WPITCOM DisplayEngine Extender makes your advertising system open for input and output
WPITCOM announces its new product DisplayEngine Extender which enables digital screen advertising systems to react on external events like GPS, buttons, infrared, light barriers, approach sensors and other compatible hardware, as well as controlling hardware components, driven by events or directly by touching buttons on a locally hosted website.
WPITCOM DisplayEngine Extender operates on Debian Jessie & Debian Stretch Operating systems for SBC’s (Single Board Computers), currently on Raspberry Pi3B+, having a variety of easily connectable external devices including GPS-Modules and other cost-efficient hardware. Soon also available on other Linux based hardware platforms.
Advantages of WPITCOM DisplayEngine Extender
This software product makes best use of the cost-efficient hardware, based on the Linux based operating systems Debian. Instead of using Standard-PC’s,
- this hardware is cost-efficient
- has a small footprint and can be installed easily
- but is powerful, has no or few moving parts
- has a variety of standardized add on hardware sensors and components
Different cost efficient hardware
The DisplayEngine Extender actually supports the hardware of Raspberry Pi2 / Pi3 and is currently transformed for the powerful Odroid C1+, C2 and XU4, which actually benefits of 8 core CPU and powerful GPU (graphic processing unit), which also supports hardware decoding of MPEG-4 videos, providing the power to event present 1080p Quality video.
Example – GPS in Public Transportation
The DisplayEngine Extender is installed on the local system and reacts on previously defined external events like touching an external button, approach, light barriers, keyboard, barcode scanner and GPS (NMEA 183 standard) to trigger events to be displayed on the attached system. Additionally the software can broadcast the event to a number of different units in order to synchronize these advertising systems.
DisplayEngine Extender with PRESTIGEenterprise
To display centrally defined content, based on the hardware events on the screen system, the separate license product PRESTIGEenterprise DisplayEngine H5 is needed and can be operated either on the same SBC (Single Board Computer) or on another hardware component within the network.
Controlling multiple screens with one event
Broadcasting the hardware event to a number of defined receivers reduces the need that each system has to have the same external hardware. Best example is the GPS receiver, where one receiver is installed in the vehicle in public transportation (bus, train) and broadcasts the position to a number of advertising systems within the vehicle, all reacting in the same moment, when entering / approaching a defined are on the route and displays the defined advertising or station information.
To control the function of the installed units, WPITCOM DisplayEngine Extender supports the transfer of information with a defined frequency to a NAGIOS® Server, centrally operated, so that the service department always has detailed information about the health status of the devices.
Controlling the screen
Allows the definition of planned on / off screen states, regular or defined for a specific date(s) or multiple periods of time per day. The system automatically switches the screen to standby or on status, depending on the defined plan. *)
The Update Service provides a packages oriented possibility to update the devices as defined centrally in the server, so that the devices stay up to date.
The components of the WPITCOM DisplayEngine Extender
- Nagios(R) Integrator
- Screen Controller*)
Reports the position of the device encrypted frequently to a central server to monitor activity or uncommon behavior.
Custom / Individual Add-on Modules
Additional hardware support available on demand.
*) May require additional software license of 3rd party product
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