This document summarizes the changes and additions to the Science On a Sphere®
(SOS) Public Kiosk (“Kiosk”) in the SOS 5.3.x Kiosk release.
The Kiosk software provides a touch screen controller running on Windows
intended for a general public audience to interact with an SOS exhibit when
there is no presenter available. The Kiosk provides a flexible and
easy-to-administer public controller that can be localized to native languages
by using standard SOS playlists.
For detailed information on setting up, customizing, and using the Kiosk, please
refer to the SOS Public Kiosk Manual. Note that this manual
includes instructions for using the media2kiosk utility, a command-line
program that is installed on the SOS machines running Ubuntu along with the main
SOS software. This utility is needed if you wish to tailor which datasets may be
selected on your Kiosk.
SOS Public Kiosk 5.2.x requires Windows 7, 8, or 10
This release is available upon request by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. NOAA will provide Internet links to download a Kiosk
installer program. This file is not obtainable using standard Ubuntu update
The Kiosk is installed on a Windows machine with touch screen by double
clicking the downloaded installer program, setup.exe, and following the
The default configuration of the kiosk files are automatically installed. If
you have an existing kiosk configuration, the new one is merged into that. If
you want to start with a new copy and default configuration of the latest
kiosk software, you should uninstall your current version before installing
the new one