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Teguar’s customers are usually able to find a computer in our catalog that fits into their system and meets their project requirements. We call this an off-the-shelf product. If nothing in our current product catalog meets the customer’s needs, we create a customized solution, which is a product from our catalog, but with modifications or upgrades. The modifications can range from one small change, to several complex changes. When customers need a completely new and innovative computer hardware solution, we start an OEM/ODM project. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, while ODM stands for Original Design Manufacturer.
For any custom computer solution, whether it's a minute change, or OEM/ODM project, we work through project requirements with you. We consider your budget, functional requirements, and regulatory requirements. Throughout the entire process, we work closely with you to create the best computer hardware solution.
For the computer shown in this video, the customer had unique requirements for their outdoor gaming kiosk. Teguar Product Engineers worked with the customer to develop the best solution, which was an existing Teguar all-in-one Panel PC, with several modifications. Customizations for this project included: eliminating unneeded IOs, to reduce overall cost; combining PoE and USB into a single cable solution; adding a 2D barcode scanner; building a customized IO cover and mounting solution; increasing LCD screen brightness and adding optical bonding; and customizing an Android OS with a boot logo, system lock down features, and preinstalled applications, to reduce the time to go live.
When building a custom solution, we create a prototype for evaluation and testing. The result was a computer solution that meets the demanding requirements of an interactive kiosk and can weather the outdoors.
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About the Authors:
Tom Poplawski has more than 14 years of engineering and design experience in the computer hardware field. He currently works as Product Manager at Teguar Computers and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Purdue University. When he is not thinking hard about how to build better computers, he enjoys outdoor activities, photography, traveling the world, and finding the best restaurants in town.
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