We require the ability to have a scheduled player setup and integration with a totem display with touch input.
We have successfully created touch screen setup, but we require video adverts to be played according to a playlist/schedule and then when a user touches the screen have an external live webpage accessible.
Maybe even having a code embed option would be good, so that external booking forms could be used.
We would also want a timeout option, so that after a period of inactivity the display would revert back to playing the video adverts.
Is this achievable, and if so would it be complex to setup?
This would be a fantastic addition though, as it having the ability to combine both advertising and interactive abilities would be very useful.
My only other thought was that having two devices connected to the same screen, with an electronic HDMI switcher that could switch input to the device responsible for the interactive aspects, which keeps that input active as long as inputs are detected within 60 seconds or so.
This could even be a PC or whatever, that just has a preconfigured browser running to allow people to interact with a web page or booking form.
And then when no touch activity has been detected for 60 secs it switches the HDMI input back to a Pi running the scheduled player setup.
If the info-beamer touch package could be used to simply detect a Touch input from the touchscreen usb data cable ( which it already does ), and then ‘HOLD’ the HDMI input switcher to one of it’s outputs whenever a touch input is detected, and keep it there for a pre-determined time, say 30 secs before switching the HDMI switch to the other input if no further input is detected for 30 secs.
This would allow the built-in ( or any other android device ) to use one of the many ‘Kiosk mode’ apps to take care of the complicated stuff of restricting urls, on screen keyboards etc, and then use another Pi to serve the advertising when ‘idle’.
This would allow anyone with a touchscreen to combine info-beamer with an Android based kiosk mode system.
If your display has two HDMI inputs, you can first try switching between them with CEC.
If you want to go with the Kramer you could use the GPIO as suggested.
The Kramer device has a GPI that you simply pull to ground to activate it.
Use a transistor to decouple both circuits, or better use a flip-flop, since the Kramer manual states that both REMOTE IN1 and REMOTE IN2 should not be connected to PIN G at the same time.