Category Archives: Kiosk Software

Kiosk Software —

Kiosk Industry is the news engine for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA which is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better self-service for customers and employees through kiosks and information technology (IT). Kiosk Industry Association leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements and engagement outcomes using information technology such as kiosks.

The Kiosk Industry Group acts as the professional news and marketing website for the kiosk and self-service industry. We are funded by those companies for the benefit of developers, resources and client companies interested in self-service, kiosks, thin or internet terminals and POS systems. News about the industry and by the industry that is relevant to companies looking to utilize self-service, and companies which assist in doing just that (hardware, software and application).

Windows and Android Kiosk with Remote Monitoring

KioWare Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, has been in business since 1991 providing client/server database and web development consulting services. The maturin… Source: kioskindustry.org Kioware feature article on kiosk industry.  Along with full Windows versions, Kioware has 3rd gen Android clients with remote monitoring and alerts. Feature support such as ChromeCast.

Kiosk Software – Android & KioWare Classic Windows

KioWare has released updates to KioWare Classic for Windows & KioWare for Android December 11, 2017 York, PA  – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released new versions of their kiosk system software products, KioWare Classic for Windows, and KioWare for Android. KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home… Read More »

Meridian Celebrates Decade of Kiosk Software Development

Meridian Celebrates a Decade of Kiosk Software Development Aberdeen, N.C. –  May 23, 2018 – Meridian, an industry leading kiosk manufacturer and kiosk software developer, is celebrating its 10th year of developing kiosk driven software. “Manufacturing our own kiosks and developing our own software has brought tremendous value to our customers,” said Meridian Founder and CEO, Chris Gilder.… Read More »

Kiosk Partner – Acquire Digital

Big thanks to Neil and Acquire Digital for becoming a kiosk software partner for Kiosk Industry Group.  Acquire added the Kiosk Industry Group as a partner and so now on Kiosk Partner and Kiosk Companies we list Acquire Digital.  [for instructions on becoming partner see link] Company overview: Acquire Digital, part of the Working Solutions Family was established in 1997.… Read More »

Kiosk Software Free – Lockdown Browser for Windows

Free Kiosk Software (evaluation only) SiteKiosk is now available with Windows 10 and Chrome support. Miami, December 23 — The latest release of SiteKiosk Windows supports Windows 10 and features a Chrome-based browser with customizable browser toolbar, a content filter with top-level domain filtering, a new onscreen keyboards with size-adjustment option and more.  Free trial  available at www.sitekiosk.com Sitekiosk… Read More »

KioWare Android Kiosk – Updated EMV & Marshmallow

Version 3.6 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full) now supports Android Marshmallow (6.0). Users running Android 6.0 can now use KioWare to safely secure their tablets or phones to approved websites or applications. KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android (Version 3.6) also include support for EMV certification via Credit Call’s mPOS CardEaseMobile framework which… Read More »

Kiosk Software – New KioWare for Android Update 3.7

Kiosk Software KioWare for Android Version 3.7 of KioWare for Android is now available. The latest release of KioWare for Android continues to support EMV certified mobile payments via Credit Call’s newest release of the mPOS CardEaseMobile framework (1.11).  KioWare for Android now also supports devices providing detection of user presence. Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released… Read More »

Success Story – Museum Kiosk using Table Kiosk

Declaration of Independence Museum Kiosk Purpose:  provide public interaction and access to Declaration of Independence via a museum kiosk and more specifically a multitouch table kiosk to let visitors sit and use. Client:  Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Application Development:  Jim Gibson of Gibson Design Associates working closely with University of Virginia Librarian Robert Perkins Kiosk software:  KioWare… Read More »

Kiosk Software – KioWare for Windows – new version

New KioWare kiosk software for Windows KioWare released version 8.5 of KioWare kiosk software for Windows with a ton of new features and enhancements.  See press release online at KioWare site. James Kruper, President of KioWare notes, “system security should be reliable and easy to configure with a strong feature set for kiosk customization. This update of KioWare… Read More »

Marijuana kiosk – Creating a cash-accepting marijuana kiosk

KioWare, Crane Payment and Olea team up in the cannabis market

Source: www.cpbj.com

KioWare is writing the software for the kiosk while California-based Olea Kiosks Inc. is designing and manufacturing the actual kiosk. Malvern-based Crane Payment Innovations is designing equipment for handling money inside the kiosk.

 

“I look at it like the kiosks that are coming into the fast food industry now,” said Frank Olea, CEO at Olea. “You place your order yourself on an electric board, and you take the receipt to the front counter where they hand you your food. That’s how it works.”

 

Read full article. It’s very good.

Custom Kiosk Software Cost – How Much Does It Cost to Build

In this article I’m going to give you an example of the factors that contribute to the cost of building custom kiosk software and broad cost ranges.

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

Common question is “how much will the kiosk software cost”.  

 

First let’s start out with the factors that have the biggest impact on the software costs.  Please keep in mind that our specialty is payment kiosks.

 

  • Is the kiosk accepting payments and if so what form of payments?
  • Does the kiosk need to be EMV or PCI compliant?
  • Does the kiosk need to dispense change (cash and/or coin)?
  • Does the kiosk need to support any other user interface devices (i.e. barcode scanners, RFID, webcams, etc…)?
  • Does the kiosk need to interface with an API or other backend accounting system?
  • Does the kiosk need to be able to continue operating during an internet outage?
  • What are the reporting requirements?
  • What are the administrative requirements (setting up kiosks, changing pricing, etc.)
  • and many more…

 

These are just a few of the questions that help us determine the cost of the custom kiosk software.

 

Let’s get to the numbers which is probably the reason you’re still reading this article.  Please keep in mind these are typical ranges for a small custom payment kiosk.  Larger projects intended to scale to hundreds or thousands of kiosks can go much higher.

 

The cost for the kiosk hardware typically runs in the $5K-$15K range depending on the payment devices/peripherals, if custom engineering is required and order quantities.

 

The cost for the custom kiosk software has a much broader range because there are so many factors.  Typically our custom kiosk software ranges anywhere from $50K -$250K.

Kiosk Software Accessibility – New KioWare Zoom Text, EZAccess, and Cash + EMV

Editors Note: New kiosk software release KioWare for Windows (Version 8.7)! New accessibility features are now available (such as ZoomText and JAWS for the visually impaired).  Support for EZ® Access Keypad.  (See upcoming Accessibility Seminar). Also added are a number of new devices, including an EMV compliant option using the Elavon processor via the OTI Trio (see UCP).… Read More »

Kiosk Software – Dynatouch Releases TIPs Kiosk Software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DynaTouch launches new website for TIPS™ Kiosk Management Software, the most secure and ADA/508 compliant kiosk software on the market www.TIPSkiosksoftware.com San Antonio, Texas. – November 15, 2016 – DynaTouch, a pioneering self-service kiosk solutions provider, announced that they have launched the TIPS™ Kiosk Management Software website. TIPS (Touch Information Presentation Software) has been the… Read More »

Directory Kiosk – New Interactive Building Directory Solution

Meridian, the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, announced the launch of MzeroDirectMe, an interactive building directory solution.

Source: www.prweb.com

DirectMe enhances visitor experience through self-service wayfinding and can be tailored to meet company specifications. The user-friendly building directory was created for high-density areas including corporate offices, hospitals and government buildings. “It’s extremely customizable but also very easy to use. The interactivity and expandability allow the directory solution to be as simple or complex as needed,” said Jeff MacDonald, Director of Software Integration at Meridian.

Payment Kiosks – KIOSK Bill Pay Software Product Released

KIOSK Information Systems to Demo New Bill Payment Software at the 2017 NRF Big Show, Booth #3805

Source: www.businesswire.com

Tom Weaver, states, “Without question, bill payment is KIOSK’s most consistent and dominant market application. Many of our clients are in their second or third generation of self-service having already proven the enormous impact of automating literally millions of transactions each year. The ROI on in-store bill payment has moved it from a ‘nice to have’ in-store feature to a ‘must-have’ element to maximize store profits.”

Kiosk Software – KioCall video conference software

Video conference kiosk software KioWare has added a new video conference kiosk product called KioCall that works with KioWare for Windows to add video conferencing to a kiosk. Video conferencing (via externally run applications) has been available in the past but never has it been so simple to implement and cost effective to run. KioWare has also released a… Read More »

Nanonation promotes two – Kiosk Software News

Lincoln, NE September 1, 2017: Nanonation, a leading provider of public space interactive and digital signage solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Shullaw to Vice President of Technology and Zachary Rustad to Director of Business Development. Dan Shullaw has been with the company for six years as Nanonation’s Enterprise Software Architect. As Vice President of Technology… Read More »

Kiosk Software – KioWare for Windows Release 8.12 New Devices

Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new version of KioWare for Windows, with a large number of new devices and customer requested features. Check out the full press release here. Version 8.12 of KioWare for Windows (Lite, Basic, & Full with Server) has added new toolbar controls, support for time-limited sessions, Hot Virtual Keyboard support, and support for… Read More »

Android Kiosk Software – New Release of KioWare for Android

Android Kiosk Software KioWare has a new release of KioWare for Android (version 3.15).  Also they have also released a new KioCall Android App (available in the Google Play Store) for use on Android phones and  tablets – it allows for sending and receiving calls to/from kiosks or other devices running KioCall.    Summary:    Version 3.15 of KioWare… Read More »

Chrome Kiosk Software – KioWare Kiosk OS Software Releases Chrome OS

PR originally published on PRNewswire Chrome kiosk operating system lockdown available Easily create a secure public-facing kiosk. ORK, Pa., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new product to secure the Chrome™ Operating System. KioWare for Chrome OS™ is a kiosk application used with Chrome OS Kiosk Mode to secure the Chrome Operating System and activate additional… Read More »

Kiosk Software for Windows New SiteKiosk 9.1 –

SiteKiosk 9.1 is now available with Windows 10 and Chrome support Miami, Florida (PRUnderground) December 23rd, 2015 The latest release of SiteKiosk Windows supports Windows 10 and features a Chrome-based browser with customizable browser toolbar, a content filter with top-level domain filtering, new onscreen keyboards with size-adjustment option and more.  Free trial  available at www.provisio.com PROVISIO’s kiosk software, SiteKiosk,… Read More »

Windows Kiosk Software Customer Requests

KioWare for Windows Release with Customer Requested Features Version 8.18 of KioWare® for Windows is now available. This release is almost exclusively dedicated to adding customer requested features and devices such as barcode scanners, passport readers, currency dispensers, receipt printers, and more. Significant improvements to Drive Browser also added. May 2019, York, PA – Analytical Design Solutions Inc.… Read More »

Kiosk Mode Software – Renewing Sponsor Sitekiosk

PROVISIO SITEKIOSK SOFTWARE PROVISIO Sitekiosk Software is a market-leading kiosk software development company providing turnkey secure kiosk, digital signage and remote management software solutions. PROVISIO products are sold in more than 50 countries through offices in the U.S. and Europe. Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, BMW, T-Mobile and Citibank, have chosen the company’s easy-to-use and… Read More »

KioWare for Windows Version 8.24 with KioTouch

Kiosk Software Touchless Kiosk Applications 6/18/2020 YORK, PENNSYLVANIA — A new version update of KioWare for Windows has been released. Version 8.24 for Windows is now available with many improvements that work toward the company’s goal of constantly improving user experience. KioTouch™ Integration KioTouch™ is a touchless interface solution for self-service kiosks and is now integrated into KioWare… Read More »

Best Kiosk Software – Intuiface Next Generation interactive experience creation

Next Generation interactive experience creation with Intuiface We welcome Geoffrey and  Intuiface as a 2 Year Bronze Sponsor.  Very robust authoring environment coupled with rapid application development (aka no coding required — all drag and drop templates).  Complete portfolio of project videos to see end results.  The extremely wide ecosystem for full-service provider partners is unparalleled in our… Read More »

KioWare Releases New Versions of Kiosk Software

Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android is now available. Also available is Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows. With External Device Support for a plethora of new devices, this latest release of KioWare Kiosk Software Products allows for integration with new payment, printing, and security devices. Source: www.kioware.com Disable status bar, Spanish language, and EMV compliance & devices… Read More »

Kiosk Software – KioWare announces Europe & UK presence.

 KioWare Kiosk Software for Android and Windows Now Has UK Office Reading, United Kingdom March 16, 2015 – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) dba KioWare, headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, has a new office location based just outside of London offering sales and service for current and prospective EMEA clients. Joining the KioWare team & managing the KioWare Europe… Read More »

ARCA Launches Automation Software For Self Service Providers & Kiosk

Envoy™ platform simplifies communication between transaction software and devices Mebane, NC (January 6, 2015) — ARCA, a global leader in cash and payment automation technology, announced today the release of its latest software solution, Envoy™ to help accelerate the integration of self-service transaction software with kiosk hardware. Source: www.arcatechsystems.com Great stuff from ARCA who has always provided top tier… Read More »

5 Kiosk Design Tips for Scalable Kiosk Applications

Blog article on designing kiosk application to scale.  Creating a kiosk application capable of scaling from a handful of kiosks at a single location, up to thousands of kiosks spread across multiple regions requires that you design for scalability from day one. 

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

1. Offload computation to the kiosk to reduce the workload on the server

2. Choose the right database engine based on the nature of your data

3. Use a reliable content delivery network with geo-location to rapidly deliver content

4. Ensure maintainability through modular design and loosely coupled layers

5. Regularly analyze your code to ensure it’s running efficiently