The video on our web site demonstrates some aspects of what we do. A vehicle (in a dark ride, or otherwise) has three or six passengers. For each guest, there is a touch screen. There are two options for the screens: we use pos terminal screens, running Android, or we use separate 7″ screens with an Android device attached. The 10″ screen would be an Elo or Newland pos terminal, these are robust, but expensive. The smaller screens are somewhat less robust, but cheaper so they are easier to replace. They are easier to mount, because they are thin and are made for building into a dashboard. The devices we use with the 7″ screens are oDroid Android devices. An oDroid is similar to a Raspberry Pi, but it’s faster, and it’s made for running Android. Android is our preferred operating system for the screens because in Android it is easy to make a good touch UI containing graphics and video.
The three or six screens running Android are connected to a communication device that dispatches messages between screens and to audio systems, led controllers, show controllers, vehicle motion, and other devices present in the vehicle. Via wifi, bluetooth or Infrared, communication with external systems is easy.
By separating the various components, rather than putting all in one computer, we provide our customers with more flexibility. You can specify the sound systems you like, the led controllers, show controllers, communications devices, etc.