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Are All Touchscreens Created Equal?

Interactive touchscreens come in several varieties. Here’s a quick overview of the types and the applications to which each is best suited. Although interactive touchscreens have been around in one form or another since the late 1970s, over the past 10 years or so they’ve become an integral part of our lives. In fact, thanksRead More

Kiosks vs. Mobile Apps

Although mobile apps were once predicted to overshadow self-service kiosks, both have become a key component of many businesses’ digital strategy. Seven years ago, the CEO of a restaurant technology firm predicted that self-service kiosks were on the way out, their purpose made irrelevant by the spread of mobile apps. Why would a customer botherRead More

AMD Global Telemedicine Announces Strategic Partnership with Olea Kiosks

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, and Olea Kiosks Inc, the premier global designer and manufacturer of self-service kiosks, announce a partnership to deliver customized kiosks for telehealth applications. The two long-standing healthcare vendors have combined their engineering and technology resources to offer a solution that addresses increasingRead More

The Faceoff: Kiosks vs. Tablets in HR and Health Care

The choice between a tablet and a full-size kiosk comes down to the purpose for which it will be used. Although kiosk technology is becoming commonplace in a variety of verticals, areas where it has had a particular impact include both human resources and health care. On the human resources side, many companies are placingRead More

Starting from Scratch: Advantages of Building a Custom Kiosk

Designing a kiosk from the ground up can result in a streamlined product without unwanted bells and whistles. When planning a kiosk deployment, there certainly are benefits to choosing one of a manufacturer’s stock models and adapting it to your needs. The unit likely has a track record of reliability and makes use of componentsRead More

Casino Kiosks Offer Second-Screen Marketing Opportunities

At least half of casino visitors possess a loyalty rewards card, studies show. With kiosks serving as the centerpiece of casino loyalty programs, there’s great potential to leverage those kiosks for marketing. In the early days of the gaming industry, casino bosses kept track of high rollers in their heads or a in a littleRead More

Kiosks and Modular Construction: The Hidden Benefits

One question many potential kiosk deployers ask is whether they should invest in a custom unit uniquely designed and manufactured for them, or else start with a modular kiosk (that is, a standard, module-based product out of the manufacturer’s catalog) and tweak it based on the options list. This post describes the benefits of eachRead More

Healthcare by Kiosk Promises to Improve Access, Lower Costs, Part II

As market forces drive telehealth to the headlines, kiosks can play a vital role in its adoption. In Part I (read it here), we examined the economic climate that has proved conducive to the development of telehealth as a new model of healthcare. Here, we explore deployment of the model via self-service kiosk. Open wideRead More

Telehealth Kiosks to Improve Access, Costs, Part I

By delivering services where consumers live and work, telehealth providers eye a new, more efficient channel for medical care. No matter what a person’s political persuasion may be, there’s one thing on which nearly everyone can agree: Healthcare costs continue to rise despite efforts to rein them in. Fortunately, telehealth and self-service kiosks can offerRead More

Traci Martin, Olea’s Director of Vertical Markets, Enters Kiosk Hall of Fame

Lightning, it appears, can strike twice. The Kiosk Industry Association has announced that Traci Martin, director of vertical markets for Olea Kiosks, will be inducted into the group’s prestigious Kiosk Hall of Fame, becoming the company’s second executive to receive the mantle. Inductees are nominated by their peers as a way to recognize the honorees’Read More

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