Kiosks « Vistagate

By: Vistagate  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Internet Access

Kiosks « Vistagate

Demand for Internet access anytime, anywhere is increasing rapidly, which makes the Vistagate Kiosk an ideal product to offer your guests.

Protecting guests and your computer from intrusion and manipulation is critical. Vistagate have partnered with the internationally renowned firm Provisio, to provide the award winning SiteKiosk software. SiteKiosk enables these interactive computer terminals available for secure public use. This software can be customised specific to your site, which is great additional marketing for your business.

Vistagate Kiosk systems come in various shapes and forms to suit your property’s needs, including Dell, Apple, Viewsonic and the popular R1 model. The kiosks pre-pay format enables the client to either deposit coins into the Kiosks, purchase tokens from the main reception, or charge to their credit card.

Vistagate Kiosk can be offered as a free to guest service, or can provide revenue and cost recovery. We are able to provide a range of individually tailored business models, from rental options to commission based models.

Features

START MANAGEMENT

The system will start automatically using the settings you have selected. Your system is protected from the beginning of the boot process.

SECURITY MANAGEMENT

The multi-step security configuration allows you to limit user access to operating system functions and Internet access.

HARDWARE MANAGEMENT

You may restrict or block access to hard drives, keyboard and mouse functions, USB ports, and any attached printers.

Continuous Operation

If your kiosk terminals are not available, you might sustain serious loss in revenue or damage to your company image. SiteKiosk provides a great number of internal maintenance features ensuring the smooth operation of your systems.

CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Whether you choose an ADSL, ISDN, UMTS, modem or router connection, SiteKiosk will ensure your Internet connection is stable.

CRASH DETECTION & AUTO RECOVERY

Crashes, errors, and other problems are detected and resolved instantly.

LOGOUT MANAGEMENT

SiteKiosk will automatically return to the initial screen (start page) at the end of each session. SiteKiosk resets the terminal to its initial state, by closing all windows and applications, and deleting temporary Internet files and cookies.

REMOTE MANAGEMENT

Remote maintenance is possible through the solution SiteRemote, which monitors the status and availability of your kiosks at all times.

SCREENSAVER

Design Templates

BROWSER DESIGNS

Use the different browser designs to adjust the appearance and functionality of the browser window. Different browser designs can be displayed according to websites being accessed.

FULL SCREEN MODE

SiteKiosk can display your content full screen and can limit access to specific URLs, such as your company’s web site.

SKIN TECHNOLOGY

Skin technology allows you to easily turn your individual design ideas into reality.

AUTO UPDATE – ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE

Every time the configuration tool is opened, an online connection will check whether there are new skins or more recent versions of your existing skins available.

Basic Functions

SECURITY MANAGER

The Security Manager will allow you to safeguard your Windows operating system quickly and efficiently.

RESTRICT THE SURFING AREA

This function allows you to specify which local paths (file) or Internet addresses (http) your users will be able to access.

PROGRAMS & GAMES

Users will be able to launch permitted executable programs and games from the menu bar, the Start menu or directly from within web pages.

PRINTING

SiteKiosk monitors all local and network printers and their print jobs. You will be able to charge users for the printing service.

DOWNLOAD MANAGER

Users can be limited from downloading files to the terminal or restrict it completely. For instance, downloads can be limited from certain websites/URLs.

FILE MANAGER

The File Manager feature provides users with a tool to perform limited and secure file operations. It is also possible to allow users to burn data to CD’s.

SECOND MONITOR

Display and rotate different media elements (AVIs, images, Web pages) or advertisements on an optional second monitor.

LANGUAGES

The Basic Version includes 20 different display languages for the interface, which can be selected by the user. SiteKiosk will automatically return to the default language after the session has ended.

Touch Screen Support

With SiteKiosk’s touch screen support, the user can conveniently enter data on the monitor using our integrated touch screen keyboard.

PREDEFINED ON-SCREEN KEYBOARDS

Included with the software are a number of predefined keyboards, with additional designs and layouts available for download at www. siteskin.com.

MULTI-LANGUAGE KEYBOARD LAYOUTS

For multi-language applications, we provide different keyboard layouts (e.g. QWERTZ, QWERTY, and AZERTY for German, English and French).

VISIBLE & INVISIBLE

Touch screen keyboards can be set to be only visible on certain web pages (e.g. on a form page) and/or at defined X/Y coordinates on the screen.

INDIVIDUAL KEYBOARD LAYOUTS

SiteKiosk’s Skin technology makes creating your own individual layouts easy.

USABLE IN THIRD-PARTY APPLICATION

Touch Screen keyboards will also work with other third-party applications (e.g. Microsoft Word).

Internet Content Filter

SiteCoach is a feature that prohibit public kiosks from displaying certain content (e.g. pornography). This content should not be accessible to the users, which is why SiteCoach, an Internet content filter, was developed and built into the SiteKiosk software.

REAL-TIME FILTERING

Each web page called by the user is checked by a special algorithm and is then either blocked or admitted. This process is performed in real time and without any delay to the user.

CRITERIA DATABASE

The criteria filter database contains roughly 700,000 positive and negative domains as well as a large number of word criteria.

FREE UPDATE FUNCTION

After each start, SiteKiosk looks for available updates and will update the local criteria database if necessary.

USER FEEDBACK

Users can respond or object to the wrongful blocking of certain

Web sites

TIME CONTROLLED ACTIVATION

The filter can be set to activate at certain times during the day.

Keywords: Internet Access

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