Time to move off old XP computers
We recently helped a hotel client move its digital signage system players off of Microsoft XP computers to Linux units. See: http://www.strandvision.com/casestudy_hyatt_rgency_mccormick_chicago_front_of_house.html. For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft has stopped issuing security updates for its XP computers. This means that many companies are mandating the move off of the platform to either newer Microsoft operating systems or alternate operating environments. This affects many digital signage installations. For a few years now we’ve been recommending and installing Linux players with StrandVision Digital Signage preinstalled, which provide excellent, low-cost, highly reliable and secure platforms for digital signage distribution networks. While Linux is the primary alternative, Android and Raspberry Pi platforms are also becoming more common.
Have you had to upgrade your digital signage or other corporate XP systems in the past few months? If so, what was your experience? Post a comment to the blog.