Kiosk Solutions Issue 13 - Page 8

news KMS Europe acquires Carrot Computer KMS Europe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carrot Computer, a provider of integrated software and it hardware solutions to the hospitality and retail industries. The addition of Carrot Computer allows KMS to expand its abilities by offering bespoke software development. Together, KMS and carrot computer will help the hotels, transportation, food & beverage retail industries to innovate the customer interactions through connected technology platforms. As part of the acquisition, a new £400,000 Digital Hub is set to be created in Liverpool city centre KMS Managing Director, Emlyn Cole-Jones said: “We are delighted to bring the people and skills from Carrot Computer into KMS and see this as a really exciting development for the business and our customers. This acquisition will reinforce our existing software expertise, whilst the new Digital Hub gives us an important presence in the growing tech hub of Liverpool.” He added, “Work has already begun on our own digital signage platform, with more products in the pipeline to create a range of solutions to empower customer experiences all over the world.” Carrot Computer Managing Director, Alan Adesalu said: “Working with KMS for a number of years already, we know it is an extremely progressive business with a high degree of agility. This made the move a perfect fit for us. We have brought over our existing product catalogue of retail solutions which will be taken to new heights with the huge investment into our new Digital Hub in Liverpool.” n 8 KIOSK solutions Innovative Technology will be at RBTE 2018 Innovative Technology will showcase a number of their products at RBTE – Retail Business Technology Expo, which takes place on 2-3rd May 2018 at Olympia, London. The provider of cash handling technology will have a select sample of their products on display including SafeCash Collect, Twin SMART Coin System and NV200 Spectral. Paul Curley, Senior Business Development Manager commented, “We look forward to having a presence at the show and using RBTE as an opportunity to network with some of the leading retailers in Europe. We are particularly excited to be showing SafeCash Collect. This utilises our NV200 banknote acceptor to authenticate, count and store cash and is connected to our cloud- based data and reporting software ‘Live Collect’. This product is ideal for the retail market as it eliminates shrinkage, reduces cash in transit (CIT) collection costs and maximises cash handling efficiency.” Paul continued, “We will also have on display the latest addition to our SMART range, the Twin SMART Coin System which combines a state of the art bulk coin validator, 2 x mixed coin hoppers & recyclers in one. Boasting a large coin capacity and payout speeds of us to 24 coins per second the unit validates, discriminates and stores mixed coins, eliminating coin starvation and the need for multiple hoppers.” Visitors at RBTE will also be able to test out ITL’s NV200 Spectral – the most advanced note validator in its class. State of the art spectral sensors offer complete note image capture to authenticate the validity of notes. The unit boasts 99%+ first- time acceptance of new and street grade notes, with a note-to-note processing time of two seconds. n KIOSK solutions If you have any news please email James Abbott,