The Raspberry Pi micro PC has been on the market for several years now, and is in its 4th generation.
A handful of companies have developed CMS software applications for the Pi – some I’d say more successfully than others.
One that’s now been around for five-plus years, and built up both a mature platform and big user base, is PiSignage, an Indian company based in the tech mecca of Bangalore.
I spoke with founder Ravi Bail about why his software consulting firm got into the signage marketplace, and why it went with Raspberry Pi.
We get into a lot of things, including how PiSignage makes money with a managed CMS that costs subscribers less than $3 a month.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than 13 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.