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.
If you are using FlexiFi (or any digital signage system) please visit signagebank.com for pre-made stock slides and animations for your displays.
Cloud connected digital content distribution platform for digital signage, digital menu boards, & custom developed information panels (apps). All developed with a few primary goals:
Bring amazing features to the client that previously required custom development for each scenario.
Synchronise real-time content across multiple players & sites automatically – with no technical knowledge needed.
Make it easier for everyone by reducing complexity that plagues other systems, resulting in much lower costs to the client & the business
Signchro consists of 3 primary components – Media Player, Cloud CMS (signchro.net), Remote Control – which are detailed below:
Cloud CMS (signchro.net)
Content creation & player management interface for the client to create their own shows. Based around the WYSIWYG idea, clients can drag components to where they require within their displays. A built in content library allows for rapid content creation with very little training or graphic knowledge. Hosted on a server cluster powered by MariaDB Galera & GlusterFS.
If you are using Signchro (or any digital signage system) please visit signagebank.com for pre-made stock slides and animations for your displays.