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Video wallRaspberry Pi video display software

CCFE's CODAS & IT Department has developed a cost-effective control system for video display screens using the Raspberry Pi. It is ideal for controlling imagery on multiple screens in a 'video wall' such as the one illustrated, but is equally effective with a single display screen.

Features and benefits

1. Use of the open source Raspberry Pi platform – shortlisted as the greatest British innovation of the 21st century by the Science Museum.

2. Flexible, manufacturer-independent – using different display screens (size, resolution, orientation) from different manufacturers in the same video wall.

3. Flexible content display – web pages, photos, videos and remote desktops in any mixture covering all or parts of the same video wall.

4. Creative wall / display topology – one image on the wall, a single image repeated on each screen, a fragmented image dependent on screen positioning (see images right).

5. Cost-effective – based on the Raspberry Pi, enhanced with innovative software, benefitting from the open market for computer or razor edge TV screens.

6. Making video walls more widely available – schools and colleges, research laboratories, SMEs, public notice boards, art galleries and museums, conferences and exhibitions, concerts and other events, shop windows.

More details of the system: http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/news_detail.aspx?id=213

Video: demonstration of the video wall in action
For more information or to enquire about the software please contact videowall@ukaea.uk.