?
Solved

Setting up a "Kiosk" in the office

Posted on 2011-10-28
7
Medium Priority
?
658 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We want to set up a computer at the front entrance that will show pictures; videos and events for the day.

I want the events to be pulled from a calendar in Exchange showing the scheduled events of the day as well as for the week.

Then I want it to show slide shows in between and possibly videos.

I've hunted around and Kiosk is the best description that I could find.
0
Comment
Question by:crusade08
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:JohnGrunwell
ID: 37047359
We use two tv's and computers connected in a closet then I use VNC into to change powerpoint shows
0
 

Author Comment

by:crusade08
ID: 37047387
I would like the dates pulled from the calendar automatically

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:DanielleFavreau
ID: 37111942
You can do most of this with a program called Concerto.  It's open source, I use it on one server that then feeds (via a URL) machines nationwide.  But it does require that you actually manage the content and create the images that go up there, etc.

That said - if you can get your calendar to create an RSS feed, you can display that automatically.
0
Veeam and MySQL: How to Perform Backup & Recovery

MySQL and the MariaDB variant are among the most used databases in Linux environments, and many critical applications support their data on them. Watch this recorded webinar to find out how Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to get consistent backups of MySQL databases.

 

Author Comment

by:crusade08
ID: 37120523
Danielle,

I just installed Concerto on a linux box at work and am trying to get it up and running.  But I think that it will be the solution.

I am still having some problems with the installation.  I can't get all of the "Diagnostics.php" to turn green.

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:DanielleFavreau
ID: 37120835
Did you install it on a Linux machine?  Which diagnostics are giving you issues?
0
 

Author Comment

by:crusade08
ID: 37120987
Here are the ones that I am having problems with

Config access: FAIL Missing config.inc.php
Common Directory: FAIL COMMON_DIR incorrectly setup, make sure it ends in a trailing '/'.
Image Upload Directory: FAIL Cannot write to IMAGE_DIR
Template Upload Directory: FAIL Cannot write to TEMPLATE_DIR

If I use a web browser to the address, I get the concert page, but it won't let me login.  I get this

The website encountered an error while retrieving http://192.168.0.140/admin/index.php/frontpage/auth. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
DanielleFavreau earned 2000 total points
ID: 37121035
Did you create the config file? There should be a sample config file that you can copy, edit, and rename to just config.inc.php.

That's where you'll put your database information (which you have to set up before you install).

Common directory, wherever you're installing it just put a trailing / after it.  That's in the config file.  Example:

define('ROOT_DIR', '/var/www/html/concerto/');                    //server-side path where Concerto lives

Open in new window


Image upload, you need to make it 744, 755, or 644 permissions depending on what your server likes.

Same for template upload directory.

Once you do all of that then run the install again.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
When you put your credit card number into a website for an online transaction, surely you know to look for signs of a secure website such as the padlock icon in the web browser or the green address bar.  This is one way to protect yourself from oth…
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question