Linux Digital Signage and Linux Kiosks

By | June 26, 2022
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Linux Digital Signage OS and Media Player

Pretty interesting option by LinuxTop ($189 Euro) for complete media player and OS for digital signage or kiosks.

-Memory:1 GB RAM & 16 GB internal flash
-Quad Core 900Mhz (ARM)
-OS Linutop OS XS preinstalled
-Size 9x6x2,4 cm (3.6×2.4×1 in) Weight: 92g (3oz)
-Power: 4W (100-240 AC adapter)
Use: Digital signage player (video hd,PDF, …) -Includes: US, UK, Europe and Australia power plugs
-1 HDMI, 4 USB2, 1 Ethernet
-Software: Epiphany, Libre Office, VNC, Linutop Kiosk, VLC
-Silent
Full featured Digital Signage Player

Comments

  • The kiosk versions supports either Firefox or Chromium engines and available for Raspberry Pi.
  • Libre Office (MS Office compatible) is supported
  • Kiosk is euphemism for controlled browser with no external device support – that’s a little disappointing and only informational “kiosk”

Support

Technical Documentation

– Linutop OS – Operating system
– Linutop Kiosk – Signage Player and Kiosk
– Linutop TV – Digital Signage

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WIKI – Help for advanced users

Support contact – Access the form

Marketing Documentation

 Brochure Linutop OS
 Brochure Linutop XS
 Brochure Linutop 6
 Brochure Linutop.TV
 Quick user guide for Linutop 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Linux Kiosk FAQs

Table of Contents1. About Linutop-Kiosk

Overview
Getting started with the configuration

2. Secure Web Browser

Web Kiosk browser tab
Parameters
Interface
Using an external browser
Restrictions
Web Kiosk browser Security tips
Using the browser

3. Digital Signage Player

Playlist and Formats
Playlist management
Multimedia Formats Compatibility
Playlist source configuration
Screen formats
Linutop TV Server (WEB or Private)
Local playlist (and shared folder)
Updated by USB key
Display settings
Player settings
Other options
Local remote control
Activation
Connection
Using Linutop remote control
Direct display
Direct template
Direct template example
Sample Template

4. Digital Signage with Linutop TV5. Network settings

Proxy settings
Linutop Kiosk Network configuration

6. FAQ & Advanced configuration

FAQ
How the Kiosk application works
Mini-server of automatic diffusion of the media on local network
External applications
Type of slideshow items
Hooks
Prestart script
DBus interface
Scheduler (Advanced use)
Loops
Date and time
Example
Adding a font to the system
Prevent thunar network access

7. Quick configuration- Tutorials

Secure kiosk
View a web page
Display a share drive content
Use the Linutop TV service
Linutop TV service configuration
Linutop TV private server configuration