Remotely Managed Display Screens?
June 5, 2023 9:11 AM   Subscribe

Asking for a friend: My company has a number of locations and i am looking for a vendor or app that will allow me to mount screens in lobby of each location as digital signage for marketing announcements. I want to be able to control the images on screen from the main office with minimal-no need for on-location staff to do anything. Thoughts on how I should set this up?
posted by wowenthusiast to Technology (11 answers total)
I've only used Omnivex, which I don't recommend at all, but you're probably looking for something in the field of "digital signage", if you're not searching based on that already.
posted by sagc at 9:22 AM on June 5

There are a few digital signage tools out there. I like SimpleSignage, which is an AppleTV app that will display Google Slideshows. All management from your MDM, or from your Google Workspace.
posted by damienbarrett at 9:35 AM on June 5

A non-answer answer: I have used MVIX/Xhibit and it's awful.
posted by phunniemee at 9:46 AM on June 5

The search term is Digital Signage.
posted by theora55 at 9:54 AM on June 5 [3 favorites]

Networked Brightsign media players are industry standard (in the UK at least. ) They allow scheduling and content management remotely.
posted by multivalent at 10:35 AM on June 5

Full disclosure: This is a friend’s business, but he lives and breathes Brightsigns! I’m sure he’d be happy to assist if you wanted to investigate this option.
posted by multivalent at 10:41 AM on June 5

Xibo cloud option is pretty reasonable, and we have good experience with it
posted by WizKid at 10:45 AM on June 5

If you don't need pictures, there's Vestaboard. We have a couple of these where I work - they're like the old-school letters-on-a-flipboard thing that train stations used to use, but are programmed via an app you can do either from your computer or on a phone.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:59 AM on June 5

My company, RingCentral, does this with its RingCentral Rooms product, which is a videoconferencing app that also does digital signage.
posted by Dr. Wu at 11:56 AM on June 5 is pretty good.
And free or cheap too.... Brightsign (the guys who eventually started roku) make a terrific device and service. Sedna player is very good but less free. Services from companies like vitec, ping HD etc are also good be even less freer.
posted by chasles at 8:49 PM on June 5

Response by poster: thank you everybody!!!! Metafilter for the win, as always
posted by wowenthusiast at 9:04 PM on June 5

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