Category Archives: Android Tablet

Feature – A Kiosk Helps Pave the Path to Scouting’s Highest Honor

tablet kiosk project
Click to zoom

An interactive tablet kiosk from the Kiosk Group serves as the centerpiece of a young man’s Eagle Scout Service Project.

By Richard Slawsky contributor

Alex Harrison, a 16-year-old in his junior year at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Va., has been involved with the Boy Scouts since he was in the first grade. He’s worked his way through the ranks over the past 10 years and is nearing the realization of a dream held by nearly everyone involved in Scouting, becoming an Eagle Scout.

Although the process is a long one, the final stop on the path towards becoming an Eagle Scout is the completion of the Eagle Scout Service Project, an opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while doing something that benefits the community. Under Scouting rules, the project can’t be of a commercial nature or be solely a fundraising effort. In addition, it needs to be something that extends beyond the Scouting organization.

kiosk tablet projectThe project Harrison chose would benefit and enhance “Historic Blenheim,” a brick house in the Fairfax area dating back to 1859 that played a prominent role in the area during the Civil War. His idea was to create a 360-degree visual tour of areas of the parts of the house that are inaccessible to visitors and place it, along with still photos and other information, on a tablet kiosk in the Civil War Interpretive Center located adjacent to the house, allowing visitors to the site to experience its entire history.

To help complete his project and clear the path towards becoming an Eagle Scout, Harrison enlisted the assistance of the kiosk industry.

Reliving history

At the time the Civil War broke out in 1861, Historic Blenheim was owned by Albert and Mary Willcoxon. Albert voted for Virginia’s secession from the Union and provided goods from his property to the Confederate Army. The area was known as Fairfax Court House and was held by the Confederates until early March 1862. At this time it came under Union control for the remainder of the war. The Willcoxon farm was occupied by Union soldiers for camping and drilling; it was also used as part of a large field hospital system for sick soldiers.

Soldiers living in the house at the time spent some of their free time drawing games, notes and signatures on its walls using charcoal, graphite and artist’s crayon. Scholars have identified the signatures of 122 Union soldiers from three different time periods in 1862 and 1863. The “diary on walls” provides insight into the life of a Civil War soldier life along with the effect of the war on local residents—such as the Willcoxon family—and free and enslaved people of African descent.

Historic Blenheim was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Also on the 12-acre site is the Civil War Interpretive Center, opened in 2008. The Center further interprets the site’s history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area and includes an illustrated timeline of Civil War events, artifacts that interpret the everyday soldier, biographies of several of the wall signers and temporary displays.

The house is part of the “Northern Virginia Civil War Graffiti Trail,” six sites in Northern Virginia that offer a unique insight into the lives of Civil War soldiers.

Much of the graffiti left on the first-floor walls of Historic Blenheim was covered over by paint and wallpaper over the years, with that covering later removed to reveal the writings underneath. Despite restoration efforts, those inscriptions aren’t very clear and can be difficult to read.

“However, the best graffiti is in the attic and was never covered over,” said Andrea Loewenwarter, historic resource specialist with the Office of Historic Resources in the City of Fairfax.

“The stairwell construction does not allow for tours, so we created a ‘replica attic’ in the shape of the actual attic in our gallery in the Civil War Interpretive Center, with life-size photographs of the names on the walls,” Loewenwarter said. “Unfortunately, it does not include a third room, due to lack of space.”

Kiosk Group comes through

The rank of Eagle Scout is the pinnacle of the Boy Scout hierarchy, and is achieved by only about 4 percent of Scouts. Becoming an Eagle Scout will put Harrison in the company of people such as Neal Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon; Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States; and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

Attaining that rank isn’t an easy process. There are strict requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, including displaying leadership qualities, displaying the Scout Spirit and earning at least 21 merit badges. Harrison’s project represents the culmination of his Scouting experience.

There was just one missing piece to Harrison’s plan: the kiosk itself.

To raise money for the purchase of a tablet kiosk, Alex held fundraisers including a bake sale with his Boy Scout troop, raising about $580. In addition, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated an additional $200. At that point, he began shopping around for the centerpiece of the project.

“We began looking for kiosks and our beneficiary Andrea (Loewenwarter) did some research and came across Kiosk Group,” Harrison said.

Kiosk Group, based in Frederick, Md., is a privately held company with more than 30 years’ experience in providing interactive kiosks for companies, organizations and government agencies.

“In order to get a kiosk that would fit our budget, we contacted (Kiosk Group CEO) Mike James, who gave us a pretty good price break,” Harrison said.

James provided Kiosk Group’s Standalone Kiosk for a Samsung Tab Pro S 12” tablet. The company also donated a large graphics panel to go with the kiosk and covered the shipping costs to get the components to Fairfax. Kiosk Group also had its in-house artist develop the graphic for the panel.

“This is such a unique way to provide access to parts of a historic building that aren’t otherwise open to visitors,” James said. “When we heard about Alex’s fundraising efforts, we wanted to help make his project a success.”

To round out the project, the IT staff at Fairfax’ Office of Historic Resources provided the tablet that would deliver the content for the project. In addition to providing image access to the portion of the attic that has not been replicated in the Civil War Interpretive Center, the kiosk has also served as a vehicle for long-term planning. Once it is up and running administrators plan to gradually add new material, including a PowerPoint where individual soldier’s signatures and other graffiti will be shown with descriptive information.

“We are so thrilled and grateful for the work that Alex has done to make this become a reality,” Loewenwarter said.

“I have been talking for a while about a virtual tour of the other part of the attic that is not represented in our gallery space,” she said. “This is so much more than we imagined.”

For Harrison, the project will serve as valuable experience and lay the groundwork for his goals of graduating high school and going on to college, possibly pursuing a degree in film production, design or animation.

First, though, he has another goal to complete.

“I just have to turn in my application and hopefully I will be an Eagle Scout by the end of the school year,” he said.


For more information and for assistance with your next Tablet project contact Mike James with Kiosk Group [mjames@kioskgroup.com]

 

Kiosk Software – Wi-Fi Management & Expanded Guided Setup Assistance

Android kiosk SoftwareKiosk Software – NEW to KioWare for Android – Improved Wi-Fi Management & Expanded Guided Setup Assistance

Kiosk Software Version 3.13 of KioWare for Android is now available. New Guided Setup options have been added to make it easier to create a custom start page, set up your device to play videos, and add a start page for use with KioCall video conferencing. KioWare has also added a number of features to improve the use of wireless networks. KioWare for Android also adds the ability to create a reboot schedule for Samsung devices running KNOX.  

September 2017, York, PA  – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new version of KioWare for Android kiosk software allowing users to create a custom start page and improving  the wireless network experience, as well as other changes and additions.

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.

Android Custom Start Page
Click for full size image

Custom Start Page Creation – Easily add buttons and modify styles to create a custom start page

Version 3.13 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full with Kiosk Management) has added new options to the Guided Setup tool.  This tool (first available in version 3.12) helps new users quickly and easily configure KioWare. In Version 3.13, the Guided Setup wizard has added options to select the type of deployment they will be needing from additional options including start page creation, video player set up, and KioCall video conferencing portal customization.

Improved Usage and Management of Wireless Networks

KioWare for Android 3.13 has also added features to improve the use of wireless networks on your kiosks. KioWare for Android allows for setting up a Wi-Fi access point list, automatically connecting to networks in the list when KioWare starts, saving networks to the list, and managing existing access points.  A Wi-Fi indicator button is also now an option for use with the custom toolbar.  This shows the strength and connectivity of the Wi-Fi network, and, optionally, the network name.

Additional new features for KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, Full with Kiosk Management)

android kiosk software
Click for full size image

New guided setup options include:

  • Custom start page setup –  If you don’t have your own web content, you can now create a custom start page with custom buttons to navigate to URLs, open apps, or make calls with KioCall.
  • Video player setup – Creates a portal page with buttons that will show full screen video content.
  • KioCall portal creation – Creates a portal page with buttons for making calls with KioCall.

New Wi-Fi access and control features include:

  • The ability to automatically connect to networks in the list when KioWare starts.
  • The ability to save networks in the list.
  • The addition of an option to clear known Wi-Fi access points.

The ability to create a Wi-Fi indicator toolbar button:

  • Shows the strength and connectivity of the Wi-Fi network.
  • Indicates the network name (SSID) when you click the button.

Support for Android 8.0 (Oreo™)

Web pages can now receive JavaScript events when the Wi-Fi status changes.

End users can now control screen brightness:

  • An option has been added to create a toolbar button to allow kiosk users to control the screen brightness.
  • JavaScript functions can also now be used to control the brightness from web pages.

Via the addition of a JavaScript long click event, web pages can now respond to long clicks on the screen.

Using Samsung KNOX and the KioWare Samsung Support App, Samsung devices with KNOX enabled can reboot the device on a schedule.

KioWare can now be configured to set PDFs to display within a current tab or a new tab.

Support has been updated for Star Micronics Printers.

  • KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android now support these additional Star Micronics Printer Models: TSP100U/ECO, TSP100GT, BSC10, TSP-L10, SM-S210i/230i and the mPOP mobile printer.

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.

Executing Tablet Deployments – Step 1

Editors note: This is excerpt from white paper series on Executing Tablet Deployments – Step 1

Deploying Tablets Step 1 — Establishing Project Goals

The use of self-service kiosks continues to expand in nearly every part of our society. A March 2017 report issued by research firm Stratistics MRC predicted that the global kiosk market will reach $88.3 billion by 2022, up from $46 billion predicted in 2015.

tablet deployment
Click for Full Size Image

1. What do you want to achieve?
If you’re a restaurant operator, do you plan to add self-order kiosks to speed throughput and improve the guest experience?

For a retailer, maybe the plan is to expand a store’s offering by incorporating an “endless aisle” kiosk where customers can order items not in the physical inventory and have them shipped to their home—increasing sales in the process.

2. How will you measure ROI?
Although it may seem simple on the surface, measuring the
return on investment from a kiosk deployment can be a
complicated affair. Having a way to calculate ROI can help a
business determine whether a kiosk is worthwhile or if that
investment is best left in the bank.

Factors to consider when calculating a kiosk’s costs should
include the initial equipment and setup costs, staff training,
software development and infrastructure support. For a
self-order or transactional kiosk, those figures would be
compared with the additional profits from increased sales
and lowered labor costs.

3. What is your definition of success?
Once a method for calculating ROI is determined, establishing goals for metrics such as increased sales, reductions in labor costs and improvements in guest satisfaction scores is critical for determining if a kiosk deployment is a success.

Full Article PDF

For more information contact Lilitab

Executing a Successful Tablet Deployment Step 2 Whitepaper

Determining Your Budget

Once you’ve defined the goals for your kiosk project, the second step is determining your budget. A kiosk deployment project is just like all major projects—there’s lots of areas to consider and even then, expenses can show up when least expected. Let’s talk about how you can avoid any budget surprises.  Excerpts below. Read the full whitepaper.

HARDWARE

The type of hardware you’ll need largely depends on your goals. Having a clearly defined vision of what you want to accomplish with your kiosk deployment will help to ensure you make the right hardware choices.

LEASING

A great way to cover up front hardware costs is a leasing option with a negotiable monthly fee. The upside is that you can preserve your cash and credit line while your deployment gets up and running. In addition, lease payments may be deductible as an operating expense on tax returns as opposed to the depreciation and interest deductions that occur with financed equipment.

APP DEVELOPMENT

Of course, a successful deployment needs a custom, interactive app for quality customer service. Hiring a competent app developer with direct experience in your field is highly recommended. Once you have an app candidate, conduct at least one field test with extensive testing to ensure everything works as planned. One glitch could bring down an entire deployment!

DEPLOYMENT COSTS

Deployment and infrastructure need to be carefully considered at the pilot phase. Do you need to conduct on-site surveys at each location to ensure power outlet are accessible along with good wi-fi access? If you’re deploying more than one tablet, you should consider your network infrastructure requirements.

MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE COSTS

Let’s fast-forward past your successful deployment and talk about maintaining your tablet kiosks. To ensure continuous operation, you’ll need a way to monitor the kiosks plus be notified of any problems. There are several remote monitoring solutions on the market, some allow for remote troubleshooting, so if you’re is lucky, many problems can be fixed from your office.

Lilitab-Step-2-Determining-Your-Budget by Lilitab

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.

We have a new version of KioWare for Android out (3.12) and it has a few great new features worth sharing. A new “Guided Setup” tool which allows new or existing users to configure KioWare by answering a few quick questions. Support for automatic actions. Kioware can now enable automatic log ins, redirects, session ends, or automatically run scripts when a specific URL is used. Easier method for provisioning Support multiple start page URLs. KioWare can now wait for a WIFI connection before booting.
Guided Setup – click for full size image
  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.

 

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.

Why Your Retail Business Needs A Kiosk Survey | CustomerThink

survey kiosk

Forget receipt surveys or email surveys, which only collect feedback well after the customer has left your store, and consider for a moment the advantages of capturing customer sentiment in the moment. Not only are customers more likely to remember the details of their experience, but you don’t have to rely on them to head home and plug in a survey URL.

Source: customerthink.com

Overall, the reasons to ditch receipt and email surveys and adopt kiosk surveys are plentiful. Kiosk surveys offer a more visually pleasing experience for the customer, and survey incentives like coupons or free gifts can be prominently promoted on the main screen.

It’s time to say goodbye to ugly web survey forms, and hello to beautiful iPad surveys. Your customers will thank you for it.

Interactive Chart: Digital Signage Market Value 2013-2019

Android Digital Signage research

Interactive HTML5 chart tracking revenue by category in digital signage industry

Source: www.sixteen-nine.net

Many have written and ranted a few times about the dubious market research reports that get generated by research factories in India – companies that produce expensive reports on pretty much any industry they can think of. The stuff is almost valueless, but still gets reproduced and quoted by online publications and by companies who don’t bother to look into the validity of the research.

But there is good, solid research out there, and one of the biggest research companies around – IHS – does a detailed look at the market.

So … I decided to grab the most recent market data about the digital signage market and turn it into an HTML5-driven interactive chart (see below). What’s great about this, I think, is that rather than a flat chart with all the bars and numbers for all the categories, you can view this in two variations, by category, or by total.

This is slightly different from what IHS publishes, which includes the digital out of home industry’s advertising revenues. There could be a very lengthy debate about whether DOOH should be included, but I say No. The DOOH industry uses digital signage technologies, but throwing ad dollars in the mix doesn’t fit, to my mind.

I have created this interactive chart in HTML5 so it is, first, interactive, but also so that it is web-ready and embed-ready. Feel free to drop this on your own website as a reference tool. The embed code is below the chart.

Android-x86 and Remix OS Creating Better Android Tablets

Android x86 and Remix Android Tablet

Thanks to current developments from Android-x86 and Remix OS, your hybrid tablet can now run Android. How does this affect the tablet landscape?

Source: www.xda-developers.com

Because of this, Microsoft inadvertently built the best Android tablet hardware, in part because there is no such thing as “Android-only Hardware”. Android-x86 and Remix are bringing the Android experience to all sorts of computers, including full tower-desktops, laptops, ultrabooks, and of course, hybrid tablets. This last point is the most interesting one, I think, because of the hardware involved. If we look at tablet hybrids, they typically pack substantially more RAM than Android tablets do, and some flavors come with very-powerful x86 processors. I personally own a Surface Pro 3 with an i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough for a semi-desktop experience on-the-go and the things I bought this for (work and school). But when I boot into Android, the device feels even more versatile.

New SiteKiosk 9.1 – Kiosk Software for Windows

SiteKiosk 9.1 is now available with Windows 10 and Chrome support

Miami, Florida (PRUnderground) December 23rd, 2015

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.provisio.com

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

PROVISIO-300x600.pngThe 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.

About PROVISIO

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.

Related links

Chrome Kiosk – KioWare now supports Chrome.

Chrome Kiosk — Just two weeks after initial product release, KioWare has an update that adds support for fully customizable HTML virtual keyboards.  It also allows users to restrict interaction on a second monitor (so the second monitor in a set up can be used as only digital signage, with no ability to interact).

There is another feature that should be compelling to those that want to use YouTube or other, similarly constructed websites.  In short, because of the way that YouTube navigates (and allows for viewing videos without changing the page URL), it can pose a security risk for restricting navigation.  The new version of KioWare for Windows is able to remove that risk and restrict users to only the allowed content, even when that content is part of a pushState or replaceState function (rather than navigating to a new URL).

Since Chrome support is one of the major features of the new product, it is worth mentioning support for Chrome Flags.  Flags tend to be more of a beta Chrome feature, but they allow for modified touchscreen browsing, or accelerated rendering, to improve performance and user experience.

There are also a few bug fixes, of course!

Full release with images below.

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 12, 2015

We have released an update of the new KioWare for Windows (Version 8.1) software – rebuilt using the Chromium browser engine and supporting the Chrome™ Browser.  This update is available to existing KioWare for Windows license holders (with current support).

 

New KioWare for Windows 8.1 Fully Customizable Virtual Keyboard

The new KioWare for Windows has one single installer for all models (Lite, Basic, & Full) of the product. Potential and current customers can download KioWare for Windows and determine which model is needed before purchasing the appropriate license.  Once licensed, the software can be deployed without additional download or configuration delays.
Features of KioWare for Windows Version 8.1 include:
  • A fully customizable HTML keyboard for complete control over the look and feel of your virtual keyboard
  • Shell Mode & Auto Log in is now integrated into the configuration tool for simple set up
  • New support for Chrome™ Flags
  • Improved exiting options for the non-physical virtual keyboard
  • Virtual keyboard sizing via use of percentages rather than exclusively pixels
  • Ability to disable browser support for JavaScript pushState and replaceState functions as well as an option to force all JavaScript AJAX requests to go through the browsing access control list for permission – Particularly helpful for those using YouTube or other, similarly constructed websites
  • Other various bug fixes & configuration tool simplification
Virtual Keyboard example
Virtual Keyboard example
Virtual Keyboard example
KioWare Basic & KioWare Full for Windows now also allows for secondary monitors to be used as non-interactive displays.  With a new option for disabling secondary monitor interaction, KioWare now allows for your second monitor to be used exclusively as digital signage, if so desired.
KioWare for Windows Version 8.1 is available for download and purchase: http://www.KioWare.com/windows.aspx.  Licensing is perpetual and annual support is recommended in order to maintain access to the most recent version of the product.  If you would like to convert your licenses from KioWare Classic for Windows to the new KioWare for Windows, log into your customer account, select a transaction, and click the “transition license(s)” button.
All KioWare kiosk software products secure 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.  KioWare Kiosk Management tools (KioCloud, KioWare Server, & KioWare Server ASP) allow for remote kiosk management, usage statistics, reporting, monitoring kiosk health, content management and more.
All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen. No credit card required.

 

keyboardcolors5 keyboardcolors4 keyboardcolors3 keyboardcolors2 keyboardcolors

JPay Prison Kiosk – Here’s the real story behind the Apple of prison tech

Prison Kiosk

prison kiosk
Interface for JPay Android kiosk tablet for prisons.

Prisons are finally getting a high-tech upgrade to whatever wherever.  Prison kiosk and prison tablets that are basically micropayment driven via “virtual stamps”.

The only hitch: everything comes at a cost, including emails, which require a paid virtual “stamp” to go through to recipients. Stamp pricing varies depending on the prison, but each one goes for about the same cost as a physical stamp.

Source: www.businessinsider.com

The company’s various services are now offered at over 1,200 facilities in 34 states, ranging from low-security outfits to supermax prisons. In 2014, inmates sent over 14.2 million emails and 650,000 mobile payments through JPay’s systems. Over 40,000 JP4 Android tablets — the most up-to-date JPay tablet at the time — were purchased.