Displaying a web page on remote screens.

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am looking to install 2 monitors in our factory which will display a webpage showing manufacturing process info (pressures and temperatures).

I was thinking of splitting/running the dsub VGA from a dual port graphics card.

I will then have an issue of running 250v and VGA to the monitor. I think I will have quality issues with the VGA as it will be 10-15M per monitor, so may have to run over cat5 extenders.

I am looking for ideas, such as wireless / web enabled screens, tablets / android tablets etc?

This is to go in a dusty environment, so the cheaper the better (or options to dustproof if airflow through it!!)

Any body got any good suggestions. I will distribute the 500points acordingly to the best solutions!

Many Thanks.
Question by:noooodlez
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    You could use old used (cheap) computers and just run a live cd kiosk such as

    If you want to spend a bit more you could get a fanless pc ( and boot it from a SSD or live cd.

    If you need a keyboard there as well you can use a spillproof keyboard (
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    If you want to display one web page on a static screen with no interaction, why not purchase a modern TFT flat panel TV screen with Internet Access. (just supply power and ethernet cable).
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    I would go for a standard tft that pc input and build an atom micropc as that will allow you a network node, say linux to keep costs down, and then you can run anything like a flash presentation for instance as its a computer you can do anything really soon and I expect atom computer systems built in to tft presentation displays soon

    Author Closing Comment

    I ended up using an existing (remote) PC with dual VGA out, end extended desktop set.

    Used VGA/Audio over Cat5. The VGA over CAT 5 also acted as a splitter (2 outputs).

    Job done!

    Thanks for the input. I especially liked the idea of CD Kiosk, although didnt end up using with this solution!

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