What is Kiosk Software?

Kiosk software running on a kioskKiosk software is a security application specifically designed to transform a PC or tablet into a self-service kiosk.  The kiosk software is also responsible for locking down your kiosks operating system to prevent malicious user tampering, which is why kiosk software is often referred to as “kiosk lockdown software.”

Some common features of kiosk software include:

Ensures that your kiosk application is always running

In most cases the kiosk operator will desire to deliver their content in the form of a website or native application running on their kiosk.  An example of a native application for a kiosk running Microsoft Windows would be a .NET WPF application.  For the sake of brevity, for the remainder of this article I’m going to refer to the website or native application running on your kiosk as “your kiosk application.”

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EMV Compliance vs. PCI Compliance

Ingenico iSelf-Series Kiosk EMV DeviceWhat’s the difference between EMV compliance and PCI compliance?  The short answer is they’re both guidelines for protecting cardholder data for the purpose preventing fraud, but they focus on different elements of the credit card transaction.

“To clarify it even further and more simply, PCI is about making sure the card data doesn’t get stolen and is secure in the first place and EMV is making sure if the data IS stolen that the content is rendered useless.” – CPI PCI and EMV: What’s the difference? Continue reading “EMV Compliance vs. PCI Compliance”

Kiosk Touch Screen Software for Windows

KioskSimple kiosk touch screen software for WindowsKioskSimple kiosk touch screen software for Windows is optimized for touch screen kiosks and tablets and allows you to quickly convert your website or .NET WPF app into a self-service kiosk.  Try a free demo of KioskSimple kiosk touch screen software for Windows today!

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A Kiosk SDK Makes Accepting Payments Simple

KioskSimple kiosk SDKWe’ve made it easy to start accepting cash and credit card payments from your self-service kiosk by using the KioskSimple kiosk SDK.  Our kiosk SDK abstracts the complicated logic of several popular payment devices and greatly lowers the learning curve thereby saving you significant development costs.

Benefits of the KioskSimple kiosk SDK:

  • Speeds up development to save you time and money
  • Allows you to switch between supported payment devices with little to no code rework
  • Supports .NET WPF and JavaScript
  • Detailed code examples in C# and JavaScript
  • Free developer support included

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KioskSimple Windows Kiosk Software

KioskSimple Windows kiosk softwareKioskSimple is a Windows kiosk software which makes it easy to convert your tablet or PC into a self-service kiosk in just a few minutes.  We also offer a fully-featured free demo of our Windows kiosk software so you can try before you buy.

Key features of KioskSimple Windows kiosk software:

  • Quickly convert your website into a self-service kiosk in just a few minutes
  • Start your .NET WPF application in “kiosk mode”
  • Accept cash and credit card payments
  • Affordable kiosk licensing starting at just $149 per kiosk (one-time cost)
  • Includes a developer friendly kiosk SDK
  • Try the fully-featured free demo today!

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EMV is Coming to Self-Service Kiosks in 2015

Kiosk EMV payment deviceIf you’ve been watching the news lately you’ve probably heard about the credit card security breach at Target and all the buzz around “Chip and PIN” or “EMV.”  In the case of Target, while hackers could have stolen the information from EMV capable cards the data would have been worthless.  This is because EMV cards contain a microprocessor which produces unique output each time the card is used, unlike traditional magstripe cards.  This makes the EMV cards difficult to replicate and removes the incentive for hackers to steal information from EMV card transactions. Continue reading “EMV is Coming to Self-Service Kiosks in 2015”

How to Deal With Bill Jams at Your Kiosk

Windows kiosk software bill jamBill jams are commonplace when your kiosk accepts cash payments. No matter how advanced the bill acceptor, there’s always that guy that inserts a bill covered in mud, or something worse, and gums up the device.

Rather than paying to rush out a support tech to clear the jam consider the option of running a backup bill acceptor. Continue reading “How to Deal With Bill Jams at Your Kiosk”

Lockdown Software For Kiosks

KioskSimple software for kiosksKioskSimple is a powerful software for kiosks which makes it easy to convert your existing website or .NET WPF application into a self-service kiosk.  We also offer a free demo of our software for kiosks so you can try before you buy.

Key features of KioskSimple software for kiosks:

  • Convert your website into a self-service kiosk in just a few easy steps
  • Run your .NET WPF application in “kiosk mode” Learn more
  • Accept payments using popular payment devices
  • Affordable per kiosk licensing starting at just $149/kiosk (one-time cost)
  • Includes a developer friendly kiosk SDK
  • Try the fully-featured free demo today

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KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for Windows

KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for WindowsKioskSimple is a “kiosk mode software” specifically designed to convert Windows PCs and tablets into a self-service kiosk in just a few easy steps.  If you’re looking to convert your existing website into a self-service kiosk then KioskSimple is the kiosk mode software for you.  We also support running a .NET WPF application in “kiosk mode”. Continue reading “KioskSimple Kiosk Mode Software for Windows”

Kiosk Software for Windows 7

KioskSimple kiosk software for Windows 7If you’re looking for affordable and reliable kiosk software for Windows 7 then look no further than KioskSimple for Windows.  We make it easy to convert your website or .NET WPF application into a self-service kiosk and we even offer a free demo so you can try it before you buy a single license.  We also offer free phone and email customer support and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Continue reading “Kiosk Software for Windows 7”