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KioWare Version History

KioWare for Windows

v 8.16

12/2018

Support for Chrome 70

KioWare has added support for Chrome 70.

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Support for transferring files from connected phones or tablets to the kiosk

KioWare has added support for mobile devices in the drive browser system. This allows users to transfer files to the kiosk (drive browser) directly from their mobile device rather than a USB drive.

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Support added to use website icons for custom links in toolbar

Easily use a website favicon in the custom toolbar.

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Mouse and Cursor Lockdown Support

Ability to lock the mouse cursor to a primary display when using multiple monitors. This allows deployers to limit mouse movements to only the allowed display.

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Auto Start Program Control Support

Auto start applications can now be set to manipulate the application’s main window, hide KioWare, and hide the desktop cover.

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Support for the STAR printer API

KioWare has updated support for STAR printers using the new STAR Printer API. This provides additional STAR printer support as well as re-establishing support for STAR printers that were previously supported.

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Omron Facial Recognition Device Support

KioWare now allows for facial recognition integration via the Omron Facial Recognition Device. The device, the Omron B5T-007001(XB1), can be used to estimate a user’s age, facial expression (anger, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise), facial identity, gender, and more. When used with KioWare, the kiosk can serve different content based on the recognition of predefined characteristics.

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Innova Hardware Support

The Innova device is a general input-output device that includes functions that can cycle LEDs, monitor environment sensors, and detect vibration. KioWare now offers support for this hardware integration.

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Omron Multi-sensor Device Support

KioWare now integrates with the Omron Multi-sensor 2JCIE-BU01 to store temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, light intensity, sound noise, acceleration, eTVOC, and other environmental information.

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Support for the FEIG Electronic OBID RFID Reader/Writer

KioWare now supports the RFID tag reader/writer by FEIG Electronics.

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Practical Automation Wide Form Printer Support

KioWare can now monitor Practical Automation Wide form printers. Data includes low paper, out of paper, paper jam, and more.

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Update to Support ChipDNA Version 2.07

KioWare has updated to Version 2.07 of ChipDNA. This allows for EMV compliant payment accepting and processor communication using ChipDNA’s latest release.

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v 8.15

7/2018

Support for Chrome 67

KioWare has added support for Chrome 67.

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Guided Setup Improvements

Improvements have been made to the Guided Setup tool.

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Bug Fixes

Various Bug Fixes to improve security, usability, and functionality.

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v 8.14

6/2018

New Guided Setup Tool

Users are now directed to a Guided Setup upon first installation of KioWare for Windows. The Guided Setup tool allows users to choose from interactive kiosk content, non-interactive digital signage, or a KioCall video conferencing configuration. Additional set up features available using the Guided Setup tool.

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Chromium 65 Support

KioWare for Windows now supports Chromium 65.

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Auto-hide mouse cursor

The mouse cursor can be set to auto-hide after timeout.

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Javascript functions added to allow for managing WiFi connectivity

WiFi connectivity can now be managed using Javascript functions like GetInterfaces, Connect, Disconnect and more.

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Show customizable NavBlocked page for all blocked navigation attempts

This page now appears when ACL blocked events take place.

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Remote Settings Downloading Length Check

A "length check" has been added which retries the downloading of remote settings to help prevent bad file downloads.

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MouseBlock setting is now exposed to work with Context Menu

This allows for blocking the right click or allows for context menus to appear when right clicking is enabled.

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Support for a number of external devices has been added

  • Stimare STIMA printer for thermal ticket printing, includes RFID and internal barcode scanner options.
  • ccTalk for Bill/Coin acceptors. ccTalk is a protocol for bill/coin acceptors and other peripherals used in acceptors across a diverse number of industries.
  • Star Printers
  • Telequip coin dispensers
  • Epson receipt printers such as the TM-t88v POS receipt printer and the TM-T20ll-I M267A receipt printer.
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ChipDNA by Credit Call updated to version 2.03

Credit Call's EMV compliant credit card support updated to ChipDNA 2.03, adding support for the Ingenico RBA 17.3.10 among other improvements.

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OTI Solutions updated to version 2.02

The OTI solution allows for accepting cashless payments on kiosks. KioWare has been updated to support the newest release, version 2.02.

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v 8.13

1/2018

Open Downloads in New Tabs

An option is now available to open downloads in new tabs.

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Virtual Keyboard Features Added

A new option has been added to keep the virtual keyboard on screen at all times. The virtual keyboard can now also be docked to the top of the screen.

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Chrome 63 Support

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 63.

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Support added for Basic Authentication

Support has been added for basic authentication and client certificates retrieving remote settings.

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DPI Scaling

DPI Scaling in accordance with Windows settings is now supported.

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Allow Incoming Calls

KioWare kiosks running KioCall Video Conferencing now allow incoming calls while in attract mode.

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Communication with Remote NetEPay Server

KioWare is now able to communicate with a remote NetEPay server. This was previously only supported when running the NetEPay server on the same PC.

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ScanShell OCR Image Capturing

Update to the ScanShell OCR for Driver's license scanning. Support added for capturing the full license image.

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Removed support for Vidyo® Video Conferencing

If upgrading, use KioCall instead.

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Various Bug Fixes

Bug fixes include improvements to the virtual keyboard performance, navigation tweaks, and various changes to improve responsiveness.

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v 8.12

11/2017

Toolbar controls added

New toolbar controls have been added to allow for configuring the custom KioWare toolbar to show date and/or time. A new toolbar control has also been added to indicate connection type. There is also a toolbar control that accompanies the time limited sessions feature ('Session Timer').

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New Command line options for Browsing ACL import tool

Command line options for the Browsing ACL Import tool have been added which enables scripting.

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Support added for time limited sessions

KioWare now allows you to set a max time for each user session.

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Ability to specify accepted languages in browser

A setting has been added to allow for specifying accepted languages in the KioWare browser.

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Support added to clear or keep cookies

Users now can choose to clear or keep cookies based on a filter.

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Hot Virtual Keyboard support added

Support has been added for the popular 3rd party virtual keyboard solution, "Hot Virtual Keyboard".

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Chromium 62 support added

Chromium 62 support added.

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Various bug fixes

Various bug fixes.

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Sensor and metrics system monitoring added

Support for has been added for monitoring various sensors and metrics from the system. These sensors include: temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, etc.

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Support for the following external devices has been added:

  • KPM kiosk printers by Custom, allowing for printing in several formats from receipts to tickets
  • Custom Raw Windows Printer, uses Windows printer driver but supports raw commands
  • Support for Monitoring and Retraction with Custom printers
  • Elatec TWN4 reader, an all in one proximity reader compatible with over 50 RFID technologies including NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Generic raw serial devices
  • Puloon LCDM-4000 & LCDM-2000 Bill Dispensers
  • Puloon ECDM & VCDM Currency Dispensers
  • LG CDM Currency Dispenser
  • Telequip Coin Dispensers
  • Opticon Barcode Readers
  • PacDrive USB driver board
  • ScanShell Drivers License OCR device
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Support for Refund and Sale transactions with the OTI Trio device

KioWare has added support for refund and sales transactions for use with the OTI Trio device (device previously supported).

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Support for multiple currencies for use with the MEI bill acceptor

KioWare has added support for multiple currencies for use with the MEI bill acceptor (device previously supported).

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Chip DNA 2.1 support added

KioWare now supports the latest version of Chip DNA - version 2.1 which adds new EMV compliant devices to the list of KioWare supported devices.

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Support added to send monitored device/PC serial numbers to KioWare Server/KioCloud

Send monitored device serial numbers and descriptions to KioWare Server (requires server version 4.9.6 or greater).

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Support for client-managed serial numbers in the MTBF feature

Support for client-managed serial numbers in the MTBF feature.

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v 8.11

6/2017

Support for Chrome 58

KioWare has been updated to support Chrome 58 which adds IndexedDB 2.0, Full screen Progressive Web Apps, Sandboxed iframe Improvements and more.

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Support for multiple (simultaneous) start page URLs using multiple tabs

Set KioWare to start using multiple tabs and opening to specified URLs.

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Ability to perform automatic actions (such as log on) when a specific webpage or form appears

KioWare can now be configured to perform automatic actions for specified webpages. Automatic actions can be used to have users automatically logged into a particular page or app, or perform other automatic tasks as specified.

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Support for a custom “session end” URL

Set session ends and restarts when a particular, specified URL is reached/loaded.

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Exit pattern customization

Create a customized exit pattern for increased flexibility and security.

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Attract looper support for local HTML files

The attract looper now has the option to utilize local HTML files for attract screen content.

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Added support for multiple display spanning

Support for multiple display spanning. This allows for a digital signage deployment that includes content (image, browser, video etc.,) that spans multiple displays.

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Support for the DataCap EMV platform

The addition of multiple EMV compliant devices (attended and unattended) via the DataCap EMV platform with support for a number of processors including Elavon, First Data, Heartland, Vantiv, Worldpay and more. Specifically, through the new DataCap integration, KioWare now supports the inexpensive Ingenico IUP250 (iSelf) for unattended payments.

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Added support for the Identiv Multi-ISO High Frequency Reader AMID2US00 USB

KioWare now supports the Identiv Multi-ISO High Frequency Reader AMID2US00 USB is an inexpensive RFID reader supporting ISO standards (ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693)

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Support for the Hengstler CP-56 receipt printer

Support has been added for the Hengstler CP-56 receipt printer, allowing for printing on 56 mm rolls

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v 8.8

11/2016

Optional Support for Mixed Mode Content

Support for displaying mixed mode code (optional). This impacts those with sites that serve content via http and https pages.

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Support has been added for automatic actions

Using the new automatic actions feature, KioWare can be set to enable automatic log ins, redirects, session ends, or to automatically run scripts when a particular URL is used.

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Busy Indicator Added

A busy indicator has been added. This indicator appears if there is lag while transitioning to or from attract mode.

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KioWare Event Log Shortcut

Includes a shortcut to access the KioWare Event Log from inside the config tool.

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Customize Icons

Users now have the ability to customize the icons that show in KioWare message dialogs.

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Bug Fixes

A number of bugs have been addressed.

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v 8.7

9/2016

Upgrade to Chrome 52

Browser is now upgraded to Chrome 52

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Required OS is Windows 7 or highe

This version of KioWare will no longer support Vista

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Command Line Execution

Scheduled actions are now capable of executing a command line

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HotKey Support

Support for mapping key combinations to actions

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Addin support for downloads

Addin support has been added for handling downloads

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Attract screen mode improvements

A default screen delay, transition style, and transition time have been added to attract screen simple looper (attract looper) mode (applies to additional displays).

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Assistive Technologies

Support for assistive technologies such as JAWS® screen reading software, ZoomText® screen magnification and screen reading software, and EZ® Access Keypad device support have been added

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Context Menu Support

Ability to create a custom right click (context) menu.

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Raw Windows Printer Support

Support for Raw Windows Printers such as the KR403, KR203, Zebra TTP2030, and any printer that installs a Windows driver

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Support for Monitored Devices

PJL Printer monitoring support

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Barcode Readers Supporting SNAPI

Support for Symbol, Motorola, and Zebra barcode readers that support SNAPI

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Supported Devices Added

  • OTI Trio 3 in 1 solution for contact, contactless, & magstripe payment providing EMV support through Elavon
  • Fujitsu F53 Bill Dispenser
  • CashCode Bill Acceptors (and any device that supports CCNet)
  • MEI Bill Acceptors (and any device that supports EDBS)
  • MEI Bank Note Recyclers
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v 8.6

6/2016

Hide/Minimize Managed Dialogs

Options have been added which allow you to hide or minimize managed dialogs/windows.

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Drive Browser

KioWare now allows you to set a destination for file downloads, using the drive browser.

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Addin Configuration Screen

You can now add a custom configuration screen to your Addin to make it simple for users to configure the Addin within the KioWare Config Tool.

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Limit Print Jobs Per Session

KioWare now has the option to set and limit the number of print jobs allowed per session.

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Create Addin events for file downloads

You can now create Addin events for file downloads.

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Update to KioWare Classic for Windows Settings Importer

The tool which allows you to import your KioWare Classic Settings into the new KioWare for Windows now supports the original KioWare Browser product.

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Bug Fixes

Various bug fixes including an update to allow KioWare to run prior to the first opening of the config tool file and an update to allow KioWare to correctly identify the version of Windows running on the device.

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v 8.5

5/2016

Virtual Keyboard Language Switching

Support for switching between languages on the virtual keyboard.

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Drive Browser for File Download/Upload Management

Updates to the User Interface include file upload controls, and selecting a file download destination.

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Upgrade to Chrome 49

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 49.

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RFIdeas RFID Scanner Support

Support for RFIdeas RFID Scanners used for employee/badge cards for in-building authentication, computer access, and identification.

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Flatbed Scanner Support

Support for a variety of flatbed scanners (listed in the TwainDotNet library).

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Watchport/H & Watchport/T Monitored Device Support

Support for the Watchport/H & Watchport/T devices which monitor humidity and temperature.

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System Battery Monitored Device Support

Support for monitoring the kiosk system battery.

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Bug Fixes

A number of bugs have been addressed.

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v 8.4

2/2016

Ability for Addins to Override Exit Functionality

A new Addin API with functions and events for integrating into the exit routine of KioWare.

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Upgrade to Chrome 47

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 47. This update addresses a crash caused by some dropdown lists.

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Bug Fixes

Includes a fix to address a possible crash when multiple windows (tabs or pop-ups) are open, and other minor bugs fixes.

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v 8.3

1/2016

Native PDF Viewing

View PDFs natively when navigating to websites/applications displaying PDF files.

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Vidyo® Application Support

Simple integration of the Vidyo collaboration video conferencing application into KioWare to allow users to communicate with a representative via HD video.

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Basic Authentication

Allows KioWare to automatically log into websites that require basic authentication.

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Custom Zoom Level Support

Custom default zoom levels can be set for docked browsers, secondary displays, and attract screens.

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Image Capture from File Upload Control

Support for capturing an image directly from a file upload control on a web page.

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Secondary Monitor Local Folder Attract Mode

Support utilizing the Attract Looper Feature (also known as Local Folder Attract Mode) on secondary monitors.

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Autostart Programs upon Launch

Ability to launch a list of applications when KioWare is launched.

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Toolbar Features Added

Caps, Num, Scroll Lock and Battery Level indicators and controls added to the custom toolbar.

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Support for File Downloads

Information on some websites can be served as a "download". The ability to allow certain file downloads is critical for users to view PDF's, in particular.

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Upgrade to Chrome 45

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 45.

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Support SSL client certificates with KioWare Server, KioCloud, and KioWare License Server

Client certificates are now sent with all KioWare Server, KioCloud, and KioWare License Server requests, if enabled.

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Latvian Language Virtual Keyboard

A Latvian Language virtual keyboard has been added.

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Config Tool UI Improvements

Improvements to the UI of the General and Security Tabs.

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Update ChipDNA to 1.8

ChipDNA 1.8 is now supported, offering EMV compliant devices and support for an expanded device list.

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Larco Security Mats

Support for Larco Security Mats to provide session reset based on mat readings.

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Monitor Supported Devices

Provides ability to monitor supported devices with KioWare Server or KioCloud.

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Bug Fixes

Various other bug fixes and improvements.

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v 8.2

10/2015

New Import tool allows importing of KioWare Classic for Windows Configuration File to the new KioWare for Windows

Convert a KioWare Classic for Windows XML configuration file to a usable KioWare for Windows configuration file (JSON) with this import tool.

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Simplified Attract Screen Looper

This new configuration feature allows users to add attract screen assets to a specified file in order to create a custom, auto playing attract screen via simple drag and drop.

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Various improvements to the Configuration Tool's User Interface

The Configuration Tool has been modified in order to improve user experience, particularly when used on touch screen.

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Customizable tab colors and background colors

Using the pop up color picker, you can now customize tab colors and background colors to create an end user experience that is fully integrated with your brand, website, or application styles.

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HTML Keyboards now available for more than 50 additional languages

The new HTML keyboards are now available for more than 50 language locales.

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Ability to style pop up dialogs

Pop up dialogs can now be customized and styled to create a cohesive experience for end users.

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String substitutions for URLs and other settings

Allows for setting custom URLs based on a static, kiosk-specific command string.

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JavaScript functions for working with local files

Supports JavaScript functions when working with local files.

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Inactivity timeout warning dialog

Ability to set a timeout warning dialog for users before session restarts due to inactivity.

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Command line install options (unattended/scripted install)

Scripted installation feature added to allow for simplified & unattended installation.

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Option to use popups instead of tabs

By default, KioWare automatically determines if a new URL should be opened via new tab or pop up (based on size). KioWare can be set to open new URLs all in new tabs or (new feature) all in new pop up windows.

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Support for remote .kwconfig (settings file) in addition to .kwpkg (package file)

Allows users to import both settings files and package files to KioWare for Windows (previously only package files were supported).

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Chip DNA Support (1.7)

ChipDNA supports a variety of different PINpads and communication protocols for those PINpads.

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Code Corp CR 1000 Support

The Code Reader™ 1000 (CR1000) is a compact, cabled barcode reader that takes up limited workspace.

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Sankyo SHT1610-0730 Dispenser

The Sankyo SHT1610-0730 Dispenser allows for dispensing of various card types to end users.

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Bug Fixes

Other bug fixes and improvements to code, configuration settings, & user interface.

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