An Internet kiosk is a type of interactive kiosk system that allows members of the public to access the World Wide Web or to check their email. Kiosk systems can be used to provide information directories, such as where an office, department, or store is located within a particular building. Tourist information is also increasingly being provided in a kiosk medium. Entities with restricted access requirements regularly use kiosk systems to help handle their security needs. Security kiosks can be used to conduct criminal background checks, verify a visitor is not blacklisted, or create visitor access badges (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/kiosk). According to wisegeek.com an information kiosk is a stand, booth, or type of gazebo that has one open side, and includes free informative literature. Some kiosks of this nature may also include a guide or attendant whose main purpose is to help guide visitors by offering information and advice. Maps, fliers, small books, and other items may be available to anyone who visits an information kiosk. Within North America; most kiosks are of the informative type, though some kiosks also act as small newsstands that sell cigarettes, newspapers, and other items. Throughout the rest of the world, a kiosk is usually a type of garden center or small shelter similar to a gazebo. In addition to traditional kiosks, computerized kiosks have become quite common. A computer kiosk is closely related to an information kiosk, only this type of booth solely includes computerized information
In addition, Information Kiosk is a small, self-standing structure such as a newsstand or ticket booth. The original kiosk had room inside for a person who handled the transactions; however, the term evolved to refer to unattended booths with computers that dispense information or make sales via a touch screen. Other than simple soda or candy machines, almost any modern vending machine that accepts credit cards can be called a kiosk. For example, digital photo kiosks are today's counterpart to the earlier, manned kiosks for analog film developing. Accepting memory card or CD/DVD input, they allow users to select images and perform limited editing. The units can make prints on the spot as well as burn them onto a CD. It is also provides information about a particular subject or topic. It is stand-alone software that performs a specific function, generally without management intervention and is generally intended to provide information to those that use it. Kiosks are generally designed to help the end user find information. It can be as simple as an information center designed to hold brochures or as complicated as a computer terminal designed to collect and distribute information. Project Context
This capstone project entitled “Central Philippines State University Hinoba-an Campus Information Kiosk “aims to provide information to the users/clientele about the universities policies and other concerns. In this project, the admin/registrar will be benefited for it will simplify his/her work, provide accurate information and avoid repetitive job. This project was started last March 2014 and is expected to be finish until the end of October 2015. The project is intended to help users who want to know more about CPSU Hinoba-an campus. It is believe that with the help of a software developed and design based on the needs of the clients, task will be simplified. Through this project, the researcher’s aims to eliminate the time consuming of the individual who wants to know about the university. The system analyst of this project recommends the use of software engineering techniques to come up with the desired software and hardware requirements and specification. Purpose and Description
This project is intended to lessen the time and effort of the end user in inquiring personally the information about Central Philippines State University Hinoba-an Campus. The automation of such...
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