Exhibit Upgrades
Status: December 2003
Status in orange completed since March 2003 Status Report

VMS is Visual Media Services at Fermilab
LSC is Lederman Science Center

Updating Computer-based Exhibits
Exhibit
Current
New
Status
  • PowerMac 6100
  • touchscreen
  • AtEase Software
  • OS7
  • G3 with USB board
  • New Touchscreen
  • Mac OS9 with multiple user support (Microtouch does not have OSX drivers)

Installed,
MicroTouch Product unsatisfactory,
Used TrollTouch,
Returned TrollTouch,
Waiting for Return,
Updated Software to Work with OS9 and USB

  • PowerMac 7100
  • touchscreen
  • AtEase Software
  • OS7

 

  • G3 with USB board
  • New Touchscreen
  • Mac OS9 with multiple user support (Microtouch does not have OSX drivers)

Installed,
MicroTouch Product unsatisfactory,
Used TrollTouch,
Updated Software to Work with OS9 and USB

 
Videodisc to DVD Conversion
  • Microprocessor
  • Pioneer Laserdisc 4400
  • Teknova Decoder
  • Museum Technology Videodisc Controller
  • tabletop buttons
  • Audio Amplifier
  • hearphones
  • Pioneer DVD 7400
  • Museum Technology DVD Controller
  • DVD with line 21 support for closed-captioning in two language
  • Requires new programming of DVD Controller

VMS made DVD

Equipment Installed
and Programmed

 

 

  • Pioneer Laserdisc 4400
  • Teknova Decoder
  • Museum Technology Videodisc Controller
  • tabletop buttons
  • Audio Amplifier
  • hearphones.
  • Pioneer DVD 7400
  • Museum Technology DVD Controller
  • DVD with line 21 support for closed-captioning in two language
  • Requires new programming of DVD Controller
  • New Video Monitors

VMS made DVDs

Equipment Installed
and Programmed

 

 

 
New Accelerator Kiosk
  • Macintosh IIfx
  • Microtouch touchscreen
  • Videologic video card
  • Pioneer Laserdisc 8000.
  • DVD
  • Neurologic Touchscreen
  • New Content on DVD instead of Videodisc

(No computer required)

Exhibit Committee
Wrote New Script

Waiting for feedback from VMS

VMS will produce video

Liz will author
DVD

 
New Intro Videos for the LSC

Five Intro Videos
to be played by visitors on monitors in each room. (3 with closed-circuit TV system; 1 with video display system)

The Entry Kiosk (Mac with touchscreen)
introduced
visitors to the LSC and the exhibits in each room.

The Entry Koisk was in the lobby; these will displayed on monitors be in each room.

  • Museum Technology DVD Controller
  • Pioneer DVD 7400 Players
  • Museum Technology Remote Buttons
  • Electronics to convert video for closed-circuit TV

 

VMS produced 3 of 5 videos

Hardware installed and programmed

VMS has two more videos to produce.

 
Improvements to Detector Detail

Originally on an SGI
and ported to a PC running Linux. Lost layer of Open Inventor graphics.

Color text and backgrounds replaced Open Inventor graphics to make a version of the software much closer in original.

Jeff Kallenbach
completed this recently with advice from Ed Office staff and Liz Quigg.


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Author: Liz Quigg
Last Updated: December 11, 2003
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