Software for Cyber Cafés,
Hotspot, Call Shop and
Program for the complete management of Windows and
Linux navigation workstations in
Cyber Cafés, Hotspot (Lan 2,RADIUS), Call Shop, Internet Cafés Hotels, Lottery Agencies, Libraries and Betting Agencies.
Available in six languages : English, French, Spanish,
Softvision Explorer software can completely manage
Cyber Café, Hotspot (Lan2, RADIUS) and Call Shop. The process is composed of
modules: Explorer Server, Explorer Manager, Explorer Client, Explorer Printer Monitor
and Explorer Coins.
The manager and the server are installed on a server workstation (main) while Explorer
Client (only for Cyber Café usage) must be installed on navigation workstations. The module
Explorer Printer Monitor is used to detect the print-outs made by the
user and should be installed on computers connected to USB printers only
if they do not already execute Explorer Manager or Explorer Client.
Lastly, module Explorer Coins allows you to create a
recharge workstation using an electronic coin acceptor.
Remember that if being used as a Hotspot or Call Shop, the only module
to install is Explorer Manager.
Keep in mind that, for use as a
Call Shop it is only
necessary to install the Server and Manager modules.
The VoIP functionalities of Softvision Explorer allow connection to the
hardware and software type SIP telephones system. Thanks to VoIP
technology you can also make calls at considerably lower costs compared
to those of normal telephone operators.
This is the module that manages the server. It is used to enter new users, recharge accounts and monitor the usage of the workstations, etc.
The main screen is divided into four sections and provides access to all the programs principal functions:
- Users: this section displays the list of
customers in the archive and several buttons for
creating or modifying a user or recharging his
- Calls : it displays all the calls made
during the day. Various information is shown for
each call : the customer who made the call, the
telephone number called, the workstation and the
cost of the call.
the right side of the window lists the
workstations and their status.
- Orders: monitors the status of customer orders. The title bar of this section displays the number of unfilled orders (in parentheses).
- Printing : this area lists the printouts made during the day.
Manage a Windows or Linux Cyber Café
Explorer Client is the module,
available for Windows and
Linux, that gives customers controlled access to the navigation station. Once launched, the program takes control of the machine and prevents the user from doing anything that could damage the Windows configuration (deleting system files, accessing the hard disk, task manager, etc.). From then on, the computer can only be used to navigate or to run other programs selected by the system administrator. Closing the program requires the administrator's password, which is set to "password," by default.
To start navigating, the customer enters his username and password or inserts his Smart Card. As soon as he logs in, a TaskBar appears in the lower part of the screen that is just like Windows'.
The right side of this bar displays connection information, such as: connection time, credit used, residual credit and username connected.
On the left side of the TaskBar, the classic Windows Start button is replaced by a Programs button that allows access to a limited number of applications that are enabled for the user (the default is Internet Explorer, only)
Manage a Hotspot
Softvision Explorer is able to transform your location
into a Hotspot which conforms completely to the
anti-terrorism laws. Your customers can connect directly
to the internet using their laptops (Windows, Linux, Mac
OS X, etc.), PDA, mobile phones and any kind of device
which has a wireless network card and a browser.
Wireless connections take place through an open Access
Point (wireless router). There is therefore no
protection (WEP etc.) to make the wireless networks
secure. The server on which Explorer Manager is
installed has the task of only allowing connections made
by users who have a username and password.
Softvision Explorer supports two
different types of Hotspots :
Hotspot on LAN 2 : this type of Hotspot is based
on one or more wireless Access Point connected, possibly
through a switch, to a second network card (LAN 2) on
RADIUS Hotspot : uses wireless
systems that communicate with Softvision Explorer using
the RADIUS protocol. It is possible to use any wireless
router that supports DD-WRT and CoovaAP
firmware (Linksys 54GL, Netgear Wrg614 etc.) or any
other system that supports the RADIUS certification (Mikrotik etc.) .
Now let us see which operations a user needs to carry
out to connect to a Hotspot. When customers are within
range of an Access Point at your location, their
computers are automatically able to find the wireless
network and connect to it. For this to be successful,
the customer’s wireless network card must be set up to
obtain the IP address and DNS server automatically.
Now the customer should open a page on the browser and
will be automatically re-directed to the page
http://192.168.1.2/login.htm which looks like this :
After entering the access credentials, the customer will
be connected to the internet and can freely use any
application that uses the network (browser, e-mail, chat
Manage a Call Shop
Softvision Explorer can be
used to completely manage a Call Shop using VoIP
Using Voice Over IP instead of normal telephone lines
offers considerable advantages :
- Saving on the cost of telephone lines :
there's no need to install particular telephone
lines to open a VoIP Call Shop. All the calls are
routed via internet, therefore you only need a good
quality ADSL line.
- Saving on the cost of calls : the cost of
a VoIP call is generally much lower than those made
using a traditional telephone line. Furthermore,
there is an additional saving as the program can
route the calls using carriers with the lowest rate
for the particular prefix called by the user (least
- System expansion: to add new telephone
settings you only have to connect other telephones
to your network.
Creating a Call Shop using Softvision Explorer is really
easy : you only have to connect the SIP telephones to
your local network, configure Explorer Manager with one
or more provider VoIP accounts (carrier) and you can
start accepting calls immediately in your premises.
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