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A Guide To Touchscreen Kiosk Software
When installing a kiosk solution consideration needs to be given to the software application that will run on the kiosk. A good combination of suitable kiosk and usable software will go a long way to making the kiosk solution enjoyable and practical
By: Dicoll Ltd
Touch screen Information kiosks have been used for many years to interact with customers and visitors in order to convey specific messages, relay information and allow public access to the internet.
Touch screen information kiosk technology has improved dramatically in recent years with the introduction of larger touch screens, more powerful PC technology and the greater accuracy within the touch screen itself.
When considering a kiosk solution consideration needs to be given to the software application that will run on the kiosk. Ensuring a good combination of suitable kiosk and usable software will go a long way to making the kiosk solution usable and enjoyable for the audience.
Kiosk Software – Kiosk software, in most cases, needs to be tailored to each kiosk solution. Whilst there are a number of “off the shelf” solutions available on the market today, it is vital that time is spent understanding what the kiosk is designed to do, what it is intended to offer the customer and how the kiosk will communicate with any back office software. Dicoll have worked with a number of specialist companies over the years all of which have differing skills and specialties in relation to kiosk software and kiosk software applications.
Secure Web Browser Software SiteKiosk software locks down and secures any public access Windows PC, kiosk, terminal and self-service station. The secure browser software restricts user access to the operating system, the desktop, programs and folders based on your settings. You can also limit Internet access to certain web sites or activate the content filter to block objectionable or illegal websites. The software comes with different browser skins, virtual keyboards for touch screens and payment functionality. SiteKiosk Features include:
User Access & System Security Management (PC lock-down) SiteKiosk safeguards Windows computers as soon as it boots up against any user manipulation and ensures a maintenance-
Customizable Browser, Start page and Virtual Keyboard Skins SiteKiosk’s integrated kiosk browser is based on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and is capable of displaying the same content such as Web pages, images (.gif, .jpg, .png, and .bmp), videos, Flash and PDF files, etc. Our software comes with a variety of different browser skins, startpages and virtual keyboards which are customizable. You can add and delete buttons, disable the URL address bar and the task bar and restrict internet access to certain internet addresses (URLs).
Integrated Billing Functionality & Internet Content Filter SiteKiosk allows you to charge customers for using your computers and for surfing the internet. The software supports different credit card gateways and payment devices such as credit card readers and cash acceptors. SiteKiosk also provides an integrated Internet content filter that enables you to block unwanted web content such as objectionable and illegal websites. This feature includes automatic updates and can be scaled based on your individual settings
Support for Touchscreens, Secondary Monitors, Proximity Detectors & other Peripheral Devices SiteKiosk allows you to utilize many different devices which enhance the functionality of your public PCs and kiosks. The integrated virtual keyboard supports touch screens; different on-screen keyboard skins are available. The software also supports web cams, certain proximity detectors, secondary monitors and provides for printer monitoring.
For further information or to visit our show room and factory in Reading Berkshire please call us on 01189 885522 or visit or website at www.dicoll.co.uk
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Dicoll has an unsurpassed reputation in the market place for producing and supplying a range of reliable high quality kiosks and LCD touch screen solutions.