The PageBox device looks like a PDA but is thickier. It includes:|
- A RJ45 Ethernet adapter
- A CompactFlash reader
||250 to 400 Mhz StrongARM, PowerPC...|
||128 to 256 MB.|
It can run any Operating System that supports a Java 2 VM, PHP or ASP.NET.
The local administrator:
- Inserts the CompactFlash card in the device. The CompactFlash card contains either
The CompactFlash card can also contain pre-installed presentations.
- The VM, Application server (Tomcat or Resin) and the Java PageBox code
- The PHP runtime and a Web server supporting PHP and the PageBox for PHP code
- An ASP.NET Web server and the PageBox for .NET code
- Connects the device on a LAN
- Configures its IP address and name
- Uses the browser to subscribe to a Presentation repository. Then published presentations are downloaded
and users can access presentations on the device.
The local administrator can also download new versions of PageBox and required software.
A PageBox device is designed to be deployed in this configuration:
- Branch offices deploy PageBox devices on their local LAN.
- Employees of branch offices use PageBox presentations
- PageBox presentations invoke Web services
- Administrators connect to PageBoxes through Internet. They administrate PageBoxes with Web browsers.
||Logs are stored on the CompactFlash card.
Remote administrators use a Web browser to check the logs, fix the problem and update the code.|
||Sub-second response time on remote locations without deployment issue.|
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