In most cases, the Museum will provide the vendor with hardware, including screens so that testing can be performed on hardware that the experience will run on in the gallery.
The majority of Auckland Museum touchscreen digital experiences run on either Brightsigns, Intel NUCs or Custom PCs (for high spec experiences).
NUCs and PCs are set up running SiteKiosk security software (a kiosk browser software that safeguards public access to computers). SiteKiosk launches experiences within Google Chromium (not Chrome).
For more details on the particular applications of Brightsigns and Intel NUCs at Auckland Museum please contact the digital lead on your project.
The default headphones for experiences with closed audio are ‘MKII’ Armoured Cable Headphones – Standard / AutoPlay. These are two cup headphones. Several pre 2020 experiences have single cup headphones.
Other digital hardware requirements will be discussed with Auckland Museum on a case by case basis.