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Good source, advice for touch screen kiosks?

Hello JoS community:

One of our clients would like to ship their product to retail establishments as a self-serve touch screen kiosk. The kiosks would require a letter-sized printer in the device as well. No keyboard will be needed (we'll do an onscreen keyboard for those few spots in the UI that need it).

Our application is .NET winform app, BTW. I know we'll need to tweak the UI to make it touch-screen friendly and have it launch in a full-screen, no-caption mode. Any other pointers for what we'd need to do to "harden" the app or OS to make it run only that app? Since the kiosk won't have a hardware keyboard, we should be safe from alt-tab or alt-f4. Anything else we need to watch for?

I've done some googling and there are a number of suppliers, but I'm hoping somebody here will have personal experience and can recommend a vendor (or help us avoid a bad one). We'd probably be ordering in units of 10 or so until it (hopefully) took off bigger.

Thanks in advance.
Jetguy
Jetguy Send private email
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
 
 
You might want to try this newsgroup:
microsoft.public.windowsxp.embedded

Lots of people there are building kiosks and other forms of "locked down" embedded devices.
sgf
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
 
 
When I was doing research on building a kiosk app, I spoke with http://www.affordablekiosks.com and thought highly of their selection and competence.  I didn't go through with the project, so I unfortunately can't comment on their delivery.
Steve Send private email
Monday, September 20, 2004
 
 
We are using KIS (http://www.kis-kiosk.com).  They are pretty good.

We made all the input controls oversized (like buttons & combos).
Gunnar Skogsholm Send private email
Monday, September 27, 2004
 
 

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