Consumer products have changed as the smart phone and Internet combine to make simple devices “smart” – A phenomenon known as “The Internet of Things.”
Article by Rick Rommel of Sprosty on IoT. Your products connect with others or they don’t. Good read.
People walking by the baked-goods machine stop for a few moments, stunned. They press their hands to the glass, their eyes roving over the treasure trove of goods
When was last time I wore cuff links? Had to be very early 80s. Vending them next to Donuts?
FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.
Craft your own soda, buy SD cards or Ethernet cables. Good stuff!
TEMPE – Arizona State University students who are tight on time and limited on transportation will often get their calories from a vending machine. Now they can get their medication in much the same way. The InstyMed machine at the Tempe Health Center is the first in Arizona, and ASU is only the second university [...]
Instyed out of Minneapolis. Based in: Eden Prairie, Minn. Founded: 10 years ago. To date: Has filled 2 million prescriptions. To use a machine: One must be a patient at a health care facility with a dispenser. Video story.
Revel recently launched the world’s largest iPad POS deployment with installations at 700+ Smoothie King locations, and serves large grocery, retail and restaurant establishments including Dairy Queen, Goodwill, Pizza Patron and many more. Revel has now been formally established as the leader of the new generation POS industry across both SMBs and enterprises.
Has to give people like NCR and IBM/Wincor in particular pause.
Examples of marketing going awry sometimes internationally.
e.g. In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger licking good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.
All vending machines are different, but they have one thing in common: They steal money. The grumpy variety in the Slate New York office has this habit, and freeing imperiled pretzel bites has become a bit of an office preoccupation. The video above shows the surest (and least risky) method…
They show you how to push up in order to free, It’s a known problem.
Arizona State University students are used to grabbing potato chips or pop from vending machines – but prescription drugs will be something new. In a few weeks, students on the Tempe campus will be able to purchase certain medications from a machine made by the company InstyMeds. Officials call this is the first machine of its kind in Arizona and say it will help students access their medications more easily.
REUTERS/Mosab OmarA man uses an vending machine a money machine that dispenses pure gold at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.If you think vending machines
With the liability shift now less than a year away, it’s time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.
background on EMV by Laura Miller covering many points with EMV compliant. Data breach is twice a day alert. Devices and transactions in the field for most part only populate a system which at some point is compromised. Internal systems, your vendors and your employees for that matter comprise the target.
You might have seen those Best Buy Express kiosks at airports and train stations around the country. These souped up vending machines don’t dispense Cheetos and gum but rather premium Beats headpho…
According to a source close to Zoom, Best Buy Express generates anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 a month per kiosk. Do the math and that means the consumer electronics retailer, based in Richfield, Minn., generates roughly between $20 million and $120 million a year in sales off those machines.
Today at Money20/20, Toronto startup Bionym announced a technology trial that will see users making real life purchases with their heartbeats.The company’s flag
Syncs on your EKG reading allowing for payment via tap of the wrist. Announced at 20/20 show today
The £20 limit on Visa contactless cards can be bypassed by making transactions using foreign currencies, security experts from Newcastle University have found.
Chip and Pin VISA flaw detected.
Businesses are seeking more touch points while customers are demanding immediate gratification and this is leading to increased demand for kiosks, said Shannon Illingworth, CEO, AVT Inc. Illingworth said his freestanding kiosks supply hot foods and high-end goods to shoppers in a hurry. He added that less people are using cash so his machines now accept credit cards, PayPal and Google Wallet. ATV currently has carpet cleaning kiosks in Wal-Mart, as well as Opticwash kiosks in Las Vegas hotels. F
Good interview with AVT Illingworth
–InComm, a leading provider of integrated point-of-sale technology solutions to retailers, is pleased to announce a partnership with GRUPO BB E MAPFRE, the number one multinational insurer in Brazil, to launch the project “Família Sempre Protegida”, a program that will enable consumers to purchase selected types of insurance from local vending machines and…
InComm insurance vending developing product in the South America
Coming soon to a merchant near you: Poynt will let you decide how to pay for in-store purchases.
This Android-based unit from ex-Google Wallet head supports any and all methods of electronic payment. Talk about hedging your bets. This is $299 device that competes with Ingenico/Verifone. Opened up API to developers on Wednesday including Intuit.
Just days after CVS and Rite-Aid shut down their ability to accept Apple Pay, the rival mobile system those retailers have backed has experienced a setback.
Adding to the ongoing MCX CurrentC & Apple Pay drama is the inevitable data breach. We need a hourly Google alert tracker just to keep track of data breach incidents.
The future of retail is here.
The portable assistant.
How kiosks are leveraging the robot to boost customer service and revenue.
A look at tv-style robot assistants (no writeup on the Lowes robot in the news yesterday). The article credits Karel Capek with “robot” and that was in his novel RUR but the more important output word from that was Android which was immortalized in the original Star Trek episode with Methuselah. And it was Brothers Kapek. Josef actually invented word “roboti” which became robot.
Debenhams has been one of the most familiar names on the UK high street since 1905, but in its lifetime it’s been through many changes, the latest being its ongoing shift to a multichannel future.
Analysis of company pinpoints problems with “Click & Collect” strategy since there is no unified inventory system, instead one for stores and one for online. Mobile devices were a huge traffic component for their website at almost 60%. Click and Collect grew to 22.5% of all online orders (up 7.4% over 2013).
Much was made over the weekend about measures taken by several large retailers, including CVS, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven and the grandaddy of them all, WalMart, to avoid supporting Apple Pay. The retailer…
CurrentC based on QR-codes isn’t the highest tech competitor for NFC (though we know what that stands for). I think the privacy implications of CurrentC do not serve it well.
3D hardware maker Artec announced the U.S. debut of the Shapify Booth, which can scan a person’s body in 12 seconds to create 3D printed replica figurines
Walmart-owned ASDA supermarkets in the U.K. are beta testing 3D full-body scanning booths that allow patrons to buy 6-in to 9-in high “selfie” figurines. Artec Group, a maker of 3D scanners and software, said its Shapify Booth, which can scan your entire body in 12 seconds and use the resulting file to create a full-color 3D printed model, is making its U.S. debut this week.
Pharmacy Automation Devices Market – Global Industry Trends, Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020 – Pharmacy Automation Devices Market, Outlook, Size, Application, Product, Share, Growth Prospects, Key Opportunities, Dynamics, Analysis, Pharmacy Automation Devices Report – Grand View Research Inc
Companies analyzed in competitive landscape
- AmerisourceBergen Corporation
- Accu Chart Healthcare
- CareFusion Corporation
- ForHealth Technologies
- Fulcrum Inc
- GSE Scale Systems
- McKesson Corporation
- Pearson Medical Technologies
- Innovation PharmaAssist Robotics
- Health Robotics SRL
- Kirby Lester
- Pyxis Pharmacy Automation Systems
- Rice Lake Weighing Systems
- Cerner Corporation
- Omnicell Inc
- Aesynt Inc.
- Parat Systems Pharmacy Automation
- Baxter International Inc.
- Swisslog Holding Ltd
- ScriptPro LLC
- Yuyama Co. Ltd
- Talyst Inc.
There are few subjects that highlight the chasm of opinions between payments players quite like EMV. That EMV is coming: of that there can be no doubt. In a
panel was positive on EMV’s adoption, which the majority forecasting that by the time of the liability shift deadline, over 50 percent of retailers will have switched over to EMV.
Among EMV’s detractors, the prevailing opinion is that EMV is the best payment security the 1990’s had to offer, which is problematic since it is almost 2015. According to critics, EMV goes to the American market as an anachronism, trying to protect cards when the payments ecosystem is evolving towards mobile.
After accepting Apple Pay at all of its stores on the Apple Pay launch day on Monday (Oct. 20), the $26 billion 4,600-store Rite Aid pharmacy chain apparently changed its mind and yanked support from those stores Wednesday (Oct. 22), with no official explanation.
Speculation – Rite Aid is backer of Walmart-backed MCX’s CurrentC. Rival Walgreens is a major Apple Pay supporter.
After nearly two decades of relying almost exclusively on e-commerce, Amazon said Wednesday it will soon open temporary holiday kiosks at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville and a San Francisco mall. The big Internet retailer said the kiosks will give shoppers a better opportunity to try out and purchase Kindle e-readers and other Amazon electronic devices.
Here comes Amazon (and Google and ….)
The Apple Pay revolution is gaining momentum with Walgreens, Disney Store and Whole Foods are amongst a number of US retailers who have started accepting Apple Pay.
“Customer experience is top of mind for Walgreens, and Apple Pay provides more flexibility for customers to use their payment of choice,” said Alex Gourlay, President, Customer Experience and Daily Living, Walgreens. “Incorporating the latest mobile technology into our business is another way we are offering ultimate convenience for our customers.”
Price, assortment, experience and access is how Wal-Mart execs define what matters most to customers, and they are working to lead in each of these areas by combining physical retail expertise with ongoing innovation from Walmart.com.
WIth the locker system, he said shoppers go to the kiosk at the locker site in the front of the store. An email or text confirmation is sent to the customer once the order is set for pickup at the store locker. The details for how to access and open the correct locker is included in the confirmation.
The lockers themselves range in size from (3” X 3”) to (18” X 18”), with six inch and nine inch versions in between. The locker resembles a large billboard display that greets customers entering the store rather than a bank of lockers as there are no handles or numbers of identifying letters. The appropriate door opens for the customer automatically once the code information is entered in the kiosk.
So how will our High Street fare in the next decade and will we still be going there to browse on a Saturday afternoon?