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jamesc69
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Power BI in digital signage

We have a need to display Power BI dashboards within a business that can cycle through different reports.  We have looked at various digital signage solutions but each one of them falls down with not being able to authenticate with Power BI.  I see that it is on the roadmap to publish power bi dashboards to sharepoint, but is there any known solution for being able to display Power BI dashboards in a signage solution?

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ocandy
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Very late to reply, but Sabercom's digital signage solutions can rotate though different PowerBI reports.  You can set the duration for how long each report is displayed.  The reports can be full screen or can form part of the screen design with your company branding and other internal communications information. 

Syndicate_Admin
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Administrator

I know this reply is coming late for the original inquiry, but just dropping in to answer for any new & future Power BI users who are struggling to get their reports on digital signage screens... 

 

Fugo offers a pretty simple solution for this via a TV Dashboards feature. It works by recording your authentication steps (then reproducing & storing them) securely in AWS secrets manager. It takes a snapshot of your selected reports & sends them to your screen(s) at the interval you prefer. It works with 2fa as well. You can read or watch a guide to see how it works. 

 

Authentication can be tricky, and lots of digital signage solutions out there are accessing & loading reports onto players directly, which can crash the less expensive/powerful players. 

Fugo works differently by handling everything in the Cloud, which also means you can run your digital signage set up on cheaper plug & play devices without worrying about crashing them with power-hungry queries & reports. 

 

It's free to test for 2 weeks & free demos are available to book as well.

 

Hope this helps! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Syndicate_Admin
Administrator
Administrator

Hi,

I hope we are not late to the party.

 

Displaying Power Bi on your office digital signage is a great way to share your dashboards and improve workplace efficiency and productivity.

You can display Power Bi dashboards using Fugo TV Dashboards, even if your dashboards are behind modern authentication like SSO and MFA.

Unlike other solutions, Fugo TV Dashboards will never expose your BI Dashboard access credentials to screen devices and players, instead it accesses them from a fully secure and isolated cloud environment and captures snapshots of your dashboards to display on your screens.

Fugo TV Dashboards is hardware agnostic, so you can run it using on any digital signage platform including low cost hardware like amazon fire TV stick or r-pi as all your data is managed centrally and securely in the cloud.

Lastly, you can select exactly what section of your dashboard you want to show using our handy screen capture tool. Or even pull data from multiple sources and dashboards by splitting up your screen in our Fugo Design Studio. Or create an embedded channel for your team so they can view your dashboards in Notion, Slack, or on your internal website. Fugo TV Dashboard is reliable, stable, and secure.You can learn more about our feature following the link below:https://www.fugo.ai/en/articles/5842212-how-to-share-a-ms-power-bi-dashboard-to-your-digital-signage...

If you have any questions or need help setting up do not hesitate to get in touch us at hello@fugo.ai

A_kh
New Member

From what I know, Valotalive digital signage software is one of the most advanced ones in the market, e.g.

  • Microsoft registered partner; has secure integration with Azure AD authentication (so no public URLs are needed at any stage of the process so your shared data is safe and not accessible by anyone outside the company)
  • You can set it to automatically cycle through different reports or dashboards, choose to show specific content more or less often, etc. 
  • You can share content from any workspace you have access to and not just from the ones you own
  • Valotalive provides additional flexible filters for showing specific tabs, reports, or pages only
  • You can show up to four different reports, dashboards, or report pages on the screen at the same time
  • There are also interactive reports – You can explore your Power BI dashboards directly on the digital signage display which can be pretty handy

Here's how to set it up (it's really easy to do in just a few minutes, and you can simply try it with your laptop for free before displaying anything on the info screen): https://valota.live/apps/power-bi-digital-signage/

Hope this helps someone looking for this information!

Syndicate_Admin
Administrator
Administrator

Digital Signage software, embed signage has secure integration with Microsoft Power BI.

 

You can see the documentation and video on how to set it up here: https://support.embedsignage.com/en/articles/4884352-how-to-display-a-microsoft-power-bi-dashboard-o...

 

Users of embed signage are able to link a Power BI Pro or Premium account and then using the Power BI widget, choose from the available Workspaces (inc My Workspace) to show Dashboards and Reports onto their screens.

 

The integration is completely private and secure. Embed Signage is Microsoft Publisher Verified and the integration uses short-life encryption tokens to validate access.

 

The Power BI widget in embed signage also supports touch meaning users can show complex Reports and Dashboards on to touch devices and interact with them.

embedsignage
New Member

Digital Signage software, Embed Signage has secure integration with Microsoft Power BI.
 
Take a closer look here: https://embedsignage.com/features/widgets/power-bi/ 
 
Users of Embed Signage are able to link a Power BI Pro or Premium account and then using the Power BI widget, choose from the available Workspaces to show Dashboards and Reports onto their screens.
 
The integration is completely private and secure. Embed Signage is Microsoft Publisher Verified and the integration uses short-life encryption tokens to validate access.
 
The Power BI widget in Embed Signage also supports touch meaning users can show complex Reports and Dashboards on to touch devices and interact with them.

Kaijus
Regular Visitor

Hi!

 

A great question. We have developed secure Microsoft Power BI Dashboards app for Digital Signage or Info Screens. It is very easy to authenticate your MS Power BI with Valotalive. Please see this link for further information i.e a video of how easy it is to authenticate and activate your app. Happy to help with further information.

m_malmgren
New Member

Hi, we are about to relese an update to Display Monkey that would enable you to show Power BI tiles and reports. Display Monkey is an web based open source digital signage solution on the windows platform. 

m_malmgren
New Member

Hi, we are about to relese an update to Display Monkey that would enable you to show Power BI tiles and reports. Display Monkey is an web based open source digital signage solution on the windows platform. 

 

Robb
New Member

I am working with Power BI. I am testing to see of our software will work with Power BI.

 

You may want to try Noventri Digital Signage.  www.noventri.com    You can get the software for free to test. The software can authenticate some services.  Maybe it will work for you. 

jameslo30
Advocate III
Advocate III

It widely depends on what you want to show on your signage.

Is PowerBI the only service you want to show on your display?

 

We have multiple screens setup in our office and they are all connected up to one PC (Windows 10) via a splitter. You can have PowerBI open up on Google Chrome with an automatic refresh on a timer (Chrome Plugin: Auto Refresh) with a program called "AutoIT AnalogX AutoTab - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/System/autotab/Freeware.htm" that switches windows open on your desktop on a timer.

 

You can also make PowerBI open reports in a "Windowless scheme" by adding ?Chromeless=1 at the end of your URL.

 

In my experiance, I've never found decent Digital Signage software that does what we want it to. We have always used a "Windows" solution.

 

I would like you to test our Digital Signage solution with Power BI.

We already use it with many clients in Brazil.

www.dsplay.tv

Works with android.

Hi. I already create an account at dsplay, but i cant find how to present Power BI on my screens

Can you help us?

I would like you to test our Digital Signage solution with Power BI.

We already use it with many clients in Brazil.

www.dsplay.tv

Works with android.

Hi @jameslo30 Thanks for the tips around displaying PowerBI on screens in the office. I am trying to source a solution for this issue right now.

 

I tried the Windows 10 Application but it doesnt auto refresh.

Tried chrome with Super Auto Refresh addin but that just sucks up all the memory of the PC. Does AutoIT AutoTab use much memory? Is it something you can just leave running for weeks without any interaction? 24/7.

 

Cheers

Hi,@elliotdixon

 

The only thing I would recommend is to try and minimise all system resources on the PC you are displaying on the monitors (i.e. turn off transparancy effects / anti virus scans).


I have a HP PC that is low spec (AMD Athlon) that has about 7 reports on Chrome (with auto refresh add-in) and the AutoTab program (I mistyped the name of the program, it's actually AnalogX AutoTab - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/System/autotab/Freeware.htm)

 

It uses very little memory (about 1mb).

 

If your reports are using up memory on your PC, try and set the Chrome add-in auto refresh rate to something quicker (i.e. every 5-10 minutes).

 

Mine runs for months with no problem (until I have a powercut!).

 

Thanks!

 

Just wanted to say that after looking at a number of paid and free solutions, we've found the open source DisplayMonkey to be the best choice.  It takes a little to set up the server (SQL Server, .NET app, and IIS), but the installation documentation is pretty good. It's very customizable, delivers smoothly to any HTML5 browser, and nothing else handles Power BI reports as well.

@hitzand,  how often do you have to sign in to show your reports? Does it ever crash or logout for some reason? 

@sieed We're running a POC at the moment and will start rollout soon, but we haven't had any logouts or crashes, and data is refreshed every time a report rotates in.  We don't have to go back in and sign in - you set up an application registration via the Azure portal and it uses that.  All reports in the 'My Workspace' section of the user you set it up with can be used in DisplayMonkey. We created a service account user in Power BI and use content packs to publish existing reports to that user's workspace.  You could also just publish reports to that user directly.  

 

 

For anyone new to this post, my company is currently in the final stages of adding support for PowerBI dashboards in our digital signage product.

 

We provide both the player hardware (pc with dimensions of approx 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm) and a remote management interface + support etc. for a fixed monthly fee (from £30). Of course you can also then display other info on the screens as well (videos/images/messaging/yammer, etc.). If you're interested you get in touch via our website (pixelnebula.com).

 

 

 

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