In order to have an instance of a Dynamic Display, the following components are required:
The DisplayWe recommend that your display computer run Fermilab Scientific Linux 7.x. Other operating systems (Windows 10 and Mac OS X) are acceptable, but they are not currently being used in the Dynamic Display system.
For your display computer, we recommend running the newest version of Linux on one of the following computers:
For your monitor, any large screen TV that can be driven from a PC is sufficient. We have used Samsung TV. 4K TVs are widely available, relatively inexpensive, and beautiful display monitors. Caution! We have observed that these high-density TVs are fragile - a small bump on the screen has been know to ruin a monitor entirely.
There will be a catalog entry in the Services Catalog for configuring the computers in your system. Until that time, contact Elliott McCrory (x4808) to schedule a time for the installation of Scientific Linux Fermilab, and the display software, onto your computer.
The ControllerAny computer that can run Java 1.7 or later can run a channel selector. All controller computers in the Dynamic Display system currently are running Windows 10.
More InformationComplete, detailed instructions for all of this can be found in the documents on our REDMINE site.