Equipment and services you need to get started with Drupal Digital Signage. 


Hardware Requirements

To be apart of the Drupal Digital Signage service, we recommend areas that do not have hardware or want to replace their hardware to purchase Intel sticks to run the URL of your sign.  More information about recommendations can be found on the Hardware and Operating System Recommendations page.

To purchase an Intel stick:
You will need to purchase both the Intel stick and a USB Ethernet dongle (for network connectivity).

NOTE:  Intel sticks do come with wireless capabilities but is not a recommended when using for Digital Signage

Intel Sticks

B&H Photo, Video, and Pro Audio




Dell (University of Iowa EBuy)

  • eBuy can be accessed via the University Self Service web site by clicking on the Administration tab and navigating to the E-Pro (E-Vouchers & PReqs) link.  The Intel sticks is labeled as "Intel Compute Stick Atom 32GB Win-10"


USB Ethernet Dongle
Any adapter will work as long as it's based on the ASIX AX88178 chipset.  Some recommendations are:


Equipment Services

Installing your displays and computer hardware may require services from Business Services; their pricing structure is described here.  Possible services needed from TNS and Networking would be mounting hardware, running cables to connect the display to your channel player, as well as providing a data port. 

Please send a requisition to providing a brief explanation of what you are seeking.  There is no charge for an initial consultation, but a req is required to get things into the workflow system. 


Article number: 
Last updated: 
September 18, 2020