Digital Signage & Kiosk Mode
What is Digital Signage?
Promotional messages, traffic news, door signage, product detail information – these very different types of media that are directed at a larger audience can all receive a high level of attention through Digital Signage. Through permanently installed screens, so-called Digital Signage displays such as tablets, special offers, product and service information as well as important messages can be presented to customers in an easy and attractive way anywhere — from in-store to roadside.
Digital Signage systems are ideally suited for promoting products and services in public spaces, be it in the form of outdoor digital advertising on houses or bridges, as digital window displays in retail, or as Digital Signage screens in showrooms, museums or public buildings. Their usage in digital advertising is extremely variable.
WHAT DOES SIGNAGE SOFTWARE DO?
With the right Digital Signage solution, digital advertising is simple and safe. In this case, users only interact with one single app. Access to further applications is not only unnecessary, but not least for security reasons, also mostly not desired.
Digital Signage systems can also significantly simplify the process of goods intake. Retail staff only need to scan the barcode on the product with a smartphone provided by the employer – that’s it. Here too, a single app is what is typically needed.
SINGLE-APP KIOSK MODE: PRODUCT DEMOS VIA ONE SINGLE APP
In Single-App Kiosk mode, Digital Signage hardware – mobile devices such as smartphones or digital information boards – are restricted to running and showing on single application, for example a native app or a web app that may query product data or particular customer information. In this operation mode, you choose a certain app which by default runs in full screen of the digital device.
MULTI-APP KIOSK MODE: DIGITAL SIGNAGE INTERACTIVE
Should your every-day business processes be more complex, they possibly can only be supported by using several separate apps. Here too, access to further applications is not relevant and it’s often safer and leads to better performance to limit the number of accessible applications, especially considering how much data gaming apps may consume.
In the Multi-App Kiosk mode, mobile devices can be restricted to a dedicated work mode in which users can only access specific unlocked applications. This allows operating Digital Signage interactively while limiting access to corporate data and systems to the necessary level. This can be beneficial in industries and vocations in which staff is typically not as tech savvy, e.g. in patient care.
HOW MULTI-APP KIOSK MODE WORKS
Users working with a smartphone or a tablet in kiosk mode see a special landing page instead of the regular home screen. Via this entry menu, the user has access to unlocked apps, a notifications menu and system settings. If the device is restarted, kiosk mode is again automatically activated.
PASSWORD-PROTECTED, PREDEFINED WORKING ENVIRONMENT
With its AppTec360 solution, AppTec is one of the leading Digital Signage solution providers in Europe. The AppTec Enterprise Mobility Manager comes with the Digital Signage software that allows you to operate mobile devices in kiosk mode. The Digital Signage solution offers further settings as well as additional access controls. The kiosk mode is ideal if devices are to be used only for a specific task and provides additional security compared to normal mode use.
KIOSK MODE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES:
- Secure work environment on iOS and Android devices with preset Apps, via a password protected operational mode.
- Single-App-Mode as preconfigured App-Environment.
- Remote Installing and Un-installing of Apps.
- Hiding of App-Icons.
- Deactivation of Softkeys and physical Buttons.
- Deactivating of WiFi and Bluetooth.
- Deactivating of Volume- and Brightness Controllers.
- Hiding of icon menu bars.
- Push-Notifications to the User.
- No exiting of the Kiosk Mode, such as during a restart.