Hey guys, I've got very sketchy details on this but any advice is appreciated ;)
We have a potential client who would like to run TV screens in their factory to show as incoming order appear (they are a large bakery). Kind of like how McDonalds has theirs. Orders would come in via CSV via FTP into somewhere and based on certain criteria e.g. time of day - they would then ened to be displayed. Pretty simple really.
I've got a web programming background so the thing that jumps out at me is some small custom app that has a Cron to check the FTP directory server side, update the database and then AJAX on the client side to continuously poll for the screen.
Just wondering if anyone know something suitable that's pre-made?
I'd imagine McD's would use some kind of large integrated POS system.
Custom/DIY system could work.. something like: - Web backend on server - Intel NUC's with vesa mount on the back of the displays - Can use wired or wifi networking with the NUC's - Boot straight to a browser with your your web app open - Could use IR remote so users can process orders at the display end (mark as done, next etc).
If you don't need the users to do any processing at the display end you could just setup some kind of DLNA server and broadcast, assuming the displays have DLNA clients.