Need Help Displaying Content on TVs

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Hi there, I am working on a project and I am wondering if you all can help me find the right solution!  My end goal is to be able to display my company’s online dashboards in real time on 2 different TVs (ZenDesk, Pingdom and SolarWinds on 1, and CRM and Hubspot on the other) that can both be centrally controlled. One of the major issues with these sites when using third party digital signage systems is something called “CSRF synchronizer tokens“... basically the sites we use have security measures that are preventing third parties to access them (which is good for security, bad for my project) Our initial approach was using Google chromecasts to display our desktop but the constraints of that were the fact that you need a computer per chromecast (we are trying not to have 2 computers set up at all times), and that to make any changes I would have to be in the office at said computers. The resolution wasn't great either. A colleague of mine told me about Raspberry Pi but I don’t really know where to get started with that. I’m hoping that someone knows of some sort of hardware that has all the functionality I need! Any suggestions/help would be appreciated. I’m getting desperate!

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Hi Casey,

Unfortunately Rise Vision does not currently have the ability to display authenticated dashboards such as ZenDesk, Hubspot etc... However our player is open source and available on Github so you can take it and perhaps figure out a way to display authenticated dashboards.

Regarding hardware, many of our users have seen success with Raspberry Pi although it is not supported by Rise Vision. 

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,
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Casey, RPi's are great providing that you do not need video or animation.
If you just want to display static content (including CMS) then give one a try.  The low cost will enable you to use one for each TV.  

We Velcro the RPi's to the back of the TV.

As far as CSRF, you may want to look into white-listing the RV namespace.

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Thanks for the input J Juno!
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You can look at services like Zapier or IFTT to overcome the authentication issues with Risevision. With these services you can for example send new Zendesk tickets to a Google spreadsheet.
Concerning hardware, if you are not planning to display video, the RPI2 should cope with a dashboard.