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Advanced Kiosks & ADA Compliance

November 17, 2017

Here at Advanced Kiosks, we’re dedicated to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance through ensuring that people of all capabilities can fully interact with our entire line of kiosk solutions. At the core of...

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Casino Kiosks

Casino Kiosks: a Bet You Can’t Lose

November 16, 2017

Right now, the gaming industry is undergoing a massive transformation – and many in it are increasingly turning to casino kiosks to keep up with the times. One particularly popular use of self service...

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A Millennial Love Letter to the Self Checkout Line

November 15, 2017

As I write this, I’m certain of only two things: I’m a Millennial, and I’m head over heels in love with self checkout lines. From our alleged fondness for killing fast casual restaurants to the...

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Top 10 Ways College Campuses Utilize Interactive Kiosks

November 14, 2017

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...

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HR Solutions to Help Employees Not Drown in Paperwork

Employee Self Service Kiosk Solutions

November 13, 2017

Using An Employee Self Service Kiosk To Maximize HR Efficiency  Human Resource departments are necessary across a variety of organizations, and yet employee self service kiosk solutions are often overlooked when it comes to HR optimization....

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Fallen Heroes and Veterans Day

November 10, 2017

On October 12th, 1954, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation that established Veterans Day as a national holiday. Created as an extension of World War 1’s Armistice Day, Veterans Day was put forward as a...

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Giving Kiosk for Churches and Donations

Use a Giving Kiosk to Extend a Helping Hand

November 9, 2017

From the big-box retailers to the local coffee shop, it seems just about everyone is turning their self service kiosk into a giving kiosk. This intersection of humanity and technology enable greater visibility for...

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Mental Health Screening Kiosks

Onslow County NC Introduces Mental Health Screening Kiosks

November 7, 2017

In the drive to provide individuals with an accessible, medically responsible way to manage mental health concerns, the Onslow County Health Department of North Carolina and Screening for Mental Health is prescribing an innovative...

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Self Service and Self Storage

5 Ways Self Service Kiosks are Improving Self Storage Facilities Self storage solutions have been around for a very long time, and the industry shows no signs of slowing down. There are management software tools, marketing...

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The Information Kiosk Infographic

November 2, 2017

What is an information kiosk and how can it help my company? Accessing the right information is important no matter what the situation is, that is why information kiosks are an ideal solution for...

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Kiosk solutions for an uncertain fiscal future

October 31, 2017

GSA Advantage Vendor Approval, Solutions in the fight against state revenue shortfalls Looking back on the 2017 fiscal year, the National Association of State Budget Officers discovered that 33 states reported revenues below expectations....

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The Self Service Kiosk Delivers Efficiency

October 18, 2017

For decades we have seen the world of automation flourish. Starting with wooden boxes that would dispense a mint, to a gumball machine, to more sophisticated vending machines, and now to the self service...

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Airport Kiosk Blog

The Airport Kiosk, Top 5 Ways to Leverage Self Service

October 9, 2017

For about a decade now airports have been implementing a self service check in airport kiosk to cut down on increasing wait times and give passengers multiple check in options. As a result, major...

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Church Giving Kiosk, Offer Much More Than Tithing

October 3, 2017

Make the influx of attendance and special events of the holiday season smoother by offering parishioners the advantages of using a church giving kiosk. Churches nationwide have seen a decrease in attendance over the...

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Human Resource Questions about Employee Self Service

September 19, 2017

HR Reps Explore Employee Self Service Human resources departments in every industry are frustrated and seeking ways to improve efficiency. Many common HR tasks can be streamlined by turning to employee self service solutions. ...

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Self Service Kiosks for Churches and Sunday School

September 6, 2017

With the holiday season approaching there is a natural upward trend for church attendance and events hosted at churches across the country. Self service kiosk solutions are becoming increasingly popular and helping church organizers...

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Self Storage Automation Solutions Demo at SSA Fall Conference

August 31, 2017

Advanced Kiosks Joins with Industry Leaders to Increase Profits for Facility Owners and Operators Las Vegas, September 5, 2017 – SSA Fall Conference:  Advanced Kiosks will be displaying a variety of self serve computer...

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Top 5 Uses for Employee Computer Kiosks in Manufacturing

August 18, 2017

Manufacturing facilities all over the country are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the facility while cutting down on costs. Manufacturing employee computer kiosks are playing a big role in that by allowing the...

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VIDEO: Outdoor Computer Kiosks for Parks and Recreation!

August 17, 2017

Day trips to the zoo, state parks and other recreational areas can be a lot of fun and a great way to spend the day. However, sometimes outdoor recreational areas suffer from a lack...

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VIDEO: Tower Kiosk, Self Serve Airport Kiosk

High traffic hubs such as airports are loud, bright, confusing, and service hundreds of thousands of people each day. Often, travelers experience severely long wait times and confusion due to the need for up...

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Tower Kiosk Airport

Introducing the Tower Kiosk for Airports and more!

August 8, 2017

Towering above the rest, a real crowd pleaser Advanced Kiosks announces the release of the Tower Kiosk. This computer kiosk has a built in large vertical touch screen and is designed for high volume...

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INTERVIEW: PTI’s Access Control Elevates Secure Self Storage

August 4, 2017

Every business has security risks, self storage facilities are not en exception.  Advanced Kiosks provides self service kiosks to the self storage industry to automate processes such as rental, bill pay, information, and wayfinding. ...

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VIDEO: Patient Check In Kiosks Satisfy Users and Staff

July 31, 2017

Right now in the United States, doctor’s offices are packed and patients are experiencing long wait times due to the lack of available medical professionals in the healthcare industry. More and more doctor’s offices,...

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Using Student Kiosks to Start Off the School Year Strong

July 27, 2017

School’s Back Soon! Next week the month of August begins, and that means wrapping up plans for the new school year! Curriculum plans, dining hall food orders, new hires, updated school supplies, new technology...

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Best Practices for Self Storage Automation

July 25, 2017

Janus International Playing a Key Role in Self Storage Automation Looking to automate your self storage facility? Understanding the elements needed for self storage automation is important to the success of its implementation. If you...

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How Does Advanced Kiosks Give Back and Why Should You?

July 24, 2017

Advanced Kiosks is a computer kiosk hardware and software company, but first and foremost we are a team who cares about our community. The way we show our support to local non-profit organizations is...

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Computer Kiosk Software Development – Best Practice

July 12, 2017

Advanced Kiosks’ Software Development Process Advanced Kiosks is a self service computer kiosk company that develops both hardware and software solutions. Zamok is our kiosk management software designed to ensure a secure and user-friendly...

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Imperial Tobacco Limited HR Department & Self-Service Kiosks

June 28, 2017

Imperial Tobacco Limited is the leading tobacco manufacturer in the UK. They implemented HR kiosk self service as a means to improve their human resources operations and create a convenient portal for employees to...

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The Educator’s Perspective: Does Technology Improve the Classroom?

May 31, 2017

Just 30 years ago, technology was first introduced to the classroom. This started with comprehensive computer classes where students had access to a desktop for about a half hour the whole day. This was...

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Our 5 Most Popular Kiosk Resources | Advanced Kiosks

May 17, 2017

Hello all! I hope all has been well for you so far. Our year has been crazy filled with content creation and research to provide you, our readers, with quality resources that can guide...

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How to Successfully Implement an Information Kiosk

May 16, 2017

What do you need in an information kiosk? Information kiosks are becoming an increasingly important tool that captures “400% more views than static displays” (Intel Corp). This means that the old open face letter...

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ESS Tools: An Interview with Professionals in HR

May 10, 2017

With over 15 years in self-service technology, Advanced Kiosks has a powerful reputation providing solutions for human resources. While we do know a whole lot about HR, our focus of knowledge is technology and...

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Kiosk News of The Month! | Advanced Kiosks

May 3, 2017

Everyday, technology is improving. It is becoming more efficient, accessible, and prevalent in our society. Self-service technology is no exception to this time of fast moving innovation. To keep up with the constant updates...

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What is the General Services Administration?

Advanced Kiosks is happy to announce that we have been added as a vendor to the General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage! Online shopping website. Any Advantage! member gets 9% off of our products to...

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The Travel Kiosk: A Beginner’s Guide To Self Service Travel Tips

April 24, 2017

Self-service technology is being used globally and travel kiosks are now emerging as the ideal solution to cut down wait times for travelers and allow people to spend more of their time off actually on...

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Q1 2017 Quarterly Newsletter | Advanced Kiosks

March 25, 2017

Hello there! We’re coming towards the end of the first quarter of 2017 and spring has sprung! (We’re being optimistic). We spent a good chunk of this winter calling our customers to check-in on...

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Kiosk RFP vs RFQ Checklist | Advanced Kiosks

March 22, 2017

Kiosk RFP vs RFQ Checklist Writing RFP’s & RFQ’s can be challenging.  Use this eGuide to help make sure you don’t get stuck with an inferior product. The experienced technical sales staff and project...

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WHITE PAPER: Campus Kiosks & State Funding Crisis

Self-Service Campus Kiosks & Education Currently, the largest problem U.S. colleges and universities are facing is overcrowding and lack of state funding. More institutions across the nation are adopting self service and implementing campus kiosks...

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FAQ EGUIDE

Kiosk FAQ Eguide | Advanced Kiosks

Kiosk FAQ Eguide You answer one question, and it opens the door to three more.  However, do not let that get you down. If you are asking questions you are on the right track....

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ROI CALCULATOR

Kiosk ROI Calculator | Advanced Kiosks

Kiosk ROI Calculator and Savings Estimator Want to see how much a kiosk or self-service solution can save you from inefficient check-in or processing tasks? This kiosk ROI calculator and savings assessment tool is...

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Kiosk Project Evaluation Tool

Kiosk Project Evaluation Tool – Making Sure that You Succeed Your time is TOO VALUABLE. Seriously, when it comes to knowing if you are making good decisions about your kiosk project or some other type of...

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The Retail Kiosk: Your Best Defense Against Online Competition

March 21, 2017

Problems in the Retail Industry In the retail industry “About half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability...

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Kiosk Solutions for Small Retailers : Retail Kiosks

Why would a small retailer be interested in a kiosk? Retail kiosks can be used for many universal purposes. Check-in, registrations, wayfinding, information, POS (point-of-sale), etc. In retail, you may have noticed kiosks in...

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hospital kiosk

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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INFOGRAPHIC: Bar and Restaurant Kiosk Solutions

March 16, 2017

Restaurant kiosks are often small, counter top kiosks that can be used by both the customer and waitstaff to order drinks and food, call for service, and for bill pay. Transcript: What is a...

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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...

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SELF STORAGE CASE STUDY: 10 FEDERAL

March 7, 2017

10 Federal Self-Storage & Self-Service Kiosks 10 Federal is a fully automated self-storage facility in Graham, North Carolina that recently announced that it completed the lease on its first full-automated self-storage facility. They are...

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Interactive Ticket Kiosks: Making the Movies a Blast

March 1, 2017

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

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Self-Service Technology BUYER’S GUIDE

February 27, 2017

Shopping for a kiosk? PLAN LIKE A PRO   When shopping for a kiosk to accommodate your self service needs, there are important factors to consider. Kiosks, mobile apps, computer software, web services, these...

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airport kiosks

Taking Off with Airport Kiosks!

  They come in a variety of styles and purposes, but airport kiosks are sure to be a part of your next trip

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WHITE PAPER: SELF-SERVICE KIOSKS AND BUSINESS

February 15, 2017

Self-Service Kiosks & Business In today’s modern world, innovative technology is a controlling factor for the success of a business. As technology continues to grow and stay updated, so should businesses. Many industries are starting...

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voip

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...

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Church Case Study: Flatland Church

February 8, 2017

Flatland Kids’ Ministry and Self-Service Kiosks Flatland Group is a church in Omaha, Nebraska that is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. AG is a worldwide network of Christian churches that hold approximately 52+ million...

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Pet Kiosks and Self-Service Dog Parlors Making a Splash

February 7, 2017

Self Service Pet Kiosks Pet kiosks are growing in popularity, allowing loving dog owners to self serve the process of doggie washing. This new trend is turning what was once a potentially stressful but...

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CASE STUDY: Mount Notre Dame High School Kiosk Project a Big Success

Mount Notre Dame High School Kiosk Project Mount Notre Dame is an all-girls college preparatory high school based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. and bases its values off of Catholic faith. The high school kiosk...

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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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MindKare Kiosk: Eliminating the Stigma and Promoting Wellness

January 25, 2017

According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), “the suicide rate among young adults, ages 15-24, has tripled since the 1950s and suicide is currently the second most common cause of death among college...

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WHITE PAPER: Patient Care & Satisfaction

January 20, 2017

Self-Service Kiosks & Healthcare In the past couple decades, and particularly since the first Obama administration, there have been laws and policies put in place to ensure the proper access of healthcare materials to...

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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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WHITEPAPER: CHURCH CHECK-IN & TITHING SOLUTIONS

January 10, 2017

White Paper: Self-Service Kiosks and Church The largest problem facing churches today is that attendance and tithing are both down. Currently, 73% of the U.S. identifies as Christian, but only 31% of them are...

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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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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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WHITE PAPER: Self Storage Facility Differentiation

December 2, 2016

Self-Service Kiosks & Self Storage All over the country, self-storage facilities are using self-service technology to improve customer satisfaction and differentiate themselves from the competition. Self-service kiosks can be used for registration, checking into...

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Government Case Study: Austin Visitors Center

November 28, 2016

Austin Visitors Center & Self-Service Kiosks Austin Visitors Center in Austin, Texas, is run by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ryan Holbrook, IT Support Manager, is in charge of the development and implementation...

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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 Machine Price: How To Get The Best Deal.

Kiosk Machine Price You are looking for a kiosk and figuring out the budget. What is the normal kiosk machine price? It can range from $2,000 to $10,000 for a full size kiosk (not a...

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Kiosk Design: Design Your Kiosk to Fit Your Needs

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

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WHITE PAPER: Employee Self Service, A Cost Saving Solution

November 17, 2016

Self-Service Kiosks and Human Resources The rapid rate at which Human Resource departments are evolving is forcing a paradigm shift in HR professionals who have often assumed the roles of compliance managers, benefits administrators,...

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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 | Advanced Kiosks

Student Kiosks Ft. The Life of a College Student Hey, listen. I know we all love to talk about all the fun college parties and college lifestyle. The Chinese takeout at 2:00am and essays...

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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...

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Case Study: Temple Beth Sholom | Advanced Kiosks

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...

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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: efficient, easy to use, affordable | Advanced Kiosks

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

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A Brief History of Self Service Kiosks | Advanced 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 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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What is a Kiosk? | Advanced Kiosks

October 26, 2016

For anyone wondering, ‘What  is a kiosk?’ ki.osk /’ke, ask/ noun a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc., are sold. synonyms: booth, stand, stall, concession, counter, newsstand; information booth a small...

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8 Ways Giving Kiosks 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 | Advanced Kiosks

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...

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KIOSK BUYERS GUIDE | Advanced Kiosks

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...

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DMV Kiosks

DMV Kiosks: Bringing Back the DMV’s Good Name

August 1, 2016

The DMV self service kiosk is changing how people think about the necessary visit to the DMV for license renewal and more. It’s been a sad, running joke for many years that most dreaded...

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Quarterly Newsletter: Second Quarter | Advanced Kiosks

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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