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Commercial installation questions.
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:19:34 pm »
Is there any kind of control interface that can be used to monitor/control MD's?

Specifically, let's say I have multiple entertainment areas with multiple MD's in them and I want to play different infomercial vids or DVD's on them as I choose.  Is there an interface that I can sit down in my office and choose MediaX play on Entertainment area 1 and MediaZ play on Entertainment area 2, etc.  I've explored the scenarios but that seems extremely cumbersome, I'd just like to select the media and it's destination as many times it will be a one off thing.  (Current promos and the like)

Also, is it possible to, from my office, view what is currently playing on a given MD?

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 10:24:29 pm »
assuming you have an MD or the core in your office you should, at a minimum, be able to load up the media you want and then using the Follow functionality in the floorplan send that media to the MD you want it playing at.  You can do that for each MD.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 11:20:21 pm »
and for controlling other MDs - yes, of course, that's the whole point of Orbiters, they can control any MD. You can just use an on-screen orbiter in your office, choose the room you want to control at the bottom - then that orbiter is controlling that room, not the room/screen that it is actually on. All orbiters are general like this - you could even get a Nokia770/800 with an orbiter and WiFi, then control any room from any location...

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 07:01:17 pm »
What a rediculous question. 

Why don't you install the system and try a few things out yourself if you're planning to make money off it, or is that to much effort?
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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 04:01:30 pm »
assuming you have an MD or the core in your office you should, at a minimum, be able to load up the media you want and then using the Follow functionality in the floorplan send that media to the MD you want it playing at.  You can do that for each MD.

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a way to do that with entire entertainment areas?  We have a showroom that has 8 TV's in it.  I'd like to define that whole area and pipe media to them simultaneously.  I tried using the method you describe but the media plays at different intervals which doesn't work for us.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 04:03:28 pm »
and for controlling other MDs - yes, of course, that's the whole point of Orbiters, they can control any MD. You can just use an on-screen orbiter in your office, choose the room you want to control at the bottom - then that orbiter is controlling that room, not the room/screen that it is actually on. All orbiters are general like this - you could even get a Nokia770/800 with an orbiter and WiFi, then control any room from any location...

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.  It didn't occur to me to use the on screen orbiter, I generally have a Windows mentality and I'm still adjusting to this environment.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 04:12:10 pm »
What a rediculous question. 

Why don't you install the system and try a few things out yourself if you're planning to make money off it, or is that to much effort?

A: Was that comment necessary?  I was under the impression that these forums are where you go for assistance.

B: I have the system installed (note my reference to trying scenarios), yet I still needed some help.  I guess I'm a terrible person.

C: Try to remember that not everyone here is a Linux guru, I've stated in previous posts that I'm a Windows guy and have little to no working knowledge of Linux and I'm sure there are others like me.  But the LinuxMCE system seems to offer many features that we can't find in another integrated system so here I am giving it a shot.  Doin the best I can with the aid of the people of this community, with a few exceptions.

You sig says "Needs to work for LinuxMCE".  I'm curious as to what capacity you'd like to work, it certainly isn't support or customer relations.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 04:57:56 pm »
You sig says "Needs to work for LinuxMCE".  I'm curious as to what capacity you'd like to work, it certainly isn't support or customer relations.
that comment was also not necessary.

For your information: thats no sig. That a flag set by the forum for people with more than thousand posts. Zaerc is helping others every day, thats the reason he has such a high post count.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2008, 05:45:00 pm »
You sig says "Needs to work for LinuxMCE".  I'm curious as to what capacity you'd like to work, it certainly isn't support or customer relations.
that comment was also not necessary.

For your information: thats no sig. That a flag set by the forum for people with more than thousand posts. Zaerc is helping others every day, thats the reason he has such a high post count.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 07:46:10 pm »
Hari was just clarifying why Zaerc's status is "NEEDS to work for..."
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008, 08:55:42 pm »
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that comment was also not necessary.

the use of the word ALSO means he thought zercs comment wasnt necessary either.
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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2008, 08:56:25 pm »
What a rediculous question. 

Why don't you install the system and try a few things out yourself if you're planning to make money off it, or is that to much effort?

A: Was that comment necessary?  I was under the impression that these forums are where you go for assistance.

B: I have the system installed (note my reference to trying scenarios), yet I still needed some help.  I guess I'm a terrible person.

C: Try to remember that not everyone here is a Linux guru, I've stated in previous posts that I'm a Windows guy and have little to no working knowledge of Linux and I'm sure there are others like me.  But the LinuxMCE system seems to offer many features that we can't find in another integrated system so here I am giving it a shot.  Doin the best I can with the aid of the people of this community, with a few exceptions.

You sig says "Needs to work for LinuxMCE".  I'm curious as to what capacity you'd like to work, it certainly isn't support or customer relations.

A. About as necessary as your "question", you are not looking for assistence you are just being lazy.
B. Then you could have known how the system works, instead of asking for the obvious.  Anybody that has spent some time playing around with this system knows that there are several "control interface that can be used to monitor/control MD's".
C. This has shit to do with being a linux guru, but everything to do with being a sponge.  You want to make money off this system and yet you can't even be bothered to take a few minutes figuring out how to work it.

As for your ignorance concerning the difference between a signature and a postcount ranking...  :P

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 08:57:57 pm »
Hari was just clarifying why Zaerc's status is "NEEDS to work for..."

Just ignore him, it's another one of his lame attempts at sarcasm again.
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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2008, 08:59:34 pm »
Hari was just clarifying why Zaerc's status is "NEEDS to work for..."

Just ignore him, it's another one of his lame attempts at sarcasm again.

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Re: Commercial installation questions.
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 09:58:03 pm »
I would like to see a screen similar to what's on TV's that show 9 channels (or however many) and what is on each in a little window.  If we could do that with each of the windows showing what is playing on each of the MD's then you could monitor the status of the media.  Extra features would allow you to select a box/screen and then have control over that device. 

I'm currently trying to sort thru the code and learn how to code as I go (not a comp sci grad) so that I can write something like this.  You're not alone and there are non-commercial applications of such features.