Kiosk Software – KioWare Windows simplifies kiosk set up

By | November 2, 2015

Newest KioWare for Windows Released

Highlights are:

  1. New KioWare Classic Importer Tool.  KioWare has added an importer tool that allows users of KioWare Classic for Windows to import their configuration settings easily for use with the new KioWare for Windows (nice feature for existing user base).
  2. Super easy/simple attract screen set up.  KioWare has added a new option to make it extremely easy for users to set up an attract screen with multiple images.  Good as Attractor and call to action but also to reduce burn-in on your screen.
  3. EMV support via Credit Call’s Chip DNA.  There are a number of new devices being added, one of which is an EMV ready magstripe device, making it easy for customers to create and configure EMV compliant and certified kiosks using KioWare.  This is the only EMV solution and the savings are substantial when you consider QSA and recertification costs.
  4. HTML keyboards available for more than 50 language locales.

Here is the full press release

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The latest version of KioWare for Windows simplifies the kiosk set up process. 

With a new import tool to transition your KioWare Classic configuration file, an easy drag and drop attract screen tool, and other new features and customization options, KioWare for Windows makes it easy to display – and secure ‚Äďbrowser-based applications using the Chromium browser engine.¬†

Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released an update for the new KioWare for Windows (Version 8.2), focusing on simplifying the configuration process and providing more customization capabilities.  This update is available to existing KioWare for Windows and KioWare Classic for Windows license holders (with current support).

Key new features of KioWare for Windows Version 8.2 include:

A tool to import KioWare Classic for Windows xml files into a usable KioWare for Windows configuration file (JSON).  This feature is a valuable time saver for existing KioWare Classic for Windows users as they transition to the new KioWare for Windows. Import a current configuration file into the tool and out comes a new configuration file for use with KioWare for Windows 8.2.

A simplified attract screen drop downallows users to drop attract screen assets into a specified folder in order to easily create a custom, auto playing, attract screen via simple drag and drop.

The Configuration Tool layout and design has been modified in order to improve user experience, particularly when used on a touch screen device.

Using the pop up color picker, you can now customize tab colors and background colors to create an end user experience that is fully integrated with your brand, website, or application styles.


New HTML keyboards are now available for more than 50 language locales.

Pop up dialogs can now be customized and styled to create a cohesive experience for end users.

New options have been added to the ‚Äúopen new window‚ÄĚ scenario.¬† By default, KioWare automatically determines if a new url should be opened via new tab or pop up (based on size).¬† KioWare can be set to open new urls all in new tabs or (new feature) allin new pop up windows.

Users now have the ability to set a timeout warning dialog for users before session restarts due to inactivity.¬† Called ‚ÄúShow inactivity warning‚ÄĚ, the custom text box appears, and can be modified, below the selection.

Newly added to KioWare for Windows, command line install options can be used for unattended/scripted installation.

Users can now import both settings files and package files to KioWare for Windows (previously only package files were supported).

KioWare Basic for Windows and KioWare Full for Windows also offer device support. 

The following new devices have been added.  ChipDNA, already supported in KioWare Classic for Windows, is now supported by new KioWare for Windows.  ChipDNA (1.7) supports a variety of different EMV PINpads and communication protocols for those PINpads.  This addition makes KioWare for Windows a great solution for EMV compliant credit card processing.

Also added is the Code Corp Code Reader™ 1000 (CR1000), a compact, cabled barcode reader that takes up limited workspace.

The Sankyo SHT1610-0730 Dispenser is also now supported. This dispenser handles a variety of card options, allowing for dispensing of cards to end users.

The new KioWare for Windows has one single installer for all models (Lite, Basic, & Full) of the product. Potential and current customers can download KioWare for Windows and determine which model is needed before purchasing the appropriate license.

KioWare for Windows Version 8.2 is available for download and purchase:¬† Licensing is perpetual and annual support is recommended in order to maintain access to the most recent version of the product.¬† If you would like to convert your licenses from KioWare Classic for Windows to the new KioWare for Windows, log into your customer account, select a transaction, and click the ‚Äútransition license(s)‚ÄĚ button.

All KioWare kiosk software products secure devices such as tablets, desktops, and smartphones running Android or Windows Operating Systems.  KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications.  KioWare Kiosk Management tools (KioCloud, KioWare Server, & KioWare Server ASP) allow for remote kiosk management, usage statistics, reporting, monitoring kiosk health, content management and more.

Read this important article about Flash, Java and the changes to this function in KioWare 8.2.

All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen.

About KioWare:

KioWare kiosk software secures your application or website on Windows or Android devices, restricting user access to approved behaviors and protecting user and network data.  KioWare is fully customizable and offers solutions ranging from browser lockdown to full server-based kiosk management.  From simple out of the box configurations to more complex integrations, KioWare is trusted by developers, IT professionals, marketers, Fortune 100 corporations, and small business owners. The KioWare team is based in York, Pennsylvania, with an office located in Reading, UK.  Choose the best KioWare product for your self-service project and download a fully functioning free trial at

Laura Miller
KioWare Kiosk Software
Analytical Design Solutions, Inc.
+1 717 843-4790 x220
[email protected]

Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 30 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.