How to install OptiSigns Player on Raspberry Pi

Here are the high level steps:

1) Get a fresh image of raspbian boot up and configure your network

2) Download OptiSigns to your Raspbian an run it.

3) Pair your screen with OptiSign portal and start assigning content to it

 

1) Get a fresh image of raspbian and configure network

First download a fresh image of raspbian. We recommend "Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software". This will come with all the software we need include Chromium.
There's already an official guide on how to set up your SD card with raspbian image here.
After flashing the SD card and boot up, connect to your network.
 

2) Download OptiSigns AppImage to your Raspbian an run it

Download OptiSigns AppImage file here.

If you not familiar with AppImage, it is a way Linux package app to run just like you would run an .app file on Mac or .exe file in Windows.

Once Downloaded, open File Explorer, right click on the downloaded file and select Properties.

In the Properties box. Click Permissions tab The in the Access Control -> Execute drop down. Select Only owner (or Anyone) Then Click OK.

 
After that, double click on the optisigns.arm7l.AppImage file to execute it. In the pop up, select Execute.
 
Raspberry Pi is not very fast, so it may take a few seconds to load. The app will run in full screen mode, and generate a pairing code for you to pair with the app.optisigns.com portal. You can also move the mouse around and see the top 3 buttons to resize, open side bar menu or close the app.
 
On the side menu, you can set Orientation, etc. The app has Autostart and Fullscreen on Startup checked as default. So now, next time the Raspberry Pi started up, it will run OptiSigns app automatically.
 

3) Pair your screen with OptiSign portal and start assigning content to it

 You now can go to our portal at: https://app.optisigns.com/

to pair the screen and start assigning content to it.

For detail steps click here.

Summary:

Now your Raspberry Pi image already has Digital Signage player features configured:

  • Autostart up and launch OptiSigns.

  • It will resume, play what's assigned to it, even after hard power lost.

  • It will not go to sleep.

  • It can play downloadable content (images, video, document) even when internet is lost.

 

If you have any questions or issues that need support, please feel free to reach out to us at support@optisigns.com.

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