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What is a Digital Signage Player?

Digital Signage Player

A digital signage player is strictly speaking a media player software, but there are differences to conventional media players …

Enhanced Security in Digital Signage Networks

Security in your Digital Signage Network

Security in digital signage networks is a relatively new topic. Learn where the dangers exist and what you can do about them …

How to create Responsive Digital Signage Content?

Responsive Digital Signage

Flexible customizable content saves time and money. In this tutorial, you'll learn to incorporate videos and images from media RSS sources into an HTML5 page for incorporate responsive Digital Signage …

DS Playlists with SmilControl-CMS

Digital Signage Playlists.

How to create digital signage playlists in SmilControl CMS. Learn how to compile a simple master playlist and assign it to a player …

Connecting media player with SmilControl-CMS

Player connected

In this tutorial you will learn how to connect your SMIL-compatible digital signage player (IAdea or Garlic player) via the Internet... with the SmilControl CMS...

Running Texts with SMIL & Co

Time square with display and running texts

This article shows you more news ticker techniques for Digital Signage. You will see a realization in pure SVG with SMIL. We also dig out an old buddy …

HTML5 Canvas Running Text

a Canvas

An HTML5 canvas is a defined area in which you can draw. This article shows an interesting alternative for digital signage news tickers.Learn the pro's and con's …

CSS Running Texts

CSS Running Texts

Newsticker as horizontal ticker are often requested functionalities in the digital signage routine. Learn the technical basics for CSS ticker text without Javascript animations using a simple example.

Channels with SVG and Feeds

A channel image

This HowTo describes how a SmilControl reseller can create channels from RSS feed and SVG templates. You will also discover various technical basics: SVG, template engine, RSS …

Better Digital Signage Player with Linux

Digital Signage Linux Player

What advantages do digital signage Linux offer as a media player? What pitfalls await us? Read why Linux enables you better players …

Digital Signage and Raspberry Pi?

Digital Signage mit dem Raspberry Pi

Those who look at the specifications ask the legitimate question whether digital signage is possible with the Raspberry Pi. You will find out in this article why this is not a good idea …


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