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    Digital Signage 101

    I've been asked to look into digital signage. Any basics I need to be aware of, pitfalls to avoid, etc, and recommendations for good and bad products/suppliers?

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    Use Xibo. Fantastic free piece of software. Massive thread on it here Anyone using XIBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I've been asked to look into digital signage. Any basics I need to be aware of, pitfalls to avoid, etc, and recommendations for good and bad products/suppliers?
    Have a look at Xibo - very good software plus is free!.

    There is a long thread on it here. You just need a bog standard USFF machine (maybe an acer revo or similar).

    It supports multiple screens. I currently have 4. Also one of the developers is a member on here

    EDIT: Beaten to it!

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    Xibo's need for a web server could be a problem, as we've had limited success getting our CC3 FRDC set up in that way in the past. What other products are out there?

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    We used MediaCAT which is excellet. Pitfall is that after the initial excitement no one is updating it :/

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    The Xibo server and client can go on the same box. We use XAMPP for our Xibo server, amongst other things. Is that not an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skell View Post
    The Xibo server and client can go on the same box. We use XAMPP for our Xibo server, amongst other things. Is that not an option?
    Possibly. Timescales are (as ever) a problem though, and I'm not sure I could learn enough about XAMPP in the time available...

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    Oh btw Navaho will come and give free, comprehensive, demo which was great.

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    its really easy to setup guide here for installing on windows

    We used to have navaho the main limiting factor was it didn't support Powerpoints (not sure if it does now).

    if you want to play with a navaho box i still have a few in the cuboard i think!

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    Can't give any advise on what to get but don't even bother with a company called exterity. Utter crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    We used to have navaho the main limiting factor was it didn't support Powerpoints (not sure if it does now).
    Could be a deal-breaker there...

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    @mrbios - for some reason, there isn't a "thank" button on that post, but thanks :-) Who not to buy from is an important recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    @mrbios - for some reason, there isn't a "thank" button on that post, but thanks :-) Who not to buy from is an important recommendation.
    Their support was the major negative point over anything else, You know a companies never good when they have to get someone over from italy to set it up

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    Powerpoint?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Powerpoint?
    Must admit I had a similar thought, although that could be too limiting in terms of what content you can show (not at this stage sure what our people want do display)

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