How to Parse Credit Card Track Data Using JavaScript

In this article, we’re going to cover how to easily parse credit card track data using JavaScript.

This is particularly useful when you want to put your website on a kiosk and automatically populate the credit card fields when the customer swipes their card.

By automatically populating the credit card payment fields, you reduce the potential for user error and speed up the checkout process.

parse credit card track data to populate payment formThe following fields are contained in the track data on most credit cards and can be easily parsed using JavaScript when the customer swipes their credit card.

  • Cardholder’s Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date

All you need to get started is KioskSimple and a Magtek credit card reader like the Magtek Dynamag.

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How to Create an Escape Room Kiosk with Bookeo

In this article, we’re going to cover how to create an escape room kiosk using the online booking system Bookeo and the kiosk software KioskSimple.

Why use an Escape Room Kiosk?

The benefits of using an escape room kiosk include…

  • Self-service lowers the burden on your staff
  • Better customer service without increasing headcount
  • Shorten customer wait times

Bookeo makes it easy for businesses, like escape rooms, to take online reservations over the web.

We’re going to leverage the Bookeo web-based booking system to allow your customers to book your escape room directly from your conveniently located escape room kiosk.
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How to Host Your Website on A Tablet with A Kiosk App

If you’re in need of an easy way to create a DIY kiosk on the cheap, then a kiosk app combined with your existing website is a great option.

A kiosk app is designed to ensure that your tablet kiosk is always running smoothly.

The kiosk app contains a web browser which can be configured to securely run your website.

Tablet kiosks are well suited for a wide range of applications including…

  • Donations
  • Surveys
  • Giving directions
  • Browsing inventory
  • Much more

If you want to make your website available to customers in-store, then a tablet kiosk is an economical way to achieve that goal.  Keep reading to learn how.

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How to Setup a Museum Kiosk

Working in a museum you’re always looking for ways to make your exhibits more engaging.  A museum kiosk is a great way to engage patrons with multimedia content and help build a richer experience.

The museum kiosk also helps grab passerby attention to draw them in and can even be used to accept donations.

In this article I’m going to show you how to easily host your content on a museum kiosk.  This could be anything from an interactive website, to a directory of your exhibits, or website for accepting donations.

I’m going to assume that you already have content online which you’d like to put on your kiosk and by online I’m referring to a website.

Keep reading and I’ll show you how to take your online content and making it accessible from your museum kiosk.

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How to Put Your Library Catalog on A Kiosk

In this article, I’m going to show you how to easily put your library catalog on a kiosk so your patrons can quickly search for content.  A library catalog kiosk is also an easy way to lower the burden on your staff.

For the purpose of getting started quickly, we’re going to assume that you already have a library catalog which is available online.  If not, checkout Web OPAC by ResourceMate.

We’re going to be taking your online library catalog and making it accessible from a library catalog kiosk.

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T-Flex Coin Dispenser Added to KioskSimple Supported Devices

The Telequip T-Flex coin dispenser has just been added to the KioskSimple list of supported devices.

Now you can easily integrate the T-Flex coin dispenser into your web app using our developer friendly JavaScript API

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KioskSimple 1.4.5 Released

This build contains the following updates to KioskSimple:

New Features:

  • Allows the browser to access the webcam and mic for meeting/chat applications
  • Prevent users from defining invalid keystroke combo for exiting KioskSimple
  • Added real-time validation of Windows auto-login user credentials
  • Updated Chrome Engine to latest version

To update KioskSimple simply run the KioskSimple Config tool and click the icon at the top menu with the cloud and arrow through it then select UPDATE ALL.

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How to Put Your Training Videos on a Kiosk

Training video kiosks are a great way to save on training costs for your employees and educate customers on how to use your products and services.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to easily put your YouTube videos on a kiosk using our kiosk software KioskSimple.

This article will cover all the necessary steps to deploy your training video kiosk.

I’ll also include full source code for a basic training video website that’s responsive so it looks great on most tablets.

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KioskSimple 1.4.4 Released

This build contains the following updates to KioskSimple:

New Features:

  • Option to return the user to the home page if the user is idle for the configured timeout.
  • Option to purge browser cache when KioskSimple is first started.
  • Option to allow OS to handle URL prefix by launching 3rd party applications (i.e. mailto: launching Outlook).
  • Display a detailed error message if the browser fails to load a webpage.
  • Automatically handle links that try to open a new browser window/tab (target=”_blank”) in the current browser window.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed issue with page not having focus in Chrome Engine when page is initially loaded.
  • Installer prompts the user to reboot after installing to ensure the keyboard filter driver is loaded.

How to Create a Survey Kiosk Using Google Forms

In this article I’m going to cover how to setup a simple yet effective survey kiosk using Google Forms and KioskSimple.

Using a survey kiosk is an effective way to gather feedback from your customers or members.

Simply create your survey kiosk form in Google Forms and then use KioskSimple to securely present your survey on an affordable tablet kiosk.

Here are the steps…

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