GiftLogic puts a finger on retail security

The developers of GiftLogic point of sale software announced the rollout of fingerprint integration into its platform. Fingerprint Integration with GiftLogic point of sale can be used for different functions throughout retail stores such as register logins, management overrides, time...


KioskCom Europe: Lines blur between digital signs, kiosks

Integrated touchscreens, networked signage hint at convergence.

Customer experience and IP

Protecting crucial aspects of an in-store experience against imitators.

More from the floor of Self Service Expo

A look at other new tech and tools from KioskCom.

Eye kiosk stands above KioskCom crowd

SoloHealth's EyeSite sweeps Self Service awards.

GlobalShop goes green

Designed-in technology, green products this year's big emphases.

Trade shows converge on Vegas

The Digital Signage Show debuts in April.

Putting the 'world' in Wincor World

Steady growth, innovation mark German firm's annual self-service show.

NRF 08: emphasis on 'green'

Retail's Big Show saw a major emphasis on the environment.

Ben Stein speaks at NRF

Actor/economist gives state-of-the-economy address to retailers.

NRF to focus on tech beyond the store

Show looks at relationship between retail, emerging technology.

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Finnish payment startup allows shoppers to pay with their face

A Finnish startup has created an alternative payment method that it says could do away with wallets — in both the physical and digital form. According to an article on, Helsinki-based Uniqul uses "military-grade" facial recognition algorithms to identify...

Are interactive window displays the future of retail?

According to, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute are working on a prototype for window displays using biometrics -- automated ways of recognizing humans based on physical or behavioral traits. Paul Chojecki, a researcher, said...

IBM is testing biometrics technology for retail marketing

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is testing technology that would use biometrics — automated ways of recognizing humans based on physical or behavioral traits — in retail marketing, according to, The new technology involves tracking biometrics through a mini...

Epicor to add U.are.U fingerprint biometrics to retail store POS solution

DigitalPersona Inc., a provider of fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the company's U.are.U fingerprint biometrics solution was selected by Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of enterprise business software to midmarket and Global 1000 companies. Epicor plans to...

NRF, Retail Customer Experience announce pavilion partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — NetWorld Alliance, publisher of Retail Customer Experience magazine and, and the National Retail Federation have announced a partnership to design and launch the Customer Experience Pavilion at NRF's 98th Annual Convention & Expo, to be held Jan. 11‐14, 2009, at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Touch-pay tech down, but not out

(Fort Wayne, Ind.) Journal Gazette: A high-tech payment system that arrived in grocery stores almost two years ago has quietly disappeared.

Biometric tools check for underage drinkers

Computer Weekly: Facial recognition technology has been tested in convenience stores to help stop children buying alcohol and cigarettes. The system has been developed for use in convenience stores at the point-of-sale to capture facial measurements that are checked against a database of profiles of known offenders.

New report details ROI for in-store digital signage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Digital Signage Association has published "Retail Digital Signage ROI: Finding the break-even point," an exclusive research report that uses real-world numbers to estimate ROI and benefits for various types of retail. "The one question that gets...

Shortlist announced for 2008 European Retail Solutions Awards

Nominees have been announced for the eighth annual European Retail Solutions Awards, which will be awarded in a ceremony June 25 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The ERSAs are "focused on recognizing retailers and suppliers for excellence and innovation...

Inaugural Customer Experience Summit announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The inaugural Customer Experience Summit, co-hosted by RetailConnections and by Cathy Hotka & Associates, will take place August 17-19, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

Pay By Touch shuts down all biometric retail services

SAN FRANCISCO — Solidus Networks Inc., dba Pay By Touch, announced that it will no longer process biometric transactions on behalf of its merchant customers and consumer membership base, as of 11:59:59PM March 19, 2008. On December 14, 2007, Solidus Networks filed for U.S.

Titanium system combines RFID, facial recognition

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Titanium Group Ltd., a biometric and security solutions provider, announced the launch of a new product tailor-made for the high growth retail sector in Hong Kong and China. The product aims to provide the retail industry...

Retail Wi-Fi open to hacking

Security consultancy AirDefense recently published its "2007 Retail Shopping Wireless Security Survey," which found that most of the wireless devices in use at retail are vulnerable to hacker attacks. Tests were conducted within the wireless "air space" of 3,000 retailers...

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