Screenly March 2018 Update

Screenly 2 Player is here

In case you missed it, we made a major announcement earlier this month when we released the brand new Screenly 2 Player. As mentioned in the announcement, this is something that we have been working on for over two years now, and it paves the way for Screenly’s feature. At a quick glance, here’s what Screenly 2 Player provides:

  • Full hardware accelerated playback for all supported asset types
  • Gapless playback for images, videos, and web-pages
  • Official support for NEC P- and V- series monitors through the built-in Raspberry Pi SoC
  • Hardened security provided by Canonical through Ubuntu Core

One of the major themes in Screenly 2 Player is security. We outlined some of this in the article Screenly 2 Player under the spotlight - The operating system and security, and we will share more details about the new player in the near future.

To get started with Screenly 2 Player, simply grab the new disk image. For more information, please see this article.

The brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+


Last week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a brand new Raspberry Pi board named Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. While the new board does bring a number of improvements, the one that we are most excited about is that the new board comes with 5Ghz WiFi support. This is something that will make life easier for a lot of our users who have Screenly devices deployed in crowded environments (such as hotels) where 2.4Ghz WiFi often times will not work.

While the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is currently not supported in Screenly, we are working on adding support for it.

Events

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)

Last month, we were at ISE in Amsterdam. Unless you have access to a time machine, you can of course not catch us there, but Adrian Cotterill from DailyDOOH did record an interview where we discussed Screenly and the future of digital signage. You can watch the interview here.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE)

Don’t miss us at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) on March 27-29 in Las Vegas. We will be exhibiting in NEC’s booth, showcasing Screenly 2 Player running on NEC’s beautiful screens. If you will be at the show, please stop by or get in touch to schedule a meeting.

Container Camp Australia

On a more technical note, we will also be speaking at Container Camp on May 23-25 in Melbourne, Australia. The actual talk is still to be announced, but a clue is that it will be about IoT security.