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14th February 2012, 03:02 PM #1
Xibo Client Devices
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.
14th February 2012, 03:24 PM #2
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!
14th February 2012, 03:32 PM #3
I thought there was a linux client.
14th February 2012, 03:34 PM #4
14th February 2012, 03:39 PM #5
There is a Python client for Linux - it is alpha and does not support Powerpoint.
14th February 2012, 03:49 PM #6
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.
14th February 2012, 04:14 PM #7
Thought there was which is a bit different to it only works in windows.
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
14th February 2012, 04:30 PM #8
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.
Thanks to glennda from:
BKGarry (15th February 2012)
15th February 2012, 08:15 AM #9
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.
15th February 2012, 08:24 AM #10
Acer Revos unless you can custom build a tiny.machine.
Originally Posted by BKGarry
15th February 2012, 08:25 AM #11
that's what I am looking at now, custome building does sound nice, if not a lil tricky on the tiny "nettop" pcs
15th February 2012, 08:39 AM #12
I was wondering about Raspberry Pi with the linux client?
gonna give it a try when they are released.
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.
15th February 2012, 09:12 AM #13
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.
15th February 2012, 09:25 AM #14
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.
Originally Posted by JJonas
15th February 2012, 09:26 AM #15
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