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HARDWARE

CURRENT VERSION:

CONTAINER DD v.5

The container Digital Doorway is a self-contained unit designed to be located in areas without power or suitable shelter. The roof of the housing is laid with solar panel strips which charge batteries secured within the unit itself. Three terminals are accessible inside. Latest installations include satellite connectivity, Wifi access point and a printer.


EARLIER VERSION (v. 4):

CONTAINER DD

Solar powered.


EARLIER VERSION (v. 3):

CONTAINER DD

Solar powered.


PREVIOUS VERSIONS:

SINGLE SEATER DESKTOP SYSTEM

The 1-terminal desktop configuration is based around a pc running the Xubuntu Linux distribution. The hardware is housed within a rugged steel enclosure with vandal-proof metal keyboard, LCD screen (protected by reinforced glass), webcam and speakers.






3-TERMINAL SYSTEM

The latest 3-terminal configuration is based around a server running the Xubuntu Linux distribution, and two "fat clients" without hard drives, which rely on the server for file access. The server also acts as one of the terminals, making a total of three terminals. The hardware is housed within a rugged steel enclosure with vandal-proof metal keyboards, LCD screens (protected by reinforced glass), webcams, speakers and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).


4-TERMINAL SYSTEM

The hardware consists of a rugged steel terminal comprising 4 sides, each side containing an LCD screen, vandal-proof keyboard, touchpad, webcam and speakers. A server is also located inside the steel housing. The server is used for video capture.  Internet connectivity is provided by various means (e.g. GPRS). Cables run from the unit through a pipe into the ceiling.

 

Four Terminal Unit



ACCESSIBLE SYSTEM

(For users with disabilities)

The Accessible Digital Doorway has two terminals specially adapted for wheel-chair access. In addition, grab handles are installed to assist users who are unstable when standing in front of the unit. Two of the four terminals are equipped with joysticks instead of mouse pads. Specially adapted software works in conjunction with the hardware modifications


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SINGLE TERMINAL SYSTEM

The hardware consists of an outside terminal embedded in a steel housing. The terminal is served by an LCD screen, vandal-proof keyboard and touchpad. A server was also located inside the steel housing. The server was used for video capture.  Internet connectivity was provided by GPRS.

Single Terminal Digital Doorway