Today’s guest is Co-founder and VP of business development at Global Cache. Global Cache makes connectivity products that let programmers like me control and automate pretty much anything using whatever software we like.
In an industry full of propriertary solutions, this is quite the unique approach. That’s why I am really looking forward to learning a lot today from Robin Ford.
Thomas Walter is the Strategic Product Marketing Manager for NEC Display Solutions Europe where he also served as product manager for public display solutions. He’s also served as Product and Sales Manager for Sanyo Sales & Marketing Europe.
Highlights From This Episode
Open Modular Intelligence allows a product to be customised in ways a manufacturer cannot forsee.
The lifetime of a computing device is usually shorter than a displays. Modular solutions address this.
Digital Signage is the most common application of on board computing.
Operational benefits include device control for power saving and using sensors to adjust content based on the current environment.
OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) Slots allow third party computing power and video signal interfaces such as HD-BaseT in a standardised format.
Today’s episode is a little different. Instead of interviewing a person, we review a University project that is changing it’s traditional control systems to Raspberry Pi’s and Raspberry Pi Touchscreens. Joining us from the Brigham Young University OIT AV Services team to discuss this project are Daniel Wells: Director of AV Engineering, Brad Streeter: Chief Engineer and Joe Blodgett: Primary Developer of the open source AV control and management solution.
The project can be found here:
You can’t know what kind of interfaces the customer will need. Giving them an API gives them the freedom to adapt the system as their needs change.
Active learning classrooms can have up to 10 displays. Because commodity hardware is so affordable, BYU is able to deploy a touchscreen control systems for almost every video display.
Microservers running in a Docker container could be an interesting way to create cross platform device drivers.
The SALT stack can be used to manage policies and security updates on Linux devices.
The ELK stack can be used to store and visualise data.
Daniel Wells, Brad Streeter, Joe Blodgett, BYU, Raspberry Pi, Sony, Epson, ELK, Aurora Reax, C#, .net, Node.js, Golang, Docker, SALT, Linux, JWT, CCUMC, University Of Utah
Andrew Page has been working at Cornell University for over 16 years and currently Manager of Integrated Audio and Video Engineering.
He has experience designing and delivering for unified communications, digital signage, video conferencing, web conferencing, content delivery networks, webcasting, and video platform services as well as cloud based solutions.
Highlights From This Episode
AV Control with a Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Touchscreen, HTML5 and NodeRED
Ordering Matrix Switchers from Alibaba
Deciding between Contract Manufacturing and Established AV manufacturers
How to Manage and Scale software defined systems
Enterprise monitoring of AV systems
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