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BACK IN STOCK SEPT 2022: Falcon Pi Player (FPP) Pre-Installed, Ready2Run with 32 Gb Storage and Case
PRODUCT PHOTO: BACK IN STOCK JUN 2022: Falcon Pi Player (FPP) Pre-Installed, Ready2Run with 32 Gb Storage and Case
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Our Price: $129.95


Availability / Ships: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: 862


The following items are included with this product:

Select the type of power source for the FPP

No Micro-USB Power Supply, I'll supply my own
12v to 5v USB-Micro Buck Converter (for in controller) [Add $15.99]
110-240v Plug-In / Non-Waterproof Power Supply [Add $11.99]
CAT5 Ethernet and Long Range Data Signal Cable

No Data Cable - I'll Provide My Own
1 Foot / .3 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $1.99]
7 Foot / 2.1 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $2.79]
10 Foot / 3 Meters Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $2.99]
25 Foot / 7.6 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $5.79]  - Save $.50
50 Foot / 15 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $9.79]  - Save $.70
100 Foot / 30 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $14.95]  - Save $2.00
200 Foot / 60 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $22.49]  - Save $2.00

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Due to the chip shortage, the parts to produce this product are not expected to be back in stock until mid or late 2022.  When this product is again available for purchase, we will notify customers that have signed up at the "Email me" link in red below.
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Product Features
The Falcon Pi Player is used for stand alone playback with most E1.31 controllers including the AlphaPix Classic, AlphaPix Evolution, HinksPix and other third-party controllers.

Note that that while the FPP can be used with the HinksPix PRO CPU, this product is not necessary as the HinksPix PRO has it's own on-board SD card playback / scheduling functionality.

This kit includes the following:

  • Here are some of the stand-alone playback options on the market today: https://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=184
  • Pre-installed Falcon Pi Player Software
    • Current Revision of stable software (your player is made to order at the time of your purchase, we do not install alpha, beta or non-stable releases)
  • Raspberry Pi Player
    • 3B+
    • One wired Ethernet with 10 / 100 Mbps interface
      • Typically used to connect to your dedicated display network
    • One 802.11 a / b / n Wireless Network interface
      • Typically used to connect to your home network
    • HDMI video interface (cable not included)
    • Four USB ports
      • Can be used for additional storage
    • 1/8" Audio Output Jack
      • Used to output audio to FM transmitters or amplified audio systems (cable not included, FM transmitter not included)
    • 1 Gb of on-board operating RAM
    • 1 Mini-SD card slot (used by included 32Gb SD card)
  • 32 Gb Pre-Installed SD Card
    • Used for OS and sequence storage
    • Approximately 27 Gb free for sequence storage, plenty of storage for nearly all displays with numerous sequences
  • Power options (both optional)
    • 120v to 5v Power supply "wall wart" (not waterproof - usefully when mounted indoors remote of the controller box)
    • Internal buck converter to power Pi player directly from power supply in controller (useful when used with in-controller mounting options)
  • CAT5 Cable
    • 1ft Long (typically player is installed in controller housing)
  • Support
    • Included / Free
      • Connect FPP player to your PC and access via web browser
    • Optional / Paid
      • We offer full assistance with all extended functions of the Falcon Pi Player including:
      • Please note that the Falcon Pi Player is a very complex software application and customers should expect to spend 3 to 20 hours becoming familiar with it's functionality and setup.
  • NOTE: We are NOT selling Falcon Pi Player Software which is free for anyone to download - this purchase is for the hardware and installation process to make it easier for customers who wish to use the FPP to get started quicker.
    • FPP licencing allows for pre-installation of software onto devices sold

Average Rating: Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Just what I needed December 8, 2020
Reviewer: Carolyn McCartan from Oshawa, ON Canada  
Pretty much plug and play. I’m new to the controllers and found this to be highly recommended to help with playing and scheduling and fm transmitting. Easy setup.
Actually the double sided mounting strips were missing so I just bought some Velcro pieces myself.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Much easier than DIY January 8, 2020
Reviewer: Stephen Urba from Denver, CO  
While I know that you can build this DIY, having it come complete, out of the box and ready to run was much easier than finding all the parts, hardware, building it, installing and configuring the software and so on.  Glad someone offers this as a Ready2Run solution.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
1 of 5 Old Software October 7, 2019
Reviewer: Jason Toy from CHARLOTTE, NC United States  
I paid a premium in order not to deal with imaging and build, unfortunately this came with v2.7, we are not on v3.3 so I had to reimage the sd card anyway. I would make sure you are getting a current build prior to purchase.
---- HOLIDAYCORO RESPONSE ----
When we select the version of FPP to install, we use the most recent stable release as FPP can change often and sometimes introduces other issues.  Additionally, some of these major updates render instructions, videos and manual outdated and they take awhile to update so we generally stay with the most stable and documented version.  If you find there is some specific feature in the update that you need, updates are simple and only require clicking a button for the updates to happen.  Go to the help section and if you'd like minor updates to be applied automatically, uncheck the "Disable auto update".    If you see a large green banner that says "FPP vX.XX is available for install - UPGRADE", you can perform this major upgrade by clicking the UPGRADE button.  No "reimaging" is required to complete this process, only a connection to the public internet.

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