Nodel is an open-source control and monitoring platform that connects digital media devices, services and systems across a wide range of environments for public display applications.
It is designed to be a lightweight, reliable and cost effective solution for managing multimedia through device control, monitoring and scheduling. It is simple to configure on almost any operating system through the network centric HTML5 user interface for both control points and general status monitoring.
The user friendly interface can be managed and operated onsite and remotely from any web browser including mobile devices. The platform has been integrated in diverse spaces and industries including museums, galleries, sports facilities and real estate showrooms.
The architecture is based on individual ‘nodes’ that each perform a specific task. A series of nodes perform “actions” or respond to “signals” across a network to manage any programmable device.
Scalable from one to thousands of nodes utilising minimal resources, Nodel uses a distributed architecture that has built in features for redundancy and fault handling while placing very little load on IT infrastructure.
Nodel was developed by Automatic in partnership with Museums Victoria and first used in the First Peoples and Think Ahead exhibition located at Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks in 2013.
To learn more about the Nodel application at Museums Victoria visit http://nodel.io/