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    Xibo Client Devices

    Hello all,

    I need to figure out a bunch of client devices to run Xibo on 8 projectors within our school. I have got it all successfully running on an individual netbook, but would really like a cheap (around the £100 mark) nettop to mount behind the IWBs each projector goes to.

    does anyone have any suggestions or is there an even cheaper linux device, I know there is a linux client but couldn't find the install instructions, plus i need it to run powerpoint files nice and simply.

    Look forward to hearing from you all.

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    While the Xibo client only supports Windows (and .Net) don't expect to get a dirt cheap PC for the job, unless you repurpose a second hand one. New versions of Powerpoint like to have some graphical grunt behind them too for their transitions etc, so don't get one too weedy for the job!

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    I thought there was a linux client.

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    There is a Python client for Linux - it is alpha and does not support Powerpoint.

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    The Acer Revo's are pretty good. We are using the old model, R3600 iirc, which have been fine.

    You can generally pick one up with windows on it for less than £200. £150 if you have your own windows licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    There is a Python client for Linux - it is alpha and does not support Powerpoint.
    Thought there was which is a bit different to it only works in windows.

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    How Urgently do you need this? I will be getting rid of a whole load of HP DC7800 Ultra Small FF pc's in the summer (either may or aug) - Intel Vpro 2gb ram

    They are yours if you can wait - comes with a vista business license but no install disks - Power cable aswell. I use for them for all our Displays.

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    Thank you @glennda

    I think our head wants them working sooner rather than later, even £200 a client is much cheaper than expanding our existing digital signage (Tripleplay) as the licenses and client devices are a crazt price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry View Post
    Thank you @glennda

    I think our head wants them working sooner rather than later, even £200 a client is much cheaper than expanding our existing digital signage (Tripleplay) as the licenses and client devices are a crazt price.
    Acer Revos unless you can custom build a tiny.machine.

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    that's what I am looking at now, custome building does sound nice, if not a lil tricky on the tiny "nettop" pcs

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    I was wondering about Raspberry Pi with the linux client?

    gonna give it a try when they are released.


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    Linux Xibo client is for Ubuntu which is not officially supported on the Raspberry Pi, shame as at £25 each they would make great client machines.
    Last edited by JJonas; 15th February 2012 at 09:09 AM.

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    We will have to wait and see ay @JJonas.

    Was going to buy one next week, but they'll probably be out of stock by the time I get to the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Linux Xibo client is for Ubuntu which is not officially supported on the Raspberry Pi, shame as at £25 each they would make great client machines.
    Looks like someone's got our back: Xibo Digital Signage in Raspberry Pi Emulator (Step 1) | CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development. Hopefully it'll be complete when its released, shame we rely on powerpoint so much.

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    There is a thread about the raspberry pi and Xibo on the RaspPi forums

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