PROVISIO is a market-leading 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 easy-to-use and scalable software solutions for deployments of 1,000+ machines. PROVISIO has the largest installed base of kiosk software products worldwide.
Kiosk Content Management System released Windows & Android – Sitekiosk was last modified: July 12th, 2020 by News Editor
Some years ago digital signage and kiosk software would’ve been completely different applications with different scopes. Back then it was all quite easy,the world of slideshows and that of user applications were well defined and existed side by side nearly without overlap. This is quite interesting as a lot of features and conditions for the operation of both types of software running the hardware are similar. The reason for the two individual types is simply historical.
These days, digital signage software and Kiosk applications are more or less two sides of the same coin. And a new type of software has now conquered the market: interactive digital signage, which merges features of both classic digital signage software and Kiosk systems. This allows a very flexible usage of one piece of software under different circumstances – you don’t have to use more than one product to cover the whole spectrum of applications for customer or employee information andinteractive communication.
Large retailers have recently started to implement new types of Kiosk systems in their stores to support omnichannel marketing. Kiosks like this need the full range of information and interactive functionality. They do not only extend the offline stores to the online store, they give additional information to locally 38 KIOSK solutions offered goods at the same time. So what are the most important features of the software that will support this type of omnichannel usage?
Old school digital signage software didn’t need to take care of security on their player hardware. Without any kind of interaction, and no chance of physical access this point was out of scope. It was the domain of Kiosk software to do the lockdown of terminals and take care of limiting access to predefined software and web resources. Interactive digital signage, of course, needs these kinds of security features to allow secure access to online shops and databases.
Mixed content management
As a result of this convergence, a new kind of content management system is needed to combine information and interactive software within one user interface for terminal users. It’s not only a question of timetables to schedule digital signage content anymore, you have to take care of different kinds of navigation and time-dependent display conditions. In addition to this, integrated browser controls open up a flexible way to access content from web sources as part of the displayed content. Allowing interaction between browser content and traditional digital signage content is one of the main goals of interactive digital signage.
Touch interaction or other human interface devices are common local triggers to navigate digital signage content. And additional triggers are becoming commonplace: face recognition, weather condition, NFC or QR code readers, proximity sensors – can all be used to initiate navigation on interactive digital signage systems. With this you can extend the usage of digital signage to a completely new range of use cases.
Systems like this are usually spread all over the country without local IT specialists to maintain and monitor them. So, to provide a positive user experience it’s necessary to ensure high availability and quick support in the case of errors. A powerful remote monitoring and administration system is needed to allow this at an affordable price, and if a solution like this is part of the interactive solution, there’s no gap between monitoring hardware, software and content for the highest benefit.
A new approach
As we see kiosk and digital signage software converging into a new class of software the sum of all these features, in a single software suite, offers the best tools to start new interactive projects to engage with staff and customers. If you plan employee self-service terminals, customer information screens, multimedia education systems or whatever it might be, it’s worth having a look at this new kind of software first.
PROVISIO is a charter member of Kiosk Industry Association and provides all types of kiosk software, secure desktop and remote content management & monitoring alerts.
DENVER, CO – 6/29/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) —Kiosk Industry Group, the Kiosk association and vendor trade
association, officially announces appointment of five new members to the Strategic Advisory Board. The new members include Olea Kiosks, KioWare, Kiosk Information Systems, PROVISIO, and Turnkey Kiosks. They join Crane Payment Innovations, OptConnect, CTS (Connected Technology Solutions) and ARCA. Honorary members include Peter B. Snyder. Together they provide strategic guidance to the Group in direction and focus in all types of transactional and informational self service solutions.
“These new board members represent the growing excitement and momentum that self-service automation is delivering to customers and employees.” said Craig Keefner, manager for the Kiosk Industry Group. “Whether for customers or employees, automation is becoming a crucial differentiator for companies looking to expand their customer channels”.
The new advisory board members are:
Olea Kiosks, represented by Traci Martin, Director of Sales and Marketing. Traci has over 20 years in the industry. Frank Olea is CEO. Olea Kiosks is one of North America’s largest kiosk manufacturers providing custom kiosks and standard kiosks. Olea has been in the kiosk business for over 20 years and is known for unparalleled design. Olea has been in business over 40 years.
KioWare is represented by James Kruper, president and CEO, and Laura Miller Director of Marketing. Jim has over 20 years of experience with kiosk software, remote monitoring and content management/display systems. KioWare is one of largest kiosk software companies in the world and offers a free fully functioning demo of all of their kiosk software products (Windows & Android).
Kiosk Information Systems, represented by Cheryl Madeson, Director of Marketing. Tom Weaver is CEO and President. KIOSK Information Systems began as KIS over 20 years ago and is the largest kiosk manufacturing company in the world. Along with custom and standard kiosks, KIOSK designs and manufacturers Locker and Vending systems and has a full software development team with a complete software portfolio suite which includes remote monitoring. KIS and Rick Malone were aa charter sponsor of the original Kiosk Association in 2001 (aka Bay Hill Bunch which included IBM, Compaq, Crane, Elotouch and Kodak).
PROVISIO is represented by Heinz Horstmann. The Chief Manager is Christoph Niehus at their headquarters in Germany. Heinz has over 20 years in the internet terminal kiosk software industry. The industry leading interactive kiosk software product Sitekiosk has more installed terminals than anyone in the world. SK provides lockdown as well as Content Management for Digital Signs (Windows and Android).
Turnkey Kiosks is represented by Gary Strachan. Gary has 35+ years in the industry having spent many with IBM. Turnkey Kiosks largest focus is cost-effective transactional bill payment kiosk systems along with custom kiosks for a variety of functions. TurnKey offers a complete one-stop shop that has in-house consulting, CAD design and engineering, Custom Sheet Metal, Custom Cables for a variety of functions. TurnKey prides itself in taking a very hands-on approach with our customers to make sure our solutions exceed customer expectations.
Bitcoin ATM’s, custom POS, Retail and Utility Payments. TurnKey Kiosks is a one-stop shop for consulting, software, hardware, installation, service and maintenance.
About the Kiosk Industry Group
The Kiosk Industry Group is based in Denver Colorado and serves as the kiosk association and qualified marketing network for the kiosk industry. With over 300 participating listed companies Kiosk Industry Group is the largest kiosk-focused association in the world. For more information on these companies and the kiosk association please log onto http://kioskindustry.org. For more information contact Craig Keefner at [email protected]