BBC – Glass Kiosk

BBC Broadcasting House at Portland place in the centre of London opened in 1932 and has remained a hub of BBC broadcasting to this day. Now well into its major refurbishment programme that finishes in 2010, the BBC wanted to introduce interactive kiosks into their newly re-opened reception pictured above.

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The BBC selected the Dicoll Glass Point of Information Kiosks and ordered two. These were installed in Broadcasting House reception by Dicoll engineers in time for the visit by Her Majesty The Queen on the 20th April 2006 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the granting of the BBC’s Royal Charter and to officially re-open Broadcasting House.

The two Glass Kiosks can now be found in daily use by visitors to the BBC. The left kiosk has its home page at the BBC home page, while the right, with integrated stereo speakers, streams a live online broadcast of Radio 2 and BBC Radio homepage. Both kiosks are using SiteKiosk secure browser software. This allows the BBC to control which websites the kiosks can access and also stops the public from closing the browser and gaining access to other parts of the computer.