triCerat triShell Kiosk Edition (TKE) is a software product that converts desktop computers into kiosks, or single-use PCs.
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Often used by enterprises transitioning from physical to virtual computing environments, triShell Kiosk Edition (TKE) can save you money instantly by repurposing your physical machines and eliminating the need to buy expensive, brand new end points. By configuring the desktop OS to behave like a thin client, your company can benefit from more focused end users, superior disaster recovery, and non-existent maintenance and management.
How it works
Our easy-to-use kiosk software, triShell Kiosk Edition, operates by replacing the Windows Explorer Shell with a locked down shell that provides the user a single application, website, or RDP/ICA session. The user automatically sees the single chosen program upon login as their entire desktop interface with access to only what the administrator allows.
Use Case 1
The Situation: A leading healthcare facility running Microsoft XP in their environment wanted to migrate to Windows 7. During that process they decided it would be cost effective and “greener” to switch to VDI and transition from a physical to virtual environment. However, when they discovered how much thin clients cost, their plan for technological advancement stalled.
The Resolution: They installed triShell Kiosk Edition kiosk software on all their physical desktops. In doing so they were able to not only ease the “p to v” transition, but also repurpose their current hardware to act like thin clients. This allowed them to avoid buying expensive end points while reducing their waste output.
Use Case 2
The Situation: A shipping company bought new PCs for their office. However, they hoped to find a new purpose for the antiquated hardware. The company decided they wanted to use the old computers at their shipping dock to manage shipments by running a single application used specifically in the loading and distribution industry. The system administrator wanted to access a virtual desktop hosted on the server and make sure the devices were secure and easy to manage.
The Resolution: triShell Kiosk Edition was installed on the old machines, locking them down to a VMware virtual desktop connection. Because the desktop is hosted on the server, the PC behaves like a thin client. Therefore when the machine fails, it can easily be replaced with another older machine already set up with the virtual desktop connection.
Use Case 3
The Situation: A bookstore provided public in-store kiosks for customers to browse inventory and order books from any of the five store locations. Each kiosk was locked down using the Internet Explorer Kiosk mode. However, when a customer threatened the security of the kiosk, a variety of concerns arose such as service interruptions, “blue screens”, and unauthorized Internet usage. With the only IT assistance coming from a major vendor’s Help Desk, these problems began to escalate. Ultimately, employees were asked to monitor the kiosks throughout the day to discourage machine misuse. These short-term solutions were time consuming, inconvenient, and ineffective.
The Resolution: triShell Kiosk Edition was installed on the kiosk devices. TKE hid the Microsoft user interface, whereby eliminating access to any other desktop capabilities and providing the user only with the kiosk’s primary application. Installing the software saved untold hours and employee frustration with kiosks that were functional and required no management.
When running the desktop similarly to a thin client, your company can benefit from improved user productivity, superior disaster recovery, and non existent maintenance and management.
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- Kiosk Software
- Kiosk Maker
- Desktop PC to Kiosk Converter
- Single-Use PC
- Reduces end point support and cost
- Extends the life of PCs
- Increases security by minimizing user access
- Requires minimal management
- Facilitates physical to virtual environment transition
- Focuses user attention
- Eliminates additional hardware purchases
- Reduce desktop support costs/issues
- Extend life of PCs
- Increased security (users only have access to your application)
Who will Benefit?
- Computerized checkout registers
- Shipping terminals
- Library reference workstations
- Public Internet kiosks