We had a trial of around 20 thin client units in to test to see if they could be used in the college. They are vavrious types HP, Wyse,Jack PC with various OS's linux, xpe etc. Basically the trial was deemed unsuccessful as the students could not use streaming media sites such as you tube etc and people could not log on to them as they had to click on the RDP icon first before logging on! Even though the same people were using the room week in week out. We were not really allowed any additonal money to get additonal software to improve the multimedia aspect of things.
So we now have these thin clients in a cupboard doing nothing and I'm wanting to look at other uses for them. The things I have thought of so far are;
library search pods
Can anyone think of any other uses for them that I have missed? (they cant go back in as machines to be fully used by students for day to day tasks or I'm afraid in admin offices etc) Also as ever money is tight so using what we have is essential.