raspberry-pi

Cloud Digital Signage solution with Raspberry Pi

Unleash the digital signage capability of Raspberry pi powered by Pickcel

Why Raspberry Pi

Cost Effective

To get started with your signage project Raspberry pi offers a very low entry in terms of cost.

Good Performance

For standard digital signage requirement where you are not running 24x7, it is pretty stable and high on performance.

Easy Accessibility

Raspberry pi is a popular hardware and is available in almost any country without any restriction.

raspberry pi 4 motherboard

Prerequisites

raspberry pi 4 unit
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • Minimum of 8GB SD Card
  • Desktop/Laptop (Windows, Linux , Mac)
  • USB keyboard
  • SD Card reader
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power adaptor

Steps to get started with Raspberry PI

01

Prepare SD Card

Pickcel provides a pre-installed raspberry pi image file, which needs to be downloaded and installed on an SD card.

  • Download the img zip file (pickcel.img.gz) Download
  • Download balenaEtcher tool from here and install this tool on your desktop. This tool is supported on Windows, MacOS and Linus also.
  • Insert SD Card into the SD Card reader (You may require an external USB SD card reader)Plug the SD Card in to your System
  • Launch balenaEtcher App,
    • Click on “Flash from file”, and select the downloaded pickcel.img.gz file.
    • Select SD Card as target and click on Flash
    • Wait for the Flash to complete the process
raspberry pi installation setup window
raspberry tv connection slot identification
02

Setup PI with your TV

  • Insert the SD card in your PI
  • Connect PI with HDMI cable and Power adaptor
  • Connect your Television HDMI in with the HDMI cable and ensure that the right HDMI source is selected
  • Connect an USB keyboard on one of the USB port of Pi
    • The keyboard is required for first time only to configure wifi network,
    • In case you have ethernet connectivity with DHCP IP address and DNS setup, you may not require any configuration and hence may not require a USB keyboard.
  • Power on the Raspberry PI
  • You should see the boot logo of raspberry pi os on your TV
  • On completion of boot the pickcel apk would launch automatically
03

Connect to Internet

1. In case you have ethernet connectivity with DHCP IP address and DNS setup, and If Pi gets internet access over http/https (access to *.pickcel.com), you should see the pickcel registration screen.
raspberry tv connection slot identification
2. In this case you may not require any configuration and skip the below step.
raspberry pi configuration setup window
3. Once the boot is complete and you a see pickcel app screen with no internet error, On your Keyboard use Ctrl + Shift + N to open Raspi Config screen
raspberry pi no internet error window
4. Select Network Options using arrow key of keyboard
raspberry pi network option setup window
5. Select Wi-fi options
raspberry pi wifi setup window
6. Type SSID and press enter
raspberry pi SSID setup window
7. Enter Passphrase (Password). Leave empty if none. And press enter
raspberry pi password setup window
8. Click on Ok and on Raspi config screen click on Finish. This will restart the device and launch Pickcel Automatically and display the Screen Registration code.
Pickcel CMS configuration setup screen
04

Register at Pickcel CMS

  • After network configuration, if pi gets internet access and can connect to Pickcel cloud, you will see pickcel display registration screen.
  • Register at signage.pickcel.com and add the display.
  • For further guide refer pickcel knowledge base. https://support.pickcel.com/portal/en/kb/pickcel

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