Free-Standing Kiosk – Panacea Museum
Housing a powerful small form-factor PC and vibrant edge to edge 22″ multi-touch screen the kiosk is capable of running any Windows 7 64bit compatible software, in this case our in-house developed Lightbox 2 museum media browsing software.
As part of a larger project at the Panacea Museum we were tasked with developing a number of free standing multi-touch kiosks that would fit aesthetically with existing cabinetry in the brand new museum.
The Panacea Society had a large collection of archived data they wished to display to the public via a touchscreen interface, design of the kiosks was very much influenced by a particular cabinet within the ‘Model Room’ which it was subsequently designed to merge perfectly with. Housing a powerful small form-factor PC and vibrant edge to edge 22″ multi-touch screen the kiosk is capable of running any Windows 7 64bit compatible software, in this case our in-house developed Lightbox 2 museum media browsing software.
The ‘Panacea Kiosk’ proved so popular with numerous requests from other museum clients following installation that we decided to offer it as a standard product on the Interpretation Shop and made it available in an additional black finish, alongside the original natural (oak) and white used for those installed in the Panacea Museum.
We developed Lightbox 2 with exactly this application in mind. Created to offer museums an off-the-shelf media browsing solution, Lightbox 2 allows the upload of various media files, including video, audio and images and the correlation of these files along with their descriptions into categories and groups.
The real strength of Lightbox 2 is the customisation options, with the addition of a logo, background image, welcome text and attracta screen slideshow it can be made to fit within any brand. There are also 6 combinations of layouts to choose from, allowing museums to truly tailor the user experience to their individual needs.
With an easy to use backend and elegant multi-touch compatible frontend Lightbox 2 was the perfect way to organise and display the Panacea Museums’s archived multi-media files to visitors.
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