March 18, 2008
DIMA Photo Kiosk Shootout Results
Recent competition at PMA Show in Las Vegas results with Storefront winning 6 of 8 awards with the photo kiosk used provided by KIOSK Information Systems.
Storefront.com Wins the Super Bowl of Kiosks with a Blowout Victory
To the folks at Storefront.com, the Super Bowl is over. They won and are now uncorking the champagne to douse each another.
The equivalent of the Super Bowl in the kiosk business is the DIMA Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out, which was held in Las Vegas the day before PMA opened. Unlike the face-off in Arizona, where one team plays only one other team in one game, DIMA's Super Bowl pits 28 kiosks in eight separate competitions.
Storefront.com won six of the eight competitions, the most one-sided blowout since the Shoot-Out five years ago. Kodak was a winner of one category, and Whitech the other.
The competition is broken down into four separate categories: Digital Order Station; Instant Print Kiosk; Software Only; and Multi-Function Photo Kiosk. Each category is judged by two different panels: a group of three industry experts and a consumer panel of local residents. In total: eight competitions.
Kodak took the Expert's Choice honors with its new G4x Print Station in the Multi-Function Photo Kiosk category as selected by the expert panel. Whitech was the winner in the Digital Order Station group, with its PT2600 taking the People's Choice honors. Storefront.com swept the other six, three from the experts and three more from the consumer panel. Its IT-2000 kiosk won two of the awards.
The expert panel consisted of FRANCIE MENDELSOHN, Summit Research Associates; ROBERT PORTER, Euro Kiosks Network; and LAWRENCE DVORCHIK, KioskCom (JD Events). CHAD MUNCE, PMA executive, digital imaging markets, coordinated the Shoot-Out competition for DIMA.
Asked for his reaction when he first heard about the six awards, TOM CEH, senior VP, Sales and Marketing for Storefront.com, said he used exclamations not suitable for printing in a family publication. Then: "We were ecstatic, totally flabbergasted. The word 'wow' is definitely in play." In describing his firm that flies somewhat below the radar, Tom said, "People are beginning to see Storefront.com as a leader in the kiosk space."
Among the firm's customers are Kroger, Duane Reade, Fred Meyer, and King Soopers.
MURRAY MACDONALD is president and BOB RICCI is CEO of Storefront.com. To them, Super Bowl Sunday's game was only an incidental event.
Posted by keefner at 11:26 AM
October 31, 2005
Kiosk Award Winner
KIOSK InformationSystems along with Netkey win Best Kiosk award at San Francisco Kiosk Tradeshow.
The winners of the 6th Annual Kiosk Awards were announced in a presentation Tuesday at the Self-Service & Kiosk Show, held Oct. 17-18 in San Francisco.
NetWorld Alliance vice president and associate publisher Joseph Grove announced the nominees and winners in eight categories, plus the "Readers Choice" winner. Grove also functions as editor of Kiosk magazine, which co-sponsored the competition.
The Swift Informer kiosk project by Netkey and KIOSK InformationSystems won two awards at the Self-Service and Kiosk Show in San Francisco, receiving First Place honors in the Best Kiosk (General) category, and Second Place in the Best New Kiosk (Application) category. Twenty-seven companies submitted 42 entries in eight categories to the competition. Rigorous hands-on judging of the Swift kiosk and application was conducted at the show by three experts in self-service.
The Swift Informer kiosks provide drivers, mechanics and other employees with secure online access to payroll, benefit, permit, training and safety information, truck repair manuals and parts availability, as well as e-mail, company news, weather and directions.
Posted by keefner at 10:59 AM
May 08, 2005
KioskCom Excellence Awards
KIOSK InformationSystems Takes Home Most Awards at Industry Show
Full Story on PR Newswire
LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month a number of prominent companies won excellence awards for their deployment of interactive self-service applications. Former CNN Headline News Anchor Bob Losure presented the awards to a jubilant crowd of
over 250 industry professionals. The awards ceremony took place during the
9th annual KioskCom.com Trade Show and Conference, which is being held this
week at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
"We salute the winners and all of the finalists, this was a stellar year
for the industry. The panel of 11 judges had a challenging time deciding on
the winners as all of the projects were strategic, innovative and visionary,"
said Lawrence Dvorchik, KioskCom.com's COO and the Executive Director for the
awards program. "The awards truly had an international flair with winners
from Norway, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Korea."
KIOSK InformationSystems took home five awards, more than any other company.
- Sony PictureStation for Best Hardware/Enclosure Design for a large Kiosk Deployment
- ExxonMobil E-Wiz in Updated Kiosk Deployment category
- Sony PictureStation in Best Other Kiosk (large deployment)
- Fedex Self-Service Shipping Kiosk in Best Other Kiosk (large deployment)
- Burn A Song Digital Music Kiosk for Best Other Kiosk (small deployment)
In addition, the attendees at the awards dinner reached deep into their
pockets and donated over $8,500 to Positively Kids, a wonderful non-profit
organization based in Las Vegas that provides home care services to medically
About KioskCom.com's Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards:
KioskCom.com's Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards
(http://www.kioskawards.com) are the premier awards for interactive self-
service technology worldwide. Established in 2002, these awards continue to
honor, recognize and promote the very best interactive self-service kiosk
deployments, and the successes of those organizations implementing self-
service technology. The awards are intended to showcase the best kiosk
applications and designs for the many industries that currently use
interactive, self-service kiosks. The winners will set the standards of
excellence for future kiosk implementations. KioskCom.com's Interactive Kiosk
Excellence Awards are announced each year at KioskCom.com's Annual April
Conference and Exhibition. For more information about KioskCom.com 2006,
scheduled for April 10-12 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, please call
800-882-8684 or visit http://www.kioskcom.com.
Posted by keefner at 12:48 PM
November 11, 2004
KIOSK Wins Awards
Shibby Kiosk Wins Award for Airport Kiosk
IN THE NEWS: Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards: Best application for travel, hospitality or entertainment
The 2004 KioskCom Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards honor, recognize and promote the best interactive self-service kiosk implementations over the past year. The 2004 awards honored excellence in 11 different categories. This is another article published on Kioskmarketplace recently in their ongoing series of profiles on winners and runners-up in each category.
Pay-per-use Internet access
KIOSK InformationSystems was awarded 2nd place in the category of Best Kiosk Application for Travel, Hospitality or Entertainment for its Shibby-branded kiosk in use at the Denver International Airport. For Tom Weaver, vice president of sales and marketing for KIOSK, the Shibby kiosk was a success on many levels. .It.s been very successful and profitable for us,. said Weaver of the 32 kiosks now in use.
While the kiosks provide users with pay-per-use Internet access and wireless bill pay, they also provide KIOSK with a learning experience. Once the kiosks were deployed,
Shibby has been very successful and profitable for us.. Tom Weaver,
VP sales and marketing, KIOSK
KIOSK studied everything about them. We did it to learn,. explained Weaver. Basically, the company wanted to learn what to expect from an ROI standpoint, the importance of signage, what drives users to the kiosks and how kiosk location affects usage. BOX The Shibby kiosks, while successful, were never meant to be mass produced. KIOSK is using what it learned to strengthen its role as a consultant in the industry. The company is a leader in the design and manufacture of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service terminals. KIOSK customers include a range of corporate clients including McDonalds, Citibank, IBM, Disney, Borders and Mercedes Benz, as well as many government agencies and universities.
Info Touch Technologies distributes its automated self-serve bill pay service at the Shibby kiosks at the Denver International Airport. The kiosks are co-owned and operated by KIOSK and RHMES Communications. Powered by Info Touch.s Surfnet Premiere software, the kiosks enable airport employees and air travelers to pay their Cricket wireless bills in cash and/or credit card. Project stakeholders derive revenues from the convenience fees paid by consumers to pay their Cricket bills.
Info Touch Technologies provides software and personal financial services through secure kiosk networks. Surfnet is Info Touch.s trademarked technology for the delivery of e-services, including bill payment, wireless Internet access, maps and directions, money transfer, PIN dispensing for prepaid products and services, electronic coupons, video/text/photo e-mail and general Web-browsing.
The above excerpt published September 29, 2004
Founded in 1993, KIOSK is the established leader in the design and manufacturing of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service informational terminals. Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, KIOSK' growth over the last nine years has earned the company a place on the Inc. 500 list and on both the Colorado Fast 50 and the nation's Technology Fast 500 by Deloitte & Touche. KIOSK has provided innovative kiosks for a who's who of corporate clients including McDonalds, Citibank, IBM, Disney, Borders, Mercedes Benz and Conoco, as well as numerous government agencies and universities. Having produced thousands of kiosks for over 1000+ different applications, including human resources, interactive and transactional retail, and security applications, KIOSK has the most in-depth experience and expertise in the kiosk industry. Contact KIOSK at 303-466-5471 or www.kis-kiosk.com for more information on its complete line of kiosks and contract manufacturing capabilities
About Info Touch Technologies
Info Touch Technologies provides software, and personal financial services through secure kiosk networks. Surfnet is Info Touch.s trademarked technology for the secure and convenient delivery of e-services, including but not limited to bill payment, wireless Internet access, maps and directions, money transfer, PIN dispensing for pre-paid products and services, electronic coupons, video/text/photo e-mail and general Web-browsing. For more information, visit www.infotouch.net.
For more information please contact:
Cricket Media Relations:
Kristin Parsley Atkins
Tel: (858) 882-9105
Cricket Colorado Office:
Tel: (720) 374-1825
Tel: (303) 661-1652
Info Touch Technologies Corp.
Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations
Tel: 604.298.4636, Ext. 250
Toll Free: 888.679.3322
Linear Capital Corp. (Investor Relations - Info Touch Technologies Corp.)
Toll Free: 1-877-600-6001
Posted by keefner at 12:31 PM
KIOSK Wins Seven Awards
KIOSK Takes Home a Record Seven Awards at 3rd Annual KioskCom Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards
KioskCom Announces Winners in the 3rd Annual KioskCom Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards.
Louisville, CO, June 11 -- KioskCom LLC, organizers of KioskCom 2003, the Premier Conference and Exhibition on interactive self-service technology announced the winners in the 3rd Annual KioskCom Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards contest held recently in Las Vegas. KIOSK InformationSystems is pleased to note KIOSK received 7 awards in various categories.
|Pete Snyder of KIOSK InformationSystems shares their award for the Best Kiosk Application in
Financial Services with software partner Info Touch Technologies Chairman & CEO, Hamed Shahbazi|
“The Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards honor, recognize and promote the best interactive self-service kiosk implementations over the past year.
All of the submissions were excellent, and the finalists demonstrated why they were selected in our on-site final usability testing. Each and every applicant – and especially the finalists – should be very proud of their accomplishments. They were all excellent, and determining the winners was much harder for the judges this year than in the past,” says KioskCom Executive Director, Lawrence Dvorchik. “The winners set the standards of excellence for future interactive self-service technology implementations.”
In the Best Human Resources Application, KIOSK was the overall winner with the Wal-Mart Job Kiosk project.
Other Categories in which KIOSK received an award included:
- Best Kiosk Application in a Retail Environment: QuickPIX
This is state-of-the-art Photo Kiosk with kiosk software by Touchpoint. Remote monitoring provided by Catapult, another product of TouchPoint.
- Best Kiosk Application for a Government Agency: US Postal Service
This HR kiosk application provides employee benefits and services for the disconnected employee. This application uses Netkey for managing and monitoring.
- Best Kiosk Application in Financial Services: Cricket
- Best Kiosk Application for Travel, Hospitality or Entertainment: our Shibby/Stubby with Info Touch
- Best Hardware/Enclosure Design for a Kiosk Project: QuickPIX
- Most Creative/Best Use of an Input Device in a Kiosk Application: QuickPIX
For more information about the KioskCom Interactive Kiosk Excellence Awards Competition (
Managing Director, KioskCom
Lawrence at kioskcom.com
Posted by keefner at 12:18 PM
November 10, 2004
Photo Kiosk Shootout
KIOSK InformationSystems Enters Digital Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan 30, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KIOSK InformationSystems, Inc. (KIOSK) has entered its QuickPIX Photo Machine in the First Annual Digital Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out sponsored by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) at its 2004 Conference February 10 in Las Vegas.
QuickPIX, manufactured by KIOSK in partnership with TouchPoint Solutions, Inc., is a complete, self-contained photo finishing station with a small footprint designed for placement in a wide range of retail locations including convenience stores, supermarkets and drugstores. Each unit incorporates full point-of-sale functionality including photo printing, cash and credit card processing and the issuing of receipts. In addition, QuickPIX units can be tailored to the branding needs of individual retailers.
At the DIMA Shoot-Out QuickPIX will compete against other stand-alone output photo finishing kiosks. A panel of judges will evaluate each system on a variety of attributes including speed of first print, user friendliness, quality of print and simplicity of use. QuickPIX by KIOSK offers the user high speed, high volume and high quality photo printing. Surface wave technology and pure glass touch screens in QuickPIX assures superior resolution and fewer false screen touches.
"Retail leaders and consumers have quickly embraced the photo kiosk as a natural outgrowth of the digital camera revolution," said Rick Malone, president and CEO of KIOSK. "The uniqueness of QuickPIX makes the experience of editing, printing and paying for your own digital photos quick, fun and easy."
QuickPIX and other KIOSK kiosks will be on display in Booth B203 at the Photo Marketing Association International Annual Convention and Trade Show February 12-15, 2004.
KIOSK InformationSystems designs and manufactures touch screen, self-service kiosk solutions for retail, human resources, employee benefits, CRM, Wi-Fi, loyalty, gaming and many more self-service applications. With more than 28 standard kiosk models, custom models, turnkey vending units such as public internet terminals and photo kiosks, KIOSK has the largest self-service product and services line from which to choose.
Founded in 1993, KIOSK InformationSystems has more than 100 years of combined experience and is ISO 9001 and UL-listed certified. Retail kiosks, human resource and self-service solutions are a core competency. Major clients include Wal-Mart, U.S. Postal Service, McDonald's, Pepsi, the U.S. Government and Disney. For information about KIOSK products and services please visit www.kis-kiosk.com/pr-photokiosk, call KIOSK at 303-466-5471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Tom Weaver of KIOSK, +1-303-661-1652.
SOURCE KIOSK InformationSystems, Inc.
CONTACT: Tom Weaver of KIOSK, +1-303-661-1652
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Posted by keefner at 04:54 PM