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A new study by IHL Consulting Group says that North American consumers are on pace to spend over $525 billion at self-checkout lanes, ticketing kiosks and other self-service machines in 2007, an increase from $438 billion in 2006.

"We expect that expenditures made at self-service kiosks will rise by about 20 percent this year and another 18 percent in 2008," says Greg Buzek, IHL’s president. Buzek also says that demand for self-checkout systems and other kiosks should push the dollar value of transactions to nearly $1.3 trillion by 2011.

The types of kiosks covered in the study are self-checkout systems, ticketing kiosks, check-in kiosks, food ordering, and postal kiosks.
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