KioWare Version History

KioWare Full for Windows
8.37 Mar-2024 Update to Chromium 121

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chromium 121.

Improved Security

Implemented additional security measures to protect against brute force attacks on the exit screen.

Docked Browser Improvements

New ability to switch between docked browsers (and main browser) via a configurable tabbing key.

Asahi Seiko MCH-3000D Card Dispenser

Added device support for Asahi Seiko MCH-3000D Card Dispenser.

Various Bug Fixes

A variety of other fixes and improvements, including UI and communication changes to the Kiosk Management tab and improvements to Automatic Actions.

8.36 Dec-2023 Update to Chromium 119

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chromium 119.

JavaScript Improvements

JavaScript functions added to support working directory. JavaScript can now be executed as a scheduled action.

KioApp Browser Storage

Additional ability to clear cache, cookies and all other storage on demand, at any time.

Config Tool Settings

Ability to set shell and autologin settings from the command line of Config Tool.

Support for Chrome DevTools API

Allows for tools to instrument, inspect, debug and profile Chromium, Chrome, and other Blink-based browsers.

Various Bug Fixes

A variety of other improvements and bug fixes.

8.35 Sep-2023 Update to Chromium 115

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chromium 115.

Out of Service Mode

Added capability to put KioWare into and out of "Out of Service Mode" via JavaScript, Exit Action, or Server Command. Server Command requires KioWare Full and KioWare Server or KioCloud.

Enhancements to Auto-start Applications

New ability to specify that the app should run with system/admin privileges. Users can specify that the app should run and complete prior to KioWare startup.

New Start-Up Options

Allow users to start KioWare in "Attract Mode" instead of in an initial user session.

Monitor & Display Options

New option to configure which monitor/display the KioWare main window will start on.

Screenshot Support

Support for sending screenshots to KioWare Server 5.0 based on a server command.

Printer Odometer Support

Support for a "Printer Odometer" monitored device to track the number of pages printed and send that information to KioWare Server.

Changes to Stats Upload Behavior

Allows users to specify invalid sessions based on usage and set periods during which stats are not uploaded.

Various Bug Fixes

A variety of other improvements and bug fixes.

8.34 May-2023 Update to Chrome 111/CEF 5563

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chrome 111/CEF 5563. For a full list of features added to Chrome 111, visit here.

New Auto Action Timings

Ability to trigger auto actions at session begin and session end.

Changes to EULA

Updated our End User License Agreement with product subscription information.

Moneris EMV Devices

Added device support for Moneris EMV Payment Processing.

Innovative Technology Payment Devices

Support for Innovative Technology currency processing devices.

Seiko RP-F10 Series Printers

Added device support for Seiko RP-F10 Series Printers.

Ability to Monitor Licensing Information from KioWare Server

Monitored information includes license type, system code, company name, license count, expiration date, validity status, lease retrieved date, lease expiration date, KioWare License Server URL, and more.

Various Bug Fixes

A variety of other improvements, including improved dialog management.

8.33 Oct-2022 Updated to Chrome 105/CEF 5195

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chrome 105/CEF 5195. For a full list of features added to Chrome 105, visit here.

Upgraded Version of KioCall

Latest update with bug fixes.

Additional Configuration Tool Options for Generic Keyboard Input Devices

Additional configuration options for input devices that use keystrokes as a means to send data.

Increased Customization for FreedomPay

Additional functionality to refund or select transactions for FreedomPay devices.

Improved Display Options

Latest update with bug fixes.

Various Bug Fixes

A variety of other improvements and bug fixes.

8.32 Jun-2022 New UI option to disable silent printing

Silent printing is a feature that hides the print preview dialog. This can now be disabled in the KioWare Config Tool, so that users will see the print preview dialog.

Nidec Sankyo Card Dispenser Added

Support for the Nidec Sankyo SCT3Q8-3H1330 Card Dispenser was added.

Bug Fixes

A variety of bugs, including a critical bug related to clearing cookies and cache, were resolved in this release.

8.31 May-2022 Updated to Chrome 101/CEF 4951

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chrome 101/CEF 4951. For a full list of features added to Chrome 101, visit here.

Added Support for Worldnet GoChip

Expanded EMV processor support by integrating Worldnet GoChip.

Various Bug Fixes

Resolved a variety of minor bugs.

8.30 Feb-2022 KioWare Server 5.0 Integration

KioWare for Windows now supports integration with KioWare Server 5.0.

Added Flexibility for Device Data Uploads

KioWare for Windows now features the option to upload device data on a per device interval.

Updated to Chrome 98/CEF 4758

KioWare for Windows has been updated to support Chrome 98/CEF 4758. For a full list of features added to Chrome 98, visit here.

Updated KioTouch Support

KioTouch on KioWare for Windows now supports 32-bit devices.

Added High Contrast Mode

High contrast mode can now be switched on and off more easily.

Integrated E-Seek M260

Added support for the E-Seek M260 license scanner for both barcode and magstripe data.

Various Bug Fixes

Resolved a variety of minor bugs.

8.29 Jul-2021 Started Testing on Windows 11

Preliminary testing and support for Windows 11.

Updated to Chrome 91/CEF 4472

Updated compatibility to Chrome 91/CEF 4472. For a full list of features added to Chrome 91, visit here.

Added an option to rotate Chrome logs when KioWare launches

KioWare can now be configured to keep old log files to be referenced later, rather than truncating them.

Added ability to tab to and from toolbars

Created feature to assist with enhanced accessibility to make navigating KioWare easier via a keyboard.

Improvements to Cookie Processing

Made improvements for device to handle cookies collected by a user during session as well as the cleanup process after a session has ended.

E-Seek M500 ID Scanner

Added support for card scanner E-Seek M500. More information on device can be found here.

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Scanner

Added support for fingerprint scanner by DigitalPersona.

Update ChipDNA support to 3.02

KioWare now supports ChipDNA version 3.02.

Improvements to Shift4 Integration

Made some adjustments and bug fixes to Shift4 integration.

8.28 Apr-2021 Updated to Chrome 89/CEF 4389

Updated KioWare to support Chrome 89 and CEF 4389. For a full list of features added to Chrome 89, visit here.

Fully Suppress Print Selection Dialog

Implemented suppression of Windows printer selection dialog and an API allowing for printing directly from the file system.

Integrate Xtreme Power J60 UPS

Added support for the Xtreme Power J60 UPS, which protects digital signage from power surges, spikes, and outages. Learn more by clicking here.

Minor Bug Fixes

Various Bug Fixes.

8.27 Mar-2021 Updated to Chrome 88/CEF 4324

Updated KioWare to support Chrome 88 and CEF 4324. For a full list of features added to Chrome 88, visit here.

Note: As of December 31, 2020 Adobe is no longer updating or supporting its Flash Player due to the maturation of other open formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and more. As a result, KioWare will no longer be offering support for Adobe Flash. For more information about the discontinuation of Adobe Flash, please read Adobe's official statement regarding the "end-of-life" of Flash by clicking here.

uFR Digital Logic Tag Reader/Writer Device

Added support for the uFR Classic CS. Learn more about this NFC RFID contactless tag reader/writer by clicking here.

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Scanner

Added support for the Digital Persona 4500 Fingerprint Reader. Learn more about this USB peripheral single finger reader by clicking here.

Update ChipDNA support to 2.20

We have updated our ChipDNA implementation to version 2.20.

8.26 Sep-2020 Updated to Chrome 85/CEF 4183

Updated KioWare to support Chrome 85 and CEF 4183.

Elatec TWN4 Device Support Added

Added a newly supported RFID reader from Elatec. More information about the RFID reader can be found here.

Updated ChipDNA Support to Version 2.18

Updated KioWare to support implementation of latest version of ChipDNA Windows. More information about the ChipDNA update can be found here.

8.25 Jul-2020 Added Support for Maintenance/Cleaning Toolbar Indicator

The Cleanliness Indicator tracks three different usage statistics: sessions, total run time, and active session time, since last cleaning.

Added Support for Machine-Specific Basic Authentication Entries

Entries added through machine-specific basic authentication will not persist through settings export or import. New entries can also be passed in via command line during installation.

Code CR1100 Barcode Reader

Added support for the Code CR110 Barcode Reader.

8.24 Jun-2020 KioTouch™ Integration

KioTouch is a touchless interface solution for self-service kiosks. This allows end-users to interact with the kiosk through their mobile device and does not require they touch the surface of the kiosk at all.

Implement FreedomPay EMV

Expanded KioWare's toolbelt by adding support for another EMV processor.

More Options for Error Handling Page

KioWare now has more options for error handling including displaying the error page, an option to do nothing, displaying an error page if there is no content, and displaying a simple message if necessary.

Add Option to Disable VK Click Sound

The virtual keyboard now has the option to enable and disable the "click" sound that plays when interacting with it.

Add PDF Support to Attract Looper

Attract looper screens can now display PDF files.

Update to Latest Agora SDK

KioCall is now supporting the SDK – Agora 3.0 release.

Update to Chrome 81/CEF 4044

KioWare has been updated to be compatible with the recent Chrome 81 release.

8.23 Feb-2020 Portal Page Custom Images

Added new portal page customization features in the Guided Setup.

Support Shortcut Keys

Added a minimally intrusive support option for KioWare.

Update to Chrome 79/CEF 3945

KioWare now supports Chrome 79/CEF 3945.

Add Support for Shift4 EMV Integration

Expanded KioWare's toolbelt by adding support for another EMV processor.

Add Support for MagTek Excella & ImageSafe Check Readers

KioWare now supports for these MagTek check readers.

Add Support for Generic Keyboard Wedge Devices

KioWare now supports an array of generic keyboard wedge devices.

8.22 Dec-2019 Adjustment to How Toolbar Height is Determined

Previously Toolbar height was determined by the size of the main browser window. Toolbars now properly maintain their height proportionally to the full display of the device.

Dialogs Show Centered When DPI Scaling is On

Modal dialogs now properly adhere to Windows DPI scaling settings.

Blocked Windows Gestures While KioWare is Running

Some newly introduced Windows gestures are now being properly blocked while KioWare is running.

Update to Chrome 78/CEF 3904

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 78/CEF 3904. For a full list of features added to Chrome 78, visit here.

Re-Enabled Flash for Update to Chrome 78

KioWare 8.21 built on Chrome 77 saw Flash support removed. Flash support has been re-enabled with 8.22's upgrade to Chrome 78.

Added Support for the Nippon Primex NP-3511

KioWare is now compatible with the NP-3511 model receipt printer by Nippon Primex.

8.21 Nov-2019 Update to Chrome 77/CEF 3865

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 77/CEF 3865. For a full list of features added to Chrome 77, visit here.

Live Countdown for Inactivity Timer

New session timer functionality can now be leveraged as a subtle warning to the user that their session is about to expire.

Update Video Player Controls

Video controls included in our Guided Setup's Video Player template are now properly scaled and positioned based on the kiosk's display resolution.

Added Support for Numato GPIO Board

Numato's 32 Channel USB GPIO module is a low cost, easily deployable solution for incorporating multiple peripheral devices into your kiosk.

Support for WIA Scanner Protocol

KioWare has supported TWAIN-based document scanners for some time and now also supports the WIA scanning protocol.

Added support for Tenerum EMV processors

KioWare now supports EMV transactions through Tenerum Payment Systems.

ChipDNA support updated to version 2.12

KioWare now supports Chip DNA version 2.12. Click here for a full list of new features and fixes in 2.12.

Other bug fixes as necessary

Optimized and improved upon other processes as well as provided general bug fixes.

8.20 Aug-2019 Support for Chrome 75/CEF 3770

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 75/CEF 3770. For a full list of features added to Chrome 75, visit here.

Modified Video Player in Guided Setup

Added a "scrub" feature that allows users to utilize fast-forward and rewind buttons as well as a seekbar with videos linked on the video play page.

Support No-ID Smart Cards

KioWare now supports smart cards that do not have an ID associated with them, adding another layer of flexibility to its operational efficiency.

Addin Events for Content Updating

Update implemented to allow addins to monitor the state of content updates, making KioWare more versatile for users that require additional flexibility.

Bug Fixes

Various bug fixes as well as the addition of an exit action warning to make the administration of KioWare even more user-friendly.

8.19 Jun-2019 Select toolbar image via file browser

Functionality has been added to allow users to browse out and select an image via a file explorer window when adding a picture to the toolbar.

Addin events for content updating

Addins now have access to lower level events that can be used to more precisely track the progress of content updates.

Bug fixes

Various bug fixes have been updated to improve the user experience.

8.18 May-2019 Support for Chrome 73/CEF 3683

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 73/CEF 3683. For a full list of features added to Chrome 73, visit here.

Support added to specify alternate start pages

Users now have the ability to specify alternate start pages for specific attract screens. This allows customers to click on an attract screen and go directly to the relevant start page set as associated with that attract page.

Usability improvements for Drive Browser

Support added to Drive Browser to allow for selecting multiple files at once. Previously, each file would need to be selected independently. Additional changes include improved file path handling, and previewing of selected image files.

Currency Dispenser support added

Support added for the Puloon LCDM2 and LCDM1 Currency Dispensers.

Barcode Scanner support added

Support for the Honeywell Vuquest 3320g Barcode Scanner has been added.

Support for the Boca Lemur K Receipt Printer

Boca Lemur K receipt printer support added.

Passport Reader support added

Support added for the Access IS OCR316-E Passport Reader and the Access ATOM Passport readers.

Tanvas Touch Display support

Support added for the Tanvas Touch Display Device providing haptic feedback based on a user's touch on the screen.

Chip DNA support updated to version 2.10

KioWare now supports Chip DNA version 2.10. Click here for a full list of new features and fixes in 2.10.

Wattbox device support added

New device support added to allow for scheduled device shutdowns. Additional features include the ability to monitor the health and status of the device via heartbeats.

Support added for pre and post update scripts

This feature allows user-created pre and post content update scripts to be supported. This allows users to stop and start IIS or an app pool before and after content updates occur.

Accepts and tracks update progress data

KioWare can now track and send update progress (percentage of total) to KioWare Kiosk Management tools.

Support added for incoming call sound

KioCall can now be set to ring when an incoming call comes in to the kiosk.

Various bug fixes and behavioral improvement

UI improvements, bug fixes, and undesired behaviors have been improved.

8.17 Mar-2019 Support has been added for Chrome 72

Google has released information about a serious security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5786). This version of KioWare for Windows adds support for Chrome 72 (72.0.3626.121), resolving this vulnerability.

8.16 Dec-2018 Support for Chrome 70

KioWare has added support for Chrome 70.

Support for transferring files from connected phones or tablets to the kiosk

KioWare has added support for mobile devices in the drive browser system. This allows users to transfer files to the kiosk (drive browser) directly from their mobile device rather than a USB drive.

Support added to use website icons for custom links in toolbar

Easily use a website favicon in the custom toolbar.

Mouse and Cursor Lockdown Support

Ability to lock the mouse cursor to a primary display when using multiple monitors. This allows deployers to limit mouse movements to only the allowed display.

Auto Start Program Control Support

Auto start applications can now be set to manipulate the application’s main window, hide KioWare, and hide the desktop cover.

Support for the STAR printer API

KioWare has updated support for STAR printers using the new STAR Printer API. This provides additional STAR printer support as well as re-establishing support for STAR printers that were previously supported.

Omron Facial Recognition Device Support

KioWare now allows for facial recognition integration via the Omron Facial Recognition Device. The device, the Omron B5T-007001(XB1), can be used to estimate a user’s age, facial expression (anger, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise), facial identity, gender, and more. When used with KioWare, the kiosk can serve different content based on the recognition of predefined characteristics.

Innova Hardware Support

The Innova device is a general input-output device that includes functions that can cycle LEDs, monitor environment sensors, and detect vibration. KioWare now offers support for this hardware integration.

Omron Multi-sensor Device Support

KioWare now integrates with the Omron Multi-sensor 2JCIE-BU01 to store temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, light intensity, sound noise, acceleration, eTVOC, and other environmental information.

Support for the FEIG Electronic OBID RFID Reader/Writer

KioWare now supports the RFID tag reader/writer by FEIG Electronics.

Practical Automation Wide Form Printer Support

KioWare can now monitor Practical Automation Wide form printers. Data includes low paper, out of paper, paper jam, and more.

Update to Support ChipDNA Version 2.07

KioWare has updated to Version 2.07 of ChipDNA. This allows for EMV compliant payment accepting and processor communication using ChipDNA’s latest release.

8.15 Jul-2018 Support for Chrome 67

KioWare has added support for Chrome 67.

Guided Setup Improvements

Improvements have been made to the Guided Setup tool.

Bug Fixes

Various Bug Fixes to improve security, usability, and functionality.

8.14 Jun-2018 New Guided Setup Tool

Users are now directed to a Guided Setup upon first installation of KioWare for Windows. The Guided Setup tool allows users to choose from interactive kiosk content, non-interactive digital signage, or a KioCall video conferencing configuration. Additional set up features available using the Guided Setup tool.

Chromium 65 Support

KioWare for Windows now supports Chromium 65.

Auto-hide mouse cursor

The mouse cursor can be set to auto-hide after timeout.

Javascript functions added to allow for managing WiFi connectivity

WiFi connectivity can now be managed using Javascript functions like GetInterfaces, Connect, Disconnect and more.

Show customizable NavBlocked page for all blocked navigation attempts

This page now appears when ACL blocked events take place.

Remote Settings Downloading Length Check

A "length check" has been added which retries the downloading of remote settings to help prevent bad file downloads.

MouseBlock setting is now exposed to work with Context Menu

This allows for blocking the right click or allows for context menus to appear when right clicking is enabled.

Support for a number of external devices has been added
  • Stimare STIMA printer for thermal ticket printing, includes RFI and internal barcode scanner options.
  • ccTalk for Bill/Coin acceptors. ccTalk is a protocol for bill/coin acceptors and other peripherals used in acceptors across a diverse number of industries.
  • Star Printers
  • Telequip coin dispensers
  • Epson receipt printers such as the TM-t88v POS receipt printer and the TM-T20ll-I M267A receipt printer.

ChipDNA by Credit Call updated to version 2.03

Credit Call's EMV compliant credit card support updated to ChipDNA 2.03, adding support for the Ingenico RBA 17.3.10 among other improvements.

OTI Solutions updated to version 2.02

The OTI solution allows for accepting cashless payments on kiosks. KioWare has been updated to support the newest release, version 2.02.

8.13 Jan-2018 Open Downloads in New Tabs

An option is now available to open downloads in new tabs.

Virtual Keyboard Features Added

A new option has been added to keep the virtual keyboard on screen at all times. The virtual keyboard can now also be docked to the top of the screen.

Chrome 63 Support

KioWare for Windows now supports Chrome 63.

Support added for Basic Authentication

Support has been added for basic authentication and client certificates retrieving remote settings.

DPI Scaling

DPI Scaling in accordance with Windows settings is now supported.

Allow Incoming Calls

KioWare kiosks running KioCall Video Conferencing now allow incoming calls while in attract mode.

Communication with Remote NetEPay Server

KioWare is now able to communicate with a remote NetEPay server. This was previously only supported when running the NetEPay server on the same PC.

ScanShell OCR Image Capturing

Update to the ScanShell OCR for Driver's license scanning. Support added for capturing the full license image.

Various Bug Fixes

Bug fixes include improvements to the virtual keyboard performance, navigation tweaks, and various changes to improve responsiveness.

Removed support for Vidyo™ Video Conferencing

If upgrading, use KioCall instead.

8.12 Nov-2017 Toolbar controls added

New toolbar controls have been added to allow for configuring the custom KioWare toolbar to show date and/or time. A new toolbar control has also been added to indicate connection type. There is also a toolbar control that accompanies the time limited sessions feature ('Session Timer')

New Command line options for Browsing ACL import tool

Command line options for the Browsing ACL Import tool have been added which enables scripting.

Support added for time limited sessions

KioWare now allows you to set a max time for each user session.

Ability to specify accepted languages in browser

A setting has been added to allow for specifying accepted languages in the KioWare browser.

Support added to clear or keep cookies

Users now can choose to clear or keep cookies based on a filter.

Hot Virtual Keyboard support added

Support has been added for the popular 3rd party virtual keyboard solution, "Hot Virtual Keyboard".

Sensor and metrics system monitoring added

Support for has been added for monitoring various sensors and metrics from the system. These sensors include: temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, etc.

Chromium 62 support added

KioWare for Windows now works with Chromium 62.

Support for the following external devices has been added:
  • KPM kiosk printers by Custom, allowing for printing in several formats from receipts to tickets
  • Custom Raw Windows Printer, uses Windows printer driver but supports raw commands
  • Support for Monitoring and Retraction with Custom printers
  • Elatec TWN4 reader, an all in one proximity reader compatible with over 50 RFID technologies including NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Generic raw serial devices
  • Puloon LCDM-4000 & LCDM-2000 Bill Dispensers
  • Puloon ECDM & VCDM Currency Dispensers
  • LG CDM Currency Dispenser
  • Telequip Coin Dispensers
  • Opticon Barcode Readers
  • PacDrive USB driver board
  • ScanShell Drivers License OCR device

Support for Refund and Sale transactions with the OTI Trio device

KioWare has added support for refund and sales transactions for use with the OTI Trio device (device previously supported).

Support for multiple currencies for use with the MEI bill acceptor

KioWare has added support for multiple currencies for use with the MEI bill acceptor (device previously supported).

Chip DNA 2.1 support added

KioWare now supports the latest version of Chip DNA - version 2.1 which adds new EMV compliant devices to the list of KioWare supported devices.

Support added to send monitored device/PC serial numbers to KioWare Server/KioCloud

Send monitored device serial numbers and descriptions to KioWare Server (requires server version 4.9.6 or greater)

Support for client-managed serial numbers in the MTBF feature

Client managed serial numbers in the MTBF feature are now supported.

Various bug fixes

Numerous bug fixes and minor updates.

8.11 Jun-2017 Support for Chrome 58

KioWare has been updated to support Chrome 58 which adds IndexedDB 2.0, Full screen Progressive Web Apps, Sandboxed iframe Improvements and more.

Support for multiple (simultaneous) start page URLs using multiple tabs

Set KioWare to start using multiple tabs and opening to specified URLs.

Ability to perform automatic actions (such as log on) when a specific webpage or form appears

KioWare can now be configured to perform automatic actions for specified webpages. Automatic actions can be used to have users automatically logged into a particular page or app, or perform other automatic tasks as specified.

Support for a custom "session end" URL

Set session ends and restarts when a particular, specified URL is reached/loaded.

Exit pattern customization

Create a customized exit pattern for increased flexibility and security.

Attract looper support for local HTML files

The attract looper now has the option to utilize local HTML files for attract screen content.

Added support for multiple display spanning

Support for multiple display spanning. This allows for a digital signage deployment that includes content (image, browser, video etc.,) that spans multiple displays.

Support for the DataCap EMV platform

The addition of multiple EMV compliant devices (attended and unattended) via the DataCap EMV platform with support for a number of processors including Elavon, First Data, Heartland, Vantiv, Worldpay and more. Specifically, through the new DataCap integration, KioWare now supports the inexpensive Ingenico IUP250 (iSelf) for unattended payments.

Added support for the Identiv Multi-ISO High Frequency Reader AMID2US00 USB

KioWare now supports the Identiv Multi-ISO High Frequency Reader AMID2US00 USB is an inexpensive RFID reader supporting ISO standards (ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693).

Support for the Hengstler CP-56 receipt printer

Support has been added for the Hengstler CP-56 receipt printer, allowing for printing on 56 mm rolls.

8.10 Mar-2017 Developer tool to inject JavaScript into each browser/frame

A method for developers to inject JavaScript into each browser/frame has been added.

Various Bug Fixes & Performance Enhancements

KioWare for Windows improves video performance and adds various bug fixes to improve usability & functionality.

8.9 Feb-2017 Support for Chrome 55

Chrome 55, released in December 2016, addresses issues with Flash and enables HTML5 by default for a small number of users (ultimately adding a prompt to run Flash on new sites).

Added Support for KioCall Video Conferencing Kiosk App

KioCall video conferencing allows deployers to add a video conferencing button to allow kiosk users to call out to a preset destination.

Support for Citizen PMU2300III Printer

KioWare now supports the Citizen Printer (and similar models). This printer offers retract functionality.

DLP-TH1b Temperature Humidity Sensor support added

The DLP-TH1b Temperature Humidity Sensor is now supported & allows notification of temperatures or humidity when preset points are exceeded.

Update to ChipDNA 1.15

ChipDNA offers EMV Compliant payments without going through the individual EMV certification process. Chip DNA version 1.15 supports the most recently added devices & integration options.

8.8 Nov-2016 Optional Support for Mixed Mode Content

Support for displaying mixed mode code (optional). This impacts those with sites that serve content via http and https pages.

Busy Indicator Added

A busy indicator has been added. This indicator appears if there is lag while transitioning to or from attract mode.

KioWare Event Log Shortcut

Includes a shortcut to access the KioWare Event Log from inside the config tool.

Customize Icons

Users now have the ability to customize the icons that show in KioWare message dialogs.

Bug Fixes

A number of bugs have been addressed.

8.7 Sep-2016 Upgrade to Chrome 52

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 52

Required OS is Windows 7 or higher

This version of KioWare will no longer support Vista

Command Line Execution

Scheduled actions are now capable of executing a command line

HotKey Support

Support for mapping key combinations to actions

Addin support for downloads

Addin support has been added for handling downloads

Attract screen mode improvements

A default screen delay, transition style, and transition time have been added to attract screen simple looper (attract looper) mode (applies to additional displays).

Assistive Technologies

Support for assistive technologies such as JAWS® screen reading software, ZoomText® screen magnification and screen reading software, and EZ® Access Keypad device support have been added

Context Menu Support

Ability to create a custom right click (context) menu.

Raw Windows Printer Support

Support for Raw Windows Printers such as the KR403, KR203, Zebra TTP2030, and any printer that installs a Windows driver

Support for Monitored Devices

PJL Printer monitoring support

Barcode Readers Supporting SNAPI

Support for Symbol, Motorola, and Zebra barcode readers that support SNAPI

Supported Devices Added
  • OTI Trio 3 in 1 solution for contact, contactless & magstripe payment providing EMV support through Elavon
  • Fujitsu F53 Bill Dispenser
  • CashCode Bill Acceptors (and any device that supports CCNet)
  • MEI Bill Acceptors (and any device that supports EDBS)
  • MEI Bank Note Recyclers

8.6 Jun-2016 Hide/Minimize Managed Dialogs

Options have been added which allow you to hide or minimize managed dialogs/windows.

Drive Browser

KioWare now allows you to set a destination for file downloads, using the drive browser.

Addin Configuration Screen

You can now add a custom configuration screen to your Addin to make it simple for users to configure the Addin within the KioWare Config Tool.

Limit Print Jobs Per Session

KioWare now has the option to set and limit the number of print jobs allowed per session.

Create Addin events for file downloads

You can now create Addin events for file downloads.

Update to KioWare Classic for Windows Settings Importer

The tool which allows you to import your KioWare Classic Settings into the new KioWare for Windows now supports the original KioWare Browser product.

Bug Fixes

Various bug fixes including an update to allow KioWare to run prior to the first opening of the config tool file and an update to allow KioWare to correctly identify the version of Windows running on the device.

8.5 May-2016 Virtual Keyboard Language Switching

Support for switching between languages on the virtual keyboard.

Drive Browser for File Download/Upload Management

Updates to the User Interface include file upload controls, and selecting a file download destination.

Upgrade to Chrome 49

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 49.

RFIdeas RFID Scanner Support

Support for RFIdeas RFID Scanners used for employee/badge cards for in-building authentication, computer access, and identification.

Flatbed Scanner Support

Support for a variety of flatbed scanners (listed in the TwainDotNet library).

Watchport/H & Watchport/T Monitored Device Support

Support for the Watchport/H & Watchport/T devices which monitor humidity and temperature.

System Battery Monitored Device Support

Support for monitoring the kiosk system battery.

Bug Fixes

A number of bugs have been addressed.

8.4 Feb-2016 Ability for Addins to Override Exit Functionality

A new Addin API with functions and events for integrating into the exit routine of KioWare.

Upgrade to Chrome 47

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 47. This update addresses a crash caused by some dropdown lists.

Bug Fixes

Includes a fix to address a possible crash when multiple windows (tabs or pop-ups) are open, and other minor bugs fixes.

8.3 Jan-2016 Native PDF Viewing

View PDFs natively when navigating to websites/applications displaying PDF files.

Vidyo® Application Support

Simple integration of the Vidyo collaboration video conferencing application into KioWare to allow users to communicate with a representative via HD video.

Basic Authentication

Allows KioWare to automatically log into websites that require basic authentication.

Custom Zoom Level Support

Custom default zoom levels can be set for docked browsers, secondary displays, and attract screens.

Image Capture from File Upload Control

Support for capturing an image directly from a file upload control on a web page.

Secondary Monitor Local Folder Attract Mode

Support utilizing the Attract Looper Feature (also known as Local Folder Attract Mode) on secondary monitors.

Autostart Programs upon Launch

Ability to launch a list of applications when KioWare is launched.

Toolbar Features Added

Caps, Num, Scroll Lock and Battery Level indicators and controls added to the custom toolbar.

Support for File Downloads

Information on some websites can be served as a "download". The ability to allow certain file downloads is critical for users to view PDF's, in particular.

Upgrade to Chrome 45

The browser is now upgraded to Chrome 45.

Support SSL client certificates with KioWare Server, KioCloud, and KioWare License Server

Client certificates are now sent with all KioWare Server, KioCloud, and KioWare License Server requests, if enabled.

Latvian Language Virtual Keyboard

A Latvian Language virtual keyboard has been added.

Config Tool UI Improvements

Improvements to the UI of the General and Security Tabs.

Update ChipDNA to 1.8

ChipDNA 1.8 is now supported, offering EMV compliant devices and support for an expanded device list.

Larco Security Mats

Support for Larco Security Mats to provide session reset based on mat readings.

Monitor Supported Devices

Provides ability to monitor supported devices with KioWare Server or KioCloud.

Bug Fixes

Various other bug fixes and improvements.

8.2 Oct-2015 New Import tool allows importing of KioWare Classic for Windows Configuration File to the new KioWare for Windows

Convert a KioWare Classic for Windows XML configuration file to a usable KioWare for Windows configuration file (JSON) with this import tool.

Simplified Attract Screen Looper

This new configuration feature allows users to add attract screen assets to a specified file in order to create a custom, auto playing attract screen via simple drag and drop.

Various improvements to the Configuration Tool's User Interface

The Configuration Tool has been modified in order to improve user experience, particularly when used on touch screen.

Customizable tab colors and background colors

Using the pop up color picker, you can now customize tab colors and background colors to create an end user experience that is fully integrated with your brand, website, or application styles.

HTML Keyboards now available for more than 50 additional languages

The new HTML keyboards are now available for more than 50 language locales.

Ability to style pop up dialogs

Pop up dialogs can now be customized and styled to create a cohesive experience for end users.

String substitutions for URLs and other settings

Allows for setting custom URLs based on a static, kiosk-specific command string.

JavaScript functions for working with local files

Supports JavaScript functions when working with local files.

Inactivity timeout warning dialog

Ability to set a timeout warning dialog for users before session restarts due to inactivity.

Command line install options (unattended/scripted install)

Scripted installation feature added to allow for simplified & unattended installation.

Option to use popups instead of tabs

By default, KioWare automatically determines if a new URL should be opened via new tab or pop up (based on size). KioWare can be set to open new URLs all in new tabs or (new feature) all in new pop up windows.

Support for remote .kwconfig (settings file) in addition to .kwpkg (package file)

Allows users to import both settings files and package files to KioWare for Windows (previously only package files were supported).

Chip DNA Support (1.7)

ChipDNA supports a variety of different PINpads and communication protocols for those PINpads.

Code Corp CR 1000 Support

The Code Reader™ 1000 (CR1000) is a compact, cabled barcode reader that takes up limited workspace.

Sankyo SHT1610-0730 Dispenser

The Sankyo SHT1610-0730 Dispenser allows for dispensing of various card types to end users.

Bug Fixes

Other bug fixes and improvements to code, configuration settings, & user interface.

8.1 Aug-2015 Customizable HTML Keyboard

In addition to the standard Windows Keyboard (with basic customization options), KioWare now also offers the option for a fully customizable HTML keyboard.

Shell Mode & Auto Logon Integrated Set up

KioWare now fully integrates configuration and set up of shell mode & auto logon.

Chrome Flags Support

Chrome flags provide users with options for experimental Chrome features/improvements. Now supported.

Improved Exiting Options for Virtual Keyboard

The virtual keyboard is now available when exiting KioWare.

Support & Protect HTML PushState/ReplaceState Functions

Options are now available to make all Ajax requests go through the Access Control List or disable those functions completely. Particularly impacts YouTube & similar sites and functions.

Bug Fixes

Other bug fixes and improvements to code, configuration settings, & user interface.

Disable Secondary Monitory Interaction

Secondary monitors can now be set to “disable” interactive use for use as only a display.

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