Analysis conducted by Eckhard Reimann
Worldwide Internet Kiosk Browser Analysis identifies the 'Sitekiosk' kiosk software as a leading and comprehensive software solution for public access computers and Internet terminals.
Personal computers usually belong to their users and provide them with access to all functions and applications. However, at public access (Internet) terminals users will only have access to contents the operator of the terminal wants them to access. All other functions and applications will be restricted. In addition, the terminal operators may want the kiosk run for a long time without any human intervention, which would require a software providing a high level of security as well as extensive control management.
In an effort to protect their kiosk terminals against manipulation by the users, a lot of providers have developed specific kiosk browser software products. Forty-four providers of these software products for public access computers and Internet terminals have been asked for information about functionality, price structure, installations and awards for their products during the year 2004 – they are
15 companies from the USA
10 companies from Germany
7 companies from Canada
5 companies from UK
2 companies from Scandiavia
and 1 company each from Australia, Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, and South Korea