Small business owners recognize the value of self-service because it allows them to serve more customers with minimal staffing overhead. This article gives you the components to piece together a very economical do-it-yourself kiosk for your small business or startup for under $1000 Source: blog.kiosksimple.com The Components That Make Up Your “Cheap Kiosk” Firstly, I want to clarify that when I… Read More »
FlowVella, the mobile-first presentation platform, is launching “Kiosk Mode” today on the FlowVella iPhone and iPad apps, giving users the ability to secure presentations for public use like trad
Are you Scan and Go Ready? Originally published on LinkedIn May 16, 2019 Wherever you go today, whether Starbucks or Taco-Bell, screens are in – touchscreens that is. More than likely your fingers will interact with a digital device at some point, whether swiping a tablet to pay a bill or signing a receipt or else ordering your… Read More »
Kiosk Mode Software Latest release from KioWare for Windows 10 Kiosk Mode is available. KioWare for Windows Version 8.29 Editors Note: We’ve used, installed, deployed and managed 100s of KioWare deployments over the years and we recommend. Major clients such the SSA picked KioWare for a good reason. Generally many companies will attempt to use in-house resources to… Read More »
Windows 10 Kiosk Mode & Android Kiosk Mode New Releases from KioWare! The month of February was an exciting time for KioWare as we saw not one, not two, but THREE new versions of our kiosk lockdown and management software! Whether you are an existing KioWare customer or are just interested in learning more, you can find more information… Read More »
Kiosk Mode Recently there was a large RFP for kiosk enclosures (at a federal cemetery). The procuring office indicated that no computers would be required as they had existing stock of some older Dell laptops. The laptops run Windows 7 (consumer edition). Deploying self-service computers with an unsupported (and often hacked) operating system in order to save $20… Read More »
KioWare for Android Version 4.3 is Now Available! A new version update of KioWare for Android has been released. Version 4.3 for Android is now available with many improvements that work toward the company’s goal of constantly improving user experience. The updates to version 4.3 include streamlined app management, improved permission requests, a customizable notification shade, an improved… Read More »
PROVISIO SITEKIOSK KIOSK MODE 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… Read More »
Kiosk Mode Lockdown Windows Editors Note: As much as we appreciate Microsoft supporting some sort of kiosk mode we can’t help but wish they could recommend “assistive” products like KioWare and Sitekiosk which eliminate the “learned my lesson” or didn’t. Companies who have spent years analyzing and dealing with the situation have a much more robust, time-saving and… Read More »
Kiosk Lockdown Mode With Google tools, you can create, publish, and deploy apps that make Chrome OS devices do even less. That’s a good thing. Andy Wolber explains. Source: www.techrepublic.com The process takes three steps: create the app, upload it to the Chrome Web Store, then deploy the app to managed Chrome devices. (Even if you don’t have… Read More »
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 »
Newest KioWare for Windows Released Highlights are: 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). Super easy/simple attract screen set up. KioWare has added a new option… Read More »
New version 9 released by PROVISIO yesterday. Windows 10 support. Major release. We’ll take it for a test drive later this week.
- Simplified the licensing model to Basic and Plus variants.
- Support for Windows 10 (2618/3044).
- New Chrome-based browser with customizable user interface (3092).
- Script support for keyboard emulation input devices (2783).
- Reworked and simplified configuration tool (3041/3149).
- Filtering of top-level domains added to content filter (3108).
- Added easy to use size adjustment to onscreen keyboards (3010).
- Maintenance screen can be controlled with a SiteRemote job (2788).
- New SiteRemote Client stati: maintenance and emergency mode (2980).
- New SiteRemote job type that allows to create an idle time between two job steps (2879).
Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 web browser is also included
Powered by a long-term kernel from the Linux 4.1.13 LTS series, Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 is built around the Mozilla Firefox 38.4.0 ESR and Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 web browser and includes a great number of new features that have been announced by the developer two days before the release of the distribution.
Prominent new features of Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 include support for associating kiosk clients with the brand new Porteus Kiosk Server operating system that lets users access, manage, and monitor those clients when they’re behind a firewall, proxy, or Network Address Translation (NAT).
There’s also support for replacing or adding new default preferences for the compatible web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the resolution of the Kiosk Wizard window has been increased to 800×600, and it is now possible to control the right-click mouse state through the wizard.
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 »
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 KioWare has released a new version of their KioWare Server & KioCloud kiosk management product solutions. All KioWare products can be used to secure mobile 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… Read More »
Latest news and announcements for Kiosk Industry.
January Update – Kiosk IndustryBig News – January is the last month for charter membership and charter sponsors. Charter means your company is fixed in the site index as the navigation. Go to the home page and hover your mouse on the About section and see the Charter flyouts. It is $299 till the end of January. I decided to include January since I will be at NRF. Here is link and we take CC or Paypal (and you don’t have to insert your EMV card holding it oddly in your hand 🙂
Recommended: I wrote up a NRF Preview which lists companies and booths. I’ll be there with Michael Tulloch of CTS and we’re going to talk to a lot of people (plus maybe the usual steak dinner). If you want to say hello send me an email ([email protected]).
Also a write up after some interviews about HealthSpot and why it seemingly has crashed and burned after such a meteoric rise. Same week Higi gets $40M. Go figure. I really liked the blog entry by Frost & Sullivan. They did a nice job.
Here’s the other news from Kiosk Industry…
- Success Story – Fast Casual and RollPlay Self-Order
- KioWare Remote Server Interface Update
- KioWare Android Kiosk Software – Updated EMV & Marshmallow
- Opinion — So Why Did HealthSpot Fail?
- ARCA Announces End-to-end Cash Automation Solutions for Retailers At NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2016
- Latest Kiosk Industry Member – Panel Brite Sunlight Readable Displays and Solutions
- Higi Raises $40 Million to Expand its Network of Health and Wellness Kiosks
- HealthSpot shutters its telemedicine kiosk operations
- Four Winds Updates to Gallery includes new Westin DIA
- NRF 2016 Preview – The Big Show
- New SiteKiosk 9.1 – Kiosk Software for Windows
- Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Member
- NYC Payphones Continue Moving to WiFi (7500)
- Absolute Worldwide Logistics Member
- NEXTEP SYSTEMS Self-Order Software
- Smart Safe Case Study
- Kiosk Software – New SiteKiosk for Windows
- Quick Serve Restaurant Kiosks
- CrossChx debuts Queue electronic check-in for hospitals
- Vending Kiosk – Goldstϋr Launches Jewelry Exchange Kiosks
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Kiosk Software Europe 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, … Reading, United Kingdom – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) dba KioWare, headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, has a new office location based just outside of London… Read More »
When securing and locking down kiosks or mobile devices, is kiosk software or mobile device management more beneficial? It depends on the context.
One way MDM is moving into that industry is via the tablet. “When tablets arrived, it was a natural addition to, or replacement of, the smartphone. Quickly, it became clear that tablets could also be used by a much broader segment of staff on tasks within the workplace,” said James Kruper, president of KioWare. “For example, sales staff in a retail store can wander around the store with a tablet helping customers.”
This pushed tablets into a category Kruper calls a “purposed device,” since it is a device that is utilized for a specific purpose, within certain security parameters. Hence, it would make sense that MDM would begin to push into the self-service market, but also kiosk software could also move into the smartphone MDM market, according to Kruper. Purposed devices lay in between self-service and mobile device management.
There are still a few primary differences between the two markets. First of all, most self-service kiosks are made for use by the general public whereas a purposed device is usually meant to be utilized by an employee or owner during hours of operation. Second, many kiosks utilize peripherals in a manner that MDM devices have not adopted yet. Some examples of this include magstripe readers, printers, RFID scanners, cash dispensers and so on. In order to perform this task, the kiosk needs an interface to communicate with the devices.
“MDM vendors will need to add self-service capability to their MDM architecture, and the risk is that it will become a clunky add-on that performs poorly,” Kruper said. “MDM can be a viable option in the purposed device market, but in the true kiosk/self-service market, they are the new kids on the block and need to prove they can provide 24×7 security as well as device integration and monitoring.”
The key question that emerges from this discussion is whether MDM will ever be able to displace kiosk software. For purposed devices, it could go either way, according to Kruper. If keeping the device locked down is more important, then kiosk software might be more beneficial. On the other hand, if you need to be able to change the settings and update the device often, then MDM might offer more freedom.
“In the kiosk/self-Service market, if it is a public facing kiosk expected to run unattended and for long periods of time, then it is hard to beat kiosk/self-service solutions designed and tested specifically with that intent,” Kruper said. “In the spectrum that is corporate device management, consider that BYOD is on one side of the spectrum where there is a high level of freedom but little/no control, MDM is in the middle,
and kiosk software would be to the right where there is a high level of restricted behavior allowing for stronger security and tight control of the device.”
Kiosk FAQ is intended to answer those questions that we are asked frequently, no surprise there. Kiosk Mode Kiosk Best Practice Report on Usage of USPS kiosks usps- report.pdf Eliminate admin accounts in the OS. Learn from others How to Setup Kiosk Mode Chrome Kiosk Mode versus Kiosk software — Link How to do kiosk mode on Nexus 7 Setting Kiosk… Read More »
Good article on the difference between kiosk mode in Windows 8 assigned access mode
Kiosk simple describes the difference between kiosk mode in Windows 8 assigned access mode
Traverse City, Michigan (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 — KioWare has chosen ADT’s powerful PROPORT™ tablet for demonstrating their Android Kiosk software at the Kiosk London Expo on October 15-16. Source: www.prweb.com The PROPORT is a powerful Android-based commercial tablet from AD Technologies that can be deployed as a kiosk, point-of-sale terminal, digital signage display, business process solution, and… Read More »
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 »
CEO Corner Where we talk to the “Big Cheese” and find out more about who they are and their company. The choice of who you do business may come down to the look in the eye and a simple handshake. Ten Questions for Jim Kruper with Kioware What is your company name, location and your position? Analytical Design… Read More »
RBTE is Europe’s biggest and fastest growing retail solutions event and is firmly established as the must attend event for retail. Source: www.retailbusinesstechnologyexpo.com One of our key members is speaking at the upcoming Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) to be held in London at Olympia March 10-11th.
KioWare kiosk software news and Kiosk industry news. KioWare Press Releases, Kioware Company information Source: www.kioware.com New to KioWare Full for Android is a feature called “Heartbeat Geofencing”. Heartbeat Geofencing alerts the server when a device leaves the “green zone”. By setting the green zone to geographic parameters where the device is allowed to physically reside, KioWare Full… Read More »
Preview the New KioWare for Windows! Watch our video presentation as we share information and a first look at the new KioWare for Windows, built on the Chromiu… Source: www.slideshare.net Now built on Chrome for a richer experience
KioWare Chrome for Windows The transition from IE to Chrome is something on the minds of many businesses and our new software simplifies that transition for kiosks. While this may sound like a small piece of the pie, Chrome’s overwhelming market dominance (50.4% according to Statcounter 7/2015) and the developer preference for Chrome, mean that kiosk software must… Read More »
Do you want to restrict your users to only a single app in Windows? Here is how you can set up kiosk mode in Windows 8. Source: www.maketecheasier.com Locking the user down to one single app (assuming it is a “modern” app). kiosk mode.
Question and answer from VMware community on configuring kiosk mode and thin client. View Kiosk Mode with Zero Client – Auto login myvdi (1 posts since Jul 7, 2014) Jul 7, 2014 2:20 PM We are looking to use a zero client to provide guest internet access and are currently testing various configurations. We currently have a zero… Read More »
Kiosk Mode & Assigned Access Mode Article reprinted from Kioware and author Jim Kruper date Feb 2014 Generally, kiosk mode is usually meant to refer to a particular “mode” that most browsers offer. “Kiosk Mode” is offered by browser applications (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox etc) to run the application full screen without any browser user interface such as… Read More »
We have configured Kiosk mode on Physical Desktop. When user connects to view via “Kiosk mode” he is not able to access physical desktop anymore. I was
illustrating shortcomings of accessed mode