I was brought in to design, build and support a new Digital Media System that was to replace an ageing and extremely buggy PERL system (iDesign) that was currently in use. FlexiFi was the outcome, written in PHP to be a more solid, supported and easily extendable duplicate of the original system yet with many features implemented that had previously been impossible.
This was successfully sold and deployed to over 100 sites nationwide (200+ systems) which required a custom Intranet development and VPN to keep track of it all.
Each system was a dedicated PC with a highly customised Linux distribution, which contained its own LAMP stack with built in CMS. This allowed it to be updated both remotely by support staff & locally by clients themselves.
The systems themselves were able to display slideshows consisting of customised text, graphics and videos, along with menus that could accommodate multiple prices – all of which could be scheduled.
It was a highly successful product which was replaced a few years later by the far more advanced FlexiFi2 product.
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