Hardware Recommendations

It is recommended that an Asus VivoStick be used to run Drupal digital signage. The VivoStick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer.  Purchasing information for these sticks can be found on the Equipment Getting Started page. 


Compute Stick Perks

  • Energy Efficient (4-5 watts)
  • Wired or Wireless installation
  • About the size of a large USB flash drive (4in. X 1.5in. X 0.5in)
  • Little heat production, allows for installation in enclosures
  • Does not require special mounting hardware or adapters
  • Secures with 1/16th inch steel cabling (optional)


Operating System Image Recommendations

Regardless of the hardware you use to run your sign, the UI Signage team can put a standardized image on your hardware that we specifically use for digital signage. 


Standardize Image Perks

  • All devices imaged identically, allowing for hot swapping of devices.
  • Device configuration is stored centrally and updated at every reboot.
    • Allowing for changes/updates to happen without manual configuration of device. 
  • PowerShell script runs on device that self-corrects issues that may interrupt signage service
    • E.g. Popup/active windows, multiple browser windows, network connection loss, etc.
  • Email alerts (some with screen shots) are sent any time a self-correction is triggered.
  • Devices reboot nightly
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February 1, 2021