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Recommendations/suggestions?

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:44 pm

I'm quite new to SFF, and really don't know any of the players, any of the gotchas, etc., so I'm turning to y'all for some guidance.

We need a system to install in Firehalls and Police stations to drive a 40" - 50" wall-mounted HDTV via an HDMI output. The display is not CPU or GPU -intensive. We're looking for an inexpensive system (cities have really tight budgets these days) that will be immune to mucking-with by terminally curious cops and/or terminally bored firefighters. On rare occasions, a second HDMI output (for a second screen) will be required. Standard audio line-out is required. The system will be set-up, and then the keyboard & mouse likely disconnected.

Suggestions/recommendations? Or is there any other info you need to know first?

Thanks!!
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Re: Recommendations/suggestions?

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:00 pm

My initial suggestion is to look into something like a Zbox or similar such Zacate / Atom device or else look into a Shuttle box if you can't find the rive video output options on something smaller.

This one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6856173023
has 1 HDMI and 1 DVI that you could probably use an adapter or else just a DVI > HDMI cable with to get the second HDMI output.

You could check Zotac's website to see if they have one with 2 HDMI outputs.
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Re: Recommendations/suggestions?

Postposted on Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:48 pm

dpaus wrote:IThe system will be set-up, and then the keyboard & mouse likely disconnected.

Suggestions/recommendations? Or is there any other info you need to know first?

How is the system to be managed once up & running? If it's expected to stay up for months with no attention, OS and software choice will also play a part in this decision.
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Re: Recommendations/suggestions?

Postposted on Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:21 pm

Most of our system run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and we do virtually all system administration remotely.
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