Infoterminal

English translation: Kiosk/touch screen information terminal

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German term or phrase:Infoterminal
English translation:Kiosk/touch screen information terminal
Entered by: Kim Metzger

04:44 Jan 28, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Internet, e-Commerce / Internet
German term or phrase: Infoterminal
The Händlermodul is used by VW dealers to create their own homepages. What's an Infoterminal? And how would I translate Infoterminal als Standalone Händlermodul?
Seit Dezember 2000 findet in Münster ein Pilotprojekt statt. Im Zubehörshop der Knubel-Gruppe befindet sich ein Infoterminal als Standalone Händlermodul. Ein besonderer Erfolg: die Gebrauchtwagenbörse der Knubel-Gruppe ist hier für den interessierten Kunden jederzeit zugänglich gemacht worden.
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 20:17
Kiosk or Information Terminal
Explanation:
Kiosks are the touch screen terminals that are installed at common places like airports, banks, shops, etc. One can use them simply by the touch of the screen, and get the required information at any time, without the assistance of a sales person.
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Raksha
United States
Local time: 21:17
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Thanks Raksha and Mike. I think touch screen terminal was the best choice for my text.
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5 +3Kiosk or Information Terminal
Raksha
4special-purpose computer terminal
Michael Jones


  

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Kiosk or Information Terminal


Explanation:
Kiosks are the touch screen terminals that are installed at common places like airports, banks, shops, etc. One can use them simply by the touch of the screen, and get the required information at any time, without the assistance of a sales person.


    i once did a translation regarding an Infoterminal for a German city
Raksha
United States
Local time: 21:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Raksha and Mike. I think touch screen terminal was the best choice for my text.

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agree  GreenTara: Susanne Garmsen: exactly. Kiosk is the more colloquial alternative, in my experience.
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agree  Bob Kerns
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agree  jccantrell
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special-purpose computer terminal


Explanation:
Vendors can supply customers with computer terminals set up to only one special task, such as searching for a hotel in a particular area or, in this case, letting someone create a homepage (without necessarialy knowing HTML).

Michael Jones
United States
Local time: 20:17
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