Use of Chromebox and Chromebit
The Chrome-devices that give new life to old screens
Do you have an old screen or tv that is not being used or that needs renewal? You can use it as a public screen! Chromebox and Chromebit are good solutions to prolong the life of old screens. It is both cheap and environmentally friendly!
Error when installing without license
After upgrading to Chrome 70, an error occurs with Google that makes it impossible to install without a license. After the installation is complete, the device goes to the login page instead of starting PinToMind Player.
The error has been reported to Google and we are awaiting their reply. We apologize for any inconvenience this may entail! Please contact us if you want to be notified when we have more information on this matter.
Updated Friday, November 2, 2018
Choose between Chromebox and Chromebit
Is it mainly news, text and information you want to display, or do you want to display many images and YouTube-videos? Chromebit is small and cheap, but it has a somewhat smaller capacity than Chromebox, - other than that their uses are quite similar. If you plan to use YouTube-posts on the screen, we recommend Chromebox for a more stabile display.
Installation of PinToMind Player allows Chrome-devices to automatically start display of the PinToMind public screen when they are turned on, and gives them a daily restart.
License on newer devices
Google demands a license for "Chromebook, Chromebase or Chromebox from 2017 or later" to be able to use it in the kiosk mode that we recommend. This includes among others Asus Chromebox 3. The demand can include other new devices too, and can be expanded to include more.
We have set up a system for purchase of licenses from Google, so that you don't have to do this. We manage purchase of licenses and charge in the same way as for a subscription. The price per device is 24 EURO per year. The subscription keeps running, until you end the license. Paid amounts will not be paid back even if the license ends.
Purchase and install
If you do not have mouse and keyboard which you can connect with via USB, we recommend that you buy this at the same time.
Unpack, connect mouse, keyboard, screen and power, and install on the back of the screen - and you are ready to set up the display of your public screen!