GALLERY: London Eye’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 installation

Samsung has sent out a handful of better images of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 installation in the London Eye, showing us what the bespoke landscape guide looks like when bolted in position. You could probably imagine it, but here it is anyway. The Galaxy Tabs have been encased in a very chunky mount to stop people running off with them.

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The SAMSUNG logo is going to be absolutely everywhere this year, as all the big corporations go sponsorship-crazy in the run up to the Olympics. Here’s the announcement from Bouncepad, which provided the custom casings:

Bouncepad’s tablet kiosks fly high at the EDF Energy London Eye

Tablet enclosure manufacturer Bouncepad has revealed that a special version of its robust casing products has been commissioned for a new project at the EDF Energy London Eye. The attraction’s 3.6m annual visitors will now be able to learn as they voyage above the London skyline, using a custom-built application run on Samsung’s sleek, widescreen Galaxy Tab 10.1, housed securely and elegantly in an adapted Bouncepad Gooseneck.

With six cradles needed for each of 32 capsules, London Eye commissioned Bouncepad to create 192 bespoke enclosures for the Samsung 10.1″ (25.65cm) tablet within only eight weeks. Each features an interactive, panoramic app allowing users to learn about the capital’s iconic landscape by zooming into landmarks and points of interest. The apparatus helps the London Eye meet its commitments to safety, access and originality, and allows it to improve the customer experience by delivering high-quality digital content in a user-friendly format.

Bouncepad’s trademark Gooseneck design permits users of all ages, heights and accessibility requirements to adjust the screen to the most comfortable possible viewing position, where it remains until moved again. Unsightly cables are hidden within the support, while options can be included to hide function buttons, making it a highly practical kiosk solution. For installers, though, Bouncepad offers the distinct advantage of combining sturdy materials like stainless steel and high-performance plastics with radio transparency – meaning that it can receive the WiFi and 3G signals necessary to take full advantage of modern tablet functionality.

“We were looking for functionality and security, so when the Bouncepad team brought their product into a London Eye capsule for the first time, it was clear that it was a natural fit,” explains Davey Barrett, show services manager for EDF Energy London Eye. “The design and simplicity of the Bouncepad complements the aesthethic of the London Eye, and the company provided us with a tailor-made solution in record time.”

“Bouncepad is rapidly becoming the ubiquitous solution for those who wish to harness the power of tablet devices safely without compromising on style, and we were thrilled to work with the prestigious London Eye on its latest project,” comments Tobi Schneidler, founder of The Bouncepad, which is approaching its first anniversary. “Our modular products aim to improve the user experience in all sorts of environment, and that matches perfectly with the London Eye’s ambition to deliver a new educational experience to its millions of visitors.”

The Bouncepad is the flexible tablet stand that allows businesses to install Samsung Galaxy, iPads and other tablet computers in public places in a secure, elegant and playful way. Suitable for public places including retail, attractions, offices and exhibitions, Bouncepads are being used to display product information, register visitors, surf the internet and deliver an unlimited number of tablet-based solutions around the world. Customers include O2, Adobe, BMW and the Saatchi Gallery. Bespoke enclosures can also be commissioned for Android and other tablets.

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