KioWare Releases New Versions of Kiosk Software
Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released new versions of their Windows and Android suite of KioWare kiosk software products. KioWare’s ability to integrate with credit card readers, printers, and other external devices provides deployers with an abundance of options when configuring a new kiosk payment system.
All KioWare products can be used to secure mobile devices such as tablets, desktops, and smartphones running on Android or Windows OS.Disable Status Bar on Android
Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android, (Lite, Basic, & Full with Server) now disables the status bar that appears on devices running Android KitKat (4.4) and newer. This is a particularly significant security feature for the upcoming release of Android L. External devices enabling printing and card reading have also been added to the KioWare for Android product line (Basic and Full models). Star Micronics Printers such as the FVP-10 and the TSP650ii are now supported, as well as the compact Magtek Dynamag card reader.Spanish Configuration Option for Android
KioWare for Android has added a Spanish Configuration option to the list of default languages offered; configuration options can now be displayed in Spanish, German or French languages as well as the original English configuration default.EMV Compliant Devices, Bill Dispensers, Driver's License Form Fills
Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows has also added significant new external device support to increase the capabilities of kiosks running KioWare. KioWare for Windows (Basic & Full) now supports devices on the ChipDNA platform by Creditcall. Through ChipDNA, Creditcall provides EMV-ready devices for both attended and unattended payments. These devices are EMV compliant and remove the need for implementers to go through the complex EMV certification process. Additional external devices now supported by KioWare for Windows (Basic & Full) include ARCA Envoy-based Bill Dispensers (for example, the Fujitsu F53) and any forthcoming Envoy-based devices. New to this version is support for the ScanShell 800R which allows driver’s licenses to be scanned and form fields populated with the data.Kiosk Exit Routine Modification
KioWare for Windows (Lite, Basic, & Full) now allows kiosk deployers to modify the KioWare exit routine, allowing an addin to indicate that the exit pin is valid but that another event must occur prior to exiting. This allows the administrator to track exits, identify exiting users, and create an additional layer of permissions.
All KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications. KioWare also offers KioWare Server which allows for remote kiosk management, usage stats, kiosk health monitoring and remote content updating.