Kiosk Association (KMA)

Westminster,  CO 
United States
  • Booth: 1606

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Kiosk Manufacturer Association (aka KMA) leads the efforts to improve self-service engagement and engagement outcomes with customers via technology like kiosks, digital signage, lockers, digital menus, drive-thru technology such as outdoor line-busting tablets and outdoor menu boards, facial payment kiosks, POS, Antibacterial, AI engines, robotic restaurant, thin clients, software and service. We educate and inform on regulatory compliance with ADA, Section 508, WCAG, PCI DSS, HIPAA and UL (indoor and outdoor). KMA is a Participating Organization with the PCI SSC involved in Cardholder Activated Terminals or CATs.  In ADA, we meet with U.S. Access Board twice a year and have been featured presenters at U.S. Access Board public webinars.  We are proposing issues for the next rulemaking session which has begun late 2021.

Kiosk website is here & all our technology channels are listed at

Gold Sponsors : Olea Kiosks, Inc., KioWarePyramidNanonationVisperoKIOSK, KioskGroup22 MilesZebra, AUOPanasonic Restaurant SolutionsLG Electronics Business Solutions, Intel (Kiosk Technologies) and Esper.IO .

 Press Releases

  • See updated release

    From Krebs Oct 26

    In Brief

    • #1 it is still to be determined what has happened.
    • PAX terminals are used widely in kiosk machines and all types of Point-Of-Sale
    • Couple of financial providers in US and UK have started pulling the terminals
    • Cyberheists are common. Think back to Target, Home Depot and Heartland
    • Comes at a bad time with holiday season already in swing
    • Additional speculation that PAX is a victim


    U.S. federal investigators today raided the Florida offices of PAX Technology, a Chinese provider of point-of-sale devices used by millions of businesses and retailers globally. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the raid is tied to reports that PAX’s systems may have been involved in cyberattacks on U.S. and E.U. organizations.

    Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, PAX Technology Inc. has more than 60 million point-of-sale terminals in use throughout 120 countries. Earlier today, Jacksonville, Fla. based reported that agents with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had raided a local PAX Technology warehouse.

    In an official statement, investigators told WOKV only that they were executing a court-authorized search at the warehouse as a part of a federal investigation, and that the inquiry included the Department of Customs and Border Protection and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS). The FBI has not responded to requests for comment.

    Several days ago, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a trusted source that the FBI began investigating PAX after a major U.S. payment processor started asking questions about unusual network packets originating from the company’s payment terminals.

    Other Speculation

    • I believe we will find out that PAX was the victim of a cyber attack that leveraged vulnerabilities in the PAXSTORE to exploit the app marketplace and a subset of Android terminals. Vulnerabilities that PAX has at least made a concerted effort to patch long before the FBI ever started to investigate. Other than possible negligence, I believe PAX will be found to have not acted maliciously. Not only should PAX survive this ordeal, but it will cause them to strengthen the security of their Android platform and associated security protocols, and ultimately they and their partners and customers will be better off.
    • May have something to do with geo-location. Perhaps a cloud connection fetching/providing to a non-standard cloud connection.  With temperature detection devices using facial recog, it was documented that calls to Dahua server in China were in fact being performed.  That sort of thing typically becomes action trigger for people like FBI.


  • Facial Payment Technology NRF 2022 Innovation Award Nomination as Used in Kiosks

    NRF and the Vendor In Partnership (VIPAwards have forged a partnership for VIP Awards for NRF 2022.  Solutions will be recognized and celebrated by hundreds of retail professionals at NRF 2022 taking place January 15th, 2022

    Datacap in conjunction with the Kiosk Association has entered PopID in the Best Payment Innovation. It is an universal gateway that has been deployed in restaurants for “facial payment” using facial recognition for kiosks.

    We ask that you enter your vote for PopID and the other 7 categories.

    Please vote here!

    NRF Awards PopID

    Vote here NRF Awards PopID

    Entry Background

    What is PopID? Pay-by-Face with PopID

    PopID is a universal gateway for verifying an individual’s identity based on people’s faces for applications such as loyalty, payment and entry. PopID has various enter-by-face and pay-by-face solutions, PopPay. Ideal for retail and restaurants, PopPay can be used at drive-thrus, cashier/counter spaces, pay-at-table or via unattended kiosks.

    PopPay Kiosks

    PopID’s kiosks use facial recognition to give customers the ability to update/redeem their loyalty/rewards and pay using their face (with or without a face mask) across multiple restaurant locations. Credit card information is tokenized using Datacap’s payment solutions such that PopID can initiate payments in-store or online without storing cardholder data in any capacity.

    In addition to data security, this omnichannel approach to payments fosters a universal experience across all channels, empowering PopID to create forward-thinking, friction-free payment solutions for its customers.

    Benefits for businesses and consumers

    • Improved Safety
    • Higher Sales
    • Lower payment processing fees
    • Increased throughput
    • Higher loyalty program participation
    • Scalable with full integration support


    An example of one of PopID’s many locations, Daddy’s Chicken Shack (located in Old Pasadena, California), implemented PopID’s kiosks early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Chris Georgalas commented “We brought PopID’s kiosks in a few months into the pandemic, partly to act as a physical barrier between people and partly to help ease the ordering process… There’s no touching, there’s nothing whatsoever for [the customer] to do. I think it’s just amazing.”

    Future Outlook / Expanding Nationwide

    PopID’s technology has been in development since around 2016, but COVID-19 has accelerated the rollout of their kiosks and enter-by-face technology. As of September 2021, PopID announced that more than 100 restaurants and retail brands now accept PopPay throughout Southern California with around 70,000 registered users and more than four million facial authentications.

    On September 7th, 2021, PopID announced they plan to go national.

    This nomination was made in part by Datacap and the Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA)

    Please vote here!

    Category Submitted For

    Best Payment Innovation

    A frictionless user experience enables rapid adoption of this continually enhanced technology. Describe how your solution focuses on the user’s goal of speed, seamless entry, feedback, control and security, and how you service the retailer with ease of implementation.

    Best Customer Experience Solution

    Retailers need engaged, loyal customers and strive to offer a great experience in-store and across all touchpoints. Describe how your clients have used your solutions to provide a competitive advantage through a brand-appropriate integrated/omnichannel interaction and improved their business performance and relationship with their customers.

    Best Breakthrough Technology Solution

    Cutting edge technologies have transitioned from unfamiliar entities into targeted solutions with clear goals and expectations. With examples such as AI, AR, Robotics, Blockchain, Voice or other breakthrough tech, explain how you have become an integral aspect of success and performance for the retailer.

    Please vote here!


    Facial Payment Technology – PopPay Tablet Face Payment in Los Angeles area

    Facial Payment Technology or Pay By Face PopPay’s double-sided tablet is taking face payments at Dog Haus and Fresh Brothers Pizza in the Los Angeles area. See how they do it! PopID’s kiosks use facial recognition to give customers the ability to update/redeem their loyalty/rewards and pay using their face across multiple restaurant locations. Credit card information is… Read More »

    Update – TurnKey Payment Solutions for any Point of Sale (BNPL, txt, QR, Facial)

    Turnkey Point of Sale Payment Solutions One of the biggest trends that broke out of the pandemic was the massive uptick in alternative ways for consumers to pay. Gone are the simpler days of only letting customers pay with a credit or debit card, and only in full. Today’s shoppers are demanding the ability to pay on their… Read More »

    Contactless Payment Using Facial Recognition Self-Order Kiosks Case Study – Daddy’s Chicken Shack QSR Restaurant

    facial recognition payment

    facial recognition payment

    Introduction Daddy’s Chicken Shack, founded by Pace Webb and Chris Georgalas in 2017, is a fried chicken QSR restaurant located in Old Pasadena, California that features American southern flavor with a hint of Asian cuisine. Daddy’s prides themselves on hormone-free, antibiotic-free and free range chicken. Daddy’s also has a booth every sunday at the Smorgasburg open-air food market.… Read More »

    Please vote here!


    Please vote here!


  • Contactless Accessible Desktop Appliance
    Featured will be a demo of Contactless Desktop station which includes the latest generation Ingenico devices along with accessible "tactile" devices. Managing transactions via any number of contactless methods. All in an ADA-compliant platform....

  • Featured in the KMA booth at 1606 will be a demo of a Contactless Desktop station which will include one of the latest generation Ingenico devices along with accessible "tactile" devices.  Managing transactions via any number of devices such as QR code, SMS or Bluetooth. All in an ADA-compliant platform.  We want to thank KioWare, Insight-Touch (Booth 1532), Ingenico and UCP Unattended Payments

    This type of solution has been deployed in gift shops and pantries to make like easier for customers. A case study is available on the site

    Some background from the case study

    New hospitality kiosk, contactless, which is designed for hotel food pantries and gift shops.  Scan below and Pay and Go is the mantra and it makes a lot of sense. Having to wait in line for a bottle of water at the hotel can be a pain and there really is no reason for it.  This solution is a cloud-based retail management system that allows associates to scan retail items, apply discounts, and charge to rooms on existing front desk terminals while managers track inventory and report on retail performance from any device.

    Automated Retail Management and “Wait To Pay” converted to “Grab and Go”. ShopPoP is an in-store, guest-facing kiosk. It allows guests to truly grab-and-go without assistance reducing typical front desk burdens associated with offering a lobby retail store.

    On the technology front these units are utilizing software from KioWare.  Saves the solution provider time building their app (and focusing on their app) when a framework like KioWare automatically provides easy development options and built in compliance. QR code used is CR1100.  These people have a wide set of PMS integrations for companies such as Opera, Galaxy and PMI. Processor support comes with CreditCall, Shift4, Datacap Systems, Elavon, Bank of America and Chase Paymentech.

    For more information send an email to or call me at 720-324-1837 (Denver) and we can schedule a meeting or demo at the booth at NRF.

  • Polytouch® Nano SCO
    Polytouch® Nano SCO and its unique mix 'n' match concept provides you with what you need: The self-checkout kiosk is not a standard off-the-shelf product, it rather offers maximum modularity to meet the respective market conditions on site....

  • Polytouch® Nano SCO and its unique mix 'n' match concept provides you with what you need: The self-checkout kiosk is not a standard off-the-shelf product, it rather offers maximum modularity to meet the respective market conditions on site.

    Polytouch® Nano SCO and its unique mix 'n' match concept provides you with what you need: The self-checkout kiosk is not a standard off-the-shelf product, it rather offers maximum modularity to meet the respective market conditions on site.

    The Polytouch® Nano SCO is designed to include different payment modules and checkouts, depending on your requirements. A fast precision scanner speeds up the checkout process and a scale or hand scanner can also be added optionally.

    Thanks to the space-saving design and the various mounting options (wall mounting, countertop or on a pedestal), the Polytouch® Nano SCO offers unlimited possibilities and can be easily integrated into both existing and future store concepts.

    You can contact or call 720-324-1837 (Denver) to set up a meeting at NRF.  Pyramid Computer is also exhibiting in its own booth which is #6863. Contact Janine, in Germany, directly at 

  • Accessibility Storm Interface McDonalds Marriott
    See technology demo of latest in accessibility using Storm-Interface assistive tech (AudioPad as used in McDonalds, Marriott and Southwest Airlines). Included is a Vispero screen reader demonstration...

  • Storm-Interface assistive technology AudioPad

    You can see the AudioPad as installed on the new Amtrak ticketing machines that are rolling out (200 of them), At the airport you can see them on the Southwest Airlines passenger check-in kiosks

    Vispero JAWS Screenreader inclusive as used in new McDonalds kiosks and many others

    “McDonald’s prides itself on fostering an inclusive restaurant experience for all,” said Kelsey Hall, Senior Manager of Global Digital Accessibility at McDonald’s. “This inclusive kiosk solution ensures blind and low vision customers can independently order their McDonald’s favorites for themselves, their families, and their friends.” --   Article link

    About the Kiosk

    The Austin Freestanding Kiosk was designed with a slight tilt forward to welcome your incoming customers. The result is a sleek design that’s in step with today’s most popular electronics. Because there are minimal points where dirt and germs can build up, The Austin was made to look clean and stay clean, making it a great choice for food service and healthcare environments. You can even detach the four anti-theft screws and relocate the kiosk within your facility at will.

    Here is freestanding Austin Kiosk

    Contact or call 720-324-1837 for more information and scheduling a demonstration or meeting at NRF 2022 (#1606)

    For more information and/or setting up demo or meeting at the show:

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  • > Digital Signage
    > Content Management Systems
    > Custom Application Development
    > Content Design Services
    > Product Information Kiosks
    > Transactional Kiosks
    > Wayfinding & Directories
    > Educational Interactive Screens
    > Public-Space Digital Solutions

    Over the past two decades Nanonation has helped some of the worlds more recognizable brands and organizations create amazing digital experiences. We are more than a technology provider; we are a team of dedicated specialists to help you transform the customer experience in your environment. From digital messaging to product information to store audio, our platform drives all of your in-store solutions. Our work spans from retail and financial services to governments and museums, we have crafted thousands of solutions and deployed over 100,000 endpoints around the world. Our clients include brands such as Nike, American Eagle, Harley Davidson, Rogers Wireless, State of Nebraska, Tabitha Health, Pinnacle Bank and many others.

    Designing for public-space touch screens is nothing like web or application design. Our in-house team of creative experts builds best-in-class user experiences that match your audience’s unique needs. We understand your brand, your users and create a user interface that is as functional as it is visually impactful.

    Whether you need an enterprise class digital signage CMS or a single interactive screen, we have a library of solutions to fit your needs. While off-the-shelf solutions work of many of our customers, custom is also in our comfort zone. Nanonation's in-house team of developers and designers are experts at creating unique and impactful solutions. Our trained project managers ensure that everything goes smoothly from concepting to implementation. We bring extra value to our custom solutions through our proven  nanopoint software platform. A platform built for public-space that includes reporting, monitoring, content management and robust security features. Layered on top of Nanopoint is the unique custom implementation that is created for your specific needs and users. The result is solutions that are built faster, for lower cost and are more scalable.

    For More Information or Setting up a meeting