Raspberry Pi as a wallboard driver

If you haven’t heard about Raspberry Pi then check it out here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/. Put simply it is an ARM GNU/Linux box for $25!

Given that the Pi has an HDMI output I wondered whether it could be used in conjunction with a cheap LCD display as a wallboard taking streaming content from a UPNP Media Server which combines Genesys Stat Server data with audio and video content to create a dynamic wallboard experience in Contact Centre environments. Certainly cheaper and more visual than old fashioned Symon wallboards!

There are some YouTube videos here which give an idea of the video capabilities of the Pi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgR74Kp6Ws4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v6FOji3lq8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NR57ELY28s

XBMC looks like a good starting point for the project in conjunction with a UPNP Media Server such as MediaTomb.

May be when I get some time I’ll start doing some playing …

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