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Looking for Countdown software

Posted on 2014-01-21
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Hi,
For my production line they need to have 3 big screens that will show up a countdown like 2h in full screen and when it loose à third of the time it turns yellow and when it at the last third, it's in red with some kind of "24 hours Jack Bauer" sound.
When it's at zero, some one can press a button and start the counter again, same period.

I need a really simple soft and I need a multiple broadcasting backbone to shoot the monitor image on 3 monitors located hundred feet apart.

Any idea for this? Should I find a programmer for the application so that I get exactly what I am looking for or is there already a soft that just that?
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I've never heard of software that would do this out of the box, but it would be fairly trivial to write the code if you were to hire a developer.  I would consider this "beginner" code that an intern could write.

The basic idea (assuming you want it synchronized across all screens) would be to write a service that runs on some sort of server or master computer, and then a fairly simple front end that runs on the "client" end machines.

You would probably want the clients to join some sort of UDP group and have the server broadcast a packet to each client, which then updates the screen, plays a sound, changes a color etc.

Done as a web project, technologies like SignalR and WebSync would be good tools for this.

Good luck, sounds like a fun project!
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