We are now accepting proposals for the following two applications. I am open to framework. The only requirement is that the application run nativly on windows. It can be build in VB, C, C++, or .NET.
1) Digital Signage Player- The player will open full screen and push the content from the content manager. Player will run always constantly in full screen mode on a separate computer. User will quite the player application using a hot key combination.
2) Content Manager - The content manager will allow users to import and schedule content to run on digital signage like you might find in hotels, retail stores or airports. Here is an example of another product, [url removed, login to view]
The user will be able to set up content panels in the software, then import and build playlists for each of the content areas. The content will be played on a second player PC and pushed by video feed to high definition plasma screens. I am attaching a mockup of the monitor.
Most of the software on the market requires a user to specify content for each 1 hour block of the day. I would like this solution to allow the user to build a custom playlist for the content panel without specification to time. Additionally, I would like for the user to be able to create default playlists for each content panel and to schedule special content to run on a custom defined schedule. user should be able to manage and reorder play lists in the platform.
Player should play the following types of files: jpeg, jpg, gif, PDF, ppt, swf, flv, mpeg, mpg, html.
Player should also have the ability for user to create a custom ticker by pasting a url for an RSS feed. user will be able to style the ticker, change font, size and color, adjust scroll speed.
You might want to check out one of the free applications on the market. This should give you a pretty good idea of the setup. [url removed, login to view] I would like this application to look a little more like itunes.