Ditto, Koven. We use similar casing to hide displays on flat walls. We
always build in access, because in my opinion, the internal/external power
supplies are the weakest component to displays and kiosks.

If the display fails and you can't get to it, then the aesthetic advantage
of embedding the display is lost. I am also not sure that meets NEC code.

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On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Koven Smith <koven at kineticmuseums.com>wrote:

> I tend to agree with previous posters--heat is your biggest problem with a
> recessed mount like that, and if you don't account for it, you'll need to
> access the device(s) a lot more often. In the Greek and Roman galleries at
> the Met, we built out casework that swung out for easy access, but allowed
> for passive air flow from bottom to top. You can (kind of) see them in this
> image: http://bit.ly/165xWS9. Touch screens take so much abuse that I
> think
> you need to work from the assumption that you'll be accessing them all the
> time, whether to update the software or change out hardware or whatever.
> Good luck!
>
> Koven
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> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:40 AM, George Scharoun <GScharoun at mfa.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone had experience burying an LCD display in a wall, so as to hide
> > the frame and/or crop the image to a desired aspect ratio? Our curators
> and
> > designers (not responsible for the well-being of the equipment) are keen
> on
> > the idea, as it will no doubt give the exhibition a nice clean look.
> > However as the technical producer, I feel very uncomfortable putting any
> > piece of equipment someplace I can't get to it, i.e. behind taped and
> > painted seams.  Even if you were guaranteed the equipment would have
> > adequate ventilation, would you agree to install equipment without
> > maintenance access?
> >
> > The question I'm often asked is, "will you need to get to it?" To which I
> > respond, "I shouldn't, but I might." It's true, but it feels like a
> flimsy
> > answer, so I'm curious to know how others have handled this situation, or
> > how you would handle it.
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > George
> >
> > ??
> >
> > GEORGE SCHAROUN
> > Technical Producer, Gallery Media
> > Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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