Kiosk Remote Control – touchless operation using smartphone

By | April 18, 2022
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Press release from Sitekiosk May 2022 – for more information you can email [email protected]

Smart Kiosk Remote Control

Touchless operation of kiosk or presentation devices โ€“ Available in combination with SiteKiosk Windows and SiteKiosk Cloud or Server

The way people use terminals in public spaces is changing to comply with new hygiene guidelines. The new Smart Kiosk Control feature offers an alternative input for terminals by enabling touchless operation using your own smartphone. Smart Kiosk Control is also a great choice for hosting presentations or to increase accessibility of the terminal.


Functionality of the remote control for terminals

Smart Kiosk Remote

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Your smartphone works as a remote on the terminal similar to the way a touchpad moves a mouse pointer. Left and right mouse clicks are triggered via on-screen buttons on the mobile device. Your device can also be used to enter text and numbers. Alternatively, separate remote-control interfaces can be generated for your own SiteKiosk or CMS applications (formerly SiteCaster).

Technical Implementation

After scanning a QR code, a website opens on the devices that provide the kiosk controls. Communication takes place via websocket connection between the mobile device and a public server (e.g. SiteRemote) with internal tunneling to the terminal. In custom projects, the communication channel between kiosk and smartphone can be used for any purpose and also employ a custom interface.

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Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner -- With over 40 years in the industry and technology, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major early career kiosk projects include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others. Craig helped start kioskmarketplace and formed the KMA. Note the point of view here is not necessarily the stance of the Kiosk Association or