At this point we assume, that you already have installed Smartlaunch on your computers. If you haven’t done that yet, you can read our easy understandable guide to help you install the system as easy as possible.
At this point you should have a setup with a Server and an Administrator and some Clients – everything is connected and ready to use.
Launching the Smartlaunch Administrator
To get started you need to have the Administrator application in front of you. If you don’t have that yet, please double click the icon on the desktop or access the application from the Start Menu.
- The first thing you need to do is to identify yourself when you log in. If you haven’t touched the Server settings yet, there will be a standard username and password, which is Admin/Admin. It should already be printed on the screen.
- Click the OK button and you will be presented of the Main window in the Administrator application – displayed below:
Switching between Main Screens
As you can see, there are six different screens, that you can switch between from the sidebar in the right side of the screen – each with unique features, which is briefly explained below:
This screen displays detailed information of all your computers in your cyber cafe. You can see information in the current status – is it turned on/off, who is current user, how much time is left on the account etc. This is useful to get investigate details of your computers and online users.
In the daily management of your cyber cafe – this screen might be the primary one. In this screen you can customize the layout of your computers so it can match the physical setup at your cafe. This makes it easy to locate and startup a computer.
Every-time you create a personal user account of a customer it will display in this screen. It provides you with an easy overview of your user accounts, so you for instance can identify customers with a negative account.
Bookings, Tickets, Logouts and Log
These other screens will be explained later as they are not important yet – they represent more advanced features. [Read more]
As you can see, there is a panel in the bottom of the screen, which has different purposes.
- Recent Log
Shows the latest 15 actions made in your cafe.
- Product Ordering
Shows product orders from the Client computers.
- Fingerprint Scanner
If you have a fingerprint scanner attached you can activate and choose some options.
This is the Drag ‘n Drop panel used to add time or products quickly to a session.