JavaFX JukeBox at J1
By David Clack on May 29, 2009
So about 18 months ago I went looking for a PanelPC I could run Solaris 10 X86 on.
I found two companies in Taiwan, Kontron and Penmount (Salt).
Kontron took an industrial 15" and 17" touchscreen PanelPC and changed the ethernet controllers so Solaris 10 X86 installed without issues from the standard DVD.
Penmount (Salt) makes the touchscreen to serial controller, the Xorg driver is actually in the standard Xorg source repository, but cannot be configured.
What's missing is the GTK based calibration program, this creates a file in /etc, penmount.dat that tells the driver which way the touchscreen is mounted and where your finger is on the touchscreen.
Elinsys our BlueWonder customer in Turkey, who is building the Glass Cold End systems for a new glass factory in Russia, uses these PanelPC's for the MMI to the BW1000 systems running Java Real Time.
If your going to Java One, you may want to see another use for the PanelPC, a JavaFX Jukebox, what the heck is that you say ?
Well if your in a rural area of the USA, say Louisiana, you probably want to listen to your local band vs. the top ten.
Check1Two has build a server that allows local bands upload mp3 music files to a Sun server, once they are on the Sun server they will show up on the JavaFX JukeBox in the local bar.
They actually have a USA patent pending on this idea.
The band gets paid, the bar gets paid and Check1Two gets paid.
So this device is running standard Solaris 10 X86, with JavaSE and JavaFX.
The money acceptor is really connected to the PanelPC
Check it out at Java One.