Raspberry Digital Signage

6.0 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A secure and open source digital signage Linux operating system for the Raspberry Pi

editor's review





From the creator of Instant WebKiosk/UB, Raspberry Picture Frame, WebXperience OS, Instant WebKiosk/EDS, Safe Internet for kids, Snowden Tribute, and Raspberry WebKiosk, we are proud to introduce Raspberry Digital Signage, an operating system designed for digital signage installations.

A Raspberry Pi port of Instant WebKiosk/EDS

It's is a Raspberry Pi port of the Instant WebKiosk/EDS (Easy Digital Signage) operating system designed to work only on PCs, engineered to run in full-screen mode (there is no way to escape this view but rebooting the Raspberry Pi).

Offers multiple view modes and sub-views

It can easily handle multimedia and web content, thanks to the two view modes built into the OS, Media View and Web View. While the first one lets users to view image files using a slideshow and playback video files and streams from the local network or over the Internet, the latter will display HTML pages.

In addition, the Web View features the Mozilla Firefox experience, the Midori experience, and the Chromium/Google Chrome experience sub-views, each one offering a different web browsing experience.

Supports Raspberry Pi model B

Raspberry Digital Signage was tested with Raspberry Pi model B (512MB of RAM) microcomputer, with both multimedia view (video player and image slideshow) and web view (HTML and HTML5 pages display).

Getting started with Raspberry Digital Signage

To use it, simply download the zip archive from the dedicated section (see above), extract the ISO image and write it to a SD card using the dd command-line utility on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X, and Win32DiskImager on Microsoft Windows.

The developers recommend a SDHC Class 10 card of 2GB or bigger, that should be empty and formatted. Plug the SD card into the Raspberry Pi hardware and reboot it. The system will automatically start, allowing users to establish a network connection, which will be remembered after a reboot.

Bottom line

All in all, Raspberry Digital Signage is a great WebKiosk operating system that can be used on outdoor advertising, public installations, marketing, exhibitions, placemaking, and wayfinding, using nothing but a Raspberry Pi portable device.

Raspberry Digital Signage was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on February 21st, 2015
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