DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Four Winds Interactive (FWi), the leading provider of digital communications solutions recently listed by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies, announced today that its new iDS Kiosk product is now available for purchase in Apple's App Store. iDS Kiosk allows its users to employ their iOS devices as digital signs or interactive kiosks by keeping the devices on, locked and periodically refreshed.
"I'm very excited about this product," said David Levin, President and CEO of Four Winds Interactive. "iDS Kiosk enables our customers to more easily leverage iOS mobile and tablet devices as an integral part of their visual communications strategy. Combined with FWi's webPlayer, iDS Kiosk makes it incredibly easy to get any digital sign running on an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, or to use those devices to power large format displays."
After seeing an increase in companies looking to use iOS devices in their signage networks, FWi developed iDS Kiosk to seamlessly work with its existing software products like Content Manager and webPlayer.
"We're hearing from more and more customers that want to use iPads for their meeting room signs, menu boards, table game signs or interactive kiosks -- or iPod Touches to power larger format signs," said Will Pennell, Chief Technology Officer of Four Winds Interactive. "We developed iDS Kiosk to be a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for those organizations."
Signs or URLs presented in iDS Kiosk will be displayed in full screen, without the navigation and status bars, while providing users the ability to control the lock screen and disable Sleep/Auto-Lock mode of all iOS devices using the same Apple ID. Full orientation support as well as orientation lock allow users to decide on the most effective position and enclosure for their iOS device. An access code is used to secure or unlock the iDS Kiosk application screen, facilitating easy device management and minimizing the risk of a third party bypassing the display functions.
Automatic cache refresh rates can be enabled (or disabled) for content updates and the refresh rate threshold can be adjusted after the iOS device is inactive for a specified time period. Each iOS device can store up to 10 URLs and iDS Kiosk also provides a preview (webview) or URL contents. Videos that are part of a sign channel can also be configured to play automatically.
May 1 Product Launch Webinar
FWi will be holding a webinar to officially launch iDS Kiosk tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, where members of FWi's development and solutions architecture team will be demonstrating the functionality and potential use cases for the new product. More information and registration details are available online at http://tinyurl.com/d56k6m7.
Pricing & Availability
iDS Kiosk is available for just $19.95 per device in Apple's App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ids-kiosk/id621145570?mt=8.
About Four Winds Interactive
FWi has created the most powerful digital signage software on the market today. In addition to powering digital signage networks, users can drive their interactive kiosks, desktops, Web and mobile content from a single, flexible and powerful software platform. FWi's customers use its software to communicate more effectively, solve wayfinding challenges, enhance safety, increase sales and create a better experience for their audiences. For more information, visit www.fourwindsinteractive.com.
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