New Stand Alone Check In Product Released
PC Check In | Stand Alone Check In Software
April 2016 - For the last few years, Check In Systems has kept quiet about the stand alone version of Check In software.
Ever since the release of a hosted version in 2012, the stand alone check in system faded from development and sales.
The software was a lone wolf with no identity and very little marketing. Still, many customers opt for the PC stand alone software due
to internal company restrictions and IT demands. According to Check In Systems management, "It was time to brand it and give it an identity".
This month, Check In Systems Inc. has released a new version of the Windows based product. It caters to the specific small business market
wanting an autonomous system to greet patients or customers. Requiring only a stand alone, windows based PC, this version revives the original concept
from 2005 when the company focused only on the medical markets. It is a unique software using a compiled web server to internally host a
simple Microsoft Access database and a touch screen based sign in.
As with any software, this version has it's advantages and disadvantages when compared to the
hosted template packages. The advantage that most customers like is the fact that it is an internal software with no internet needed.
Of course this also means the software needs to be setup on your own PC or server. It also leads to the fact that
you are the primary IT support for the system. Backup is easy with a simple one file database. To back up the data one would simply copy the file
to another drive or USB chip. The system is limited by the operating system it is installed to. If you use Windows 7, you most likely will be limited to about 10
simultaneous connections but the cost is low because you can use an all-in-one computer for both the server and the touch screen.
Installing to a Microsoft Server would allow many more connections but would then require a separate touch screen.
More information can be found at the new website, dedicated to the product.
PC Check In website