Kiosks allow user to run self-service applications.

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Customizable Kiosk Models 153 and 15W feature 15 in. infrared touchscreens with 1,024 x 768 resolution, along with choice of multiple peripheral and enclosure options. Multimedia-ready units include 2.0 GHz Intel(TM) Celeron® processing power, 40 Gb or greater hard disk drive, 3D graphics accelerator for full-motion video and multimedia, and 10/100 Ethernet LAN and web connectivity. Presence sensor allows activation of kiosks when consumers approach.



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IBM Kiosk Model 153 Delivers High Availability and Reliability to Self-Service Applications



Overview
IBM Kiosk solutions are designed for style and engineered for
performance, enabling you to run self-service applications in virtually any environment. Created to help withstand the rigors of unattended use, the IBM Kiosk Models 153 and 15W feature infrared (IR) touchscreens, along with multiple peripheral and enclosure options, and are multimedia ready. This comprehensive IBM Kiosk solution facilitates easy, rapid implementation while its compact design is ideal where space is at a premium.

Flexible, customizable kiosk solutions that can evolve with your
business
The IBM Kiosk is an off-the-shelf product that provides customizable options and enables configurations tailored to meet individual business needs. IBM can be your source for pedestal, wall-mount, or countertop kiosk solutions, offering:
o Custom and off-the-shelf enclosures
o Integration of third-partyperipherals
o Installation
o Training and support

IBM Kiosk solutions are designed to help meet your existing business needs and to accommodate future requirements. By leveraging open industry standards, IBM Kiosk solutions provide broad operating system and application support, giving you the flexibility to use applications that run in a variety of environments, such as Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) and Linux(TM) on thin or
thick clients. With its standard, open platform, the IBM Kiosk is designed to run off-the-shelf software and applications created by IBM, independent software vendors (ISVs), or your in-house team.

Available applications also include Ready for IBM Retail Store
Innovations applications developed and pretested by ISVs for optimal performance on IBM Kiosk technology.

Key prerequisites
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows
XP Embedded, or IBM's Retail Environment for SUSE LINUX

Note: IBM will provide hardware support for customers who create
unique Windows XP Embedded images. Field problems for XP Embedded must be recreated under Windows XP Professional.

Planned availability dates
o August 27, 2004: Model 153
o September 24, 2004: Model 15W
o October 15, 2004: Kiosk Enclosure (feature number 1011)

At a glance
Flexible configuration with an open computing platform, multiple
peripheral options, and a standard or customized enclosure:
o A 15-inch active matrix LCD touchscreen interface
o Robust infrared touch technology with 1024 x 768 resolution
o 2.0 GHz Intel(TM) Celeron® processing power standard (upgrade to 2.4 GHz Intel P4 processor via RPQ)
o A 40 GB or greater hard disk drive (HDD)
o A 3D graphics accelerator for full-motion video and multimedia
o A presence sensor that allows activation of the kiosk when
consumers approach
o 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Web connectivity
o Up to 64 MB of video memory (UMA)
o Optional compact flash memory
o An optional enclosure with an elegant, sleek, space-saving
design able to house numerous peripherals, including a full-size
(A4, 8.5- x 11-inch) thermal page printer
o Environmentally hardened components for outstanding reliability

Model 15W
o Same features as the Model 153 plus:
- 512 MB memory standard, expandable to 2 GB
- Preloaded Windows XP Professional operating system

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: YE001

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