Your setup for a wall mounted tablet


(Stefan) #1

Hi to all Habpanel users

I have been using "Dashing" as my go-to dashbord for quite a while without problems and now switched to habpanel... and I am a bit frustrated. :frowning:

I have some Problems which prevent me from actually using it, so i have some questions.

  • how do you make sure habpanel is refreshing, is there an autorefresh? because when I wake up my tablet I basically have to close chrome and open it again to make sure everything is updated. Regular refresh button has no effect on graphs. full screen mode is lost etc.

  • what browser are you using? (chrome seems to become unresponsive after a while, others won't show icons and have other visual problems)

  • screen always on or some kind of motion activated config?

thx for your answers!
cheers
Stefan


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(Tim Rogers) #2

Hello,
I set up a wall mount using an iPad with a wall mount thing. The one I used was:

I had an old iPad 2 laying around, so that worked for me. I then used an app, called kiosk pro plus, which has options for blanking the screen (screensaver), or dimming it when not in use. I have it set up so that each night (between 1 AM and 8 AM the screen is off, and the rest of the day, the screen is on but dimmed to minimum.) When it wakes up in the morning it seems to reload the page, and then it updates fine all day, whether I use the tablet to control things or if I change them some other way.

Before this, I had been using a small 10 inch touchscreen connected to a raspberry Pi. I was using the chromium browser, in kiosk mode, and it worked fine. I did not have any sort of screen saver or dimming on that, other than the linux screen saver which just blanked the screen... I could touch it, and it would wake up.

What type of tablet are you using? If it is an android tablet, you do have a choice of browsers, but I would also look for an app that lets you put it into a type of kiosk setup... that's what worked best for me.


(Stefan) #3

hey tim,

thx for your answer!
I have a cheap Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 Android tablet, lots of browsers but other browsers seem to have problems with icons or the CSS? styling in general.
Kiosk mode sounds really good! I will try to find something for android... :wink:


(Mike Bagdanoff) #4

I've got an old tablet PC I'm using and I installed a program called yawcam on it. I set the tablet to turn off the display after 5 mins and set up yawcam's motion detect feature to send an F5 if there is movement in front of it (if it hasn't detected movement in 5 mins) . This has the effect of turning the display on and refreshing the panel. It also keeps my mjpg ipcam stream active.


(Hallo Ween) #5

Can you define an area where yawcam should look for motion or will it trigger every motion the camera is viewing?


(Christian) #6

I use a "framed" Samsung Tab A (2016) Android tablet with "Fully Kiosk Browser Lockdown" (https://goo.gl/8DU5N0). This setup works great without any issues.


(peter.frisch) #7

Good morning,

I'm using an Amazon Fire 7" tablet. It took me a while to figure out, how to prevent it from switching off the display after a while (I tried developer mode first, but then found an app called "Keep screen on" which works just fine as well. The fire provides it's own browser called "Silk" and it works quite well with HabPanel.

(How do you guys solve power supply to your wall mounted displays?)


(Nathan Stratton) #8

I use power over ethernet tablets, just one ethernet wire in the back for network and power.


(Hallo Ween) #9

Can you tell us, which tablets you are using? Which tablets have POE?


(SiHui) #10

(Christopher Zoog) #11

I don't have one yet, but I am considering one from geekland, seems reasonably priced and they have wall mount kits. Will review if I wind up pulling the trigger.

http://geekland.co/Wall-Mounted-PoE-Tablets-Panel-PCs_c70.htm


(Stefan) #12

I've been testing this app for a while now and I must say it's a geat app!!
It does exactly what I want including motion detection, auto-refresh etc.... perfect! :wink:


(Mike Bagdanoff) #13

sorry for the late response, yes you can define a specific area


(m3ta) #14

@tailor I like your solution. What are u doing with these "Play"-Buttions in every room?


(Hallo Ween) #15

I think this is for multiroom audio?


(Maciej Eckstein) #16

I use SIBOs 896 for display of the habpanels.
They do have POE and flush mouting cage.


(Hallo Ween) #17

Has anyone already tried to use such a leather tablet case and only screw the black hardcase directly to the wall?

Would this be a good idea? Will this work?


(SiHui) #18

For guys like me having an old tablet without POE laying around, one could use a flush mount power supply like this one:

http://www.smart-knxshop.de/product_info.php?info=p19_u-p--netzteil-5v---1a--usb-buchse.html&no_boost=1

or this one

https://www.voelkner.de/products/155568/TracoPower-Schaltnetzteil-TIW-06-105.html


How to power tablet from unused switch location
(Christopher Zoog) #19

Nice! Where did you source them?


(Maciej Eckstein) #20

Just found a supllier on Alibaba. sale04@sibochina.com.cn
I send them money they send the tablets, but don't count on any warranty. They want you to cover shipping both way and that is more expensive then the unit itself.