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San Diego UCCE puts automated advisor on the job

The San Diego County UC Cooperative Extension office is now extending vital wildfire information to local residents from a computerized kiosk. Not exactly the robotic assistant envisioned in the classic cartoon The Jetsons, these stand-alone touch screen computers automatically provide customized information to residents about how to protect their families and property from wildfire, according to an article in the Ramona Sentinel.

“The high-tech kiosk is a one-of-a-kind touch screen that allows you to select both indoor and outdoor areas of your home to show what zones might be vulnerable to a wildfire,” the article quoted UCCE environmental issues advisor Valerie Mellano. “In addition, there are tips about what to do before, during and after a fire. One impressive feature is that the kiosk prints out whatever information you select to take with you.”

The kiosk will be stationed at the County Administration Center during the month of May and more will eventually be sent to various county offices and private businesses, according to the newspaper story.

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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