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Android Kiosk Software – KioWare for Android has a new release – version 3.18.

KioWare for Android new release 3.18

Android Kiosk SoftwareHere are some of the highlights:

  • Customization of kiosk behavior such as time-limited sessions
  • Custom URL before session end
  • Customized options for Navigation blocking
  • Also added to this release is support for the Wattbox IP Power Conditioner for power management. (Basic & Full)

We’ve updated KioWare Server to version 4.10.0 as well.

PR KioWare Android 3.18 Updated

Kiosk Software New Release – Android 3.17 by KioWare

Android Kiosk Software LogoNew android kiosk software release available for KioWare for Android (version 3.17). Highlights are SIP support for VoIP calling, new attract screen transition options, Magtek device support (available in Basic and Full), and more. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW to KioWare for Android

Version 3.17 of KioWare® for Android is now available. KioWare for Android now adds SIP Voice over IP capabilities for supported tablets. Also added: new hardware keyboard filtering, a built-in application drawer, updated attract looper settings, and more. KioWare Basic for Android & KioWare Full for Android now have MagTek magnetic card reader support. Additional features also now available.

September 2017, York, PA – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new version of KioWare for Android kiosk software supporting SIP VoIP and Magtek magnetic card readers.

KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, turning your tablet into a secure kiosk or purposed device for self-service, digital signage, or mobile device management deployments.

SIP Voice over IP

Version 3.17 of Kioware Lite for Android now includes capabilities for SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Voice over IP (VoIP) on supported devices. A SIP connection allows for making or receiving phone calls over the Internet. In addition to phone calling, KioWare for Android also supports KioCall Video
Conferencing for video conferencing calls.

Magtek Magnetic Card Reader

KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android now support MagTek magnetic card readers including the eDynamo and tDynamo for non-credit card magstripe deployments.

Additional New Features and Improvements

Built in applications drawer
The built-in applications drawer can be used instead of the default home screen to allow kiosk users to access applications easily.

Attract looper settings
New attract looper settings have been added to control the transition animation to allow for more options in going from slide to slide. Settings can also change the attract looper folder location.

Results dialog added when provisioning
A results dialog has been added to show when provisioning for informed provisioning monitoring

JavaScript functions added
JavaScript functions can be used to obtain detailed device information, useful for more advanced deployers/deployments.

Bug Fixes

Various bug fixes and application improvements.
View all updates to KioWare for Android version 3.17 here.

Licensing KioWare for Android

A license is needed for each deployed kiosk running KioWare for Android. Quantity pricing is available. Annual support and maintenance is recommended, and current support is required in order to upgrade. View a full description of features for this and other versions of the KioWare product line.

These products are available as a free trial download. Existing clients have the ability to upgrade.

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2003 and Android software since 2012.

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 KioWare.com.

Contact:

Laura Miller
KioWare Kiosk Software
Analytical Design Solutions, Inc.
+1 717 843-4790 x220
lmiller@kioware.com
https://www.kioware.com


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Kiosk Manufacturer – 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. “We’re able to provide them with a seamless solution and guide them through each step of the process.”

kiosk manufacturer kiosk softwareMeridian’s kiosk software solutions include a secure browser software platform, remote kiosk management software, a software development kit and a suite of off-the-shelf software solutions. “Our software suite is designed and developed to create a cohesive experience for our clients and provide a better solution for their users,” Said Paul Burden, Director of Software at Meridian.

Meridian’s MzeroPlatform serves as the foundation that all of Meridian’s software solutions are built on top of. As a standalone product, MzeroPlatform functions as a secure kiosk browser allowing companies to deploy web based kiosks with web applications and URL whitelisting and blacklisting.

Meridian’s remote management software, MzeroManage, is designed to manage multiple kiosks from remote locations. “MzeroManage is Ideal for businesses requiring system security and remote performance management,” said Gilder. The remote management tool allows businesses to remotely access their kiosks to monitor health, customize alerts and run diagnostic reports and analytics.

MzeroCreate is Meridian’s proprietary Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides a suite of developer tools that allow full customization of Mzero Platform. The SDK is designed with development modules, allowing users to develop kiosk applications that integrate with pre-integrated kiosk components. Integrated components include scanners, cameras, payment devices, dispensing devices and more. “MzeroCreate provides software developers with the environment to quickly and efficiently develop and deploy compelling solutions,” said Gilder.

Over the last decade, MzeroCreate has been utilized to develop kiosk applications for some of the biggest names in the retail, automotive, insurance, and higher education industries. “We collaborated with Meridian to leverage their SDK. We used MzeroCreate to build a scalable, consistent, and exceptional software program that successfully supports our global kiosk deployments for our OEM clients, ” said Todd Marcelle, CEO and Co-Founder of GoMoto.

Meridian’s existing software infrastructure has allowed the company to develop a full suite of off-the-shelf kiosk software solutions. The suite includes MzeroPay bill payment, MzeroInterAct digital signage and MzeroDirectMe directory solutions. Meridian’s off-the-shelf solutions have been deployed in various locations across the country, including airports, town centers and corporate buildings.

To learn more about Meridian’s kiosk software solutions, visit meridiankiosks.com.

Kiosk Software – KioWare for Windows Release 8.12 New Devices

KioWare Kiosk SoftwareAnalytical 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 Chromium 62. KioWare Basic for Windows has added a support for Puloon Bill Dispensers, Custom KPM printers, an Elatec proximity reader, and more. KioWare Full has added support to send device serial numbers to KioWare Server/KioCloud.

Some particularly relevant new features (in addition to the supported devices):

  • Ability to limit session time/set max session times.
  • Toolbar buttons added for session time limits, date, time, connection types.
  • Support for Hot Virtual Keyboards
  • Chromium 62 support
KioWare has a large list of other new features and you can view them all (plus all of the new devices) in the version history.  KioWare has upgraded to the latest version of Chip DNA as well, so support for all of the supported Chip DNA devices are also included in the new version if used with Chip DNA and supported processors (for EMV compliance).

Nanonation promotes two

nanonation kiosk softwareLincoln, 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 he will retain the responsibility for directing software architecture strategy, as well as the infrastructure supporting Nanonation’s international footprint of approximately 50,000 deployed interactive and digital solutions. “Dan’s leadership and prescient thought process make him the perfect fit to help elevate our platform as we continue our rapid growth path.” said Bryan Fairfield, Nanonation’s CEO.

Zac Rustad moves from Senior Account Manager to Director of Business Development after twelve years with the company. “Zac’s technical knowledge and ability to design solutions that perfectly meet each customers’ specific needs are unrivaled in the industry” said Fairfield. Rustad’s new role will give him responsibility for solution design and new business acquisition for all major accounts.

Both Shullaw and Rustad will help lead Nanonation’s future growth as members of the Product Development Group and Management Teams in their respective roles.

About Nanonation
Nanonation’s enterprise-class software for digital signage and interactive solutions delivers exceptional customer experiences. With proven tools and technologies to enhance the visitor engagement, Nanonation provides its customers the ability to monitor, measure, and manage each visitor interaction. The Company delivers engaging digital products and custom solutions in the museum, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and financial services markets.

Visit Nanonation for more information.

KioCall Announced – new video conference kiosk software

KioCallKioWare 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.

KioCall
Example KioCall video call window. Click for full size

KioWare has also released a new version of KioWare for Windows (version 8.9) with support for KioCall, and the addition of a few new supported devices.

From Jim Kruper President of KioWare, “KioCall is a game changer for adding video conferencing capabilities to your kiosk. With KioCall, video conferencing is reliable and robust while also extremely inexpensive and requires trivial effort to add to your device.”

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 KioWare.com.

Contact:

Laura Miller

KioWare Kiosk Software

Analytical Design Solutions, Inc.

+1 717 843-4790 x220

lmiller@kioware.com

http://www.kioware.com

Press Release PDF — PR KioWare Windows 8.9 – KioCall

KIOSK Information Systems Announces Licensed Bill Pay Software Product | Business Wire

bill pay software

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

Source: www.businesswire.com

KIOSK Information Systems Announces Licensed Bill Pay Software Product

Reduces Development Costs, Speeds Time to Market, and Increases Store Productivity

LOUISVILLE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) is announcing a new bill pay software platform at the NRF Big Show, 2017, Booth #3805. The modular application provides a complete user flow for payment of multiple bills (via cash, card, and check) and common account inquiries. While unique customer features or additional flow paths can be readily integrated by KIOSK’s Application Development team, the base product license accomplishes the most common transaction functionality KIOSK has encountered with other major retail bill payment and money services clients.

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

KIOSK CEO, 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.”

Having worked with most of the dominant phone and cable service providers as well as leading electronic bill payment and money transfer clients, KIOSK’s Development Teams embarked on creating a more turnkey and modular software product, with a pre-established user flow for multi-bill account look-up and payment processing. By offering this as licensed functionality, KIOSK can reduce development timelines by 50% or more, leaving only specialized requests and client-specific API integration to complete.

KIOSK CTO, Charley Newsom, adds that “Our team has integrated our bill payment software with CORE K-NECT to include our proprietary remote monitoring and real-time alerts on connectivity, application status, and advanced payment component-level monitoring in the base product license. This capability, combined with our Intel Security Suite software stack options, creates a secure and PCI compliant total solution that has been vetted and deployed with Fortune 500 client applications. The custom hardware has always been a ‘given’ with KIOSK, but over the course of several years, we have developed a fully secured and finished TOTAL payment solution that we are very proud and excited to bring to market.”

For a closer look, please visit us at NRF’s Big Show, Booth #3805.

About KIOSK Information Systems:

As the Market Leader in Self-service Solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering; application development, integration, manufacturing, field support, and managed services for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. www.kiosk.com, 800.509.5471.

Contacts

KIOSK
Press Contact:
Cheryl Madeson, 303-661-1648
cmadeson@kiosk.com
www.kiosk.com

Brochure

KIOSK Bill Pay Brochure

Kiosk Manufacturer and Software Developer Announces 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.

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Meridian, the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, announced the launch of MzeroDirectMe building directory software application. The new software solution from Meridian offers visitors an interactive, easy-to-use directory solution. “DirectMe is intuitive and interactive, making it easier than ever for visitors to reach their destination,” said Chris Gilder, CEO of Meridian.

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.

DirectMe allows users to search for information, send the information to their mobile device and print a physical copy of the directory information. “We wanted to create a self-service solution for high-density business buildings and geographically spread campuses,” said Paul Burden, Director of Software at Meridian.

DirectMe is built on MzeroPlatform, Meridian’s industry-leading software solution, which provides system performance management, system security and a wide range of component support. The self-service software can support a number of devices and features including printers, VoIP and SMS. “Because it’s an extension of our MzeroInterAct digital signage platform, all of the digital signage features are still available,” said MacDonald. DirectMe offers multi-language support, interactive map guidance and remote monitoring with MzeroManage.

Meridian will be adding emergency messaging to DirectMe in the new year. Emergency messaging capabilities will allow for building and campus-wide alerts.

DirectMe is available as a stand-alone software package on existing hardware, or available on ready-to-ship Meridian kiosk models. Learn more about MzeroDirectMe by visiting http://meridiankiosks.com/interactive-directory-signage.

Kiosk Software – Dynatouch Releases TIPs Kiosk Management 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 foundation of everything DynaTouch for three decades in the self-service kiosk marketplace.

Dynatouch Kiosk Software
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TIPS kiosk software first appeared on the landscape in 1984, when DynaTouch started installing “electronic concierge” kiosks in Texas-based hotel lobbies – the first of their kind. Soon thereafter, DynaTouch installed and operated similar TIPS kiosks at all five of the military bases in San Antonio (Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, Kelly AFB. Brooks AFB and Fort Sam Houston). Over the next 10 years, DynaTouch designed, developed and deployed customized TIPS kiosk systems (hardware, software and content) for more than 75% of the U.S. Military installations worldwide, and started doing the same for VA Medical Centers across the nation. To support these projects, DynaTouch created a wide range of kiosk apps (check-in, wayfinding, survey, queuing, directories, etc.), and TIPS Kiosk Management Software was the secure platform for each and every solution.

By the late 90s, the Internet started changing everything in the kiosk world. There was an almost global shift to move kiosk content and apps to the web, so they could be centrally managed, controlled and easily updated. Stand-alone systems were upgraded, and new systems were shipped Internet-ready. However, it quickly became clear that Internet-connected public-access kiosk systems were highly vulnerable to intrusion, misuse, web-based attacks and cyber-vandalism. This is when the power of TIPS Kiosk Management Software came to the forefront. TIPS was put to the test, and succeeded! TIPS kiosks were the first public-access kiosk systems ever to receive a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Military. And TIPS is also on the list of approved software for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, due to its robust security and compliance features (ADA, Section 508 and HIPAA).

DynaTouch President Tom McClelland said, “TIPS is the most secure browser application in the kiosk industry. And TIPS’ remote management tools are as robust as TIPS is secure.”

In addition to the TIPS secure browser, which tightly regulates what users can do on the Internet, TIPS manages all kiosk peripherals, locks down the OS and network, offers robust usage logging and statistical reports, and includes integrated cloud-based content management and monitoring.

Two years ago, DynaTouch CEO Terri McClelland said in a letter to her team, “Since we started this kiosk business, we have always been a total solutions provider. TIPS has always been at the core of every solution we supply, but rarely sold separately. We have made the decision to actively change that, and offer TIPS Kiosk Management Software as a stand-alone product our clients can install on any Windows or Android device. Now it can protect anyone’s laptop, computer, tablet, kiosk or kiosk application from cyber-vandalism and liability.” Since 2014 the software has become widely used as an ideal way to lock down and remotely manage all kinds of shared and public access computing devices, including thousands of “Self-Help PCs” managed by the Social Security Administration.

About DynaTouch Interactive Technologies
Established in 1988, DynaTouch is an IT solutions company specializing in interactive, self-service systems that deliver information and assistance in unattended settings. As a pioneering developer of customer-facing kiosk applications for multiple US Government Agencies, DynaTouch focuses on ease of use, data security, ADA/Section 508/HIPAA-compliance. The company offers OneSource Solutions™ packages which include hardware, kiosk management software, interactive application software, software development, multimedia content design and production, pre-shipment system integration and testing, worldwide deployment, Internet setup and support, network management, content management, and ongoing support – in any combination to match customer requirements. DynaTouch kiosk, mobile and digital signage solutions work around the clock to enhance customer/patient/visitor services. At the same time, they cut administrative costs by taking advantage of proven technologies in multimedia, touch screen simplicity and global information exchange via the Internet. DynaTouch truly offers a one-stop Self-Service Kiosk solution.

Learn more at: www.dynatouch.com
Contact:
Paul Stahl
PStahl@dynatouch.com
www.dynatouch.com

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

KioWare For Windows
KioWare For Windows

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). Other devices that have been added include Raw Windows printer device support, monitored device support, barcode readers supporting SNAPI, Bill dispensers, acceptors, and recyclers.   

Jim Kruper President of KioWare said, “New features in this release provide significant advances in our ability to support ADA compliant deployments and the expansion of options and devices available for transactional kiosk projects.

ADA kiosk
Section 508 Subpart C – Click for full size

Here are the details (note the new “Assistive Technologies” tab in the config tool image below):

Learn more about Accessibility at government site for ADA. Next seminar is 9/27.


Press Release Copy – Version 8.7 of KioWare for Windows is now available.  This version adds extensive assistive technologies for visual and hearing assistance as well as a number of new devices such as barcode readers supporting SNAPI, new bill acceptors, dispensers & recyclers, raw printer support and more.

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Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new version of KioWare for Windows kiosk software, with new assistive technologies for improved accessibility.

KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications.

Version 8.7 of KioWare for Windows (Lite, Basic, & Full with Server) has added JAWS® (Job Access With Speech) screen reader technology support to allow blind and visually impaired users to read and interact with the kiosk screen.  Screen Reader

What is JAWS in plain english? Click to see.
What is JAWS in plain english? Click to see.

support configuration settings can be found in the KioWare Config Tool’s new Assistive Technologies tab.  Support for the ZoomText® Magnifier/Reader has also been added.  ZoomText is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program. Also found in the new Assistive Technology tab is support for the EZ® Access Keypad, software navigation keypads for people with mobility or sensory impairments.  These features, now available in KioWare Lite, KioWare Basic, & KioWare Full for Windows, combine to help make your kiosk compliant with Section 508 and ADA regulations.  These assistive technology applications must be purchased separately.

KioWare Basic and KioWare Full for Windows Version 8.7 has added a number of new supported devices and supported device types:

  • Raw Windows Printer device support
    • Zebra TTP2030
    • Zebra KR403
    • Zebra KR203
    • Any printer that installs a Windows driver
  • Monitored devices
    • PJL Printer Monitoring Support
  • Barcode Readers supporting SNAPI
    • Symbol
    • Motorola
    • Zebra
  • OTI Trio device support providing EMV support through Elavon
  • Fujitsu F53 Bill Dispenser
  • CashCode Bill Acceptors
  • MEI Bill Acceptors
  • MEI BNR (Bank Note Recycler)

KioWare for Windows (Lite, Basic, & Full) now requires Windows 7 or higher.  With version 8.7, Vista will no longer be supported.  The browser is now updated to Chrome 52. Additional features for Lite, Basic, & Full includes:

  • Ability to use “Scheduled Actions” settings to execute a command line
  • Support for mapping key combinations to actions (HotKeys)
  • Addin support for handling downloads
  • Context (right click) menu customization and support
  • New attract screen mode (simple attract looper) features
    • Default screen delay
    • Attract screen transition style options
    • Transition time customization
    • Ability to add displays.

Support must be current to upgrade.

For a full description of features added for this and other versions of the KioWare product line,  visit http://www.kioware.com/versionhistory.aspx.

All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen at http://www.kioware.com/download.aspx. Existing clients have the ability to upgrade at https://www.kioware.com/downloadupgrade.aspx.

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001.

https://dev.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule
Click for information on seminar September 27th

Marijuana kiosk – York software company joins team creating a cash-accepting marijuana kiosk for cannabis industry

Marijuana Kiosk – KioWare, Crane Payment and Olea team up in cannabis market

Source: www.cpbj.com

KioWare is writing the software for the marijuana kiosk while California-based Olea Kiosks Inc. is designing and marijuana kioskmanufacturing 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.

Source: www.cpbj.com

Good comments within the article as well:

Dave M June 27, 2016 11:46 am

The problem is that most companies trying to do this don’t quite understand all of the implications of handling these types of transactions. While Jane built a bunch of kiosks 2 years ago to go after this market, they’re all sitting in a warehouse because the way they tried doing transactions still doesn’t pass muster with the banks. This latest approach of taking cash via a kiosk doesn’t address all of the issues either. One company that I am aware of, GetExpoNow.com, has a much different process which is meeting approval of the banks and regulators. While this article makes the problem and solution seem oh so simple, it is far from that.

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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 KioWare Kiosk Softwareton 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 for Windows adds RFID scanners & Flatbed scanners, along with system monitoring tools and even more options for customization.”

The latest release adds support for

  • RFID Scanners,
  • Flatbed Scanners,
  • Watchport Devices,
  • System Battery Monitors
  • now supports Chrome 49.
  • The latest version adds support for switching between virtual keyboard languages.
  • There is also a new User Interface for File Upload Controls and choosing a file download destination.
  • This provides kiosk deployers with the ability to manage file uploads and downloads without opening the entire file system to kiosk users.
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Monitored devices such as the Watchport/H and Watchport/T (for Humidity & Temperature monitoring) are also now supported.  System Battery Monitoring is also now available. For a full device list, visit our supported devices tool.

 

Link to press release:

http://www.kioware.com/news.aspx?nid=270

Kiosk Software – New KioWare for Android Update 3.7

Kiosk SoftwareKiosk 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 a new version of their KioWare for Android software products.

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 system, home screen and usage of applications.

Version 3.7 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full with Server) has added a new simple attract screen looper to allow customers to easily add attract screens via the configuration tool. The attract screen is also now available in Single App Mode. The configuration tool now also enables user to set the battery indicator display to on or off.

The latest version of KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android has also updated support for EMV certified via Credit Call’s mPOS CardEaseMobile framework to version 1.11. Using Miura PINPads and KioWare for Android, a complete end-to-end, EMV compliant and P2PE enabled payment solution is available. For a full device list, visit our website.

Users of KioWare for Android should update their version of KioWare to version 3.7. Current support is required in order to update.

All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen. Existing clients have the ability to upgrade.

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001. You can easily download the fully functioning free trial directly from Google Play.

Meridian InterAct Digital Signage Software

Kiosk manufacturer, integrator and software developer Meridian will introduce turn-key digital signage software application to market at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas this week.

Source: www.prweb.com

In January, Meridian partnered with Legends to deploy InterAct digital signage at Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50. These kiosks allowed Super Bowl goers to browse exclusive merchandise that could be purchased at the NFL Shop retail stores located throughout the stadium. Meridian is currently working on numerous projects for the next deployments of the InterAct software application. “The great thing about InterAct is that it is modular and scalable,” said Gilder. “As we find that customers need particular features, we will continue to expand and grow the many capabilities of this product.”

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Meridian (http://meridiankiosks.com), the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, announced today the release of InterAct, a highly configurable and easy-to-use, interactive digital signage software application. According to Meridian, InterAct is a standalone, off-the-shelf software solution built on the powerful Mzero self-service software platform. It offers a simple content management system that is highly flexible. Available as a software package for use on existing hardware, or bundled with ready-to-ship Meridian kiosks, InterAct “was designed with the end user in mind,” according to Meridian Director of Software Paul Burden.

Meridian will showcase InterAct at this year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE) March 16-17 in Las Vegas. “We are very pleased to introduce this next advancement in interactive digital signage software,” said Chris Gilder, CEO of Meridian. “The InterAct app is highly flexible, enhances and extends customer interaction with the kiosk, and provides businesses and organizations with incremental revenue opportunities.”

The InterAct application is built on Mzero Platform, Meridian’s industry-leading, securer self-service software, which provides system performance management, system security, and a wide range of component support. InterAct also adds extra value for businesses by enhancing the customer’s experience and providing a revenue-generating advertising platform that is highly flexible and easy to configure.

The key benefits of the InterAct software solution include:

  •     Easy-to-use content management tool
  •     Secure browsing for cloud-based content
  •     Portal for templates, tutorials, design ideas and examples
  •     Looping attract screen player for images and videos
  •     VoIP, SMS and TDD communications capabilities
  •     Mobile app integration with SMS, Beacons, QR codes, geo-location and more
  •     Survey tool to quickly create custom user surveys
  •     Camera and touch analytics
  •     Available multi-language support
  •     Interactive map guidance
  •     Remote monitoring with Mzero Manage
  •     Support for Windows, Android and iOS operating systems
  •     Ability to embed self-service applications such as bill payment and ticketing

InterAct’s highly engaging and intuitive interface quickly leads users directly to the information they are searching for. Businesses can easily organize the content as desired and the software’s flexibility allows for straight forward integration of videos, graphics, SMS, QR codes and interactive maps.

After deploying custom interactive digital signage solutions for customers, Meridian developed InterAct to answer the increasing demand from clients for an off-the-shelf, scalable digital signage solution in retail, tourism, and media/entertainment among others.

In January, Meridian partnered with Legends to deploy InterAct digital signage at Levi’s Stadium for Super Bowl 50. These kiosks allowed Super Bowl goers to browse exclusive merchandise that could be purchased at the NFL Shop retail stores located throughout the stadium. Meridian is currently working on numerous projects for the next deployments of the InterAct software application. “The great thing about InterAct is that it is modular and scalable,” said Gilder. “As we find that customers need particular features, we will continue to expand and grow the many capabilities of this product.”

Meridian will be adding a print-on-demand option to InterAct this spring. To engage with InterAct in person, stop by booth 2634 during DSE at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday or Wednesday. Learn more about InterAct by visiting http://meridiankiosks.com/interact.

About Us: Meridian is the Customer Experience Leader in self-service solutions, a fully integrated manufacturer of kiosks and interactive digital signage, and the developer of the Mzero software suite. Leveraging over 25 years of industry experience, Meridian specializes in the design, engineering, fabrication, assembly, integration, deployment and support of productized and custom solutions. Meridian delivers high quality self-service experiences at scale for industry-leading companies, partners and their customers. Learn more at http://meridiankiosks.com.

NEXTEP SYSTEMS Self-Order Software

NEXTEP SYSTEMS joined as a charter member of the Kiosk Industry Kiosk Software Nextep Systems Self-Order FoodGroup in 2015.  A profile of NEXTEP follows:

The NEXTEP Advantage:

  • Single platform software eliminates the headaches and costly interfaces necessary with legacy solutions.
  • Our cloud based technology reduces hardware needs and associated costs while giving operators a web based tool to manage their concept from anywhere.
  • Award-winning customer service and support gives you immediate results and only one number to call.

 

NEXTEP SYSTEMS, based in Troy, Mich., was founded in 2005 after recognizing and responding to the emerging market of self order technology. Since then, NEXTEP SYSTEMS has become the expert in self order while continuing to expand their catalog of solutions designed specifically to drive revenue for Fast Casual and Quick Service Restaurant concepts.

Foundation6 is the latest iteration of their single-platform, cloud based architecture and offers a complete suite of integrated foodservice technology solutions. NEXTEP SYSTEMS delivers robust, enterprise-scalable foodservice technology for restaurants, corporate foodservice, deli & grocery, education, airports and other high-volume foodservice venues.

NEXTEP SYSTEMS’ solutions have proven to eliminate the headaches of integration offered by legacy solutions while driving revenue through upselling, labor savings and giving concepts the ability to capture orders from anywhere while delivering a better guest experience. From self-order to cloud-based point of sale to digital signage, NEXTEP provides and supports the complete integrated foodservice platform.

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Kiosk Software – New SiteKiosk for Windows

SiteKiosk is now available with Windows 10 and Chrome support.

Miami, December 23 — The latest release of SiteKiosk Windows PROVISIO-300x6001-150x300supports 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.provisio.com

PROVISIO’s kiosk software, SiteKiosk, locks down your computers and devices in public locations like retail stores, hotels, banks and lobbies.

The software restricts user access to display only your allowed websites, applications or multi-media campaigns in a secured environment. It also protects user data.  SiteKiosk provides a large selection of customizable start page templates, browser skins, on-screen keyboards, Internet content filter, an intuitive configuration tool and many other features.  The out-of-the-box software can be easily installed and configured within minutes.

PROVISIO also provides a remote management and monitoring solution at www.siteremote.net which allows you to publish engaging multi-media campaigns to your remote SiteKiosk clients and maintain your machines.

Visit www.provisio.com  to learn more about the new kiosk software release and PROVISIO’s  software solutions for self-service and digital signage devices. Free trial versions are available for all  software products.

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Custom Development for Kiosks

Do you need custom development for your kiosk project?

As you begin you kiosk project, you may wonder if you need custom development.  Here are a few questions that will help you determine how “custom” your project is, and what level of custom development might be needed.

You will first want to identify the purpose and function of your kiosk.  If your kiosk is intended to provide users with access to an existing website or application, your project likely may not need custom development!  You will want to use kiosk system software in order to lock down your device, but you can configure that software out of the box to secure a website or application. Out of the box kiosk software can provide high levels of customization or can be deployed with only minimal changes – it is completely up to you.

If your kiosk will require interaction with an input device (you want users to submit payment, for example), you can still make this happen without custom development.  Either identify the external device options you would like to incorporate (make, model, specifications etc), and match that up with the kiosk system software which supports one of the devices on your list.  If you can’t find your device on the supported device list, you will want to reach out to the kiosk system software company to see if the device can be added. KioWare, for instance, adds devices primarily based on customer request and many devices are already supported via existing APIs.   Still, no custom development work is required.  If your timing is tight, and you need your device integration escalated,  payment may be required, depending on the organization with which you are working.

Tips for when you might need custom development for your kiosk project

So when do you need custom development for your kiosk?  You might (definitely) need custom development when you . . . customdevelopment

If you are using an existing website or application but want the information to populate or integrate with a non existent or unrelated database, you might need custom development.  

If you want  fancy attract screens or custom start pages, toolbars, or keyboards, but do not have the development or design resources to create them, you might need custom development.

If your project exists only in your head, and you do not have an existing website or application, you might need custom development.

If you are integrating complex hardware in a manner that has previously not been seen, you might need custom development.

Example custom development kiosk project

Still not sure what a custom developed kiosk project might look like? Here’s one developed by the KioWare Custom Dev team:   Water World Self Service Locker Payment Kiosk

Requesting a quote for a custom kiosk development project

Ready to get started, but not sure what information you should pull together before calling for quotes?  Here is a link to (PDF) questionnaire to assist you with any calls you might make to get an accurate and consistent custom development quote.