Counter Module

Asked by Stanley Tan on 2012-03-19

I want to use the above module where customers entering a business premises take a number from a dispenser and wait for their number to be called before obtaining a product or service.

How to go about it?

Thank you

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You need to be using the Python Client at least version 1.3.1 on Ubuntu on the client.

It's designed to work with a standard PowerPoint presenter remote control out the box. With no configuration, when you press Page Up/Down or the remote button, you'll get a popup over the layout showing the current ticket number.

If you want to incorporate that in to your layout, you can add the appropriate media type to the layout and optionally disable the popup overlay.

If you want to format the popup differently, that's all done in the client config file. See defaults.cfg for the options and copy any configuration options you want to change in to site.cfg and change them there.

Best wishes

Alex

Stanley Tan (stanley-d) said : #2

How about ticket printing for customer? The customer need to have the ticket queue. How to go about this also?

TQ

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On 19 Mar, 2012, at 7:30 PM, Alex Harrington <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #191080 on Xibo changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xibo/+question/191080
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Alex Harrington proposed the following answer:
> You need to be using the Python Client at least version 1.3.1 on Ubuntu
> on the client.
>
> It's designed to work with a standard PowerPoint presenter remote
> control out the box. With no configuration, when you press Page Up/Down
> or the remote button, you'll get a popup over the layout showing the
> current ticket number.
>
> If you want to incorporate that in to your layout, you can add the
> appropriate media type to the layout and optionally disable the popup
> overlay.
>
> If you want to format the popup differently, that's all done in the
> client config file. See defaults.cfg for the options and copy any
> configuration options you want to change in to site.cfg and change them
> there.
>
> Best wishes
>
> Alex
>
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We don't handle printing tickets at all. It's designed to be used with pre-printed tickets and dispensers.

Alex

Stanley Tan (stanley-d) said : #4

That's mean Xibo can also handle queue management?

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On 20 Mar, 2012, at 3:25 PM, Alex Harrington <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #191080 on Xibo changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xibo/+question/191080
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Alex Harrington proposed the following answer:
> We don't handle printing tickets at all. It's designed to be used with
> pre-printed tickets and dispensers.
>
> Alex
>
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Hi Stanley

All the client does is maintain a simple counter which is displays on the screen or in a region when a button is pressed. What you use that for is totally up to you. There's no other queue managment, label printing or anything else. Just the counter.

Alex

MdFadlishah (muhamadshh) said : #6

Can we use other application beside Power Point such as VBScript or Action Script in Flash? and can it be done in windows client?
Where can we find the tutorial?

I don't understand what PowerPoint has to do with the Counter module.

There is no Counter module for the Windows Client.

Alex

We have developed a queuing system with multi department integrated into Xibo amessagi voice.

If you are interested please contact me.

We have developed a queuing system with multi department integrated voice messages in Xibo.

If you are interested please contact me.

Sandro

Stanley Tan (stanley-d) said : #10

Is this open source?

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On Jun 11, 2012, at 7:35 AM, Sandro Casponi <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #191080 on Xibo changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xibo/+question/191080
>
> Sandro Casponi proposed the following answer:
> We have developed a queuing system with multi department integrated
> voice messages in Xibo.
>
> If you are interested please contact me.
>
> Sandro
>
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Dan Garner (dangarner) said : #11

Sandro, is this developed as a module in Xibo? - if so we would love to see the code and perhaps include the module in the next release of Xibo.

If its completely seperate and you are just hooking into our database, then releasing along with Xibo wont be possible.

In either case, please make sure you stick to the license ;-)

Hi Dan,
I just made ​​a page in php for each counter that I include in a layout not engage in Xibo db.

Control is via an infrared remote control with LIRC (Linux).

Can you explain "In Either case, please make sure you stick to the license"?

We are doing a version Xibo modifying its CSS! We can put our Copyryght on this version? We stick to the license in this way?

Help us to be in order.

thanks

Sandro

In that case your code is completely separate to Xibo and you may license the parts you have written however you would like.

Alex

Thanks, Alex
We are doing a version Xibo modifying its CSS! It's compatible with the your licenze?

Sandro

You're free to modify Xibo however you like.

The license is the AGPLv3 and you need to read and understand it. What I say here does not constitute legal advice.

However, in short, if you modify Xibo, then you must make available the update source code to users of the software (both client and server) and provide them with a copy of the AGPLv3. Your changes will also be licensed under the AGPLv3 however you retain copyright to those changes.

What I would also say is that in the next couple of versions of Xibo, we intend to move the server interface over to a templating engine to allow people to modify the look and feel of the server via templates rather than modifying the core code - so you may wish to wait for that before making your changes.

Alex

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