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Unusual request!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by juice142, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    I've been asked to look into the purchase of a wall mounted TFT monitor, around 21" screen size, for a public display in our reception area.

    Not a problem by itself, but the reception area is unmanned so it needs to be secure and tamper proof. The PC that will run it will be in a secure office behind the wall it hangs on so that's no problem, but I wondered if any of you bods had found a successful solution to the problem?

    Cheers in advance,

    J.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Five words:

    Ceiling-mounted machine gun turret.

    ...with movement sensors. 8) Okay, that's eight words.
     
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  3. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    I think that might put us over budget Mike! :biggrin

    J.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    There is no complete guarantee, but any competent TFT vendor should be able to source tamper-resistant fixings.

    Also fit a CCTV camera in the reception area to deter casual thieves.

    Harry.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    We've just recently bought 4 LCD TV's and were faced with the same problem. After investigating various options we finally went for these: http://www.top-tec.co.uk/avdetail.asp?pid=376&cat=27 However in order to use them you have to have at least a LCD/TFT/plasma screen 23" or above.

    This company do different models for other sizes.

    -ken
     
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    This may be a *little* adventurous, but I don't know the layout of your office, so I'm suggesting it anyway :P

    Have you thought about chasing out the wall, mounting it, and covering it? That's basically what I'm doing for a plasma in whatever new house I get - chase out the chimney breast, and mount the screen in it. Voila. Purdy.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    If your just using a monitor type LCD then it should have a standard VESA bracket for attachment to a wall mounted support
    many of which are available with secure configurations and cable management etc

    vogel make nice ones, not sure if they are secure ones though, worth checking out
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    Phoenix is right those vogel ones are good but I would get a bigger monitor for the reception about 32" is ideal.

    and a big stick to deter thieves :D
     
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  9. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks for all the replies folks. :thumbleft

    I'll continue to look in to all the options.

    J.
     
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  10. questorfla

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    This is probably not what you are looking for but Windows supports something called "kiosk mode" that might help. I use it on some systems that I want only certain things to be available to. So do large retailers for their display systems
     

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