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wierdbeard65

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Touch-Screen MDs
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:39:50 pm »
Hi,

I've been doing some research into MDs for places like the kitchen and possibly the kids bedrooms. I had the idea that having a touch-screen on the MD itself may well be good in these areas, so have been doing a bit of googling around.

I found some interesting devices here http://www.elotouch.com/Products/Computers/default.asp which are designed for kiosk / POS applications but looked like they might make nice self-contained units. Has anyone got any experience of devices like these? I searched the wiki but couldn't find anything....

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 09:30:27 pm »
Hi,

I've been doing some research into MDs for places like the kitchen and possibly the kids bedrooms. I had the idea that having a touch-screen on the MD itself may well be good in these areas, so have been doing a bit of googling around.

I found some interesting devices here http://www.elotouch.com/Products/Computers/default.asp which are designed for kiosk / POS applications but looked like they might make nice self-contained units. Has anyone got any experience of devices like these? I searched the wiki but couldn't find anything....

TIA

The specs for these units looks broadly fine... but the pricing will be incredibly hight as they are targeted at commercial kiosk installers/developers and other industrial markets.

Take a look at the ASUS Eee Top touch screen PC (we use these in installations)...there are many threads about them here and I wrote this Wiki article about adding them to your Core here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_Eee_Top

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 09:32:02 pm »
Hi wierdbeard65,

I'm waiting to see where Crunchpad might go.  Probably alot less $$$.  At least I hope.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7867.0

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 09:54:58 pm »
Thanks, guys  :)

TM - looks good, I'll have to look at costs and wall-mountability...

PD - Again, interesting, although I'm looking for an MD with a touch screen, not a dediacted orbiter. (Or am I missing the point with these?)

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 10:04:09 pm »
Hi wierdbeard65,

For an MD I'm also waiting to see what then Acer Aspire Revo is going to be like.

Then I just VESA mount it on the back of my Aquos LCD and use the Crunchpad as the oribter.

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 08:15:40 am »

I found some interesting devices here http://www.elotouch.com/Products/Computers/default.asp which are designed for kiosk / POS applications but looked like they might make nice self-contained units. Has anyone got any experience of devices like these? I searched the wiki but couldn't find anything....

TIA

Would this help: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ELO_touchscreen ???

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 10:32:53 am »
Hi wierdbeard65,

For an MD I'm also waiting to see what then Acer Aspire Revo is going to be like.

Then I just VESA mount it on the back of my Aquos LCD and use the Crunchpad as the oribter.

Cheers.

I agree the Revo looks like it will be a great MD... but wierdbeard65 was looking for a touch screen based MD I think.

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 03:02:48 pm »
Thanks again, one and all...

totallymaxed / pigdog,

Yep, I'm, looking for the tochscreen on the MD, rather than an additional device (orbiter). This is for places like the kitchen, where I don't want the additional clutter (or, to be fair, expense!)

Simon,

Usefull stuff, thanks! I'm looking at the hardware at the moment - what integrated devices are out there. Ideally, I just want a box that I can fix on the wall with an Ethernet cable and a power cable going to it. Obviously, you have been here already, but are there other (cheaper?) options out there?

Once I find the appropriate hardware, I'm gonna need all the help I can get getting it working - if the ELO unit wins, then it's good to see someone else has already done the leg-work!  ;)
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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 02:46:35 pm »
Check out EEE Top, http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_Eee_Top. Its perfect for a kitchen/study/basement MD. I am seriously thinking of buying it, but price here in Croatia is enormously high, around 800$, while on ebay You can get it for around 499$.

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Re: Touch-Screen MDs
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 12:54:29 am »