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AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Digital Signage 101 in Technical; Another arm of the company I currently work for has OneLAN boxes for the TV displays. I've had a play ...
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    Another arm of the company I currently work for has OneLAN boxes for the TV displays. I've had a play around with making new templates and things on them and they're pretty straight forward to use. Basically they're a nettop box with centos and then the onelan software installed on them (although you can only buy the boxes, not the software separately apparently).

    No idea how much they cost though.

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    I've got XIBO running on aCC3 system. Server runs on a non cc3 server though, client is quite happy on a CC3 machine. XAMPP is no trouble to set up. I'd go for that first until you know what you want and have to start laying out large sums of money.

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    Another vote for Xibo, even if it is only to have a play in what types of things you can do. I know very little about XAMPP but managed to get it set up pretty easily. Ours has been runnning happily for nearly a year now. Although if I'm honest the content needs to be updated.

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    I suppose if someone was to build a standard ubuntu build as a VM for the server side of XIBO it might be helpful ... any volunteers? That way it might help those struggling with xampp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I suppose if someone was to build a standard ubuntu build as a VM for the server side of XIBO it might be helpful ... any volunteers? That way it might help those struggling with xampp.
    What would you like it on? VMware? virtualbox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    What would you like it on? VMware? virtualbox?
    both

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    both

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    Ok I will build it now give me an hour or so. 30gb hard disk big enough for everybody? only thing is need to find somebody to host it for download.

    the hard disk wont actually be that size but what it thinks it is?

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    We use wix.com. Really a flash website builder, but we've made the website slightly bigger then the screen to hide the wix logos. Plug an old laptop with web access to the screen. Got the weather, bbc news highlights and a slideshow showing at the moment. Set IE to reflesh every 10 minutes.

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    Just a few questions as i need to download a 32bit version of Ubuntu. As not everybody is going to have a 64bit machine to run it on but my net connection is being slow!

    Would you like the GUI on it? or prefer to leave it command line so you have the option to install it yourself?

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    Look at using Acer Revos,

    1. They are cheap.
    2. Will run anything you want to put on them
    3. So small they will fit on the back of a screen or in the ceiling space
    4. They have Wireless
    5. Have HDMI and VGA out means they can drive two monitors at once.

    I used them in a Car showroom to drive a couple of large Samsungs, I mange them over RDP with autologon and autorun the presentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Just a few questions as i need to download a 32bit version of Ubuntu. As not everybody is going to have a 64bit machine to run it on but my net connection is being slow!

    Would you like the GUI on it? or prefer to leave it command line so you have the option to install it yourself?
    GUI ... not everyone prefers to use CLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    GUI ... not everyone prefers to use CLI.
    thats fine was just checking. Just installing Ubuntu now.

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    We use Xibo with a mixture of news feeds, powerpoint slide shows and scrolling text windows on each screen.

    To start with we were using Showpoint, which simply displays the most recent powerpoint slide show in a specificed folder: PresentationPoint | ShowPoint control remotely

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    We moved from Showpoint to Xibo. Debian x86 on an old Dell PE 2550, running LAMP. Easiest thing to set up. Then it's just web interface. One thing I've found is that the client causes the .net 2.0 Dr Watson app to pop up after a while, thinking that Powerpoint has crashed. I just deleted that Dr Watson (dw20.exe in Program Files) and it works lovely now

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    Have been looking at this: Digital Signage Software - Dynamic Info Screen turns a PC into Electronic Info Display

    We could manage them centrally and the software could be installed on a microcomputer attached to any LCD display so you could in effect have them all around the school and add to them every year.

    Simples!!! nnnnnhpttttt!!!

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