Linutop Kiosk demo is available for Raspberry PI

Linutop Kiosk is a powerful software to setup a:

- Secure Internet access Kiosk (HTML5)
- Digital signage system (jpg, pdf, mp3, mp4…)
- Multimedia player local or via linutop.tv

Security and Privacy for Internet access
( Public access, kids, online catalogue)

This new version features a network remote control for smart phone, tablets or PC allowing:

- Selection of a local playist
- Direct display a text message
- To select a linutop.tv channel

Linutop kiosk is light and can handle a large number of display and/or Internet access needs, with minimal power consumption.

Download “Install Kiosk RASPI” on raspian system
Try it => free demo download
Install command: sudo bash install-kiosk-raspi.sh

Try it now!

Linutop 5 mini PC is available!

We’re happy to announce the new Linutop 5, Smaller, silent, energy efficient:
Perfect for secure Intenet acess or silent desktop.

  • Silent (fanless )with no moving part
  • Small ans light (602g 1.3lb)
  • Energy efficient (<14w)
  • Cost Efficient maintenance free with linutop lock.
  • Can be mounted on the back of a  screen (VESA)
  • Room for 2”5 SATA internal hard disk with HD KIT

The new Linutop 5 is powered by Linutop OS 5 , lightweight and optimized Ubuntu distribution 12.04 LTS including Internet and display kiosks for professional uses available for download or on a USB key .

Boot time below 46 s.
The brochure and the quick userguide (pdf) .
The new Linutop 5 is available on Linutop Shop

Happy New Year 2013!

Paris, January 1st, 2013, 00.00am (Just in Time)

Happy New Year !!
Feliz Año Nuevo !!
Ein Gutes Neues Jahr !!
Bonne Année !!
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta !!
ukkig Nieuwjaar !!
Gott nytt år !!
Felice anno nuovo !!
Godt nytår !!


So, What’s New??

- Linutop OS 5 For Desktop PC, Digital Signage, Secure Internet Access,…
Try it on your own PC!
- Linutop 4, linutop 2 Mini PCs fanless and energy efficient.
- Linutop Kiosk software for digital Signage and Secure Internet access for public location

- Linutop TV : New Digital Signage Service over the web

Save the snow for the penguin: use energy efficient computing solutions!

recycle an old PC with linutop OS (and save money)!


Linutop Team is wishing you a Happy Green Year 2013!


Digital Signage – Diekirch college

Paris, 03 September, 14.00pm

Linutop has many end uses.

In this case, the Linutop are used in the Diekirch college as Digital Signage. The slides are designed by the college direction or by other people delegated (professors, employees, etc.). A PHP application developed by the IT team allows to configure :

- the message displayed
- the location and the timing of each slide
- a format conversion from 4/3 to 16/9.

Here, Linutop are used as mini PC. Its VNC configuration allows the Linutop to connect to a web platform in order to download the data (videos, photos, web pages, MP3). This system works in this college of 3 buildings which are 1 and 1.5 km away. Almost 8 to 10 mini PC Linutop are working.

In this example, the college has developed its own online Digital Signage solution. Linutop TV, new online Digital Signage service enable these same advantages.

Linutop OS demo available below, allows you to access simply and rapidly to a Digital Signage solution thanks to “Linutop Kiosk” software.

Try Linutop OS Demo fo PC.

Linutop 4 and the black storks nesting evolution

Paris, April 27th, 2012, 17.00pm
In Belgium, some Linutop 4 are used in order to record the nesting evolution of black storks.
The Linutop is protected in a weatherproof box recording viedos of these rare birds.

Videos available here: http://www.solon.be/category/la-cigogne-noire/

Its energy efficiency and small size as well as its low noise level makes Linutop an interesting solution for this kind of use. This is an illustration of many possibilities for Linutop solutions (home automation, cameras, etc.)

Paris, April 8th, 2012, 00.00am

Linutop 4 et la nidification des cigognes noires

Paris, 27 Avril 2012, 17h00

Utilisation du Linutop 4

En Belgique, des Linutop 4 sont utilisés dans le cadre du suivi de la nidification d’oiseaux rares, plus particulièrement la nidification des cigognes noires.
Les Linutop alimentés par une batterie et protégés par un caisson étanche, enregistrent à l’aide de caméras des séquences vidéo de ces oiseaux de jour comme de nuit.

Vous pouvez voir des exemples via ce lien : http://www.solon.be/category/la-cigogne-noire/

La faible consommation du Linutop, son faible encombrement ainsi que son faible niveau sonore, fait du Linutop une machine adaptée à ce type de besoin. Cet exemple nous rappelle les nombreux usages possibles des solutions Linutop notamment avec les enregistrements vidéos (domotiques, parc caméras, surveillance, etc.).

With Linutop, go green-it !

As Novirent blog pointed out last month (fr), Linutop helps you save money on your Power bills and act for the planet.

Let’s caclulate the difference of cost/year between 2 configuration (for a display usecase for instance):

Assuming 1kWH is $0,10 (see US power average cost),

* Multimedia PC power cost is : $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *160W = $138 /year
* Linutop power cost is $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *8W = $7 /year

Savings are : 131$ a year !

Now you’ll be able to chose the most valuable PC for your money

PS : thanks to Novirent Blog for highlighting this fact !

Other interesting power costs ressources :

Green PC?

Big energy saver, Linutop is a green computer

Power saver:
Linutop is made with the latest and greatest technology allowing maximum energy saving. With less than 8 watts (linutop 2) of power consumption it is one of the most energy efficient on the market.
Lightweight 580 gr (20 oz) and small linutop has a low energy footprint for it shipping.

Sustainable development:
No mobile parts, no weak parts, ability to lock the software in one state, will increase linutop life cycle and reduce its maintenance cost. Its low number of parts and small size will ultimately make it easier to recycle.