Think that digital signage systems are only available to churches with large budgets? Think again.
Jim Kumorek · June 29, 2017
Digital signage systems used to be rare and expensive, there are now a plethora of options available – far more than we can list in this article. Here are examples discussed on church technical forums as options some churches are using and pleased with.
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While not a digital signage application per se, Dakboard turns a display into a digital picture frame that can overlay photos with things like RSS feeds.
You could create a JPEG slide deck that contains the information you want to display, such as event room assignments or announcements, or set up an RSS news feed that Dakboard would overlay on top of pictures you provide.
This could be useful for a small church that doesn’t need the scheduling capability of a full digital signage system.
Yodeck is a digital signage system designed around the Raspberry Pi.
No, this isn’t a desert or a misspelling. Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that can cost as little as $30-40; a full Raspberry Pi kit with a case and power supply can be had for under $70.
The basic system for a single monitor is free; if you want multiple monitors you need to sign up for one of their paid plans. If you choose to pay annually instead of monthly, they will provide free media player hardware for each of your monitors.
Yodeck supports images, videos, text, and a variety of widgets that lets you display things like the weather forecast, web pages, and more.
It also supports creating a schedule for what presentations should be show on what monitors at what times. Management of your presentations and schedule is performed through their website.