Interactive computer terminals available for public use are referred to as “kiosks” or “self-service terminals”. The SiteKiosk software is commonly
Kiosk & Internet terminals
Employee self-service terminals
School & university PCs
City information terminals
Ticket vending machines
Display window advertising
Trade fair & exhibition PCs
Public Internet banking
Sales support PCs used in retail
Coin phone (VoIP)
Consultation terminal (VoIP)
The strongest benefits of this software at a glance:
Automatic and maintenance-free operation of your kiosks 24/7
SiteKiosk safeguards each machine as soon as it boots up against any manipulation and ensures that the machine will run without a hitch 24/7. BIOS
settings can be used to automatically switch the computer in the morning. You can leave the rest to SiteKiosk as it can shut down the machine at any
time in the evening or at night. Installing additional virus protection software is not necessary. You can use SiteRemote to conveniently maintain your machines from a remote location.
Integrated and adjustable secure browser
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. The difference between this browser and Internet Explorer is that SiteKiosk’s
integrated browser leaves it up to you which features and Web sites you allow your users to access and what the visible interface is supposed to look
like. For instance, SiteKiosk allows you to completely redesign all buttons (SiteKiosk Object Model) or display content in fullscreen mode.
Out of the box, SiteKiosk already includes support for a wide range of hardware components including card readers, motion sensors, webcams, coin
acceptors, bill readers, scanners, etc. This allows you to respond to the requirements of any project in a quick and flexible manner.
Issues with Public-access systems
“A public-access computer must both be very easy to operate and provide protection against vandalism.”
Most people immediately think of physical damage when they hear the term “vandalism”. However, a more serious concern with kiosk terminals exist, called
“computer vandalism”. Computer vandalism involves the manipulation of the operating system and critical files/folders, causing the terminal to malfunction. The
result of this occurrence ranges from loss of revenue, damage to the company’s reputation and administrative costs for repairs.
An example of unacceptable user manipulation is turning on High Contrast mode, which changes the colors and resolution of your screen, affecting
the usability of the kiosk terminal. Try it yourself by pressing the keys LEFT-ALT + LEFT SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN simultaneously and followed by OK
(reset the monitor’s settings by pressing this key combination again). Though it may seem harmless and not as serious of an issue as crashing the
operating system, it still can have the same results. If a customer does not know how to undo the effects of this key combination, it will prevent
the user from using the terminal, causing loss of revenue and damage to the company’s reputation.
To ensure the safety and security of these terminals, you will need to employ kiosk software that guarantees the operation and protection of
your systems 24/7. SiteKiosk software offers the following critical security features:
Monitors and protects the operating system against manipulation by computer vandalism and hacking
Secures system drives, folders and files from unauthorized access
Protects the terminal against most viruses, trojans, and destructive scripts
Allows access to programs and applications specifically authorized by the administrator
Deactivates undesired function keys and system critical key combinations
Restrict or prohibit the downloading of files from the Internet
Allows administrators to define which domains/URLs the user is allowed to access and restrict undesirable websites
Automatically processes program restarts in the event of software error
Deletes user data at the end of each session
Logs out automatically after extended periods of inactivity
Closes any open windows and programs at the end of each session
Automatically updates software
Schedules date and timesof system restarts and shutdowns
Logging and saving all user interaction
SiteKiosk also has a wide range of additional functions which will allow you to customize this kiosk application to suit your individual needs and
requirements. All you have to do is decided what content you want to display and leave the rest to the SiteKiosk software.
For a view of its product highlights, check out this overview of SiteKiosk functions.
Using the Configuration Wizard, included with all versions of SiteKiosk, configuring the software is fast and easy. No programming skills are required
as you are taken step by step through the setup process.
Each section of the Configuration Wizard features a “Help” button, which will provide you with more detailed information on the corresponding setup
100% compatible with touchscreens
SiteKiosk is perfect for use with touchscreens. You can have a touchscreen keyboard pop up for certain content or on specific Web sites. A great
number of keyboard layouts suitable for a wide selection of different countries is already included.
Basic Version, Plus, and Payment Bundle
SiteKiosk is available in three different versions with different features and prices: Basic, Plus Bundle, and Payment Bundle. The Basic version
includes all of the features and functions listed above. The Plus Bundle includes the standard features included in the Basic version and additionally
offers an Internet Content filter (SiteCoach), touch screen support, and video e-mail capabilities (SiteCam). The Payment Bundle includes the complete set of SiteKiosk functions and features. Only the Payment Bundle provides VoIP support for Skype and SIP gateways and lets you bill services such as surfing the Web or making phone calls in exchange for payment by coins, bills, SmartCard or credit card.
The Features page offers a detailed guide comparing each of the three products.
SiteKiosk comes packaged with numerous templates and layouts designed to fit your needs.
With the Configuration Tool, the software allows customizing of the interface by adding commonly used buttons and features. Also, additional
templates and skins are available for download at no additional charge.
SiteKiosk Object Model
SiteKiosk is designed with the user in mind, so no programming skills are required. However, some customer projects are more robust and require
software with a greater degree of adjustability.
As these languages are standardized, a web developer can adjust the software to fit your individual needs.
objects, methods, events, and properties, making it possible to completely re-program the software.
For instance, the following command will reboot your machine:
SiteKiosk includes a comprehensive help file for using the Object Model, including useful examples.
Multiple-language user interface
SiteKiosk ships with over 20 different display languages to accommodate a larger user base. The individual user can select the language of his/her
choice as they use the browser interface. SiteKiosk will automatically switch back to the preset default language at the end of the session.
Remote maintenance and administration
Administrators can monitor, manage, and configure multiple kiosk terminals from a single remote location by using SiteRemote at https://www.siteremote.net (free 30-day trial) or purchase our SiteRemote Personal or Business Server Edition.
For more detailed information on remote maintenance and administration, visit our SiteRemote Website.
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