Any computer that can run the latest version of Chrome or Firefox can display your Geckoboard dashboard. This can be anything from an unused laptop or a spare desktop PC to a mini PC stick or TV box. These can be set up to automatically run a browser loaded with your dashboard full screen – also known as Kiosk mode.
Smart TV browsers, or devices like Chromecast or Apple TV, can offer a convenient way to preview and test your dashboards in the short term. Read more on the benefits and limitations of these methods.
To help you decide which device is right for you, think about which of these scenarios best fits your needs:
One or more dashboards per screen
These compact computers can run full operating systems and easily display your dashboard using Send to TV or a secure Share link. If you want to display several dashboards on the same screen, create a Loop.
Mini PC Stick
Ugoos X4Q Pro
Raspberry Pi (single board and kits available)
Raspberry Pi OS
One dashboard per TV looping with non-Geckoboard content
Some devices can be paired with additional subscription plans for digital signage software that can be used to display your Geckoboard dashboard on a web browser using a secure Share link looped alongside other content.
Ugoos X4Q Pro paired with LobbySpace software
Subscription required for LobbySpace software (🇩🇪 German language)
Raspberry Pi 4 transformed into a Yodeck Player
Raspberry Pi OS
Devices for short-term dashboard testing
Smart TV browsers
Smart TV browsers are ideal for short-term testing, offering a quick and easy way to preview your dashboards. While they may not be designed for continuous, heavy usage, they serve as a great initial testing ground when you’re getting started with Geckoboard.
Casting and mirroring devices
Casting and mirroring devices, including Chromecast and Apple TV, provide a convenient, temporary way to display your dashboards. They are perfect for exploring Geckoboard's capabilities before transitioning to a permanent setup.