Category Archives: Appliances

The Raspberry Pi Transit Appliance

For the last several months I’ve been beta-testing the Raspberry Pi as the processor for our Transit Appliance technology stack, and it’s a very good fit. We use the 512MB “Model B” ($35). By the time we add a case, … Continue reading

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New Release of Flat Screen software.

We’ve released version 1.2 of our Linux appliance stack. The principal change is using a new version of the underlying Webconverger kiosk system, which now has much more robust networking, including the ability to support WiFi! You can download it … Continue reading

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Three-platform Software Release

I’m happy to announce that we have posted software releases of the Transit Appliance platform code for three hardware platforms: Chumby 8/Infocast 8-inch (22.9M Zip File) Chumby 1/Infocast 3.5-inch (22.6M Zip File) Debian-based “kiosk” Linux (226M ISO Image) All three … Continue reading

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Infocast Pricing, Networking

My current favorite hardware platform for Transit Appliances is the Insignia Infocast (8″). At some point I need to do a post on the characteristics of this device that make it so friendly for this application… but that’s for another … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Transit Appliance

I’m happy to announce our first software release, USB drive boot configurations for the Insignia Infocast. These are based on the Qt web browser build here. This release comes in two versions, one with the touch screen driver enabled and … Continue reading

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So What’s a Transit Appliance?

I’m defining a “transit appliance” as a category of devices (not any particular device) that meet two conditions: Display transit information (in the current case under discussion, vehicle arrival estimates – but potentially other information as well). Are an ‘appliance’ … Continue reading

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