and user manual
January 2019 (v. 2.5)
© 2019 PIXEL-TECH. All
Table of Contents
1. Mobile Photo Kiosk – service
2. Installation and run of
Mobile Photo Kiosk Manager
3. The Mobile Photo Kiosk
Manager starting window
4. Sales channels configuration
5. Category configuration
6. Product configuration
6.1 Window of a Product with
6.2 Window of a Product
7. Additional options in category
and product configuration
8. Working with the mobile
8.1 Installation of the mobile
8.2 Placing orders
9. Mobile Photo Kiosk
Kiosk consists of three elements:
Photo Kiosk Manager – a software dedicated to manage a mobile shop. Using it you
can provide address data of your Photo Lab and set up photo products available
for clients (e.g. prints in various formats, gadgets, etc.).
Photo Kiosk application installed on smartphones/tablets – available to
download free of charge for your clients on Android and iOS platforms. With the
help of this application, the final client places orders for photo products in
your Photo Lab.
Photo Kiosk Downloader – designed to download orders (coming from the mobile application)
from the Pixel-Tech server to your computer. NOTE! Only available when using
the FTP server from Pixel-Tech.
To install the
Manager software, run MPKManager_Full.exe file by double-clicking on it
with the left mouse button and follow the instructions displayed. NOTE! Both,
in the course of installation and its work, the Manager requires elevation of
privileges to the level of Administrator. In the window displayed while
installation and later work select [Yes].
installation the login window will appear.
Press the configuration
button available in the upper right corner of the window , select the target language of the software from the
drop-down list and confirm it with the [OK] button.
Enter an email address and
a password set at the registration level of your shop at Pixel-Tech and press
the [Login] button.
Manager window of your mobile shop
will be displayed. NOTE! To get to know all shop possibilities easily, its
initial configuration (including available photo products) has already been
made. You can make changes and confirm it with the [Publish] button.
The Manager software allows you to
create a fully functional shop, later available in the mobile application.
In the upper part of the window there
are two tabs: General and Company data.
General tab allows you to:  preview
the appearance of the application on a client’s smartphone (with immediate refreshing
of logo or promo texts changes that are made by you),  access to the action
menu,  change your logo available in the mobile application, 
change your promo texts available in the mobile application, and 
access to sales channels for which you paid (in the example below Online
and Local WiFi). Confirmation of changes takes place each time the
[Publish] button is pressed.
The Company data tab allows
you to:  enter address data of a shop (these data are not displayed
in the mobile application),  show location of your shop Terms and Conditions
and  set up payment channels. Confirmation of any changes takes place
each time the [Publish] button is pressed.
Please start working with the Mobile
Photo Kiosk Manager from updating your logo and promo texts (if necessary.
Sales channels are opened according to
your order. Their names and descriptions will be visible in the mobile
Mobile Photo Kiosk service allows you
to collect orders via two Sales channels types:
WiFi (using a local WiFi of a Photo Lab) – a client must be physically present
in a Photo Lab, an order goes directly to the computer disk that is visible in
a local network. NOTE! Due to the need to register the order on the
Pixel-Tech server, locally available WiFi network must provide access to the
Internet (a file transfer will not take place, so high bandwidth is not
(using the Internet) – a client places an order from anywhere. The order goes
to a server via the Internet – a hosting of a server is required in an external
company (e.g. Pixel-Tech), or a local computer with the fixed IP address.)
To edit Sales channel, double-click
on it with the left mouse button. A new window with three tabs will appear: General,
Delivery methods, Categories and Products.
In the General tab you are
able to:  change a Sales channel name (e.g. Online, by the
Internet, Buy Now);  set up an email address where you will receive
info about a new order;  enter a short description of a Sales
channel or  an icon in the mobile application; 
determine the language (in which the messages in the application will be
displayed) and currency of the shop;  set up minimum order value (a
client will not have a possibility to finalize an order until the amount is
exceeded) and  get information about the current state of the
Subscription (information about expiry date of the Mobile Photo Kiosk account, contracted
and used files).
In the case of a local (using WiFi) Sales
channel or using the hosting of an external company (not Pixel-Tech), until
full configuration is finished (providing the necessary data), an option Maintenance
is turned on. Placing orders through the application is not possible. To
turn it off, switch the button to the [No].
Configure a local Sales channel
(button [Local ?] in the [Yes] position) by providing:  a SID name of
your network (in the example: Photo Lab);  URL in the form of a local
IP address, then a „/” sign and necessarily the name of a folder (in an
example: 10.50.20.120/Orders);  port, where FTP service is available;
 user name (an access to target location);  passwords (an
access to target location.)
In the case of using a hosting of an
external company, which enables not only local (using WiFi) placing orders, set
the [Local] button in the [No] position and enter all necessary access data to
In the Delivery methods tab it
is possible to turn them on/off and to determine their costs. NOTE! „Online
Payment” methods require configuration of at least one online payment method (in
the main MPK Manager Window -> Company data tab).
In the Categories and Products tab
you may configure products which will be available for the clients who use
the mobile application. To make it quick and easy, in the shop you can find
pre-configured, default photo products. You can edit them (by double-clicking on
them with the left mouse button or using the buttons on the right hand side of
the window), delete them and you can also add new ones. Available configuration
options of Categories and Products were presented in chapters 5 and 6.
Kiosk allows you to add two category types:
– within this category it is possible to define independent products or
option – products defined within this category are treated as options.
To add a Category,
press the [New category] button.
In a new window choose a Category
type, enter necessary descriptions, add a Category icon by clicking
the button, and save
Already filled window of a
new Multi-product category, as well as its visibility in the mobile
application, looks as follows:
Within Prints category, in the
example above, subcategories: 10x15, 15x20, and 20x30 were
While already filled window of a new Product option category, as
well as its visibility in the mobile application, looks as follows:
Within 10x15 category, in the example above, options 10x15 Glossy
and10x15 Matte were created.
Category Prints contains
different products – therefore, the selected category type is Multi-product
– and looks as follows:
Category 10x15 contains two
options – therefore, the selected category is Product option – and it
looks as follows:
The window for adding/editing a new Product looks differently,
depending on whether the product has options or not.
The window for adding/editing a new Product (with available
product options) consists of three tabs: Product Data, Price tiers, Output.
In the Product
data tab pay attention to:
description – it is displayed in the mobile application with the final product
(regardless whether it contains options or not). It is important that this
description accurately describes the product available for sale, and is quite
· Product option – it is displayed with
the final product concerned, in the form of a scrolling list. Options
should precisely reflect all features of the ordered product (e.g. in the case
of a Photo Mug – interior color).
· Product type – Mobile Photo Kiosk
gives you an opportunity to order products which require loading more than one
While choosing a multi-photo product
you should specify the elements of the product (e.g. Front/Back.)
After selecting a photo in the mobile
application, a list will appear where a customer should indicate which element
the selected photo should be.
NOTE! You may automatically assign
sequentially selected files to subsequent elements by checking [Assign
automatically] field. Moreover, you may not demand selecting the maximum number
of photos by unchecking [All elements required] option.
In the Price tiers tab it is possible to set
price gradation depending on the number of ordered products. Mobile Photo Kiosk
will automatically change the price, if a client exceeds a given threshold value
of an order. Moreover, it is possible to set a promo price.
For example, for orders exceeding 50
pcs, 0,40 € will be the applicable price, which will be displayed in the mobile
The Output tab gives you the option of creating a default
name of directories and files. The standard layout looks as follows:
After pressing the button, a new window will be displayed, where you can
define your own pattern of a name of a directory and a file. The order number
(OrderID) is a fixed and unchangeable value.
The window for adding/editing a new Product (without available
product options) consists of three tabs: Product Data, Price tiers, Output.
The edition of price tiers
and the structure of a target path of directories and files is done in the same
way, as for the product with options.
In the course of configuration of your
shop, you can copy: the whole configuration of categories and products, a single
product and a category of products.
You may save the whole configuration of categories and products (e.g. for
backup purposes) using the Action button. To do this, select the Sales
Channel which configuration you want to save by clicking on it with the
left mouse button.
Then, press the Action button available in the upper right corner of the
A list with the possibility of
importing and exporting all products configured in the Sales Channel to
the .xml file will be displayed.
To close the action pane press the button. NOTE! Import from a .xml file does not
overwrite the current configuration. Import will add all products previously
exported to a file to the Sales Channel.
Copying product categories or a single product is also done by exporting
them to a .xml file and importing from a file. Select a category or a product
in the list, export to the file ([Export] button), and then import from the
file ([Import] button.
An imported product or a category
will appear at the bottom of a list.
NOTE! Moving categories/products on the list is done by
pressing and holding the left mouse button on it and simultaneously dragging it
to the target position.
You have the option of
temporarily disabling a product or a category of products from the offer. To do
this, set the Temporarily disabled slider to [Yes].
will not be removed from the configuration, only hidden for users of the mobile
application. In the MPK Manager this product/category will be crossed out in
In the MPK
Manager you have the option of using embedded or custom graphics (icons) that
characterize products and categories. Clicking the button
will open a window with
public graphics (Public tab) and the option to load your own (Custom tab).
Installation of the mobile app on the
client’s smartphone/tablet and its connection with your Photo Lab may be
carried out in two ways. (NOTE! It is recommended to use option number I).
Option number I:
The final client scans your unique QR
code (the one you shared on the website, a leaflet, a poster, etc.)
Then, the client gets transferred to
his operator’s store (App Store or Google Play), where he downloads and
installs the free mobile application called Mobile Photo Kiosk.
The application is immediately linked
to your Photo Lab. From now on, orders placed by the final client will go
directly to you.
Option number II:
The final client on his
smartphone/tablet enters the store of his operator (App Store or Google Play),
finds the free mobile application called Mobile Photo Kiosk, downloads and
installs it. In the next step, he scans your unique QR code or enters your Photo
Lab code (the one you shared on the website, a leaflet, a poster, etc.),
which links the mobile application to your Photo Lab.
From now on, orders placed by the
final client will go directly to you.
Following screenshots show the process
of placing orders by the final client from the moment of starting the Mobile
Photo Kiosk application on his smartphone/tablet.
· Start of the mobile
application – [Tap to start] button.
selection – the Internet/Local WiFi depending on the type of ordered service.
The following buttons are also available here: [Change] – to scan a QR code
again and connect another Photo Lab, and [History] – to display the history of
selection – in the example below, from the Category Photos -> Category
10x15 -> Glossy option was selected.
the case of product with options, by default the first of the available options
on the list is marked – in this case, Glossy. A client may change this option
by scrolling down the list and selecting required option.
the photo album and choosing photos – adding them to the basket.
· Basket management –
setting the number of individual products to an order, deleting products,
adding new products, or closing and sending the order using the [Send] button.
data, accepting Terms and Conditions, selection of payment and delivery method.
an order to your Photo Lab.
an order confirmation – the order number.
To install and run the
Mobile Photo Kiosk Downloader, follow the steps below:
Run the MPKDownloader_Full.exe
file by double-clicking on it with the left mouse button.
In the next steps of the installation
follow the instructions on the screen to install the Mobile Photo Kiosk
Downloader correctly. In the last window of installation press the [Finish]
The login window will be displayed.
Provide your email and password which was set while registering your shop in
Pixel-Tech and press the [Login] button.
During the first run of the software, the configuration window
will appear. Enter the destination path where order will be downloaded and the
frequency of checking a server, then press the [Save] button.
In the window that appears press the
All orders made by clients
will be automatically downloaded and placed in the folder indicated during
A shortcut of the software in the
taskbar shows the number of orders downloaded to your computer.
While downloading of a new order, on
a shortcut of the software in the taskbar, a progress bar appears.
After downloading of a new order, a
shortcut of the software flashes in yellow.
By opening the software from the
taskbar and clicking [Current order] you can open the last order saved in the
For each order a separate directory
with an order number is created. In the directory, there is a .xml file with
the order details and a separate directory with specification and client’s
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