Your dashboard device
In the modern company, decisions are made based on data, not on gut feelings. Yet, without making this data readily available, it’s hard to put data to use in the decision making process. This is where dashboards come into play.
With Screenly, it’s both cost effective and easy to manage these dashboards. This enables you quickly deploy screens for your various teams without breaking the bank.
Thanks to the powerful management interface in Screenly, you can manage all your dashboards in the same system and easily add and remove dashboards. Also, since Screenly supports displaying regular web pages, you can easily use your existing dashboards. Out-of-the-box, Screenly can be used to display data from:
- Google Calendar
- New Relic
When first exploring the concept of using dashboards, many companies purchase PCs, Mac Minis or even Chromeboxes. While such a solution is likely to quickly get you off the ground by simply pointing the built-in browser to your dashboard, it soon becomes a nightmare to manage.
Built-in asset management
Chances are that you have more than one dashboard that you want to display and cycle through per screen. Screenly comes with this capability built-in, and you can easily add a new dashboard and deploy it to one or more of your screens. You don’t need to connect a keyboard and mouse (or open a VNC session) every time you want to make a change.
The hardware that Screenly runs on is called a Raspberry Pi. Pre-configured devices can be purchased for about $60 with all the components included from one of our distributors. All you need to do is plug it into the wall, and you’re ready to go. That’s a steal compared to a Mac Mini.
Another strength of Screenly is that it is a set-and-forget device. Most other hardware alternatives will require you to schedule and manage updates. Our guess is that you have more important things to do than running around the office updating your dashboard devices.
Screenly was designed from the start with security in mind. Far too often, we see Internet of Things (IoT) devices compromised due poor security practices from device vendors. We take security seriously, and we want to make sure that you can rely on us.
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