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How do you do....it? Thread, Digital Signage in Technical; As per this forum, what do you do? Currently we have a Powerpoint running through a small machine connected to ...
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    Digital Signage

    As per this forum, what do you do?

    Currently we have a Powerpoint running through a small machine connected to a TV, but it's not very nice tbh.

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    navaho works well here, it does need a little bit of time setting up but once up and running its a lot nicer than powerpoint. the fact that you can display a variety of different content on one screen was a big draw.

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    A vote for Digital Signage here, it's free, works well, you can update from the web and it's never given us any problems.

    If a member of staff gives us a Powerpoint to put on screen, we convert it to a Flash file using ISpring ,then upload the Flash file.

    EDIT: issue with inserted hyperlink
    Last edited by BearGoat; 16th April 2013 at 02:29 PM.

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    XIBO works for us.

    Xibo - Digital Signage

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    Digital Signage and Xibo is the two we are currently looking at.

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    Agreed Xibo - free and Highly Scaleable. I used to have some Navaho media cat's and hated them with a passion.

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    We use Navaho MediaCAT Digital Signage | Electronic Notice Boards in Schools and Education
    Just asked the guy who updates the content, apparently the editor is a PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    We use Navaho MediaCAT Digital Signage | Electronic Notice Boards in Schools and Education
    Just asked the guy who updates the content, apparently the editor is a PITA.
    Exactly my experience - I don't know if they do now but they never used to support Powerpoint and i was always having to convert presentations so that they could be displayed.

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    A few of my schools use LG Supersign and are very happy with it.

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    you can get those android usb powered hdmi stick computers and run it using something like novisign. I've not tried any of that.

    if you purchase something get the Samsung magicinfo displays they are rock solid.

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    MagicInfo is very nice if you can afford it; we used it in my last school.

    Where I am now, we use Digital Signage by Lobby Sign nice looking bit of kit and easy to drive. They run their own software. It has a form which you can type words into, chuck in an image for the background, or a video. There can be as many slides as you like. It's pretty idiot proof as you type it in directly on the box using a wireless keyboard. It doesn't run powerpoint, openoffice, etc although there is probably nothing to stop you doing so, as they are just XP boxes in a very nice slim case. They can be stand-alone (which we do) or you can network them and run vnc to do stuff on it.

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    Urgh... magic info showed so much promise...but Samsung bodged it so many times. Now using xibo....same features pretty much

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    We have 3 OneLAN boxes and they are pretty good, although they are expensive - well they were the last time I looked at replacing ours which are getting on a bit. They have been extremely reliable and apart from the odd PSU failure (they are external and cost 20 to replace) haven't let us done in the last 7 or 8 years.

    You can find them here - www.onelan.com

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    Onelan. Pain if the mb fails. You have to pay 180 in repair as the software is tied to the mac address.

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    Get some of these Digital Signage Solutions : Amscreen lol

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