The equipment for interactive displays is becoming increasingly easier, thanks to powerful computer tablets that can show documents, images, and videos. There’s no need to mount a monitor to the wall with a fat cable snaking to a computer unit tucked into a cabinet. I recently saw a nice example of an interactive tablet system at the George Washington University Museum in Washington, DC. The tablet (such as an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab) is mounted on a stanchion with a special head from the Exhibit Stanchions Group. That’s it. None of the tablet’s ports are blocked so it can be charged or updated even when it’s held in place. The tablet is securely fastened and the stanchion is heavy enough to withstand a casual bump, but if you need to remove the stanchion for an event or use it elsewhere, it can be easily picked up (yes, a thief could steal the whole thing but if they’re walking out the door with a stanchion, you’ve got bigger problems).