Put Your Pocket PCs in Kiosk Mode

Run only your desired applications

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Spb's Kiosk Engine software enables users to run one or more applications in kiosk mode, but also offers the option to switch between these apps. Spb Kiosk Engine targets companies that want to restrict access to specific functions and applications on their Pocket PC flotilla. The application is one of the most flexible from the entire suite offered by the Russian developer, which also includes Spb Kiosk Explorer and Spb Kiosk Terminal. Basically, one can restrict access to any application installed on the Pocket PC, like the games, music player, video player, and others.

Spb Kiosk Engine includes a Desktop part, which enables the administrator of the software to configure the device, so it would only run the desired application, making others unavailable. The blocking mechanism is made at kernel level, as it only allows the pre-configured process to run. Other blocking solutions offered by the application are: Control Panel applet block and Taskbar block. Still, the administrator will be able to access all the functions of the device when they enter the Admin Mode. This is easily made by keeping the stylus pressed on the screen for about ten seconds, after which one will be asked to input the unlock code, which can be found in Kiosk Builder.


Kiosk Engine can be set to replace the usual Start menu with a new, customized one that will only include the needed programs. Users will also be able to employ the Kiosk-Switcher option to replace the standard Today screen (including background). Spb Kiosk Engine offers a complete solution for those companies that want their customers or employees to be focused on certain predefined programs. As the software targets companies with medium- to big-sized businesses, Spb Kiosk Engine won't come cheap at all. Companies will need to spend no less than 985 USD, if they want to implement this solution. A trial version is also available for free.


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By    22 Sep 2009, 14:50 GMT