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November 1, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
Restaurants. Airports. Movie theaters. People gather there and do one thing: wait. Entertainment Systems Technology, a small computer manufacturer in Huntington Beach, sees that down time as a prime chance to entertain--and sell--to the bored. Its product is the FunPad, a cool little portable computer that lets people kill time by playing games and watching movie previews. The lightweight wireless machine looks like a fat book and is powered by a larger computer situated near a waiting area.
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November 1, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
Restaurants. Airports. Movie theaters. People gather there and do one thing: wait. Entertainment Systems Technology, a small computer manufacturer in Huntington Beach, sees that down time as a prime chance to entertain--and sell--to the bored. Its product is the FunPad, a cool little portable computer that lets people kill time by playing games and watching movie previews. The lightweight wireless machine looks like a fat book and is powered by a larger computer situated near a waiting area.
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February 3, 2000 | GREG HERNANDEZ, Greg Hernandez covers the restaurant industry for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5989 and at greg.hernandez@latimes.com
Waiting for a table at a restaurant doesn't have to be as boring as watching grass grow. At least according to Entertainment Systems Technology, a Huntington Beach company that has recently introduced the FunPad, a tablet-sized device equipped with a touch screen that provides guests with interactive entertainment until their table becomes available. Patrons can use the high-tech device to play games, view restaurant and menu selections or watch movie trailers.
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