Elliot Maras
Elliot Maras is the editor of KioskMarketplace.com and FoodTruckOperator.com.

2018 Kiosk Marketplace Census examines industry trends, opportunities

ATM Marketplace sister publication Kiosk Marketplace has organized its first annual industry census in response to requests from readers seeking reliable data on the size and growth of the self-serve kiosk industry. The newly released 2018 Kiosk Marketplace Census provides...

EMV adoption in self-service retail: What's taking so long?

EMV adoption in self-service retail: What's taking so long?

EMV compliance is a process that self-service equipment operators need to follow any time a new combination of payment device, software and gateway/processor is created.

Expanding electronics raise the stakes for protecting kiosks from extreme cold

Expanding electronics raise the stakes for protecting kiosks from extreme cold

Advances in heaters, fans, thermostats, regulators and lighting have enabled kiosks to function efficiently in almost any environment, but customers must utilize proven design practices.

Keeping up with consumers: Is it really worth the hassle?

Keeping up with consumers: Is it really worth the hassle?

Panelists at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas drew an SRO crowd for "Never talk to a human again," a discussion of heightened consumer expectations in this new automated age, and the payoffs and perils involved in trying to keep up with them.

Potential and pitfalls for FIs in the Internet of Things

Potential and pitfalls for FIs in the Internet of Things

At the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas, banking and restaurant execs discussed how they are using technology to improve their business and what challenges they face as they implement new technologies.

ADA, assistive technology and the leading example of ATMs

ADA, assistive technology and the leading example of ATMs

In part 3 of our series: Assistive technology for the disabled has become more sophisticated and pervasive in recent years, giving kiosk manufacturers and deployers the ability to better serve an important customer base — and meet ADA requirements.

Is that kiosk ADA compliant? Who knows?

Is that kiosk ADA compliant? Who knows?

When new ADA regs were released in 2010, touch screens in self-service devices weren't that much of a thing. They are now, and determining what compliance means for kiosk applications can be a problem, as part 2 of our series on ADA compliance explains.

ADA regs for kiosks being defined by lawsuits, not legislation

ADA regs for kiosks being defined by lawsuits, not legislation

The ADA specifies in detail how ATMs must accommodate visually impaired users. But kiosks? Not so much. This leaves the courts to establish guidelines for the industry based on case law, a process that's both expensive and subject to sudden change.

Azerbaijani bank embraces advanced ATM technology

Azerbaijani bank embraces advanced ATM technology

The International Bank of Azerbaijan has introduced a digital, fully automated self-service branch banking concept that targets 'almost any customer interested in modern service channels.'

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