Coming Soon to a Tombstone Near You: Solar-Powered Video Panels

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Video screens have shown up nearly everywhere in recent years -- cell phones, bathrooms and car head rests. But this next idea seems right out of the HBO hit "Six Feet Under": a solar-powered video panel embedded in a tombstone that plays something reminiscent of "This Is Your Life."

    The Serenity Panel plays a 5-minute to 7-minute multimedia video featuring special moments from someone's life, he said. Friends and relatives send photos, videos and audio to cemeteries and funeral homes, where they are compiled into a video. It can be prepared in advance or added after someone dies.

    The screen is covered by a solar panel, which can be flipped open by visitors. Once opened, the video starts, and there are two standard headphone jacks to listen to the audio.

    The solar panel protects the screen from sun damage and charges a battery inside, Aguirre said. Four hours of sun provides enough juice to play the video continuously for up to an hour and a half.

    The 7-inch shatter-resistant LCD screen is designed to last for 15 years, when it can either be replaced with a newer device or covered with a bronze plaque. It will come with a one-year warranty; extended coverage for 10 years is about another $200.
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=43721
     
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  3. vicktor

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    Just when you thought you had finally got away from Uncle Bob's slide show of his vacations, this idea comes along!
     
  4. Magnum PI

    Magnum PI Former Member

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    that sounds very cool...I hope people don't vandalize them. That price sounds low to me, though...this definitely has legs...mpi
     

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