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Conducting a Digital Signage CONCERTO - Jason Whitaker, Transylvania University

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Jason Whitaker, Director of IT at Transylvania University, on how Transy utilizes the Concerto open source digital signage solution. Presentation delivered at 2011 AIKCU Technology Conference.

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Conducting a Digital Signage CONCERTO - Jason Whitaker, Transylvania University

  1. 1. Conducting a Digital Signage CONCERTO<br />Jason Whitaker<br />Transylvania University<br />
  2. 2. Open source digital signage solution<br />LAMP stack (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP)<br />Web based – just point a browser at the server and go<br />www.concerto-signage.com<br />Active online community<br />What is Concerto?<br />
  3. 3. What does it look like?<br />
  4. 4. Web based admin interface<br />Create users, groups, screens and feeds<br />Feeds contain content<br />Screens are identified by MAC address<br />Multiple feeds can be assigned to a screen<br />Groups can be assigned rights to place content into a feed<br />No built in AD integration, but has CAS…<br />How do you administer it?<br />
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  7. 7. Don’t worry about finding hardware to fit their “Live CD” – just use a browser<br />RSS feeds are supported, but URL must be inserted into the database manually<br />Serialized PHP array is used to markup certain content, must build by hand and insert into database manually at this time<br />Creating templates from scratch looks daunting<br />Password reset doesn’t appear to work<br />Gotchas<br />
  8. 8. Conducting a Digital Signage CONCERTO<br />Jason Whitaker<br />Transylvania University<br />

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