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DIY Media Player Setup for Lobby Display Feature

 

 Process Overview

  • Buy or gather hardware that meets the minimum hardware requirements shown below
  • Configure the PC according to the windows configuration steps
  • Test that it resumes properly after a power-off
  • Ensure that you have a power outlet and internet connection at the desired installation location, and
  • Install the TV and PC in its permanent location
  • Work with your customer success rep to adjust and finalize the display layout

Hardware requirements

  • A TV that with a resolution of 720p, 1080p, or 4K
  • A computer that has:
    • Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core processor
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 64 GB of Storage
    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Ethernet port or wifi
    • HDMI or another video out port that is compatible with your TV
  • Sample product: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07NNWXMN5/ref=dp_cerb_1

Windows Configuration Steps

Your device should come with Windows 10 pre-installed. Here are the high level steps to configure it:

Disclaimer:

  • This article describes how to configure a Windows PC to act as a media player for the lobby display feature
  • The instructions in this article are provided “As Is” and are not supported.
  • While this configuration has been tested and worked, it is not guaranteed and we are not able to provide support for it.
  • The preferred setup is to purchase a commercial display from LG or Samsung. Contact your customer success rep for specific model numbers that are compatible. You can buy the displays from CCC or from your preferred vendor.
  • Important note: a consumer TV warranty does not support a 24x7 operation. By running a consumer-grade TV 24x7, the warranty will be void.
  • Most TVs will continue to operate for several years; but in the event of a breakdown, you will not be covered.

 

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