Kiosk Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

Periodically, the Kiosk Industry Group inducts new Hall of Fame members. Nominations are now being accepted. Inductees will be announced at DSE in Las Vegas in March 2017.

EASTLAKE, CO – 12/12/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Kiosk Industry Association, aka Kiosk Industry Group, announces that nominations are now being accepted for the Kiosk Hall of Fame. Nominations should focused on the people who have made extraordinary contributions to the self-service industry, whether as designers, manufacturers or deployers. Nominations may be emailed to

As the manager of Kiosk Association puts it, “It’s important that along with encouraging the regulatory guidelines and best practice design engineering, we recognize the extraordinary people who truly are the industry.”

The last induction cycle two years ago included:

  • Frank Olea, Olea Kiosks

  • James Kruper, KioWare Software

  • Sandy Nix, CTS

  • Michael Smith, founder, NeoProducts

  • Edward Crowley, URway Holdings, Fivepoint

  • Ron Bowers, Frank Mayer & Associates

  • Peter B. Snyder, Middle East Kiosks

  • Thomas Smith, Self-Service Networks

  • Mike Mayer, Frank Mayer & Associates

  • Hamed Shahbazi, TIO Networks

  • URway Holdings – sponsor of Awards

This year the Association is including a special recognition category for media and the writers, editors and tradeshow producers who have contributed to industry. Our current candidates include: James Vande Castle, Kiosk Magazine, and Mary Carlin, Edgell Publications. Also included is a special posthumous recognition for James Bickers, who died in October 2016. Bickers was among the first editors of Kiosk Marketplace and the creator and founding editor of Digital Signage Today.

Kiosk Current Candidates

  • Traci Martin, Olea Kiosks and Ceroview

  • Gib Smith, Gibco

  • Heinz Horstmann, PROVISIO

  • Neil Farr, AcquireDigital

  • Nigel Seed, Netshift & KioWare Software

  • Ben Wheeler, Flextronics and Arral

  • Tommy Woycik, NEXTEP SYSTEMS

  • Tommy Wincent, Swecoin

  • Lars Rosendahl of Rosendahl Conceptkiosk AS.

The Association will continue to gather nominations for the near future. Candidates will be voted for online, and new inductees will be announced at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in March 2017 in Las Vegas. Nominations may be emailed to

NEXTEP Candidate Preview

One of the candidates this year is Tommy Woycik of NEXTEP SYSTEMS. NEXTEP provides self-order software for food and restaurants.

NEXTEP is in the news this month with its all-new touchscreen drive-thru ordering system, the DT5. With a flexible footprint, improved ergonomics, and a lower total cost of ownership, the DT5 will help streamline operations for concepts with limited space and/or budgets. The DT5 also integrates seamlessly with the rest of NEXTEP’s product suite, including POS and mobile ordering.  With NEXTEP’s POS, restaurant employees see orders in real-time and process those orders intuitively, thereby speeding up drive-thru operations. Additionally, guests can order from their mobile devices and use the DT5 to tell the restaurant that they have arrived to pick up their orders.

Watch the video, Equalizing the Drive Thru, to see how the Touchscreen Drive Thru makes the ordering experience identical for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and any other guest, truly eliminating any stigma or discrimination.

Kiosk Editor Picks This Week

  • KioWare Whitepaper Review: Video, EMV, Android, Cash Kiosk

  • Tekview Releases PowerTxt Reboot Device Controlled by Text Messaging

  • NEXTEP SYSTEMS Introduces the All New Touchscreen Drive Thru DT5

  • Ingenico Releases iUC150B Contactless Reader

  • PatientWorks Corporation Announces Marketing Agreement with CTS Healthcare

  • 2017 Kiosk Hall of Fame Awards Nominations Being Accepted

  • Olea Kiosks help casinos build loyalty programs, manage comps

  • McDonalds Kiosk – Table service, touch-screen order kiosks coming to all U.S. McDonald’s


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The Kiosk Industry Group is a professional news and marketing association for  kiosk and self-service manufacturers. It is for the benefit of kiosk manufacturers, developers, resources and client companies who are involved in self-service and kiosk systems. News about the industry and by the industry is published on our website when it is relevant to companies that deploy or may deploy self-service, or to companies that support those deployers with hardware, software or applications. The Kiosk Industry Group has been active since 1995. Visit for more information.

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