Our Self Service Technology Blog

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RFP + RFQ CHECKLIST

March 22, 2017

RFP + RFQ CHECKLIST

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FAQ EGUIDE

FAQ EGUIDE

GET THE FAQ’S

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ROI CALCULATOR

ROI & SAVINGS CALCULATOR

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PROJECT EVALUATION TOOL

Your time is TOO VALUABLE

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Kiosk Solutions for Small Retailers : Retail Kiosks

Why would a small retailer be interested in a kiosk?

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What Benefits Can You Expect from A Hospital Kiosk?

March 20, 2017

What are the benefits? Across the country, hospitals are looking for new ways to improve their operations.

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Secure Self Storage: How Can You Be Sure?

March 9, 2017

Secure self storage You’re on the inter-webs looking for “secure self storage” and you happened to come across this article. Good thing, because I’m about to teach you how to decipher whether a self storage facility is secure or not.

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SELF-SERVICE TECHNOLOGY BUYER’S GUIDE

February 27, 2017

PLAN LIKE A PRO

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Taking Off with Airport Kiosks!

  They come in a variety of styles and purposes, but the airport kiosk is sure to be a part of your next trip

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Advanced Kiosks’ Interface Standards and ADA Compliance

February 16, 2017

  At Advanced Kiosks, we are dedicated to ensuring that people of all abilities are able to enjoy our kiosks.

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WHITE PAPER: SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS AND BUSINESS

February 15, 2017

Self-Service Kiosks & Business

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Bandwidth Requirements of VOIP Systems

February 14, 2017

Written by: Marshall Nye, Dev Ops and Technical Support Specialist How much data will a voip system use? To answer this question, we must understand the answers to two others: What is the internet speed that is required for the . . .

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Self-Service Dog Parlor: SST’s are Even Helping Dogs!

February 7, 2017

  You’re here because either You still have no idea what I’ve been writing about this whole time and you want to know what a self-service kiosk is or You just really love dogs Both are totally cool reasons to . . .

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CASE STUDY: EDUCATION

Mount Notre Dame High School

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Congratulations to our Valued Customer, St. Jude!

February 6, 2017

Congrats, St. Jude! Congratulations to St. Jude Medical Center of Fullerton, California, for their new distinction as a Magnet Hospital, an honor only given to 8% of hospitals nationwide.

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Grants to Apply For to Get an Education Kiosk

January 26, 2017

  Self-service technology is being implemented in schools all over the country

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Automated Restaurants: From the POS Kiosk to the Conveyor Belt

January 17, 2017

  All over the world, self-service technology is working to change the game of the restaurant business.

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Self-Service Technology: Strangest Vending Machines

January 12, 2017

When people ask the question, “what is a self-service kiosk?” I often think to use the vending machine or ATM as an example.

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Interview: Self Storage Industry Technology Trends

  I recently sat down with Amy Daniels of storEDGE to talk about self storage industry trends and technology that makes managing a self storage facility easy and cost effective.

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Employee Kiosks Save HR Time, Money, and Resources

You enter this giant retail store and you’re looking for a bathroom…

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A Holiday Gift from Advanced Kiosks, to You

December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays from Advanced Kiosks!

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WHITE PAPER: IMPROVING GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

December 22, 2016

Self-Service Kiosks & The Government

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Interactive Ticketing Kiosks: Making the Movies a Blast

December 16, 2016

The Interactive Ticket Kiosk The ticket kiosk is a new way to dispense tickets more efficiently, saving costs, time, and resources through state of the art technology.

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Ensuring Adoption: How to Help Customers Try Self-Service Technology

December 7, 2016

Ensuring Adoption It’s pretty common for people to be reluctant to change. I know, super surprising. People really don’t like it, mostly because they don’t understand it.

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Made in The USA: What Makes an American Kiosk?

American Kiosk In order to be qualified as a “Made in USA” product, the product must comply with the following:

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Renting a Kiosk: How to Make the Right Choice

November 22, 2016

  Renting a Kiosk A quick infographic guide for those of you wondering about renting a kiosk.

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Kiosk Design: Design Your Kiosk to Represent You

Kiosk design. There’s a lot that goes into it.

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Advanced Kiosks Pricing: How do you Price a Kiosk?

November 15, 2016

Advanced Kiosks Pricing… Why can’t I find the price right away?

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“Kiosk machines are great”- Sloths

These sloths want you to know why kiosk machines are awesome.

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Student Kiosks and College

Student Kiosks Ft. The Life of a College Student

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Happy Veteran’s Day from Advanced Kiosks

November 11, 2016

  Veteran’s Day is a particularly important day here at AK as we celebrate the service of our Veterans both in and out of the office. At Advanced Kiosks, we do our best to give back to our Veterans by . . .

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Case Study: Temple Beth Sholom

November 10, 2016

Temple Beth Sholom & Self-Service Kiosks Temple Beth Sholom is a Jewish temple in Miami Beach, Florida, whose mission is, “to develop meaningful relationships and transformative experiences by committing to our core values of Spirituality (בודהAע vodah), Lifelong Education (תורהTorah), . . .

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Free Kiosk Software: What You Should Look For

November 7, 2016

This article is for the people who have been given a job by their boss to find a kiosk software to improve efficiency at the business you work for.

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Calendar software

Calendar Software: efficient, easy to use, affordable

What is Calendar Software? Click through our short mini-prezi! 

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A Brief History of Self Service Kiosks

  Self service kiosks and self service in general started with hopes for better time & cost-efficiency.

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Check-in Kiosks: How They Can Actually Save Your Life

November 2, 2016

  Check-in Kiosks are devices that make checking into any building much easier.

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KIOSK COLORS QUIZ

October 31, 2016

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Kiosk Manufacturers: Which one is right for you?

What to look for in a kiosk manufacturer

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What is an Interactive Building Directory?

An IBD Kiosk is used as a replacement for the boring old building directory.

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How Employee Kiosks Can Help Human Resources

Have you ever repeatedly asked someone to do a thing that would literally take them a minute to do, and yet they forget to do it?

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The Information Kiosk Infographic

October 26, 2016

Ever been unsure about what exactly an information kiosk is? Well, maybe this awesome infographic can help! 

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What is a Kiosk?

For anyone wondering, ‘What  is a kiosk?’

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8 Ways The Giving Kiosk Is Making Giving Easier, and How!

October 25, 2016

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON PHILANTHROPY & SELF-SERVICE TECHNOLOGY ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO PROVIDE AN EASIER DONATION PROCESS

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Evidence Kiosks help to improve evidence management

October 18, 2016

LEID Products to share groundbreaking system at the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Conference

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The True Cost of Your Warranty

August 16, 2016

  At Advanced Kiosks we build our interactive kiosks to a high quality standard, and not in order to meet a particular price point. As a general rule, we refuse to cut corners in our design to compete in a . . .

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KIOSK BUYERS GUIDE

August 15, 2016

  When investing in any major equipment purchase, or large purchases in general, it is important to think through the entire process and consider what is involved in the investment. Listing out pro’s and con’s is always a good start, . . .

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DMV Kiosks: Bringing Back the DMV’s Good Name

August 1, 2016

  It’s been a sad, running joke for many years that most dreaded line to be standing in is one at the DMV. When we think about going to the DMV, we envision elongated lines, confused customers and clerks, and . . .

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Quarterly Newsletter: Second Quarter

July 25, 2016

Hello everyone! Well, we have now crossed the halfway mark of 2016 into the heart of the summer and it’s been a hot one up in our little corner of New England. If you haven’t had the pleasure of taking . . .

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Interactive Outdoor Kiosk Purposes

July 7, 2016

  Interactive outdoor kiosks are seen all over the place when we take a moment to think about it – from the ATMs we see driving down the road to the machines we use as we pay for a parking spot to . . .

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Patient Check In Kiosk Solutions for Healthcare

June 17, 2016

  Busy healthcare facilities, hospitals and service-specific departments (laboratory, radiology and similar) often have to contend with frustrated patients as well as overburdened front desk teams. Long lines and congestion at the front desk during check in create an initially . . .

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Kiosk Software 101: Lockdown Kiosk Software

June 10, 2016

  At Advanced Kiosks we have been designing and manufacturing high quality interactive kiosks for over 15 years, and through those years we have learned a lot . One of the big things that we have learned is that no . . .

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Event Calendar Software Uniting Communities

May 26, 2016

In any city, campus, or organization, there are events constantly happening.  Without checking each and every separate schedule daily, there is no way for people in the community to know what events are happening, when they are happening, or where . . .

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Interview: Milton CAT and Kiosk Customer Service

May 19, 2016

While Advanced Kiosks strives for excellence in customer service and satisfaction from the beginning to the end of a project, we realize that perfection isn’t always an attainable goal. We believe that customer service can be measured best in the situations . . .

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2D Barcode Scanner Solution for Driver’s Licenses

April 26, 2016

Adding a 2D Barcode Scanner Saves Your Customers’ Time   Previously we had offered a driver’s license scanning solution through the use of photo capture. The way this worked is that the technology would take a photo of your driver’s license and . . .

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College-Campuses

How Do College Campuses Utilize Interactive Kiosks?

April 19, 2016

College campuses are centers for growth an innovation, and technology plays in important role in maintaining that status. Students, as well as faculty, expect their schools to keep up with new and emerging technologies to remain the cutting edge institutions we . . .

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Quarterly Newsletter: First Quarter 2016

The sunshine is upon us in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire and it finally feels like spring is here to stay. As usual, the Advanced Kiosks Team has been hard at work engineering, designing, and manufacturing new, exciting interactive kiosks . . .

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Interview: Automated Self Storage with Brad Minsley

April 11, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Brad Minsley about his interactive kiosk project for his self storage facilities. Brad is a savvy businessman who has had a very successful career in real estate. After working in the multi-family business world . . .

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19 Innovation Quotes to Inspire You

April 4, 2016

Innovation is something that you often hear companies, governments, and various other organizations talking about and it’s something that Advanced Kiosks works on every day. Innovation drives our business in everything we do from engineering to manufacturing to sales and marketing, and . . .

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GreenTimer Kiosk Software

Kiosk Software 101: GreenTimer and the UoP

March 31, 2016

With every kiosk we ship we supply a full suite of kiosk software to manage the self service technology. One kiosk software product that we have had for years, but that gets little fanfare, is GreenTimer.  To ensure a touch screen kiosk will continue . . .

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Peripheral Hardware and Interactive Kiosk Options

March 28, 2016

Peripheral Hardware and Interactive Kiosk Options: It’s not what CAN a kiosk do, it what do you WANT the kiosk to do.   When looking to purchase an interactive kiosk it’s much like making any other large investment. Thought and . . .

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Check In Kiosk Systems in Church: An Interview with Lisa Middleton

March 10, 2016

I recently sat down with Lisa Middleton of Northeast Christian Church to discuss NECC’s check in kiosk project

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Self Service and Self Storage

March 7, 2016

5 Ways Self Service Kiosks are Enhancing Self Storage Facilities

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Keyboards Around The World! (At least some of them…)

February 29, 2016

How familiar are you with a computer keyboard?

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What is a kiosk? Why are kiosks so important?

February 22, 2016

  In our daily lives we use different pieces of technology, and machines, that make our tasks and jobs easier.

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Qline Queue Software Demo Video

February 18, 2016

Einstein said it best, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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Healthcare Kiosk Uses Vary Greatly

February 15, 2016

  Last week we had a meeting where I was looking for answers to what customers ask for when they inquire about a healthcare kiosk project.

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Kiosk Software: Free Software Manufacturers Should Include

February 8, 2016

When considering an interactive kiosk project there are two main areas that you must put the most thought into.

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What a Building Directory Should Do

February 1, 2016

You walk into a building for the appointment you’re already running late for

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Church Check In Systems: Protecting Your Church Family

Church Check In Systems: Protecting Your Church Family

January 28, 2016

What is the number one, most important reason churches use interactive kiosks?

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Employee Kiosk Solutions

January 25, 2016

When you are considering an employee kiosk roll out for your organization

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What Kiosk Manufacturers Want You to Know

January 19, 2016

What Kiosk Manufacturers Want You to Know About Self-Service Technology The Opportunities for Your Business are Endless

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Quarterly Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2015

Happy New Year from the entire Advanced Kiosks team and welcome to the most recent release of our Quarterly Newsletter! We have some thrilling news to share with you today, including a brand spanking new interactive kiosk for all of your ticketing needs. . . .

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Interview: David Andrews PART 2

January 13, 2016

Thank you for waiting for the second part of Advanced Kiosks’ interview with David Andrews, author of, “Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster?”

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ADVANCE HOW YOU DO HR – ZAMOK SOLUTION

January 12, 2016

ZAMOK: NOT JUST AN HR PORTAL

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Interview: David Andrews PART 1

January 6, 2016

The psychology of waiting is something that we don’t tend to give much thought to, but we spend countless hours of our lives doing.

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Interactive Kiosk Ideas: 5 Ways to Use Your Interactive Kiosk

Interactive Kiosk Ideas: 5 Ways to Use Your Kiosk

December 28, 2015

5 actual discussions I’ve had in the past week with people who want to use an interactive kiosk

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Learn About Employee Self Service with Our Free Whitepaper

December 9, 2015

Employee Self Service as a Significant Cost Savings Solution

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HR Solutions to Help Employees Not Drown in Paperwork

HR Solutions & Self Service Technology

HR Solutions Lighten the Load for Employees By Using Interactive Kiosks

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Student Retention Increases with Computer Kiosks

November 24, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Students have made their way through another semester, they are getting ready for finals and then their winter break starts.

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Touch Screen Technology’s Newest Advancements

November 13, 2015

A glimpse at some touch screen changes that are sure to make waves for interactive technology.

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Quarterly Newsletter: Third Quarter 2015

October 19, 2015

Greetings from the entire Advanced Kiosks team as we welcome you to our most recent release of our Quarterly Newsletter! We have some interesting material to cover today including a feature highlight video, some news of where you can find . . .

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VOIP Solution Highlight Video from Advanced Kiosks

October 16, 2015

Interactive kiosks have a tremendous amount of functionalities and options, such as VOIP, which we are highlighting today. Here we review Voice Over IP in our Solution Highlight video.

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Self-service tech & you!

October 1, 2015

A queuing system infographic I made that covers some of the basics of utilizing a virtual queuing system, enjoy!

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The Evolution of Self-Service Technology

September 25, 2015

As society continues to grow, the demand for consumer controlled experiences is quickly becoming a major priority. This infographic shows the evolution of self-service technology and how it has increased over the years.

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Tablet for a kiosk? Here are some things to remember.

September 7, 2015

Tablets are cool devices! But can they serve as an interactive kiosk? (Info-graphic)

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WELCOME TO AKx!

September 5, 2015

A Greeting & Introduction From the Advanced Kiosks President, Howard Horn [hr]

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