What do I need for a basic signage system?

Getting started is very easy and needs very little equipment.

Orangevalley Cloud Signage Overview

You will need something to use as the display screen such as a TV or PC monitor.

You need a signage player that drives the screen. For most non video display uses any modern low powered device could be used.

You can also use an Android tablet if you want a smaller display for use on counter tops, shelves or a home workers desk.

The signage player is a web application that runs in a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox, so in it’s simplest form you can run a browser in Kiosk mode.

We have a Windows desktop player that you can use on your PC to avoid any messing about with browsers.

We can supply you with a ready configured signage player that you just need to put on your network.

Finally you need a PC or laptop with which to control the system from. This is done through a web browser so you don’t need to install any software.

If you use a Windows PC as a player it will work fine with Windows Vista, 7 and 10. Try and use a device that has an SSD rather than an old style had disk as windows updates will be installed in a fraction of the time.

If you’re using Linux use a version that supports hardware acceleration. It will need an Internet connection, wired rather than wireless is normally more reliable.

Signage info graphic

If you want to add more screens / players you just need to add additional players and activate them in the main signage control panel.

That’s it, no complicated configurations to do, no software to install and you will be up and running in no time.

Check our YouTube Channel for training videos to see how to operate the system.

*We have a Linux player based on an Electron app, but due to the complexities of Linux, if you’re not familiar with it we suggest you stick with Windows as we can’t help with Linux issues.

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