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Running CloudPixel’s Player on Linux

Digital signage made easy

Share this Post Why Linux? Linux is definitely our favorite Operating System for digital signage. It’s fast, because it’s secure, allows you to control privacy and has a huge community of users who can answer any question you have. And did I mention it’s customizable? You can customize anything from look to function. All of that you can run on tiny PCs (compute sticks) that you can purchase as low as $60!!! There’re a few steps that you will need to perform to ensure that your Linux devices will run autonomously. The goal is to have minimal to no interaction …

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Is a good product good enough to yield customer adaptation?

User experience is more important than we think

Share with your friends and colleagues Let me remind you what happened back in 2013 when Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obama Care) website was first launched. It had some serious issues; nobody was able to compare plans before purchase, broken links and it took a couple of tries before you could submit a form. That website simply sucked!!! Not because it didn’t allow the public to purchase health care plans. It did in fact; 248 people had successfully enrolled by the end of the second day. The Act itself has indeed added value to the lives of millions of Americans …

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2017 is Here, and we wanted to say Thank you!!

Share this Post We want to thank you for your support in 2016 and wish you success and good fortune in everything you do in 2017. We would not be where we are today without you, and with your support we will continue to push all tech boundaries to bring you amazing tools to engage your crowd. Have a suggestion? Can we help? Let us know Share this Post

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The Basics: Safe & Secure Passwords

Share this Post If you like this post, share it with your friends and colleagues via email or on social media, and you’ll have my sincerest gratitude! Share this Post

5 of the Best Free Video Libraries on the Internet

Share this Post The year was 2000. I remember my goal was to visit all the major sites around the world that hosted amazing millennium celebrations; Paris, London, Cairo, Sydney… But instead, I made it to Key West, FL. At the time I was responsible for an email server running Microsoft’s latest and greatest version at the time; Microsoft Exchange 5.5. I was on the beach when I received the call: After spending a few minutes on the phone trying to understand what does that mean exactly. I knew that it was related to a simple issue; running out of …

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Common Display Challenges and How to Fix Them

Cause: White noise is typically the result of using a display device that does not support HDCP. Solution: Use a device that can support HDCP or switch your setup to use a HDMI cable. Test your content on a different display if you are not sure if your display supports HDCP. Cause: This is a color encoding issue.  Often caused by using adaptors to convert from HDMI Source to a DVI display.Solution:Try using HDMI cable (RGB color encoding) instead of component cable (YpbCr color encoding) or checking the device color and tint settings. Happy Troubleshooting!!!

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An Industry Stuck in the 80s

Share this Post The 80s, as I remember, were amazing. I remember things like Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Reebok Pumps, and I also recall when Paula Abdul was cool. I remember the Casio C-80 calculator watch, Commodore data-cassette and the first mouse I ever had; Logitech C7. I remember sitting in front of TV for hours watching the Smurfs and watching Michael Jackson’s Thriller on a VCR. Do you remember those days? The current state of Digital Signage deserves some pity. Many of the companies in the industry require their customers to buy the hardware from them. And the management …

50 Shades of the Same Color

Share this Post It’s one thing to have a digital sign installed in your business (or home), but it’s another to have engaging content on it. I pass by a church on 43rd street and 5th ave in New York City almost everyday. The church made an excellent decision 3 years ago when they installed two digital signs visible to the passersby on the street. The church management made the right investment and purchased excellent commercial TVs suitable for the outdoor lighting. Which they followed up with another excellent decision and hired a professional animator to make custom videos for …