A list of all current input devices is displayed.
Edit Input Device
Select the type of input device attached to the computer. For Symbol Barcode Scanners, select Symbol SSI Barcode Scanner if you are using a Symbol MiniScan xx04 scanner, otherwise select OPOS Barcode Scanner and enter the Profile Name below.
If required, the Profile Name is used by KioWare to specific which OPOS device setup to use. For example, Symbol's driver installer creates profiles called STI_SCANNER and STI_USBSCANNER, but Metrologic's driver installer requires to you run a configuration program to create your own profile, as may other devices. The name of the profile that you create to use must be entered in this box. For Symbol's scanners, enter either STI_SCANNER or if using a USB scanner, then enter STI_USBSCANNER.
The Profile Name is also used to support monitoring a device from your web page.
Device COM Port
For serial devices (not USB), enter the COM port assigned to the device. If unknown, this information can be found by opening Window's Device Manager. To find the Device Manager open the Window's Control Panel, click the System icon, click the hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
Navigate Page Data via
What format to send the data:
- Post Data - passes as form data. This is the recommended way to pass data for two reasons:
1. Data is not shown in the address bar.
2. Data is not in browsing/stats history.
- Get Data - passes as querystring. Normally, passing by Get is just a bad idea, especially if users are swiping credit cards.
Refer to the KioWare Design Guide for more details.
Input Navigate URL
The URL to navigate to with the input data.
Refer to the KioWare Design Guide for more details on how the data is passed and subsequently accessed by the Input Navigate Page.
One way to test your input device is by setting the navigate URL to the page below:
Input Device Test Page
A text version of the page so that you can copy the source:
Input Device Test Page (Source)
Navigate URL Target
This is an optional parameter that is used when you are passing data to a window or frame name. The list is prepopulated with two targets: _TOP and _BLANK; however, any valid window or frame name can be entered.
Credit Card Form Parse
With this feature, any major credit card can be configured in KioWare to auto populate a form on your page.
|Text Field ID||Card holders name HTML id.
|Card Number Field ID||Card number HTML id.
|Card Type Mode||
Mode 1: DropDown with values (MasterCard=1, Visa=2, Amex=4, Discover=8, DinersClub=32).
Mode 2: DropDown with values (MasterCard=MC, Visa=VISA, Amex=AMEX, Discover=DISC).
Mode 3: DropDown with values (MasterCard=MC, Visa=VI, Amex=AM, Discover=DI, DinersClub=DC).
|Card Type Field ID||Card type (Discover, MasterCard, Visa...) HTML id.
|Card Exp. Date Mode||
Mode 1: DropDown with values (Jan-Dec=1-12, 2008=2008).
Mode 2: DropDown with values (Jan-Dec=1-12, 2008=2,008).
Mode 3: DropDown with values (Jan-Dec=01-12, 2008=08).
Mode 4: DropDown with values (Jan-Dec=01-12, 2008=2008).
|Card Exp. Month Field ID||Card expiration month HTML id.
|Card Exp. Year Field ID||Card expiration year HTML id.
|Enabled||Enables and disables the feature.
For security and application useability reasons, KioWare can control which domains and pages can accept data from an input device.
If selected, the KioWare will accept data from any domain without restriction.
If selected, a list of domains to which KioWare will accept data; ie, a white list.
If selected, a list of domains to which KiOWare will not accept data; ie, a black list.
Click this button to add a new domain entry to the domain list.
Click this button to add a new page entry to the selected domain. By default, pages added to a domain are defined as a revoke page list (ie, black list). To change the page filter type, edit the domain.
To edit a domain, highlight the domain and click the Edit button. You can change the domain name. You can also change the page filter type.
To edit a page, highlight the page and click the Edit button. The page will become editable.
The domain you enter should not have a 'http://' preceding the name, and you can enter any portion of the domain name depending on how restrictive you wish to be.
- Entering 'foo' will match 'www.foo.com', 'www2.foo.com', 'www.foo.net', 'www.foodeat.com'; ie, anything with a 'foo' in it.
- Entering 'foo.com' will match 'www.foo.com', 'www2.foo.com' and 'www.twofoo.com', but won't match 'www2.foo.net'
- Entering '.foo.com' will match 'www.foo.com', 'www2.foo.com' but won't match 'www.twofoo.com' or ' www2.foo.net'
- Entering 'www.foo.com' will only match 'www.foo.com' and won't match 'www2.foo.com' or 'www.foo.net'
- Entering '.com' will match 'www2.foo.com', 'www.foo.com' and 'www.twofoo.com', but won't match 'www2.foo.net'
The path/filename you enter should not have any domain information (ex, http://www.foo.com), and you can enter any portion of the path/filename depending on how restrictive you wish to be.
- Entering 'foo' will match 'main/foo.html', 'product/foo.html', 'main/foo.asp', 'foo/default.asp'; ie, anything with a 'foo' in it.
- Entering 'foo.html' will match 'main/foo.html' and 'product/foo.html'.
- Entering 'ads/foo.html' will match 'english/ads/foo.html' and 'spanish/ads/foo.html', but not 'main/ads/foo.html'.
- Entering '/ads/' will match any page in any directory that has '/ads/' in it path such as 'english/ads/active/ or 'spanish/ads/active/'.
Note: Pages that are part of a Revoke List will have a red X through their page icon.
For circumstances where you wish to block or allow a page that is defined as a default document on the web server and therefore the URL may not have the page name included, we have a special page placeholder $$$Default$$$ that can be used to tell KioWare Browser that any URLs that don't have page information should be treated as a page list match.
This secion contains important notes on specific devices that have unusual settings.
|Larco Security Devices (HID)||
Larco HID security devices such as the Larco mat, act like a keyboard. KioWare requires that the mat be configured to use the keys below in order to work.
Larco has a program called SonicGuard.exe that can be used to configure the proper keys.
Use Keyset 2 instead. Some keyboard keys, such as the Windows key, cannot be blocked when using this keyset.
Walk-Away - Only RShft should be selected.
Walk-To - Only LShft should be selected.
Keyset 2 (recommended):
Walk-Away - LShift, RShift, LCTL, RCTL and F12 need selected.
Walk-To - LShift, RShift, LCTL, RCTL and F11 need selected.
Note: If using Keyset 2, you will not be able to press the test button in the Config Tool to test your device. The device should work fine in KioWare though, as long as you've set up the keys properly.
|Direct Show Web Cam||
The web cam has many new settings that do not apply to other devices.
Also see Design Guide - Video Capture
Note: Even if you only only using video capture, both Video Width/Height and Image Width/Height need to have valid sizes because KioWare will validate both before doing either operation.
|Input Directory||Directory to save captured data to.
|File Name Template||Pattern used to name each file.
%date% will be replaced with the current date in ISO standard format.
%time% will be replaced with the current time.
%index% will be replaced with an increasing number.
|Bit Rate (bps)||Video capture bit rate in bytes per second. 256,000 is about 256 kb.
|Brightness||Level to offset brightness. 0 uses the device default.
|Video Width (px) and Height||MUST match a supported size of the video card. Check the Windows application event log to see supported sizes dumped out by KioWare.
Also see Note at the bottom of this table.
|Audio Device Name||Fill in with the audio device name from Control Panel - Sounds.
|Video Sub Type||Advanced. This is used to specify the color format transferred from the device. See your device manual for valid values.
|Image Format||Used when taking pictures with the camera. Does not apply to video at all.
|JPEG Quality||The JPG format gives highest compression for real life photos but throws out data to compress better. This slider determines how much data you want to allow throwing out.
|Image Width (px) and Height||Used when taking pictures with the camera. Does not apply to video at all. Just like video, must match a supported size of the video card.
Also see Note at the bottom of this table.
|Drivers License OCR||This device type uses the ScanShell OCR scanner device to scan drivers license information to text format.
See ScanShell OCR on KioWare.com for very VERY important setup details and an example page.
The WIA scanner device shares settings with the web cam. See above.
Also see Design Guide - Scanner Capture
See settings for the web cam above. Also, a value of 0 means to use the devices default value, which varies among devices.
If KioWare will not scan this could mean that you have entered an invalid value for any one of the settings. In this case you can check the Windows application event log and KioWare will usually list what the valid range is. For instance, if you choose a resolution of 150 and set the max width/height values (by looking in the event log after running KioWare); if you then lower the resolution to 100, the width/height will be too high.
|Magtek Serial Check Reader||For this device to work at all in KioWare, you need to make sure that serial communication is set up as such:
CommandSeperator: Carriage Return
|SCM Microsystems Contactless Smart Card Reader||Their website suggests updating the device firmware to at least 7.43. Know that this is not a suggestion; it is a requirement.