Canonical and NEC Work on Digital Signage Solution Based on Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi

NEC is a Japanese multinational manufacturer of display solutions and technology services aimed at mass audiences and professional environments.

Today’s partnership with Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system and Screenly, the leading digital signage software solution that leverages the Raspberry Pi single-board computer aims to facilitate the development of an upcoming, innovative digital signage solution. Targeted at professional audio/video apps, the digital signage solution that both NEC and Canonical will work on for the months to come will use the modular Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) platform running the latest version of the Ubuntu Core operating system, which uses Canonical’s Snappy technologies to provide transactional updates, as well as NEC???s P and V Series 40???55-inch large-format displays.