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 »
Lockdown Browser Update – KioWare 8.34 Keeping track of the new updates to kiosk software for lockdown browser and remote monitoring is challenging to say the least. It’s still fairly easy to break into many kiosks. Test yours by just unplugging it for example and watch it boot up. That is your initial window of vulnerability. For this… Read More »
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.
Kiosk Software News Sitekiosk has launched a new, redesigned website that features a new Cloud-based software solution for content management on kiosks and interactive displays. From sitekiosk.com — For more information, you can email [email protected], or call +1 (305) 974-1952, or you can email [email protected]. SiteKiosk secures and manages thousands of machines for a myriad of functionality in… Read More »
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 »
Lockdown Browser Software for Android Full article on kioware.com – with thousands of licenses deployed KioWare is one of the top two browser lockdown aka Kiosk Mode kiosk software packages. For more information email [email protected] In Brief Android 11 Now Supported Remote Monitoring Communication enhancements Migration from older versions enhanced support The usual requisite clean up this and… Read More »
KioWare publishes a series of whitepapers and all of them are excellent whitepapers. For December we wanted to do a roundup of their 2016 Whitepapers which follow below. White Papers Below you will find white papers covering the issues and solutions involving kiosk software and security. What is Mobile Device Management? What is mobile device management,… 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).
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 Video Conferencing Now available: Version 8.3 of the new KioWare for Windows kiosk software now offers support for on demand video conferencing via VidyoWorks™. Leveraging this integrated Vidyo® solution, kiosks and other customer facing self-service devices can be easily configured to create a secure solution for on demand interaction and video chat with a representative. Vidyo offers… Read More »
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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.”
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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
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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 »
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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. Post Views: 299
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