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14th June 2011, 12:43 PM #1
Simple Digital Signage
One of my (Primary) schools has just got a 52in plasma for the staffroom for Wimbeldon (I mean as a digital signage system )
Its to replace the weekly board so the main function needed is to be able to display a calendar (I'm thinking a google online one) which auto updates when the school sec alters it.
Anyone running/recommend software for this? (free of course )
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14th June 2011, 01:01 PM #2
14th June 2011, 03:13 PM #3
Seconded about Xibo. Brilliant piece of software and FREE!
14th June 2011, 03:47 PM #4
I'll third this, we spent a small fortune on having some signage developed, Xibo went and made it look stupid. For free!
Originally Posted by Jon-Dukes
Set it up and got a nice sign running with a picture gallery, twitter and some scrolling news in about 4 hours.
15th June 2011, 01:39 PM #5
I'll go along with Xibo too. Probably a bit more involved in updating it than some of the shiny web browser based ones but certainly does the job.
Once you are used to it you'll sail through changes.
16th June 2011, 10:40 PM #6
Well I've installed it (BTW tried installing XAMPP and the Xibo server on a win7 pro 64bit machine but it wouldn't work so put them on an XP machine instead)
I've not done anything with it but has anyone else actually got a dynamic calendar working with it (so school sec can update it from her machine and have it update on the client machine in the staff room)?
16th June 2011, 11:08 PM #7
@sysman_mk is looking into this exact same thing.
21st June 2011, 11:11 AM #8
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We have google apps for the school but you can still do this with an individual google account. In your chosen account go to the calendar.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
Get to the settings page and on the calendar details tab there is the option to Embed this calendar. You may have to play around with different options till you get the look right.
Copy the code that is produced. I found that the easiest way to get this to xibo was to create an html page on my intranet and paste the copied code.
Then insert that page into a layout in Xibo. You will have to make the calendar public. I could not work out any way to get it to log on automatically.
Hopefully you get the idea
3rd October 2011, 06:51 PM #9
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Beabloo or Freebloo - Ubuntu based distro that can be run for free. I was looking for a simple solution for my school. This worked out fairly well. It is fast to get up and running and easy to get others to be able to use.
Freebloo - Set up your free interactive digital signage solution
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