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Changelog 14: New Multi-Background Image Support for Kiosk

As you know you can personalize a visitor kiosk's landing screen so that it reflects the brand of your organisation. Many customers simply have a logo whilst others will upload a full screen image as a backdrop to the sign in and out buttons.
We are pleased to announce the release of KioskSlide; our multi-background Image support for kiosks.

Background
Many customers have told us their visitors are often waiting in the reception area for their host to collect them. As a consequence it is not untypical of a visitor to stand by the kiosk or sit in a waiting area where the kiosk is visible. Why not use the opportunity to reinforce key health and safety messages or showcase current services or products the customer organisation provides; through the kiosk when it is not in use.

What is KioskSlide?

A kiosk can now have multiple background images that cycle through from one image to the next every 30 seconds. Much like a slideshow.  You can now upload up to 10 kiosk background images for any kiosk. Administrators can re-order the images and delete them anytime.

We still support PNG and JPG image formats and each kiosk can have different images. To update your kiosk go to Tools > Locations > View > Visitor Kiosks. You'll find the option under Kiosk Branding once you open a kiosk profile.

What next for this feature?
In our 2015 Roadmap we will introduce options like allowing you to set your own cycle times between images. You will be able to select from every 10 secs, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, and 1min. You will also be able to choose from a range of system included templates as background images.

Tips and Tricks
  1. If a user wants to create a custom background image make sure the image canvas size is 1600 px  900 px (or any other 16:9 ratio)
  2. Allow for blank space in the bottom 3rd of the image as this is where the sign in and out buttons will appear.

Check out these examples of 3 images on one kiosk!

Image 1 on my Kiosk

 

Image 2 on my Kiosk

Image 3 on my Kiosk (note I included this image to show you what happens when you do not leave enough whitespace in the footer of your image. See how the sign in and out buttons creep into the underlying image.

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