sign in board

I need to find the cheapest electronic way to have people sign in and out when they want to use our conference room.  I know that we can do a shared calendar in outlook but wanted to do something like a touchscreen board on the outside of the room that users can schedule a meeting or look at who has a meeting coming up.  Any CHEAP ways of doing this?  When I say cheap I mean a few hundred dollars.
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Ben HartCommented:
Meeting/Conference rooms are a bane to me at my company.  My ideal setup would be both a room calendar and physical access restricted.  Kinda like the c.store bathroom key that's linked to a board or an old steel rim... There'd be a user like a secretary who'd be the keeper of the key.  If a user wants to schedule the room they create an event on the calendar (with whom the secretary is delegate) then when meeting time comes she allows access to the room.
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viki2000Commented:
@mkramer777
Do you really need to have the door of the conference room locked or is it enough a schedule that everyone sees?
Why not to buy a tablet with wireless.
You fix it near the door of the conference room.
It has touch screen. You run an app which shows in a table-like the coming events.
You control the app wireless to make the changes and the touch screen users can only see/read but no changes allowed locally.
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