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 Post subject: Sun Ray OPAC solutions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:11 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:09 pm
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Location: Kingston University
We are keen to install a "virtualised" solution for our OPACs running in kiosk mode on campus.
Our colleagues in the central Infrastructure Team have looked at two thin client solutions ("Citrix" and "VM Ware") but do not favour either (cost might be an issue).
We are now looking into Sun Ray virtual display clients but need to get an idea what we might be taking on.
Does anyone have a Sun Ray solution in place for their OPAC? Any comments or guidance on this would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Matthew Grove
E Services Manager
Kingston University


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In a previous life I often toyed with the idea of having an opac that just ran from a CD-rom. I played with "Kiosk CD" (although I don't think that particular offering is being actively developed now.) which allowed you to have a bootable CD image.

You wouldn't even need a hard drive in the machine, and you could lock network access down. The only program that was available for use was a web browser pre-configured to only point at the opac url, and if this is closed, it simply restarts again.

Not truly an answer to your query, but maybe an option?

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We have the Sun Ray option at two of our sites. Our NEtwork team installed them, but from what i remember it didn't take too long to set up and they have been very reliable.


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