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nanonation, a developer of Internet-enabled custom kiosk solutions and digital entertainment systems, said that their new kiosk architecture is their most advanced yet, thanks to Mac OS X 10.1.
Public access kiosk systems provide the “ultimate challenge” for hardware, software, and operating systems, according to nanonation President Bradley Walker. His company plans on meeting the challenge with “leading technologies” from Apple that offer a “top-end system and a stable operating environment, he said.
Mac OS X has been used on the back end of nanonation’s solution in the form of WebObjects (Apple’s solution for creating Java server applications) and QuickTime streaming servers ever since the technology was introduced. Now, with the latest Mac OS X on the front end, users can take complete advantage of the enhancements the new operating system offers, Walker said. So why Mac OS X? It best handles the necessary performance demands.
“Our specialty is Internet-enabled entertainment, information and communication delivery systems that rely heavily on multimedia graphics and streaming media,” Bradley said in announcing the new kiosk solution. “Our new Mac OS X client handles our media-intensive applications extremely well, offers unbeatable stability, and scales for larger installations. With Mac OS X and Apple’s incredible hardware platforms, we plan to offer a new line of solutions with a better price, faster performance and incredible reliability.”
nanonation’s kiosk architecture supports a wide range of media elements including QuickTime, Flash, Java, video streaming, and more. It provides a secure browsing environment, video-like media controls, and an e-commerce architecture, Walker said.
Frank Mayer & Associates (FMA), a display manufacturer with nearly 20 years of experience developing interactive kiosks, will deliver the Mac-based solutions.