze more out of their business model. Redbox is one of those services, and with 25,000 DVD kiosks now in service around America, things are reaching a critical mass. Thus far, the company has largely generated support by offering nightly DVD rentals at just $1/night, with online reservations making things even easier for consumers. Recently, we heard that Redbox was considering a low-cost video streaming service, something that would more directly compete with Netflix's... Read more...
We all have old cell phones lying around collecting dust. Now, thanks to a new automated kiosk from ecoATM, you can recycle your old cell phone and get a reward for doing so. The self-serve eCycling station from ecoATM electronically inspects your phone, assigns it a real-time secondary market value, and then provides an in-store trade-up coupon or gift card (assuming the handset still has monetary worth). If your handset doesn't have any value, you can assign the device to the recycle bin where it will be recycled or refurbished. ecoATM recently rolled out its first recycling kiosk at Nebraska... Read more...
We never doubted Redbox’s ability to grow quickly, and now we have additional evidence that shows how quickly the company is expanding: Only five years after Redbox first debuted with 12 kiosks, the DVD rental provider is on track to rent its half billionth DVD sometime this weekend. In five years, Redbox has grown from 12 kiosks in Denver to having kiosks in 48 states and more than 15,000 retail locations. "Redbox is committed to providing our customers with timely, convenient and affordable access to new release DVDs," said Mitch Lowe, president, Redbox. "It is this singular commitment to our... Read more...
There’s good money to be made in buying and selling used video games. With big players such as Amazon getting in on the action, competition is sure to heat up quickly. The latest retailer that’s trying to get a piece of the pie is Wal-Mart. The retailer recently leased space to automated kiosk manufacturer e-Play.   As a result of the agreement between e-Play and Wal-Mart, 77 Wal-Mart stores will have e-Play kiosks that will let you sell used video games and rent movies or games for $1 per day. According to the e-Play website, you must have both a credit card and identification (such as a... Read more...
VIA based TabletKiosk eo Arrives in US Market   New eo Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform   Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.   eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse... Read more...