Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

Magazine Distribution System

General Description

The Magazine Distribution System is a simple solution for distributing kiosks where people can get your free magazines, subscribe to your Subscriber Kiosk (sold separately), or join your SL Group. It is an ideal companion to The Creative Publisher publication creation system and is a limited feature, easy setup version of the full featured Networked Distribution System (NDS).

Key Features (magazine version)

  • Mod/Copy/Transfer Remote Terminal (scripts are no-mod)
  • Mod/Copy Server (scripts are no-mod)
  • Magazine edition and cover texture are updated from Server.
  • Users simply touch the Remote Terminal on the cover texture panel to get the latest edition.
  • Remote Terminal Subscribe button can be linked to a Subscriber Kiosk (sold separately) for delivery of future editions.
  • Remote Terminal includes a Join Group button that gives a link to your Second Life Group Info page where people can join.
  • Pre-configured. No need to get link and face numbers or TouchPoint coordinates.

Key Features (full NDS version)

If you need additional features and customization options, consider purchasing the full NDS version instead. In addition to the capabilities included in the Magazine version, the full version NDS includes the following features:

  • Complete flexibility in configuring the Remote Terminal appearance and operation.
  • Uses TouchPoint technology to configure Remote Terminals as a single prim regardless of the number of buttons.
  • Remote Terminal texture (buttons, advertisement, logo, etc.) updated automatically from Server.
  • Server logs transactions and locations of Remote Terminals.
  • Server accepts “Give Item” requests from The Creative Publisher (sold separately)
  • Includes 9 different Remote Terminal styles, or you can make your own.
  • Remote Terminal TouchPoint button functions are specified on Server Config notecard:
  • Give users an item (e.g. notecards, objects, landmarks, etc.) contained in the Server
  • Give users web link (URL) in popup
  • Give users link to SL Group Info window where they can join
  • Subscribe or Unsubscribe users to a Subscriber Kiosk (kiosks sold seperately)
  • Display any specified avatar’s profile page
  • Show any specified avatar’s online status
  • Allow user to compose and send an email to specified address
  • Display interactive web media on a Remote Terminal prim face.

Where to Buy

You can purchase the Magazine Distribution System from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/189/147/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Magazine-Distribution-System-version-of-NDS/15213450. You can purchase the full Networked Distribution System (NDS) from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/189/147/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Networked-Distribution-System-NDS/9299028.

Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

SK Tip Board Kit (TouchPoint version)

General Description

The SK Tip Board (TouchPoint Version) is a general purpose tip and information board that has been designed to give the owner extensive flexibility to customize its appearance and operation. It has also been designed to minimize land impact (prims) and lag. it can be as few as a single prim without the photo cycler and 3 prims with the photo cycler. The board uses TouchPoint technology that eliminates the need to have a prim for each touchable button or icon. They are simply incorporated into the board’s texture. A single Config notecard is used to set all parameters, including TouchPoints.

The complete list of supported functions and how to activate them is described later in this notecard. The board can be made of regular prims, sculpts or mesh. The example boards also include optional Photo Cycler prims in which you can put any number of textures or snapshots. They will be displayed in a sequence at the rate and fade time you specify in the Photo Cycler Front prim’s description field. If you don’t want to use the Photo Cycler, simply unlink its 2 prims and delete them.

** NOTE: This board uses TouchPoint technology to reduce the land impact to the minimum possible. If you don’t care about the land impact and you don’t want to mess with finding the TouchPoint coordinates, you can use the prim version of this tip board. Functionally, they are nearly identical.

Key Features

  • Can be single prim (without Photo Cycler)
  • Can be three prims (with Photo Cycler)
  • Low lag
  • Highly customizable
  • Touchable areas and associated actions and other parameters are specified on a config notecard
  • Handy utility script makes finding TouchPoint coordinates simple
  • Optional Photo Cycler prims that sequentially displays your photos with cross-fade transitions
  • Optional particle script (full perm) that generates particles when someone tips
  • Suggested tip amounts (pay window buttons) specified on the Config notecard.
  • Hover text can be set to display various tip statistics (e.g. total tips, last tip, last tipper, highest tip, high tipper)
  • Supports tip splitting.
  • Supports custom thank you message to tippers.
  • Owner popup menu functions:
    • Tip Status: See tip statistics in private chat
    • Tip History: Show list of up to 50 most recent tippers (name, amount, date/time) and statistics.
    • Tip Message: Enables you to enter a new tip thank you message. Overrides what is specified on the Config notecard.
    • Venue Owner: Enables you to enter the name of someone (e.g., venue owner) to receive private tip advisory messages.
    • Background: Change background texture.
    • Requests: Show a list of song requests and gives popup options to Sing Now, Sing Later, or Reject
    • Reset: Reset tip totals, clear song requests, re-read Config notecard
    • Text ON/OFF: Turn hover text on or off
    • Cancel: Closes owner menu popup without action.
  • Touch actions specified on the Config notecard:
    • URL: Pops up box to go to a specified web site.
    • GIVE: Gives the toucher a specified item from the board’s inventory (e.g. song list, biography, gift, landmark, etc.)
    • PROFILE: Pops up a box with a link to a specified avatar’s profile page (does not have to be the owner)
    • JOIN GROUP: Pops up a box with a link to a specified SL Group info page where the group can be joined.
    • SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE: Subscribes or unsubscibes the toucher to a specified Subscriber Kiosk (kiosks sold separately).
    • REQUEST: Pops up a box where avatars can enter the name of a song they want to request
    • MENU: Pops up a menu dialog box with buttons linked to any of the above actions.

Where to Buy

You can purchase the SK Tip Board Kit (TouchPoint Version) from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/189/165/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/SK-Tip-Board-Kit-TouchPoint/14611116.

Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

SK Tip Board Kit (prim version)

General Description

The SK Tip Board (Prim Version) is a general purpose tip and information board that has been designed to give the owner extensive flexibility to customize its appearance and operation as well as being low lag. It includes modifiable example boards that can be used as a starting point and modified to your specifics. Or you can copy the scripts to a tip board of your own design. There are no Config notecards to edit and no chat commands to remember. All configuration information is contained in the prim names and descriptions.

Boards must include one prim (root) that has the main background texture plus a button prim for each function you want the board to perform, e.g. give song list, biography, URL link, join group, subscribe, etc. The complete list of supported functions and how to activate them is described later in this notecard. Prims can be regular prims, sculpts or mesh. The example boards also include optional Photo Cycler prims in which you can put any number of textures or snapshots. They will be displayed in a sequence at the rate and fade time you specify in the Photo Cycler Front prim’s description field. If you don’t want to use the Photo Cycler, simply unlink its 2 prims and delete them.

Each button prim can be textured with a label or another design. Or you can include those features in the background texture and make the button prims transparent. The choice is yours.

** NOTE: If you need a tip board that is only one prim (three prims with optional Photo Cycler) regardless of the number of buttons, please consider the TouchPoint version instead. While that version takes a little more work to set up, it has the advantage of having very low land impact. Functionally, they are nearly identical.

Key Features

  • Low lag
  • Easily customizable
  • Functions associated with buttons are specified in the button prim’s name and description.
  • Optional Photo Cycler prims that sequentially displays your photos with cross-fade transitions
  • Optional particle script (full perm) that generates particles when someone tips
  • Suggested tip amounts (pay window buttons) specified in the TIP prim’s description field
  • Hover text can be set to display various tip statistics (e.g. total tips, last tip, last tipper, highest tip, high tipper)
  • Supports tip splitting
  • Owner popup menu functions:
    • Status: See tip statistics and song requests in private chat
    • Tip History: Show list of up to 50 most recent tippers (name, amount, date/time) and statistics.
    • Background: Change background texture
    • Reset: Reset tip totals, clear song requests
    • Text ON/OFF: Turn hover text on or off
    • Tip Message: Specify a custom thank you message sent to tippers.
    • Venue Owner: Name of avatar to receive private tip advisory messages.
  • Button prim names specify the following functions:
    • URL: Pops up box to go to a specified web site.
    • GIVE: Gives the toucher a specified item from the board’s inventory (e.g. song list, biography, gift, landmark, etc.)
    • PROFILE: Pops up a box with a link to a specified avatar’s profile page (does not have to be the owner)
    • JOIN GROUP: Pops up a box with a link to a specified SL Group info page where the group can be joined.
    • SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE: Subscribes or unsubscibes the toucher to a specified Subscriber Kiosk (kiosks sold separately).
    • TIP: Pops up the Pay window to allow people to tip. Can also right-click the board and select “Pay” to get the Pay window.
    • REQUEST: Pops up a box where avatars can enter the name of a song they want to request

Where to Buy

You can purchase the SK Tip Board Kit (Prim Button Version) from my in-world at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/189/165/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/SK-Tip-Board-Kit-Prim-Version/14611113.

Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

SK Greeter (V5)

General Description

The new SK Greeter Version 5 is an advanced visitor logger and greeter. It is a complete redesign and update of our highly successful prior generation SK Greeter, adding many new features requested by our customers. It can be used as either a silent visitor logger or visitor greeter or both at the same time. It does not use the older “sensor” function. Instead, it takes full advantage of the latest LSL functions to obtain a complete list of all avatars in the region or on the specified parcel. This has the following benefits compared to greeters that use the older “sensor” functions:

  1. It can get a list of up to 100 avatars at a time instead of only the nearest 16 avatars. You won’t miss any more visitors.
  2. it can monitor a 3D rectangular box and/or a spherical volume. This makes it easy to cover just the area you want with one greeter.
  3. It significantly reduces script lag.

NOTE: If you own any of my previous Greeter versions, you can get a free update to Version 5 by using the SK Product Updater in your Greeter’s original delivery box.

Key Features

  • Can monitor just the current parcel or the entire region.
  • Can be located anywhere within the monitored parcel or region.
  • Can further restrict coverage to be within any X, Y and/or Z region coordinate limits and/or range (radius) around the Greeter.
  • Stores up to 150 visitor records with name, date/time first seen, date/time last seen, total time in area, and total number of visits
  • Advanced Popup Suppression (APS) blocks repeat greeting popups for up to 2500 visitors (unless RepeatVisitorPopup=YES).
  • Visitor list can be shown to owner in private chat or emailed to specified address.
  • Owner can designate administrators to operate Greeter
  • List can be emailed on request, automatically at the frequency you specify, or whenever records not previously emailed are about to be overwritten.
  • Automatic emails can be set to include all visitor records or just those that are new or updated since the last email.
  • Can distinguish between new and repeat visitors and send “visitor detected” messages in private chat to one or more designated avatars.
  • New totals statistics shown at end of list: New, repeat and total visitors in the list and in the past 24 hours and average (mean) and median time visitors were in the monitored area. Also number of new/updated visitor records since the previous email.
  • Optionally play two different doorbell sounds (new visitor and repeat visitor).
  • Can enable/disable new and/or repeat visitor greeting popup dialog boxes.
  • Can enable/disable greeting popup in response to visitor touching greeter.
  • Customizable popup greeting message and button names (up to 12 buttons).
  • Button positions on greeting popup can be controlled by changing the order of the button name parameter lines on the Config notecard.
  • Button functions include give inventory items (any type), give website links (URL), join SL group, and subscribe/unsubscribe to a Subscriber Kiosk.
  • Can specify a list of avatars to ignore (e.g. staff members). The Greeter owner is always ignored.
  • Enable the Greeter’s color to indicate its status; yellow=scanning; green=new visitors detected, cyan=repeat visitors detected.
  • Enable/disable scanning for visitors.
  • Operator’s menu: Show List, Email List, Count, Read Config, Show Settings, Clear List, Enable/Disable, and Test.
  • Support for SmartBots Group Join plug-in (sold separately).

Where to Buy

You can purchase the SK Greeter (V5) from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/210/165/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/SK-Greeter/5745913.

Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

Send Timer Plus

General Description

The Subscriber Kiosk Send Timer Plus (STP) is a Subscriber Kiosk accessory that is used to preset dates/times for your master kiosk to start sending items to your subscriber list. This is particularly useful for sending time sensitive items such as notices for sales or events. It eliminates the need for you to log in and manually initiate sending from the kiosk at a time that may not be convenient. You can set a single send or specify the number of days between repeating sends. You can now set different start dates/times and repeat intervals for different inventory items. This eliminates the need to have multiple copies of my original Send Timer rezzed.

Key Features

  • Can set different start dates/times and repeat days (intervals) for different inventory items.
  • Can send any type of inventory items (e.g. notecards, landmarks, objects, textures, etc.).
  • Can send one or more inventory items at a time.
  • Inventory items are automatically loaded into master kiosk from the STP.
  • Associates with Master Kiosk by name (no need to get kiosk UUID).
  • Sends owner (and/or operating Admin) an IM if kiosk was busy at scheduled send time or if other errors occur.
  • Will optionally change STP object colors and/or hover text to reflect current status (e.g. idle, enabled, sending, etc.).
  • Extensive error pre-checking of !STP Config parameters to avoid failed sends.
  • Automatically re-reads the !STP Config notecard after it is edited or inventory is changed.
  • Compatible with all Subscriber Kiosk models (must be updated (free) to current version).
  • Copyable so that you can rez and setup a STP for each Master Kiosk you want to send from.
  • You can copy the STP script and config notecard to an object of your own design if you prefer.
  • Can be operated by authorized administrators.
  • Option to echo error messages to owner when STP is being used by an administrator

Where to Buy

You can Purchase the Send Timer Plus from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/197/160/224 or from the SL Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Subscriber-Kiosk-Send-Timer-Plus-STP/20016371.

Posted by: Fred | July 23, 2020

Archive Controller

General Description (Version 3.0.7.5)
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A number of Subscriber Kiosk owners are approaching 10,000 subscribers, the maximum limit for a Master Kiosk (Pro Model). The Subscriber Archive Controller (SAC) is an optional accessory item that enables Subscriber Kiosk owners to synchronize multiple Master Kiosks (Standard and Pro models only) to create a virtual subscriber list with essentially unlimited capacity.

How it Works
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When a Master Kiosk becomes full or nearly full, the owner takes a copy into inventory then rezzes it, renames it and performs a few simple steps to convert it to an Archive Master Kiosk. The original Master Kiosk can now have its subscriber list cleared and is ready to collect more subscribers. In order to keep this primary Master Kiosk and one or more Archive Master Kiosks synchronized, the SAC is rezzed and configured with the name(s) of the Archive Master Kiosk(s). The primary Master Kiosk Config notecard is also modified to include the name of the SAC. If a SISBox is used with the primary Master Kiosk, it must also be configured with the name of the SAC if the subscriber verification option is enabled.

When someone subscribes or unsubscribes (via a Master Kiosk, Remote Kiosk, any other remote subscribe enabled product, or via the API), a message is sent to all Archive Master Kiosks via the SAC to delete that avatar. This ensures that if the avatar is unsubscribing they will be deleted from all Archive Master Kiosks as well as the Primary Master Kiosk. If someone subscribes and they are already listed in one of the Archive Master Kiosks, they will be added to the Primary Master Kiosk and deleted from all Archive Master Kiosks. This prevents duplication of subscribers in multiple kiosks.

The above synchronization process also takes place when an avatar is manually added or removed via the Edit List command or when processing records from a Subscriber Backup notecard using the Restore or Append command.

NOTE: You MUST update your Master Kiosk to Release 19 (or later) in order for automatic synchronization to work when Appending or Restoring from Subscriber Backup notecards.

In order to send an IM or inventory item(s) to the entire list, including avatars in the Archive Master Kiosk(s), Just drop the IMCard and/or inventory item(s) into the primary Master Kiosk and send normally. The IMCard and/or inventory item(s) will be automatically forwarded to the Archive Master Kiosk(s) via the SAC, and then sent to the subscriber list contained in each Archive Master Kiosk. Note that if you are using filters to restrict sending to a subset of the list, you must manually set the filter in the primary and all Archive Master Kiosks.

Where to Buy
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The Archive Controller can be purchased from my in-world store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Distorted/210/165/224 or from the Marketplace at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Subscriber-Archive-Controller/1652635.

Posted by: Fred | April 6, 2019

NDS Remote Plug-in for IDNG

General Description

I am pleased to announce my new NDS Remote Plug-in for the Image Display and Notecard Giver (IDNG). This plug-in enables you to load your textures and notecards (or any type of inventory item) into a central NDS Server instead of (or in addition to) the IDNG. This means you can update all of your in-world IDNG’s (grid wide) from an NDS Server rather than running around and updating each IDNG separately. The Plug-in is available from my in-world store or the MarketPlace.

NOTE: This is a plug-in ONLY. The Image Display & Notecard Giver (IDNG) and Networked Distribution Systerm (NDS) are sold separately and are available from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace (IDNG or NDS). You must own NDS version 1.5.8 (or later) and IDNG version 1.4.2 (or later) in order to use this plug-in. Version updates for the NDS and IDNG are free and can be obtained by using the SK Product Updater included with those products.

Posted by: Fred | April 6, 2019

Image Display & Notecard Giver (IDNG)

Description

I am pleased to announce my new Image Display and Notecard Giver (IDNG). The purpose of the IDNG is to display a sequence of images (textures) and give out a notecard corresponding to the currently displayed image. Applications include product advertising, performer and DJ promotion, etc.

The IDNG consists of a base (root prim) and a set of image display and frame prims. It can display a sequence of images above the base corresponding to the textures in its root prim’s Contents. It can also give out a notecards from the root prim’s Contents corresponding the currently displayed image. Display and transition parameters can be set on the !Config notecard and can also be changed via a popup dialog menu that is accessible to the owner and authorized administrators. Administrators do not need to have the owner’s mod permissions.

NOTE: There is also an NDS Remote Plug-in available (sold separately)
from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace that enables you to load your textures and notecards into a central NDS Server instead of (or in addition to) the IDNG. This means you can update all of your in-world IDNG’s (grid wide) from an NDS Server rather than running around and updating each IDNG separately. The NDS (Networked Distribution System) is sold separately and is available from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace.

Parameters (!Config notecard and operator’s menu)

BaseVisible: YES or NO to make base (root prim) visible or invisible.
ImageChangeRate: Number of seconds that each image is displayed.
ImageFadeTime: Cross-fade transition time, in seconds, between images.
ImageRPM: Rotation rate of the image in revolutions per minute (RPM).
ImageHeight: Vertical size of image in meters.
ImageWidth: Horizontal size of image in meters.
ImagePosition: Number of meters above base center to image center.
ImageOpacity: Opacity/transparency of image. 0.0 is transparent, 1.0 is opaque.
ImageGlow: Glow of image. 0.0 is no glow. 1.0 is full glow.
ImageFullBright: YES to set image to full bright. NO to turn off full bright (will be affected by ambient light).

Additional parameters (!Config notecard only)

AdminList: Name(s) of authorized administrator(s). Not changeable from menu).
ServerCode: Identifier code for the associated NDS Server. Applicable only if the NDS Remote Plug-in is installed in the IDNG.

The IDNG is available from my in-world SK Showroom or the Marketplace.

Posted by: Fred | March 16, 2019

Recent Product Updates

Kiosk owners can get free Master and Remote kiosk update kits by using the “Update” button on your kiosk or from my Updates and Upgrades vendor at my in-world store. Once you get the update kit (separate kits for master and remote kiosks), simply rez the kit near the kiosk and select Update > Peform from the kiosk menu. That’s it! The kit will automatically update your kiosk’s scripts to the latest versions and will not alter your current subscriber list in the kiosk.

For all other products, the original delivery box includes an SK Product Updater. Rez the Updater and touch it and you will be sent the latest version of the product.

You can view the latest buyer guides and version list here.

Recent Updates

Master Kiosk (Release 17.3): This update adds additional support for the Online Sender’s AutoSync function. It now also sends update messages to the Online Sender when adding or removing subscribers from the Edit List function or the API.

Online Sender (Version 1.08.4): This update adds additional support for the AutoSync function as described above. Also includes some bug fixes to reduce the liklihood the Online Sender will go FAULTED during initialization or AutoSync updates, especially when operating multiple Online Senders at the same time and/or operating in sims that already have a lot of script lag.

SK Greeter V5 (Version 5.07.7): This update is a complete redesign of the Greeter, adding many new features and options. Click to get SK Greeter Instructions

The Creative Publisher Kit (Version 2.18.8.20) and The Creative Publisher Lite Kit (Version 1.0.2): Fixed problem where links were not clickable in Singularity viewer popup dialog boxes. Links are now shown in both dialog boxes and local chat where they are clickable.

Greeting Advisor HUD (Version 1.7.2) and Greeting Advisor HUD Plus (Version 1.7.2): Added option to display a comma separated list of avatars in response to the “Show” buttons. This allows you to greet all ungreeted avatars in a single chat line by copying/pasting this list.

SK Tip/Info Board Kits (Prim and TouchPoint versions 1.6.1): Fixed problem where links were not clickable in Singularity viewer popup dialog boxes. Links are now shown in both dialog boxes and local chat where they are clickable.

Posted by: Fred | October 11, 2018

Greeting Advisor HUDs

During busy times in clubs, concerts, venues and events, hosts and hostesses may have a difficult time remembering who they have and have not greeted. The purpose of the Greeting Advisor HUD is to assist them in performing this duty. The HUD keeps track of who is currently present and whether or not the HUD owner has chatted a greeting key word or phrase to them. At any time, the HUD owner can ask the HUD for a list of currently present avatars that have or have not been greeted. This enables the host/hostess to easily keep track of who they have and have not greeted while allowing them to send personalized greetings rather than automatically issuing a canned greeting to new arrivals.

The “Plus” version can also be used to give items to avatars. Drop one or more items into the HUD’s Contents. They can be any type of item (e.g. notecards, landmarks, objects, textures, etc.). You must have copy and transfer permissions, however the items can have any next owner permissions. Select the “Give to Greeted”, “Give to Not Greeted”, or :”Give to All” button to give the items to the selected list of avatars. If there are a lot of avatars and/or a lot of items, it can take some time. About 2 seconds per item per avatar. You can terminate the giving process at any time by selecting the “Stop Giving” button.

The Greeting Advisor and Greeting Advisor Plus HUDs can be purchased from my in-world store here or from the Second Life Marketplace (Greeting Advisor or Greeting Advisor Plus)

NOTE: if you want to be able to give items in the HUD’s Contents to a specific avatar, give them a web link, offer them a SL Group invitation, subscribe them to your Subscriber Kiosk, or say/shout a message in public chat, check out my Avatar Select and Give HUD.

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