NEC partnership strengthens Raspberry Pi signage capability

NEC Display Solutions Europe has partnered with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Core and Screenly, a digital signage software solution for Raspberry Pi.

The collaboration will see NEC’s P and V Series 40- to 55-in displays and modular Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) coupled together.

Screenly’s digital signage platform offers management for small and large deployments, with targeted sectors including retail, food and beverage, education, transport, and corporate offices. The player enables playback of full HD videos, images and web pages with health checks and remote status monitoring. Screenly offers a CMS and an API so it can be used stand-alone solution or integrated with IoT systems as well as into larger, more complex systems. Sensor triggers can be incorporated.

Ubuntu Core is a minimal version of Ubuntu targeted at IoT and embedded devices offering automatic over-the-air updates, built-in security and incorporates snaps – the Linux packaging application format. Ubuntu Core is supported on the Raspberry Pi CM3.

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