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    Displays around the site

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    I've been asked to look in to putting some large screen displays (the request was for TV's), to display power point and excel files with updating information etc.

    I've seen systems where they are controlled by central server and use the network to send data/images to the displays, does anyone have a recommendations/experance of them

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    Raspberry pi and screenly if you want to save a few thousand :
    Screenly - Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

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    We use Xibo, its very good and so do a lot of other people here.

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    Showpoint add-on for powerpoint did for us with some old PCs running PowerPoint connected to the screens tucked away in broom cupboards etc....

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    Revo PC's plugged into TVs running Ubuntu, cron job checks to see if a text file is present for that display screen, if it isn't it copies the latest video and starts the video. Quick and easy way to manage the screens.

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    Hi LordNewton.

    Rasberry Pi is a good option as CyberNerd pointed!all depends on what solution you need.

    I will Pm you regarding the screens.

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    We have Samsung TVs with USB. We create a powerpoint and convert it to video 2010 does this and put it on a usb stick. Easy and cheap.

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    Monitors AnyWhere | Monitors AnyWhere, Digital Signage Company, LCD Signage Display, VGA Extenders, Electronic Sign Software, Multi Monitor, Digital Signage Business with some vga/hdmi over network adapters.

    You can run whatever you like on a schedule, powerpoint, video etc....

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    I've had a dabble with Xibo here - it's quite good considering its Open Source so completely free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Raspberry pi and screenly if you want to save a few thousand :
    Screenly - Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
    Sweet! I'm going to look into that...

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    Our signage came free with the Planet eStream system that we purchased a few years ago, an advantage over xibo is its easier for non technical users to use. But obviously there is cost involved, if you are lucky you may already have it!

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    I'll throw in OneLan, used their system for a number of years now and have found it it pretty easy to use and update.

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    We use Samsung magicinfo

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    Hi, we use planet esign that comes with the planet estream too. We were using onelan but the esign is well easier to use and cheaper.

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