Dashboard for Plasma/LCD software

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  1. Discombobulate

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    I want to put up a dashboard in the office on a Plasma/LCD screen. It's to show progress on various projects were working on. Will be things like % complete, Outstanding work, etc.

    Anybody have any recommendations on software to use?

    I was thinking about doing it in Excel but unsure how to get a spreadsheet to auto refresh or link to a live database.
     
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    One option is to display it as a website, there are plenty of browsers that offer a full-screen mode and auto-refresh and it gives you a fair bit of flexibility with regards to data sources.

    Presumably at least some of the data you want to display is already being collected and the format's that is available in is going to partly determine your options. Is that all in SQL accessible databases?
     
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    I just have the raw data in an excel spreadsheet at the moment. I can set it to download at set frequencies.

    I was going to create a summarised spreadsheet that updated from the raw data but a website sounds good. I have no web skills though. Are there any off the shelf or easy configuration options
     
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    xibo - digital signage software might be useful, client runs on various platforms.
     
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    Thanks. Will check it out.

    Also to add that I have odbc access to my data.
     

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