Archive for August, 2017

imageHOLDERS work with ATS Heritage on Tablet Kiosks for Winchester Museum

Monday, August 21st, 2017

imageHOLDERS have successfully installed iPad tablet kiosks with ATS Heritage for a new museum refurbishment.

The tablet kiosks are installed next to an exhibition displaying a 5 metre model of Winchester. The iPad kiosks support the display as part of the interpretation, encouraging visitors to find out more about the history of Winchester.

imageHOLDERS work with ATS Heritage on Tablet Kiosks for Winchester Museum
imageHOLDERS work with ATS Heritage on Tablet Kiosks for Winchester Museum

ATS Heritage is an experienced producer of audio guides, multimedia guides, smart-phone and tablet apps for Museums, Galleries and Heritage sites throughout the UK and are leaders in multimedia guides and tours. ATS Heritage approached imageHOLDERS to securely enclose an iPad Air 2 which would be on an angled mount.

The tablet kiosks are mounted on the wall of the display, using a counter mounted arm to provide the angle required for visitors to interact with the information.

Spencer Clark, Director, ATS Heritage said: “ATS Heritage are always looking for new ways to encourage visitor interaction and we are starting to explore a new avenue with kiosks. The use of tablet technology creates a user interface which allows for continuity and provide accurate information which is able to constantly update and change. The solution is cheaper than print to update, and provides 24/7 information which volunteers or guides cannot always provide. It’s a dream to work with imageHOLDERS. I have known Peter Thompson and imageHOLDERS for while and know them to be reliable, responsive and timely. They provide quick turnarounds and great secure products.”

Peter Thompson, Director, imageHOLDERS said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with Spencer Clark and his team at ATS Heritage. They understand how best to utilise technology to encourage guest interaction and we at imageHOLDERS enjoy the challenges the exhibition displays provide. The tablet kiosks are really solid and reliable which is essential to have within museums and heritage sites. The sites see a high level of footfall and our Shell tablet kiosks are built just for this purpose.”

imageHOLDERS work with ATS Heritage on Tablet Kiosks for Winchester Museum
imageHOLDERS work with ATS Heritage on Tablet Kiosks for Winchester Museum

imageHOLDERS tablet kiosks provide a solution which replaces hardcopy information in the form of laminated information documents, or volunteers attendents who aren’t always available 24/7.

The Shell 10 is a secure tablet enclosure built to withstand heavy use in high-traffic public spaces. The Shell range was designed to comply with a very tight brief from a company that needed a highly secure counter mounted tablet enclosure for a very busy restaurant chain. It is ideal for any business that wants to secure tablets in situations where the initiative could be prone to theft or abuse.

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Qtum Launches First Decentralized Blockchain Governance

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Qtum (pronounced Quantum) project is proud to announce the first decentralized blockchain governance known as “Qtum Skynet”. This platform allows consumers and businesses to utilize smart contracts on mobile devices through the secure Qtum network.

This is a major development because a “Decentralized Governance Protocol” (DGP) will allow the Qtum project to modify its blockchain parameters without hard forking the network.  This passive fork technology can allow such parameters like the block size, block time, gas fees to changed by a blockchain monitoring smart contract and community stakeholders. This makes Qtum’s blockchain to be the first self-regulating, self-modifying, and self-aware blockchain in the industry.

Patrick Dai, who was just listed as one of Forbes China’s Top 30 Under 30 for his contributions in the consumer technology industry, said “stability comes in many forms, secure software is only one part.  A healthy forum to discuss governance is really important in blockchain communities.”

This DGP integration is designed to work flawlessly with Qtum’s new proof-of-stake implementation known as Smart Stake. According to Qtum, this will be the first time the industry will have access to a working smart contract platform.

Due to the high level of functionality, industry experts have suggested that strong industry adoption is possible. The Qtum team is making sure they have a voice in the right places. Recently, Qtum became a founding member of the Trusted Internet-of-Things Alliance, which aligns perfectly with the Qtum development roadmap.

“I’m proud to represent Qtum at the highest echelons in this industry. I work primarily on smart contract platforms, so this fits perfectly,” said Earls.

Additionally, Qtum has added one of China’s most notable entrepreneurs and angel investors, Charles Xue, as a strategic advisor. “I’ve met dozens of Chinese and international blockchain projects lately, and the Qtum blockchain is by far one of the most innovative,” concluded Xue.

About Qtum

Qtum is a blockchain application platform. At its core, Qtum combines the advantages of Bitcoin Core, an Account Abstraction Layer allowing for multiple virtual machines, and a proof-of-stake consensus protocol aimed at tackling industry use cases. The Qtum Foundation, headquartered in Singapore, is the decision-making body that drives the project’s development. Learn more at qtum.org.