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Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by tuRtlez, May 14, 2018.

  1. tuRtlez

    tuRtlez Member

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    hi all,

    i'm looking at setting up digital signage for a small cafe that will have the menu displayed on 3 tv's

    each tv will be running a different slide. was thinking of running 3 x raspberry pi for each display. the menu will not be updated frequently - was thinking of just running them as a pdf/ppt file on full screen and just remotely updating them if necessary

    does anyone have experience in this area?

    cheers
     
  2. PabloEscobar

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  3. domsmith

    domsmith Member

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    Screenly OSE http://www.screenly.io/

    The OSE version will get you started.

    If your running digital signage make sure you have spares Pi’s/SD cards with software ready to go. Disable the wireless and change the default logins.

    Have a graphics designer design a professional looking template which you can easily update.
     
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  4. GumbyNoTalent

    GumbyNoTalent Member

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    There is a reason even after 30+ years of this tech that most cafe's and restaurants still use chalk boards.

    +1 xibo https://github.com/xibosignage/xibo
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I think there are about a dozen open source signage tools out there now, all RPi compatible. I Googled it to check up on it, and found them all to be quite improved from last time I checked.

    They all seem to do the same thing. Play around with a few and see what suits.
     
  6. m0n4g3

    m0n4g3 Member

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    +1 xibo. we sparingly use it at my org, and it's been great.
     
  7. phrosty-boi

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    xibo is great, set it up at a school I was working at, foolproof interface and the client will run on almost anything, there had been talk of an unofficial rpi client for it as well
    other schools I know of that have used it have used the intel stick pc's for the client side
     

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