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Monthly Archive August 16, 2023

Banana Digital Signage

BANANA DIGITAL SIGNAGE
A RASPBERRY DIGITAL SIGNAGE PORT FOR THE BANANA PI BOARDS

Banana Digital Signage is an operating system designed for digital signage installations on the Banana Pi: it displays a full-screen browser view restricted to a specified resource. It shows web resources from Internet, local network or local folders.

A digital signage example

(the image is just an example of what you can display – webserver content is up to you)

 
[IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT, if interested please ask me]

Orange Digital Signage

ORANGE DIGITAL SIGNAGE
A RASPBERRY DIGITAL SIGNAGE PORT FOR THE ORANGE PI 3 LTS BOARD

Orange Digital Signage is an operating system designed for digital signage installations on the Orange Pi 3 LTS: it displays a full-screen browser view restricted to a specified resource. It shows web resources from Internet, local network or local folders (so you can use the Pi itself as the source webserver – a WordPress plugin is available for the purpose).

A digital signage example

(the image is just an example of what you can display – webserver content is up to you)
orange-pi

Orange Digital Signage comes with the latest Chromium builds (featuring HTML5 capabilities), so you can display more attractive resources, more easily. For example, you can display your own advertising site, electronic signs, booking site, queue or timetable management web application or create superb web presentations with Google Slides (Powerpoint compatible) or similar software.

 

A couple of other nice ideas

The following is an example built using Orange Digital Signage, the WordPress plugin and foyer (which work both on the Raspberry Pi and Orange Pi based systems).

 
The following is an example built using Orange Digital Signage and DAKboard, a customizable display for photos, calendar, news, weather and so much more.

By the way, in order to test the Orange Pi’s capabilities for HTML5 3D rendering, you can use this, https://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html, as a signage URL.

 

Multi-display

A REST JSON API is available, so any device running Orange Digital Signage can be consumed via its API interface. The REST API allows you to command all your displays from a centralized management interface or scripts of your own (not provided here).

 

Download and write instructions

ods-19.1-release.zip md5: a7fc1b29390a9793393da72bd48b6fc5

You can write Orange Digital Signage with Balena Etcher to a micro-SD card of 8GB minimum – exactly as any other operating system for the Orange Pi.

 

Documentation

For the documentation refer to the Raspberry Digital Signage one, the behavior is exactly the same.

 

Release build

This “release” build of Orange Digital Signage is limited is some functionality: please have a look at the donation page for the full access to the unrestricted versions of all of Binary Emotions’ operating systems.

Orange Slideshow

ORANGE SLIDESHOW
A RASPBERRY SLIDESHOW PORT FOR THE ORANGE PI 3 LTS BOARD

Orange Slideshow is focused on quick-to-set-up image and video slideshows for the Orange Pi 3 LTS micro computer lineup.

orange-pi-slideshow

(the image is just an example of what you can display)
orange-pi

It plays all media contained in a USB key, fetched from a network share, from a Web server or FTP server, from a folder of your Dropbox or Google Drive account, WebDav sources (ownCloud/NextCloud), Instagram, and loaded via scp as well.

 

os-18.0-release.zip md5: 8ee02a84700ab9112239d99a8881104e

You can write Orange Slideshow with Balena Etcher to a micro-SD card of 8GB minimum – exactly as any other operating system for the Orange Pi. Do not write to a USB key.

Some default images and videos (taken from the Web and YouTube) are included within the system for a quick functioning example: plug in the Ethernet cable (DHCP) for a full experience.

For the documentation refer to the Raspberry Slideshow‘s, the behavior is exactly the same (except for the MOST ASKED QUESTIONS).

 
This “release” build of Orange Slideshow is limited is some functionality: please have a look at the donation page for the full access to the unrestricted versions of all of Binary Emotions’ operating systems.