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    We've got Xibo at the moment and pretty happy with it but looking at new screens we'll probably go down the Samsung Magicinfo route. I don't think the software is that much better than Xibo but I like the idea of centrally controlling the power of the screens and makes it a bit neater on the installation

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    I have almost finished installing a VMware image. Just need to find somewhere to host the files. anybody? (its about 2.8gb) although we should be able to zip the file.


    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    We've got Xibo at the moment and pretty happy with it but looking at new screens we'll probably go down the Samsung Magicinfo route. I don't think the software is that much better than Xibo but I like the idea of centrally controlling the power of the screens and makes it a bit neater on the installation
    I control all mine with shutdown script running on a server at 6pm simply shutdown -f -m \\xibobox then wake them up using a wake on lan script at 730 am.
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    What about the monitor though, the Samsung software can pretty much shut the screen completely off as well as far as I understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    What about the monitor though, the Samsung software can pretty much shut the screen completely off as well as far as I understand?
    My lg's go to sleep on computer shutdown - then awaken again on signal input.

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    Our screens have an on/off time built in to them so thats set but rather than have to edit them and the computers shutdown routines in the holidays I'm thinking of just displaying an all black screen for those times?

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    Hi Enjay, we have recently released the new MediaCAT 4 with all its new features, so if you would like a free demo of the new unit just PM me. Regarding the powerpoint aspect; all you have to do is save the presentation as a slide show and upload to the MediaCAT, then It will play fine.

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    We use Sony ziris digital signage system with sony bravia screens.

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    We've got Xibo here, the server side I've got Ubuntu configured on (dare I admit it) Virtual PC 2007 and just power it up and down when I need to update the client. The intention is to farm the virtual server off on to another machine at some point in the future, but while we're getting going with it it's working pretty well for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Could be a deal-breaker there...
    Not sure if you have seen our post yesterday? the powerpoint aspect is easily resolved by simply saving the presentation as a slide show and then uploading to the MediaCAT, works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I have almost finished installing a VMware image. Just need to find somewhere to host the files. anybody? (its about 2.8gb) although we should be able to zip the file.
    zip it and then either use drop box, if you're not a member let me recommend you cos i need the extra space i get for recommending

    or live@edu / hotmail, give 25GB storage now, not sure how large individual file size is, but they have a 5GB synching folder function like dropbox too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navaho View Post
    Hi Enjay, we have recently released the new MediaCAT 4 with all its new features, so if you would like a free demo of the new unit just PM me. Regarding the powerpoint aspect; all you have to do is save the presentation as a slide show and upload to the MediaCAT, then It will play fine.
    +1 for Navaho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    zip it and then either use drop box, if you're not a member let me recommend you cos i need the extra space i get for recommending

    or live@edu / hotmail, give 25GB storage now, not sure how large individual file size is, but they have a 5GB synching folder function like dropbox too.
    What info do you need for the recommend (pm me) - it should be around a 2.5gb file i think maybe a bit less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    We've got Xibo at the moment and pretty happy with it but looking at new screens we'll probably go down the Samsung Magicinfo route. I don't think the software is that much better than Xibo but I like the idea of centrally controlling the power of the screens and makes it a bit neater on the installation
    Ummm, do a quick search on the MagicInfo on this site, should help you you choose the right solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    We've got Xibo at the moment and pretty happy with it but looking at new screens we'll probably go down the Samsung Magicinfo route. I don't think the software is that much better than Xibo but I like the idea of centrally controlling the power of the screens and makes it a bit neater on the installation
    Don't do it! We've just reimaged all our Samsung screens with Xibo to get rid of the MagicInfo stuff, as it it truly a pile of poo!

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    Has anyone tried running Xibo on Xenserver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ict-lakelands View Post
    Has anyone tried running Xibo on Xenserver?
    It should work - as you just run it inside a ubuntu (or any distro) VM.

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