Adding K4B Announce24 software to a touchscreen kiosk greatly magnifies its appeal and usefulness to users. K4B is the only European manufacturer that also supplies integrated software, custom-written for our own beautifully-designed touchscreen kiosks.
When a kiosk is commissioned for a single function, like providing information or paying for items, services or checking-in, they all need to provide some information to the user. The kiosk provider installing kiosks for a single purpose is missing out on customer attention time without Announce24 – selling other propositions, providing helpful information and much more. The kiosk with more than one function that actually appeals to customers is a great silent salesperson…
Modular touchscreen software that fits your brand
Announce24 is a suite of different modules providing different features for different situations. Developed by K4B specially for kiosk use, it offers the ability to present up to nine different portals for nine different sets of information or user situations. The intro screen (the attract loop) is an animated screen showing any image or images, rolling text and logo that you wish – asking the customer to touch the screen for further information or action. Up to nine custom buttons appear after the customer has touched the screen from the attract loop. Each custom button goes to a different menu that shows any Announce24 module such as a website, video, PDF, Word document, Excel sheet, PowerPoint presentation or a combination of these.
Announce24 allows the customer to specify any websites our customers want to present – with options to show or hide certain pages. Every page also has an email facility allowing the user to send themselves the information they have just viewed on the kiosk.
Remote access for easy updates
Announce24 allows the kiosk deployer to set up the entire content to be displayed on a kiosk from any PC anywhere and to present the content on one or many kiosks remotely. One person can set up or modify kiosk content remotely and even update many kiosks in many locations.
Announce24 also has a “Multiview” facility where slightly different or completely different content can be applied to different kiosks in different places. (for example – a group of kiosks owned by one kiosk provider can have the same front page and logo but one or more of the sites may have different content after the front page, or just one page different in each kiosk but the rest of the content the same. This is easy to produce and update on one PC for multiple kiosks using Announce24.
Touchscreen kiosk software that works across languages
In situations where kiosk content needs to be understandable by different language speakers, Announce24 has a user selectable language facility to translate all kiosk menus. Content and websites that are provided from other sources will be in the language they were originally written in.
This module offers the kiosk user the ability to view the staff that the kiosk owner wants to make available to its audience. This could be a staff directory of a busy healthcare clinic or a gym where many of the staff have different expertise and need to be contactable. With Staff directory module each member of staff included will have a ‘business card’ displayed with their information, including a picture, is agreed upon to show.
As part of the newer Virtual Reception facility a Meetings module shows a list of daily meetings taking place. The meetings are loaded into the Announce24 CMS along with the known delegates – all timed to show on the kiosks for when the meetings are due. This enables people arriving to know that they are in the right place and that they are expected. Further directions can also be provided. Any scheduled meeting information also disappears from the kiosks at a user -selected time.
This useful module enables a user-selected image layout for a collection of images or documents for presentation on kiosks. A collection name is then selected for all images and docs and applied to one of the nine big buttons on screen. This would suit any organisation that needs to display many products or images but needs them categorised and selectable at a top level.
One of the more significant Announce24 modules is Surveypoint – a comprehensive surveying software tool. It enables you to run in-depth, multiple question, multiple choice surveys. The results can be published easily and in graphical or text form and on any of the kiosks used for acquiring the survey information.
For a more in-depth view of the extensive capabilities of Announce 24 download the User manual here:
Announce24 makes the most out of a deployed suite of kiosks for the user and for the organisation that deploys them. Announce 24 can be used and run on any Windows based kiosk or tablet kiosk system
Touchscreen kiosks for every scenario: explore the k4b range
We design and manufacture the following types of kiosks. They can all be customised to suit your needs – including any colour or brand application and any functionality.