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Link Printer - Kiosk PC - Internet Explorer

In this article, we show you how to link the Kiosk PC to the printer when using Internet Explorer.

There are three pre-requisites you need to have completed before proceeding:

  1. You have created a Badge Pass Template. If you have not done so already, please view our Setting up Badge Pass Templates article.
  2. You have installed your printer onto your Kiosk PC. If you have not done so already, please view our Getting Started with Printing guide and install your printer.
  3. You have created a Kiosk profile in your WhosOnLocation account with a unique username, password and PIN number.

There are 2 steps to linking your Kiosk PC to the printer you have installed:

  1. Download the Meadco Script, our automated printing tool, on to the Kiosk PC.
  2. Link the Kiosk to print to the installed printer.

Each step should only take you a couple of minutes.

Please Note: This article is for linking your kiosk using Internet Explorer, printing is not supported for Microsoft Edge.

Step 1

  1. In this step we need you to download the Meadco Scriptx.
  2. Scriptx is a tool that enables Badge Passes to be automatically printed from WhosOnLocation without the need for the Visitor to select a printer each time they print a badge.
  3. You must be an administrator of the Kiosk PC to install the Meadco Scriptx file.
  4. While on the Kiosk open the Internet Explorer browser in Desktop mode (not tile mode) and go to the login screen of WhosOnLocation. You’ll know the browser is opened in Desktop mode because the browser address bar is at the top of the screen, and not the footer.
  5. Login to the WhosOnLocation Account using the Kiosk’s username and password.
  6. From the Kiosk homescreen select the Settings icon in the upper right of the screen and select Kiosk Settings.
  7. You will be prompted to enter the PIN number for this kiosk, then select Continue
  8. A window will appear. In the bottom of the window select More Options
  9. Select the green button titled: Initialize Plugin Install
  10. There may be a delay of a few seconds and you may need to confirm you wish to install the ScriptX. Once this window appears click "Install"
  11. The install will start in the background and once completed you will be presented with a confirmation window where you select the close this window link
  12. This will return you to the previous Kiosk Settings window.
  13. Before you do anything else Close Down Internet Explorer (there is no need to log off)
  14. That completes Step 1. Now let’s go straight into Step 2

Step 2

  1. In Step 2 we link the Kiosk to the installed printer
  2. Re-launch Internet Explorer
  3. From the Kiosk homescreen select the Settings icon in the upper right of the screen and select Kiosk Settings.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the PIN number for this kiosk, then select Continue
  5. A window will appear. Set Print Visitor Passes this session? To Yes
  6. Select ‘Change Printer’
  7. Choose the printer you installed from the printer list
  8. Select Choose
  9. Select Enter Kiosk
  10. To test the setup sign in a visitor
  11. A quick Tip: Select Function F11 on your keyboard to hide the browser toolbar at the top of the Kiosk

If you have any questions about Badge Pass Printing, please refer to the Badge Pass Printing F.A.Q.

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