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KioWare Kiosk Software Releases New Kiosk Software Solution for Chrome OS, KioWare for Chrome OS

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Chrome kiosk operating system lockdown is now available with KioWare for Chrome OS.

Easily create a secure public facing kiosk.

ORK, Pa.Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released a new product to secure the Chrome™ Operating System. KioWare for Chrome OS™ is a kiosk application used with Chrome OS Kiosk Mode to secure the Chrome Operating System and activate additional interactive kiosk features.

Users with the Chrome operating system activate “Chrome Kiosk Mode” on their device. They then add the KioWare for Chrome OS kiosk application to provide additional features and security not available using Chrome OS kiosk mode alone. Learn more about setting up a Chrome OS device with KioWare for Chrome OS.

KioWare Lite for Chrome OS includes features such as:

  • Attract screens
  • Popup window control
  • Domain/Page list blocking
  • User session management
  • Tabbed browsing
  • File download blocking
  • Clear private browser data
  • Custom toolbar skins

… and more.

KioWare kiosk software products lock down a device into a secure interactive kiosk, turning a tablet into a kiosk or purposed device for self-service, digital signage, or mobile device management deployments. Now available for Windows®, Android™, & Chrome operating systems. KioWare for Chrome OS is not to be confused with the KioWare for Windows application, which secures the Windows operating system and uses a Chromium-based browser.

KioWare for Chrome OS

KioWare for Chrome OS is available in a free fully functioning demo. Download, configure, and test, then license by purchasing an annual subscription. One license is needed for each deployed kiosk running KioWare for Chrome OS. Volume discounts are available.

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 an application or website on Windows or Android devices, restricting user access to approved behaviors and protecting the 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 YorkPennsylvania, with an office located in Reading, UK. Choose the best KioWare product for any 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]

http://m.kioware.com

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KioWare for Chrome OS 
KioWare for Chrome OS Configuration tool provides an easy set up with attract screens, restricted access, session management, and more.

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Tourism Software – Qwick Media Introduces ‘Shared Data” Interactive Kiosk Software

PRESS RELEASE
November 14, 2018

Qwick Media of Burnaby, British Columbia, is pleased to introduce its innovative and successfully deployed ‘Shared Data’ interactive kiosk technology at the TIAC Congress.

This annual event for the Tourism Association of Canada will be held in Gatineau, Quebec, November 27-28, 2018. Qwick Media will be showcasing, for the frst time at the national level, our proprietary connected tourism self-service platform solutions that have been successfully deployed in Saint John’s, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This new initiative by Qwick Media is now available and ready to enable tourism administrators to share data with other smart city tourism communities.

Kiosks are easy to install and the Qwick Media platform allows for user friendly management content, either through API or manual upload,  resulting in real time data. Also, the Qwick Media platform simultaneously operates and manages a digital signage media player.

Tourists, in their preferred language, will enjoy the experience of discovering your destination, via a network of custom-built interactive kiosks where they can search, find, print and share ­information. Kiosks networks will broadcast local events in real time and provide an opportunity to pay for those
events.

The Qwick Media platform is THE vehicle to assist tourism towards participating in ‘data marketplaces’. This includes the private sector, promoting new and existing businesses to visitors with its multi-language capability, thereby providing information to a diverse public.

Qwick Media 2018 Tourism Brochure

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.

Android Kiosk Software – New Release of KioWare for Android

Android Kiosk Software New Release of KioWare for Android

KioWare Android kiosk softwareKioWare has a new release of KioWare for Android (version 3.15).  Also they have also released a new KioCall Android App (available in the Google Play Store) for use on Android phones and  tablets – it allows for sending and receiving calls to/from kiosks or other devices running KioCall.   

Summary:   

Version 3.15 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full with Kiosk Management) has added a number of new features and UI improvements including password protection options for the configuration tool, an updated Android SDK (Version 26), ability to add superuser permissions when provisioning, and more.  Using the KioCall Video Conferencing app (from KioWare), KioWare for Android can now accept incoming calls while in Attract mode. A new battery management tool is also available (for use with the ArmorActive Optica Pro LED™.)

Additionally, the KioCall videoconferencing app, previously available only for use on Windows devices, is now available as an Android app for use on Android phones and tablets.

Full Release on KioWare website

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Kiosk Software New Release KioWare® for Android & KioWare Classic for Windows

KioWare has released updates to KioWare Classic for Windows & KioWare for Android

December 11, 2017 York, PA  – Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released new versions of their kiosk system software products, KioWare Classic for Windows, and KioWare for Android.

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 softwareVersion 3.14 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full with Kiosk Management) has added customized exit patterns, WI-FI Management options, favicon customization options, new guided setup functionality, screen magnification, and more.  Version 7.6.0 of KioWare Classic for Windows (Basic & Full) includes updates for ScanShell driver’s license scanner, and the ChipDNA EMV Compliance solution.

KioWare Classic for Windows New Features

  • Inject custom JavaScript into a browser.
  •  ScanShell driver’s license scanning updated to the latest version. (Basic/Full)
  • ChipDNA updated to 2.01 for new EMV compliant hardware & processor integrations. (Basic/Full)
  • Custom intervals can now be scheduled on secondary monitors, allowing for custom timing on a per-page basis. (Basic/Full)
  • Stop Video Capturing Manually (on demand). (Basic/Full)

KioWare for Android

  • Customize KioWare Exit Pattern for higher security (configurable exit corner patterns). (Lite/Basic/Full)
  • Manage Wi-Fi access points and show a “Wi-Fi Manager” by clicking on the Wi-Fi toolbar button. (Lite/Basic/Full)
  • Customize toolbar or portal pages with Favicon. (Lite/Basic/Full)
  • New Guided Setup functionality allows users to add categories/folders to the portal pages. (Lite/Basic/Full)
  • Capture & Upload Video files. (Lite/Basic/Full)
  • Add Screen Magnification with KioWare’s new Accessibility Service functionality. (Lite/Basic/Full)

Support must be current to upgrade to the latest version.

For a full description of features added for this and other version of the KioWare product line, visithttps://m.kioware.com/version_history.

These products are available as a free trial with nag screen. Existing clients can upgrade via their online account.

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

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, USA 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]

http://www.kioware.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

[email protected]

http://www.kioware.com

Press Release PDF — PR KioWare Windows 8.9 – KioCall

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

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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
[email protected]
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.

PRESS RELEASE

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
[email protected]
www.dynatouch.com

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

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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.

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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

How Much Does It Cost to Build Custom Kiosk Software

In this article I’m going to give you an example of the factors that contribute to the cost of building custom kiosk software and broad cost ranges.

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

Common question is “how much will the kiosk software cost”.  

 

First let’s start out with the factors that have the biggest impact on the software costs.  Please keep in mind that our specialty is payment kiosks.

 

  • Is the kiosk accepting payments and if so what form of payments?
  • Does the kiosk need to be EMV or PCI compliant?
  • Does the kiosk need to dispense change (cash and/or coin)?
  • Does the kiosk need to support any other user interface devices (i.e. barcode scanners, RFID, webcams, etc…)?
  • Does the kiosk need to interface with an API or other backend accounting system?
  • Does the kiosk need to be able to continue operating during an internet outage?
  • What are the reporting requirements?
  • What are the administrative requirements (setting up kiosks, changing pricing, etc.)
  • and many more…

 

These are just a few of the questions that help us determine the cost of the custom kiosk software.

 

Let’s get to the numbers which is probably the reason you’re still reading this article.  Please keep in mind these are typical ranges for a small custom payment kiosk.  Larger projects intended to scale to hundreds or thousands of kiosks can go much higher.

 

The cost for the kiosk hardware typically runs in the $5K-$15K range depending on the payment devices/peripherals, if custom engineering is required and order quantities.

 

The cost for the custom kiosk software has a much broader range because there are so many factors.  Typically our custom kiosk software ranges anywhere from $50K -$250K.

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

Success Story – Museum Kiosk using Table Kiosk

Declaration of Independence Museum Kiosk

Purpose:  provide public interaction and access to Declaration

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of Independence via a museum kiosk and more specifically a multitouch table kiosk to let visitors sit and use.

Client:  Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections

Application Development:  Jim Gibson of Gibson Design Associates working closely with University of Virginia Librarian Robert Perkins

Kiosk software:  KioWare Lite for Windows.  This software freed up the application developers to focus on the app and not have to worry about malicious users or visitors pushing wrong buttons.

Technical Details:

    • the hardware used is the Platform 46 Multitouch Coffee Table Kiosk
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      by Ideum. The newest version is the Ideum Duet 46.

    • Application development used HTML 5, Javascript and CSS.
    • KioWare Lite secures the platform

User Experience: The application allows visitors to select The Road to Independence Timeline, The Documents Collection, The Signer’s Gallery, and a professionally-produced Declaring Independence Video. The exhibit allows the viewer to “handle” these priceless documents—zooming in to view the tiniest

Case Study Writer:  Author: Laura Boniello Miller, Date: April 2016

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Kiosk Software – New KioWare for Android Update 3.7

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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.

PC Security Advice & Resources

PC Security for Kiosks is a big deal for sure.

Hacks into PCs bring to mind words like “Payload”.  We manage this website and just the security threats to your basic WordPress website is unprecedented.

A few days ago a new “Attack Platform” showed up for WordPress.

The first inclination is to shrug it off a bit and point out we speak of a website, yet many kiosks are running content and are connected to that very infrastructure. Thus they are at risk.

There are a couple of “goes without saying” precautions that should be considered:

  • Use a lockdown. There are several from KioWare, PROVISIO, KioskSimple, TIPS and KIOSK Core.  These all “lock down” the common entry points like when the OS boots up, where the browser goes, and at what privilege level a user has available (and it won’t be root or admin).
  • Use a secure OS.  Powering off a machine and back up is a critical juncture.  Are there USB ports exposed, and which are enabled?  Windows Embedded, POSReady and other windows iterations are designed for this industrial type use (also known as unattended).
  • Physical access to the machine and PC needs to be controlled.
  • “Tweaking” windows with assigned access and policies is fine but it usually takes multiple tries to finally lock down some of what the lockdowns lock down.
  • Windows Patch management (or Linux) — how are you going to implement that remotely and unattended?
  • How do you manage all those terminals.
  • What about the backoffice?  Many “breaches” are into the datastores that the kiosks are building/using back in the office. Security begins at home…
  • Do you have contractors logging into your network?  Take some advice from Target. Eliminate it or force them to log in only on secured terminals, not cheap PCs running freeware Malware protection (which doesn’t always update).

That’s some quick advice.

Here are some interesting and useful whitepapers out there.

 

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KioWare Android Kiosk – Updated EMV & Marshmallow

KioWare Android Kiosk SoftwareVersion 3.6 of KioWare for Android (Lite, Basic, & Full) now supports Android Marshmallow (6.0). Users running Android 6.0 can now use KioWare to safely secure their tablets or phones to approved websites or applications.

KioWare Basic for Android and KioWare Full for Android (Version 3.6) also include support for EMV certification via Credit Call’s mPOS CardEaseMobile framework which works on Android 5.0 and newer. With support for this framework, EMV certified transactions and refunds can be run on a tablet using compatible devices. For a full device list,visit our website.

KioWare Lite, Basic, & Full for Android also now support native PDF files, allowing PDF viewing.  Version 3.6 of KioWare for Android also offers a user agent feature, appending custom text to the browser user agent.  This feature allows the web server to detect that a kiosk is requesting the webpage and enables users to set the kiosk display to be different from basic web browsing content.  This feature can also be used for analytics and reporting.

Users of KioWare for Android should update their version of KioWare to version 3.6, particularly if it will be securing a device running Android 6.0 or later.  Current support is required in order to update.

For a full description of new features for the entire KioWare for Android product line, visit our site.

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

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

How Do I Get An Estimate For My Custom Kiosk Software?

How Do I Get An Estimate For My Custom Kiosk Software?

If you’re like 99% of our clients you probably want to get some idea of what your custom kiosk software will cost before hiring us for your project.

This is smart of you and we’re always happy to provide an estimate.

What most people don’t realize initially is that in order to make a great estimate, we’ll need to work together to plan out your project before we know how much work is involved.

Here’s the steps we use when creating an estimate for a custom kiosk software project.

Source: blog.kiosksimple.com

Kiosk Partner – Acquire Digital

Big thanks to Neil and Acquire Digital for becoming a kiosk software partner for Kiosk Industry Group.  Acquire added the Kiosk Industry Group as a partner and so now on Kiosk Partner and Kiosk Companies we list Acquire Digital.  [for instructions on becoming partner see link]

Company overview: Acquire Digital, part of the Working Solutions FamilyAcquire-Logo was established in 1997. Based in the UK the company specialise in the creation of advanced digital interactive experiences and software solutions for a multitude of applications, including digital signage and kiosks. As well as their award-winning product range they also deliver pioneering custom-built solutions to clients across all industries and sectors.

With skilled partners across the globe we are able to provide local expertise and knowledge backed by our experienced in-house teams. Collaborating with allied technology partners ensures the best solution for you in time and on budget. With over 21,000 successful solutions installed worldwide, Acquire Digital and their partners continue to revolutionise the digital experience.