The Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa is planning to fit out two fish lab workrooms with safe PC terminals. The need for safe terminals is due to the presence of potentially flammable formalin fixing liquids/gases in the work environment.
The terminals will needed to be rated for hazardous gas environments where formalin, isopropyl alcohol and ethanol are used. The keyboards will have splash proof liquid protection and a wired connection arrangement that allows the PC central processing unit (CPU) to be located a minimum of 20 metres away from the terminal monitor, keyboard and trackball.
The design will also need to work with a separately supplied PC CPU computer, such as an HP Intel small form factor computer platform.
The deadline for replies is Wednesday, May 27. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 26083.