Digital Signage Running Texts with SMIL

Digital Signage Running Texts with SMIL

In the last articles we presented Digital Signage running texts, which got their contents from RSS feeds, with two modern HTML5 techniques. However, there are other alternatives, and we will show you two of them. One of these is based on SVG and SMIL. Since our digital signage products make intensive use of the SMIL …

HTML5 Canvas Running Texts with RSS

HTML5 Canvas Running Texts with RSS

In this article “Canvas Running Texts with RSS” from our workshop “Series Digital Signage” Newsticker we use the technique learned from the first Canvas article and fill the Canvas context with content from an RSS feed.

HTML5 Canvas Running Texts (Part 1)

HTML5 Canvas Running Texts (Part 1)

A canvas is a defined area in HTML5 in which Javascript commands can be used to draw. In this article we present an interesting alternative for Digital Signage Newsticker with the HTML5 element Canvas. Using canvas tickers brings advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss in the following two articles.

CSS3 Running Texts with RSS

CSS3 Running Texts with RSS

In the last article of our workshop about Digital Signage news ticker we learned the first basic technology for horizontal scrolling texts. It is based on CSS3 animations. In this article we will develop a real digital signage application by adding information from an RSS feed dynamically.

CSS3 Running Texts

CSS3 Running Texts

Horizontal auto scrolling texts are frequently requested functionalities in everyday digital signage. They are usually displayed at the bottom of a multizone setup screen. In this article we will explain the technical basics for CSS3 running texts without Javascript animations using a simple example.

Channels with SVG and Feeds

Channels with SVG and Feeds

This How-to covers the steps necessary to create and build a channel based on contents of RSS feeds and SVG templates. First of all we will explain some technical basics: SVG, template engine and RSS or Atom feeds. Afterwards, a practical example will be shown.

Advantages of Digital Signage SMIL components

Advantages of Digital Signage SMIL components

SMIL is based on XML and, like HTML, it is a markup language. It was created to play multimedia content (audio, video, images, etc.) synchronized in time. The W3C standardized the first version in 1998 and expanded in the following years. The current standard in version 3.0 was approved in 2008.

Advantages of Digital Signage Linux Media Player

Advantages of Digital Signage Linux Media Player

This is a relatively complex topic, and hence it is classified into two segments. The first part emphasizes why it actually make sense to use Digital Signage Linux media player while the second part in the coming days explains, where traps will exist.

Digital Signage and Raspberry Pi

Digital Signage and Raspberry Pi

We’re here to guide you through if you’re looking for answers to your queries regarding Digital Signage and Raspberry Pi combination. As you know, you need an engine behind your display to operate Digital Signage. And this is where Raspberry Pi might come into action.