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1 Information Kiosks The Next Generation Gordy Pace Director of Applications & Media Development Mike Dreesman Senior Videographer Jamey Maxwell Senior Programmer

2 The University of Montana Located in Missoula, MT Public unit of the Montana University System 13,558 students

3 ITO Applications & Media Grant and contract funded development group University, government and non-profit clients Custom web applications, video, interactive CD/DVD development

4 The kiosk project Lewis & Clark Trail Intelligent Transportation System Kiosk

5 Project background Bicentennial of Lewis & Clark expedition ,000 miles of Lewis & Clark trail in Montana Tourism is Montana’s second largest industry Additional 4-8 million visitors expected

6 Goals of project Improve efficiency and convenience for travelers Enhance safety Promote tourism Develop new ITS technologies Bozeman Pass - 06/26/03 09:25 MDT

7 Funding and partners

8 Project modifications Five-year project reduced to one year Project leadership changes

9 The kiosks Travel and tourism information Road reports, weather, live mountain pass images Lewis & Clark history and points of interest HD video and wireless

10 Lewis & Clark content VIAs – producers of Discovering Lewis & Clark website Barbara Fifer – author of several Lewis & Clark books

11 Kiosk locations

12 Use statistics at two sites

13 High Definition on a Low Budget Mike Dreesman

14 HDTV What is it? Part of the new DTV standard adopted by the Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC). Scheduled to replace current analog TV system by 2006 (2009?) Substantially higher resolution than SDTV. 16x9 Aspect Ratio 5.1 Surround Sound

15 Acquisition Sony HDW-700a camera Tyler Mount for aerial footage

16 Post Production

17 Delivery

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19 HD Encoding Solutions Windows Media 9 Encoder Canopus Procoder Sorenson Squeeze Apple QuickTime H.264

20 The Next Big Thing: HDV Extremely low cost HD solution Records to DV tape Transfer via firewire MPEG2 compression Wide-spread industry support Sony HDR-FX1

21 Technical Development Jamey Maxwell

22 Technical Development Technologies –Active Server Pages (ASP) –C# (.NET) –XML –CSV –Access DB

23 Project Metrics 72% of development done between May 1 st – July 27 th 2004 –4 Developers –Most FTE

24 Kiosk System Specs Dell Dimension 4600 Processor: P4 2.2 GHz Ram: 256MB Video: GeForce2 GTS 128MB OS: Windows XP Pro IIS 5.0 SiteKiosk v5.5 Monitor: Elo 17” LCD Touch Screen

25 SiteKiosk v5.5 Secure (replaces OS shell) Powerful scripting support Site statistics Fully customizable/skin- able Run external applications

26 Lewis & Clark SiteKiosk Skin Custom navigation Custom buttons/links Customize start page Carousel (screensaver)

27 Kiosk Statistics (SiteReport) Navigations Usage-Time Crashes Errors By Hour, Day, & Month Most Requested Pages

28 Kiosk Status Stats updated nightly View last reporting date View kiosk Statistics –crashes, –navigations, & –active time. View FTP Connection Log (Separate application)

29 Update Kiosk Information Kiosk Custom Sync Application FTP Connection Updates every 15 min. –XML –CSV –Access DB FTP Server Windows 2000 Advanced Server Parse Applications –City Conditions (C# -.NET) –City Forecasts (C# -.NET) –RWIS Cameras (C# -.NET) –Zone Forecasts (C# -.NET) –Road Report (C# -.NET)

30 Kiosk – Mantis (HD) Connection Connected via RS-232 (serial com port) HDCom Custom com application 4 hours of development time.

31 Wireless Application ASP.NET mobile web application –Using mobile web controls –Running on separate computer –Accessible from any b device –Videos windows media encoder 9 –Save text files for later

32 Thank You


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