Blog September 22, 2016
Attended vs Unattended Payment Kiosks
imageHOLDERS look at the difference between attended and unattended payment kiosks, and address which one your business needs.Read
The surge in self-service requires a kiosk with card reader. Our kiosk credit card reader enclosures house multiple different tablet or iPad chip and pin devices, allowing for efficient and safe purchases on self-service kiosks. These are ideal for retail, restaurants and hospitality.
imageHOLDERS integrate a wide range of magnetic swipe readers (MSR) for credit cards, chip and pin devices and contactless payment readers. Chip and pin devices work with EMV payment cards. Payment cards which comply with EMV are often called Chip and Pin or Chip and Signature Cards. By integrating a Chip and Pin terminal within your tablet enclosure, you can create an POS system which will ensure any changes in the technology surrounding the payment industry will work with your POS with simple integration with NFC readers which will ensure whatever payment your client chooses to use, you are able to accept.
Touch payment is the process of using Mifare and NFC to make secure payments using a variety of different devices such as credit cards, debit cards, smart cards and smartphones. The application allows the user to pay using their device at a point of sale terminal using a quick and secure process.
An application of touch payment. This is a mobile payment or digital wallet service provided by Apple Inc which works using Apple Pay compatible devices. Apple Pay does not require specific contactless payment terminals but works with existing NFC POS terminals.
An easy and secure way to pay for purchases costing £45 (this was increased from £30 in the UK as of 2020 – limits vary depending on the country) and under. Eligible cards have a contactless icon on the card.
On devices that support contactless payment there is an ability to spend over £30 by verifying yourself on the device. E.g. through a passcode or fingerprint which can confirm your identity.
A mobile payment or digital wallet service created by Google. This allows users to store data such as credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards and gift cards on their mobile phone. Google wallet does not require special contactless payment terminals but works with existing NFC POS terminals.
Any business that sells products or takes payment would benefit from a kiosk with payment device. Payment kiosks dramatically improve efficiency and increase revenue.
Check-in kiosks and self-check in hotels or premises can rely on a self-service kiosk to take payment for additional services or last minute check ins, meaning night staff can be reduced.
Waiters can quickly, safely and efficiently take payment on a portable kiosk or at the purchase counter. Self-service machines with integrated payment can also be deployed.
We aim to understand your business, problem areas, opportunities for growth and goals first. We can then advise and/or build on the best kiosk solution for you that will not only overcome those problem areas but also drive revenue, increase efficiency and promote productivity in the process. Health and safety measures are at the forefront of the design and we have many devices and accessories that promote necessary precautions.
imageHOLDERS enclosures are built using modular architecture, making it easy to integrate and/or retro-fit the devices that your business requires. We are proud to remain software and hardware agnostic, allowing your business to have the perfect combination of devices to increase revenue, productivity, efficiency and engagement within it’s industry.
Scanners are valuable devices across a multitude of industries, from travel to retail. We integrate kiosk barcode scanners, kiosk QR code scanners and kiosk document scanners into our enclosures, depending on the use case. They can be fully integrated and retro-fitted into existing kiosk enclosures. Tablet scanner stands are transformative for improving efficiency across a wide variety of sectors.
A touch screen kiosk with printer can be used in a wide range of settings. An iPad kiosk stand with printer or any touch screen kiosk with printer is hugely versatile for printing receipts, vouchers, postage stickers, tickets, photos and more. A computer kiosk with printer can print documents, whilst simple display kiosk printing is perfect for smaller tasks that can be made more efficient, such as visitor management entry tickets.
Some industries may require an iPad kiosk stand with keyboard. imageHOLDERS are proud of their innovative designs and the building of enclosures for a computer kiosk with keyboard and, even more so, enclosures that can house a tablet stand with keyboard. imageHOLDERS created a kiosk with keyboard specifically for the Microsoft Surface tablet, which the first in the world to support the tablets optional keyboard accessory. imageHOLDERS has secured the official ‘Designed for Surface’ approval, cementing our position as trusted partners of Microsoft.
There is an abundance of uses for a kiosk with camera. It can be used for digital signage with facial recognition, a temperature verification kiosk or for access control. A temperature kiosk is now the norm and is highly effective in assessing body temperature on the temperature check kiosk, using an infrared camera.
Biometrics are a form of identification which is traditionally used for security, such as border control and police profiling. However, as passwords and pin numbers become compromised, biometric identification has also started to replace commercial resources such as phone passwords and key fobs at work. A biometric kiosk could be a fingerprint kiosk or, by incorporating a facial recognition camera, a touchless kiosk allowing for a contactless check in. A touchless user interface is becoming rapidly more popular post-pandemic.
From chip and pin to USB adapters, imageHOLDERS have forged relationships with adapter and hub manufacturers to ensure a complete business solution. We optimise a USB kiosk using our expertly developed USB-C hubs. Our USB-C Hubs are secure with a dual screw locking fitment, providing an enhanced, reliable interconnection.
Contactless covers a wide array of different applications. The most common technologies are NFC, RFID and Mifare. The products we integrate are compatible with NFC, RFID and Mifare applications. We are moving more towards contactless technology such as gesture and voice control.
Contact us to discuss your modular kiosk solution