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Android Kiosk Software Lockdown Release by KioWare adds Guided Setup

KioWare Android Kiosk Lockdown

KioWare has released a new version of KioWare for Android out (3.12) and it has a few great new features worth sharing.

  1. A new “Guided Setup” tool which allows new or existing users to configure KioWare by answering a few quick questions.
  2. Support for automatic actions. Kioware can now enable automatic log ins, redirects, session ends, or automatically run scripts when a specific URL is used.
  3. Easier method for provisioning
  4. Support multiple start page URLs.
  5. KioWare can now wait for a WIFI connection before booting.

Here is a link to the press release on KioWare.

More information

Add KioCall Video Conferencing to your KioWare for Android Kiosks

KioWare for Android (version 3.11 and newer) support KioCall Video Conferencing Kiosks.  KioCall is available as an annual subscription and allows for queue calling, kiosk to kiosk calling, and group calling.

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.
All of 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 2001 and Android software since 2012.

 

Why Use Lockdown for User Interface?

Browser and PC Lockdowns Reason for Existence – Fortnite

User hacking kiosk
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Feb2020 – We hear it all the time from the IT departments.  “We can handle that situation”.  We applaud the confidence but we continue to be entertained by photos like below where semi-determined users take advantage of that confidence in order to entertain themselves at your local self-service checkout kiosk.  We have many photos like this you can run by your IT department. For reference we used to work and manage a large IT department. We said the same things and suffered the inevitable fate later.

Our recommendation is to at the very least delineate the capabilities of kiosk software that KioWare or Sitekiosk provide. At least catalog potential operational requirements. Better yet buy a copy and have your IT wizards provide the same functions. It’s all they do and they do it well. We suspect your IT department has a multitude of issues to focus on. Specific expertise and continued support and modifications are likely not their primary functions.

Thanks to Frank at Olea Kiosks for bringing to our attention.

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Kiosk Software New Release – Android 3.17 by KioWare

Android Kiosk Software Logo New 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
[email protected]
https://www.kioware.com


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