|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, German, Portuguese, Italian|
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 Hotspot or 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.
The main screen is divided into four sections and provides access to all the programs principal functions:
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.
The right side of this bar displays connection information, such as: connection time, credit used, residual credit and username connected.
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 the server.
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
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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