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    Digital Signage Rocks

    So we've decided to get some digital signage for our school and have been looking at Navaho and Sedao; both companies that supply 'all-in-one' solutions with cool little boxes that attach to the back of the screen.
    We've also been looking at Xibo, and I was wondering, how could someone do a Navaho mediacat style box themselves? Is there any ultrasmall computers out there on the market that would fit on the back of an LCD screen?

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    Acer Revo etc will do the trick if you want to use Xibo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Acer Revo etc will do the trick if you want to use Xibo
    Cheers buddy; I was checking those out on Ebuyer but they looked quite big (haven't seen them in the flesh). Are they small enough to strap to the back of a monitor?

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    Also try looking at these. If you want the contact details pm me and i will forward you the UK reps.

    They are 3g enabled so managing can be done from anywhere with an internet connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Cheers buddy; I was checking those out on Ebuyer but they looked quite big (haven't seen them in the flesh). Are they small enough to strap to the back of a monitor?
    They are tiny - I have 5 xibo screens here and getting a couple more - we have ours hidden in the ceiling space above the tv's on a shelf put in the void.

    Acer revos are tiny similar to Thin Clients

    they are

    Dimensions (WxDxH) - 3 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm (source)

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    we've used eee box PC's - similar size to the Acer - the built-in wireless is useful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Cheers buddy; I was checking those out on Ebuyer but they looked quite big (haven't seen them in the flesh). Are they small enough to strap to the back of a monitor?
    The Revo's do come with a vesa mount which means it will easily mount to the back of any vesa mountable monitor - they also have HDMI

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    @basicchannel:

    Looking at using 46" LCDs with micro ATM units with small version of Win 7 over wireless connection throughout the school. Screens and mounts will be between £600 and £1k and micro Units another £200.

    Digital signage companies are wanting around £2k just for the equipment without fitting.

    Below is some software which for non-profit use is just £99 to run all your screens from a central unit.

    Digital Signage Software - Dynamic Info Screen turns a PC into Electronic Info Display

    Tell me what you think?

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    Can anyone recommend any places to buy screens (with the correct warranties etc)?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Can anyone recommend any places to buy screens (with the correct warranties etc)?

    Cheers
    As long as what you are buying is a commercial screen then it will have the correct warranty.

    You could have a word with David Eldridge at Advantage Technologies they are based in Thetford, 01842 763 131

    Regarding the previous post about small mountable computers there are lots of options including the acers and mini itx machines and such like.

    The issue is though that a lot of the time you can't vesa mount the screen to a wall mount and still vesa mount the controller pc to the screen, you have locate it behind the screen normally on the wall.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    So we've decided to get some digital signage for our school and have been looking at Navaho and Sedao; both companies that supply 'all-in-one' solutions with cool little boxes that attach to the back of the screen.
    We've also been looking at Xibo, and I was wondering, how could someone do a Navaho mediacat style box themselves? Is there any ultrasmall computers out there on the market that would fit on the back of an LCD screen?
    Have you also considered looking at mood media's digital signage uk solutions? They have tons of experience, might be useful checking them out too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moodyA View Post
    Have you also considered looking at mood media's digital signage uk solutions? They have tons of experience, might be useful checking them out too!
    Do you work for them?

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    No, but thanks for asking

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    I used a system call DoPublicity which worked out very well when the machine we had failed and the original equipment vendor wanted more than $1000 to upgrade the software. The software is less than $200 and now they even offer a limited "free" version which may work in some settings.

    I used our on our district's educational access channel for a bulletin board display and it works quite well.

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