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    Digital Signage

    Hi All!

    Most schools now have an a digital signage system within school on a computer and used on a tv or projector.

    We have something called SedaO and im not satisfied with it and its a bit clunky :P so im just wondering what others have used and found works.

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    We currently use OneLan for our screens. But, to be honest, it too is a little clunky.

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    Xibo Open Source Digital Signage | Open source multi-display managed digital signage

    Brilliant, easy to use and best of all free and very functional

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    We use Tripleplay, which again seems a bit clunky to me.

    I'm certainly advocating here that we look at Xibo if we decide to change things in the future. Even if it turns out to be clunky then it's not like that would be worse than what we have now...

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    Yep..Xibo is the way forwards for flexibilty

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    we use digitalsignage.com free version. Spot on imo

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    We have Samsung Signage screens with MagicInfo, It took me a while to get used to it - it's not that bad, bit clunky but works well with our video walls.

    Xibo is also good as an opensource solution.

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    We've just started using Sedao also.

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    Sedna presenter works well, if you have the budget for it. If not, go for xibo.

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    Slight thread hi jack here.
    We use media cast it is pricy, proprietary and can be clunky. I want a replacement.
    I have a few questions about Xibo;
    Can the users tune into digital TV / record TV?
    Can I get the enterprise support over here in the US? (EDIT: doesn’t appear to be)
    Can the users browse for media in addition to the signage aspect?

    Mediacast allows for display of media content in the classroom, digital TV and the ability to record TV. It also allows the teachers to clip segments of a video for their lesson. It also has a digital signage aspect but it isn’t very flexible. They are certainly stronger at the media / TV then the signage.

    We would like to find a better signage program, but I’m sure some folks would still like to do the media if possible, but it hasn’t been widely adopted by the teachers here.

    Edited to answer one of my own questions.

    Thanks,
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    Hi

    Signage Live has proved popular with a few schools in our area as it doesn't require anything on the server and can be updated remotely from anywhere in the World as it is cloud based. It has fantastic functionality as well so really worth a look

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    +1 for Xibo.

    However, one word of caution - make sure the client machines are well speced as on complex layouts you get out of memory messages and .NET errors if they're not. The processor isn't that important, but it does like a good amount of RAM to play with. I run 10 screens around my site on Xibo with a reasonable spec laptop driving each screen hidden in the ceiling. It's great because I can have different layouts on different screens and control the whole lot centrally, but the best part is it reads powerpoint files!

    Using RSS feeds and some clever scheduling I even have our lesson numbers come up on the screens at the right times to remind people what period it is, as well as a clock and the date which management absolutely love. This did take a while to configure however but works like a charm now.

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    hi guys i'm looking at starting to use xibo and i'm stuck at the web server part how does anyone else manage or do i not need this

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    Have you installed the Client, Server and CMS section of it? there are guides below on how to install and then register clients

    Xibo Documentation
    Last edited by uffy2000; 17th September 2014 at 01:23 PM.

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    does anyone keep having problems on the phpmyadmin when it asks you to chnage root (local host) where it keeps locking you out after you change the password,
    also how do you extract the xibo server inwindows i have read the documnetation but still no clearer



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