I have been in contact with startech thinking that would do what i need, and was told that the VGA over Etehrnet wouldnt work going through switches.
I also need to go over fibers for one of the screens because its down the other end of the building and cat5 wouldnt work efficently.
I kind of want a program that installas and lets me send a certain program to the screen with an IP set Say.
Send Powerpoint 1 to IP: 22.214.171.124
Send Powerpoint 2 to IP: 126.96.36.199
Send Powerpoint 3 to IP: 188.8.131.52
Not sure if this is possible?
I am looking through the solutions you have posted as we speak see if anything will do what i need.
You could do a XIBO setup, but powerpoint isn't the best for it afaik.
PsExec \\machine1 "C:\Program Files\OfficeOne\PowerViewer.exe" "C:\My Presentations\P1.ppt"
PsExec \\machine2 "C:\Program Files\OfficeOne\PowerViewer.exe" "C:\My Presentations\P2.ppt"
PsExec \\machine3 "C:\Program Files\OfficeOne\PowerViewer.exe" "C:\My Presentations\P3.ppt"
Originally Posted by MatthewL
Thanks for this.
Ive just been looking at the Kramer kit.
Looks like it should do what i need.
Although ive now been asked is it possible to have the screens showing something differant to eachother but on the one PC still. Not sure if this is or not.
Hmm that would work with only 1 PC.
Originally Posted by jamesb
I guess it would if i can give the Screen VGA to Ethernet adpater an IP?
If you want it to display on multiple screens attached to the same PC (not sure if using an Ethernet to VGA adapter is treated that way by the machine) you can append a number to the command line to select the monitor to display to.
Originally Posted by DannyBroadhurst
Our own systems as are many other commercial based signage systems such as SCALA are based around locally located PC systems that pull content from a central location.
A small form factor PC preconfigured to boot and load automatically usually from SD card or USB drives a multi display adapter the application is executed and the content read from a remote FTP site.
The systems are automatically set to restart overnight just in case one fails or hangs.
I have one home brewed system using an Acer Revo and Powerpoint.
The revo is connected to one monitor via the VGA interface the other via the HDMI using dual monitor options.
The content is stored on the local Revo HDD and uses the Powerpoint stand alone app to play the presentation.
A scheduled task runs the app and loads presentation #1.
Then stops the app every hour and runs presentation #2.
Whilst Presentation #1 is loaded the script copies Presentation #2 from the central location if changed and vice versa.
The office junior updates each presentation stored on the central share and the system looks after itself.
Total cost 2 x LG or Samsung 23" Monitors (with Freeview) £200 each inc VAT
1 x Acer Revo £175 1 x Windows 7 Pro OEM £95 1 x 5 Meter HDMI cable.
The whole 2 screen system less than £700
We also added for good measure a Bluetooth Messaging System that puts an ad onto any nearby phone as well for £100 it's only about 50% effective at delivering bluetooth spam but at that price it's easily justified.
I know, no one has replied to this for a while now but the need has arisen again.
I am in need Of 1 PC to power 4 screens in differant areas.
The connection will need to go over Fibre and Ethernet to reach the server room where the pc will be kept
I'm the network administrator for a small graphic design firm. The owner wants to be able to work entirely from home and be able to conduct remote meetings with his employees at the office. He wants to be able to show his computer desktop (at home) on the LCD screen in the conference room at the office and then conduct the meeting over speaker-phone.
Essentially, I'm looking for an all-in-one device that I can connect to the LCD screen in the conference room and connect to the internet and it will receive and show his home, computer desktop. I looked into the Ethernet to VGA over IP Converter and it looked promising but earlier in the thread DannyBroadhurst mentioned that it won't work through switches, which is obviously a necessary criteria in order to for it to work over the internet. Does anyone have any ideas? Again, this is a small firm so I'm trying to keep IT costs to a minimum.
A small, cheap computer running Windows Live Mesh?
Originally Posted by jamesb
We have a desktop computer running Windows 7 Enterprise in the office across the hall from the conference room, I could run a 30' VGA cable to the screen and have the owner just remote desktop into that computer and that would be pretty cheap, but it's a messy solution. I'd rather have something dedicated. Any other ideas?