Project Management. Team: Kagarelo. Kale Bullen. Garry Smith. Reece Conn. Lou Hely. Project: Rural Internet Kiosk. Information.
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Project: Rural Internet Kiosk
What: Rural Internet Kiosks (RIK) is a Kenyan-based organization that manufactures and distributes movable, recyclable, cost-effective kiosks that operate with satellite connectivity and solar energy to enable rural communities to access the internet.
How: The initiative uses software provided by Userful and internet connectivity provided by InterSat Africa.
Where:The internet kiosks are being distributed in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zambia.
Why: The RIK provides rural communities with access to information on agriculture, health, the environment, and e-governance.
Pro’s and Con’s
Jolicloud – UNIX OS (free)
Giada N10 Slim
Monitor – Lenovo L1940
(hardware and software)
Giada N10 Slim
Monitor – Lenovo L1940
- 19” in wide (481 mm) viewable image size
- Native resolution of 1440 x 900
- 89 dpi for crisp, clear screen images
- Internal power with 17 watts / 22 watts power consumption (typical/maximum)
- Up to 30% less power consumption than conventional monitors of the same size and resolution
- 50% less mercury content than conventional monitor of the same size and resolution
- ThinkVantage design
- Adjustable tilt stand for viewing comfort
- Direct access button for automatic image setup and brightness allows quick and easy monitor setup
- Analog and DVI-D video signal connectors
- Supports High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
- Compliance with ENERGY STAR 4.1 requirements
- Kensington Lock slot for security
- TCO'03 compliance
- EPEAT Gold certified
- Greenguard certified
- Offers attachment points for optional ThinkVision USB Soundbar (40Y7616)
- Direct access for input selection allows easy movement between applications when attached to two systems simultaneously
- Matching design to ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systems
- Works with Windows Vista
- Meets 100 mm VESA standard for mounting
- Detachable base for wall- or arm-mounting (sold separately)
- Available in business black
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2 x 80W Solar Panel ZM-9097
1 x 12V 20A Solar Charge Controller MP-3126
3 x Female PV Connector PS-5100
3 x Male PV Connector PP-5102
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Jolicloud combines the most optimized Linux kernel with an innovative user interface. It was designed with your netbook in mind from your screen size to your hardware specifications.
Intel 945GSE with video chipset GMA 950
Intel US15W with video chipset GMA 500
Intel GMA 3150
Nvidia ION chipset
Legacy ATI, Nvidia chipsets
Internal HDD or SSD
Flash disks i.e. USB keys, memory cards
External HDD and optical players
Optimized for Intel Atom Diamondville e.g. N270, N280
Optimized for Intel Atom Silverthorne i.e. Z510, Z520, Z530
Optimized for Intel Atom Pineview i.e. N450, N470
Legacy Intel, and AMD processors (laptops and desktops should work but we can't provide support)
Limited support for VIA C7-M
Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G and EVDO, Audio devices, Photo formats and videos.
Threats to our Solution
Battery choice. (still unsure on which one to choose.)