HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Feature
Automation & Control
Make Way for the Kiosk Invasion
8/7/2013

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Kiosks as a Marketing Tool
mrdon   9/1/2013 6:37:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Cabe,

 

Yes, Kiosk machine startup Business Models are quite interesting and will continue to open cool and innovative applications for consumers and merchants.  I recently saw a Coke Machine at a local Taco Bell where you can select the type of soft drink beverage via touch screen. I had a brief talk with the independent consultant when I was a Avnet Field Application Engineer who develop the touch screen controls for the Kiosk soft drink machine. He explained how Fujistu Electronics saw an opportunity on beverage dispensers and touch screen controls. Thus, their software Kiosk machine was born. Yes, more Kiosk starups will be popping up everywhere.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Kiosks as a Marketing Tool
Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:01:39 PM
NO RATINGS
I had no idea that kiosks alone could rake in that kind of money. The cloud really has opened doors to businesses that they otherwise would have to get through surveys, which seems so arcane at this point.

But, still considering a kiosk startup...

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Kiosks as a Marketing Tool
mrdon   8/22/2013 11:41:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Greg,

With online stores like Amazon that can track your viewing and purchasing behaviors, makes sense Kiosk having the same data mining capability as well. Yes, I agree a very nice article.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Kiosks as a Marketing Tool
Greg M. Jung   8/17/2013 12:53:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Well written article which accurately captures the trend of kiosks also being used a marketing data collection tool.  In addition to dispensing products, kiosks are now being used to spot early sales and marketing trends in the locations that they are deployed in.  When developing an ROI for a kiosk project, this new feature will also improve the bottom line justification.

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Interesting Progression In This Area
Nancy Golden   8/10/2013 8:19:45 PM
It certainly promises to be interesting as what was previously just conjecture is turning into reality. The interacive ability of the kiosks and data collection/exchange potential may just make them take off. Regarding engineeers and IT - I think we'll always have the friendly competition between the two, but in the end, everyone has the same goal - to make the best product possible. My husband and I often team up on projects and he usually does the HW and I usually do the SW, and we interact and complement each other from our differing perspectives. Of course if something goes wrong - it's always the HW's fault LOL 

BTW, the picture that accompanies the article is rather difficult to see on my monitor...

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
An Israeli design student has created a series of unique pieces of jewelry that can harvest energy from default movements of the body and even use human blood as a way to conduct energy.
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 18 - 22, Embedded Software Development With Python & the Raspberry Pi
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service