Entertainment Information Terminal|
ChicagoFunNews.com "kiosk" information terminals were created and deployed as described here through 2000-2003, and positively reviewed by the Illinois Entertainer in 2001.
The Bedno.com ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION TERMINAL
is a small computer which continuously runs a special custom Bedno.com program.
This program shows EXCELLENT EVENT LISTINGS of current and upcoming Chicago fun,
plus a categorized COMPREHENSIVE DIRECTORY of fun Chicago places, ideas and resources,
AND it shows HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS of Chicago fun!
Finally, it gives background information about
Bedno.com and can take free subscriptions and occasionally display sponsor ads.
Attract more NEW and REPEAT CUSTOMERS with this unique
and compact device.
To qualify for hosting an entertainment information terminal
you should represent a Chicago business with
substantial customer traffic, such as a music, clothing or book store,
services, city facility, or entertainment venue, and be prepared to cover some installation costs.
You'll get a classic laptop computer
pre-loaded with software. The software is very
sophisticated and includes encryption, fault recovery,
and automatic updating capability by floppy disk or modem
without requiring a dedicated phone line or Internet access.
You must be responsible for an extremely simple updating
procedure which should be performed at least weekly.
You may optionally add a printer and modem.
Classic hardware is used so theft and damage are
of little concern. The unit can be secured with a
simple laptop security chain.
Best participants will be given free advertising on terminals at other locations.
Planned future features include coupon and VIP pass printing.
Andrew of Bedno.com has been developing public information terminals since 1983!!!
Click the image at left to see photos of some.
The first Bedno.com Entertainment Information Terminal
was developed for the "Synexus" artists networking event at
in early May of 2001 and has remained running there since.
Click the photo at left to see the whole presence with promotional candy and cards.
Sample main menu screen.
All screens timeout to a random series of Chicago fun photos.
Click the image at left to see more sample screens.
Color terminal at Supreme Records in Wicker Park.
Click the photo at left to see more views of this unit.
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