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community support => Open source Digital Signage => Topic started by: VorsonDigital on June 19, 2021, 01:42:47 AM

Title: How to Choose the Best Digital Signage Company? Any Suggestion
Post by: VorsonDigital on June 19, 2021, 01:42:47 AM
Digital signage is a powerful communication tool that can help you empower, educate, and engage your target audience. Choosing a reputable digital signage company is one of the best ways of boosting the online presence of your firm or making your brands more popular among the target audience.

What are the factors that you need to put into consideration when choosing a digital signage solutions firm ?
Title: Re: How to Choose the Best Digital Signage Company? Any Suggestion
Post by: Justin D on August 20, 2021, 07:07:31 AM
I'm also looking for advice for the above question. My chief wants to implement digital signage throughout the office and a LED sign outside. LED custom-sign was given to a professional company. The office has 6 televisions in all. All televisions needed to be controlled by a particular host computer. The branches outside the state need to be controlled by this same host.  We have considered raspberry pi as a choice and that seems to be the cheapest option. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be very much appreciated!
Title: Re: How to Choose the Best Digital Signage Company? Any Suggestion
Post by: topangan on August 20, 2021, 03:21:13 PM
To answer this question, a use case needs to be established which will help you in making all the decisions.  First, you have to establish a goal of what you are hoping to accomplish or the project return on investment.  Then determine what information you want to play on the televisions today, a year from now, two years from now.  Once you have this hashed out, you will know if it is something you can do or if you need to hire someone.  DS is a good platform for the money that can meet the demands of most use cases however you have to understand its capabilities and limitations.  A Raspberry Pi is a low cost device however the use case for it will be very limited.  Do you need a private onsite server or will a cloud server work?  How critical is the information being displayed?  It's not a matter of if you will have a problem but when so you will need a system/network manager to keep it going (or you can take the time and do it yourself).  I have been using the DS platform for almost 10 years and we have been able to make it work for us.