What is the Kaon Interactive Application

The Kaon Interactive Application is deployed on a universal marketing platform that provides engaging demonstrations of complex products or solutions to prospects, customers, sales teams, channel partners, and marketing personnel. The self-driven non-linear user engagement, results in a personalized experience every time, creating a relevant transfer of knowledge to each individual in the buying cycle. The Kaon Interactive Application seamlessly weaves together compelling virtual 3D product demonstrations (that look and behave like the actual products), 3D virtual environments, panoramas, flow diagrams, videos, embedded marketing collateral, and presentations in a branded digital environment.

Browser Support

Kaon Interactive Applications for the web require a modern HTML5 browser. On the desktop, this means Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, or Safari 8. Support for older graphics hardware varies between browsers. So trying a different browser could help, even using the same hardware.

Some mobile devices also support HTML5, including all iOS 8 devices, and higher-end Android devices when using Google Chrome or Firefox.

Kiosk Instructions

The Desktop version of this application can be used on a touchscreen “kiosk.” You will need a Windows or Mac computer, and single- or multi-touch touchscreen that is compatible with that computer and operating system. The screen should be 16:9 aspect ratio, ideally 1080p (on other screen sizes, the app will be automatically scaled and letterboxed as needed). Install the application on the computer and start it normally. If you are using Windows, tap the [ALT] key to show the menu bar. On either Mac or Windows, from the menu bar choose View > Kiosk Mode. You will be prompted to restart.

You need an Internet connection to install this application. Once installed it can be run offline.

To install this application on a computer without an Internet connection, you will first need to make an Offline Installer

If you need to install on an air-gapped computer, such as a kiosk with no Internet connection, you can create an offline installer on a different computer, and then install it from a USB Flash Drive. First, install this application on a PC or Mac that has an Internet connection. When everything has been downloaded from the cloud, you will see a message "Ready for Offline Use". If you are using Windows, tap the [ALT] key to show the menu bar. On either Mac or Windows, from the menu bar choose File > Make Offline Installer. You will be prompted to insert a USB Flash Drive, and then the installer will be written to that device. You will need an Internet connection to create the flash drive. You will be alerted when the flash drive is ready. For large applications, this can take a long time (flash drives are not particularly fast).

Once you have the USB Flash Drive prepared, insert it into the air-gapped computer. You will find installers on the flash drive for both Mac and PC. Perform a normal installation and run the application. When it starts up, it will detect the USB Flash Drive and complete its installation from there instead of from the cloud. After the app is fully installed, you can remove the USB Flash Drive.

Notes on Offline Use

Analytics are cached locally on the computer when run without an Internet connection. We recommend connecting to the Internet, restarting the application, and using it for a few minutes at the end of a trade show, to ensure all analytics data is recorded.

Kaon VR® on the Web

This application supports VR using experimental WebVR technology. The standards for this technology are rapidly evolving, and Kaon will continue to update this application as things change. The recommended configuration is:

  • Windows 10 (latest version)
  • Microsoft Edge Browser
  • Windows Mixed Reality Headset and motion controllers

The application also supports:

Limited experimental support also exists for Android Chrome with Daydream or Cardboard. Kaon is experimenting with Firefox, Vive, and Gear and will update the application to add support for new WebVR hardware and software as it becomes stable.

Offline Desktop Use

The desktop version of this application does not directly support VR hardware. However, you can switch the desktop version to Server Mode, and then connect your supported browser to that server:

  • In the Desktop application, tap the [ALT] key to show the menu bar. From the menu bar choose File > Server Mode. You will be prompted to restart.
  • The application will tell you the specific URL to use inside the WebVR browser (Edge with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, or Chromium Experimental for Oculus).
Building technology

Digitalization is reaching into every aspect of today’s world—and building design and operation are no exception. Today’s leaders—from building owners and operators to design and engineering firms—realize that their sites are much more than just a place to conduct and drive business or house assets. They need to be smarter in order to meet sustainability and energy efficiency mandates, maintain or improve their “green” image and corporate social responsibility, and build greater resiliency. Digitalization supports the goal of such leaders—to create the perfect place for their people to work, to heal, to learn, and to succeed.

What’s new in the app?
V1.7 of the Building technology app now includes an updated VelociRack™ 3-D tour with storyboards for pretesting in the data center vertical market section, as well as updated content and 3-D modeling around health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) needs in the oil and gas vertical market section.

About the app
The Siemens Building technology app provides an interactive and engaging experience with actionable information to help building owners, facility managers, contractors and architects make better decisions. This helps them achieve their objectives to become smarter, more efficient and provide more sustainable buildings.

Sleek navigation, and 3-D modeling and animation are just a few of the features in the BT app. Real-time sharing capability (with the support of an Internet connection) allows users to share a link to a specific page of the app, or send information of interest via email to colleagues or peers.

Users can navigate to specific areas of interest within the app, including commercial buildings and data centers. In addition to the data center and commercial vertical sections, the Building technology app also includes high-level overviews, results, assets and sharing capabilities for seven additional vertical markets including: higher education, healthcare, life science, oil, gas and petrochemical, Federal government, K-12 schools, and state & local government.

App Features

Failing to invest in smart building technologies comes with a cost. It’s a choice between a building that is a drag on an organization and one that further enables its mission and long-term strategy.

The smart buildings app experience provides insights and best practices around what digital strategies and technologies you can adopt that leverage data to increase the productivity, performance, savings and adaptability of your building. Data-driven solutions and services for a building’s entire lifecycle can help facility owners and managers collect the right data and apply it properly to capitalize on their investments and reach their organizational goals. Learn how applying a complete digital services approach to your building—including analytics-, monitoring- and remote-services—can help you reach new levels of performance.

A user will be prompted to explore a 3-D representation of a commercial building. Touch points on the commercial building scene will allow a user to learn about fire control, building automation, security and other areas critical to ensure energy-efficient, safe and secure buildings and infrastructure.

Users will be able to experience a personalized view inside a commercial building by prompting the user to enter data about their specific situation. This data may be used to visualize the business or environmental impact of adapting fire controls, building automation, security or more. Such users include building owners, facility managers, contractors and architects.

The data center interactive experience provides an overview of today’s top market segments within data centers, and provides a targeted experience. A 3-D tour of the VelociRack™ integrated rack offering animates its full details and capabilities—from fixed security cameras to the patented horizontal drawers that contain high-density automation points, and more.

Best options on this device

Desktop Install
Kiosk Compatible. LEARN MORE
Additional device options available

iTunes Install
iPad Only

Google Play Install