Everything about piSignage - how tos, use cases, technology, benefits

White labeled Digital signage Server Software

To help businesses build their own cloud controlled Digital Signage networks with personal branding like for eg. a custom Domain name , customized logo etc, we provide a white labeled version of piSignage server software.

The white label server by default contains all the features, which are available, when you host players with an account at pisignage.com . But The server software can also be Customized to meet your specific requirements. for example The web app interface can be tuned to meet your needs. You can also create multiple users to manage the network with various degrees of access.

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The server software has an Annual license fee which will cover installation, updates & support of the software during the license period.

Displaying PowerPoint in Digital Signages

Lot of our clients are comfortable creating content to be displayed on signages using PowerPoint but PPT files have a proprietary format and thus cannot be uploaded directly as an asset in piSignage. The solution is to create PPT in required dimension and export these slides as Images or Videos.

Each PPT slide as an Image

Using SAVE AS option save each PPT slide as an image (gif, jpeg, png are some of the formats supported) and upload these as assets in piSignage. Refer here to learn about changing the Resolution of the images created by exporting PPT Slides.
If you need the display to have a flow instead of images abruptly changing, you can create a video out of

Play Facebook livestreams & other videos on your Signage screens with piSignage

You can display facebook livestreamed videos on your Screens with piSignage. In fact you can play any facebook video by uploading the video url as an asset.In this writeup you will learn in detail the steps involved. The steps explained below are applicable both for displaying direct livestreams and uploaded videos.

  1. Find the video in facebook(livestream or uploaded).
  2. Play the video.
  3. Right click on the video click Show video URL ,Copy the URL that is displayed and paste it in a new TAB.
  4. Edit this URL by changing www. to an m. making the video mobile version. ( eg www.abc.com/xyz to m.abc.com/xyz) and press ENTER.
  5. Play the video. On right click select the

Groups in piSignage- A simple way to Control Multiple players.

Every Time you register a player in your piSignage account, it is assigned to a group, The Default group, unless you specifically assign the player to any group. You can create any number of groups as per your requirement. The Advantage of GROUPs here is that any change made to the GROUP will be reflected in all the PLAYERS belonging to the group, saving you from the work of having to operate each player individually.

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The GROUP functionality allows you to

  • Select a Default playlist for the all players belonging to the group.
  • Include Additional playlists and schedule their time of display in advance.
  • Select the ticker for the group players.
  • Edit other Group Settings like playlist Animation, Asset

Hardware required for piSignage player

piSignage Player is based on Raspberry Pi, a highly popular low-cost, credit-card sized computer sold across the globe. This mini PC given its given its footprint, cost, reliability, availability and performance provides an ideal foundation for piSignage.

The following are the suggested components needed to assemble the piSignage Player.

  • Raspberry Pi model 3 (recommended although others models are supported)
  • USB power supply with micro USB cable (with 2A capacity, TV USB power may not be sufficient)
  • Class 10, 8GB+ microSD card from a reputed vendor
  • Good quality HDMI cable to connect with the screen.
  • LAN cable or Pi compatible USB wi-fi adapters if wifi is not built-in.

Many vendors sell these components as a kit, for e.g.amazon.

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