Web Version Client Side
The web version of TTP 3.0 is a Single Page Application (SPA) built with HTML5, Knockout and jQuery. This is an open standard and the benefits are that it is not reliant on plugins, performs across most recent devices and operating systems (Mac, PC and Android) including tablets. It also allows for much higher-resolution images than the previous (Silverlight) web version (10x the resolution), and will allow for easy enhancement as the HTML5 standard is improved in the coming years. The architecture of the web version also means that the code can be re-factored and the entire application re-engineered for specific clients if need be.
Currently supported browsers are: Internet Explorer 9+; Safari Desktop; Safari Mobile; Firefox4+; Google Chrome 14+; Opera.
If you choose to host your TTP books on your own server, you will need to run Windows Server 2008+, IIS 7 and Windows SQL Server 2008+. There are detailed server configuration instructions.
Turning the Pages is not CPU-dependent and the main constraint will be bandwidth as it serves many images in quick succession for each user (all the pages of a book download as thumbnails at book launch, plus 6 high-resolution pages). This means you should be conservative in using TTP on a VM if many other services are running on the server that would consume port bandwidth. For storage purposes, you should calculate in the region of 500k per page or 2500k for Deep Zoom books.
Kiosks run under Windows XP, 7, Vista or 8 and require the .NET 3.5 SP1+ framework, which is not installed by default under Windows 8. Follow the installation guide for more information. By default, the TTP Content Management System generates kiosks that have no external dependencies. Media are local and the database contents are exported as local XML. This means a kiosk can be copied to a memory stick and run anywhere. It is possible, however, to configure kiosks to draw assets and metadata from a central server, which may be desirable if content is frequently changing. Contact us, for more information.
TTP Content Management System
The CMS is a standalone application that runs under Windows. By default it is configured to generate both web and kiosk versions and therefore requires a database connection. This can be the Armadillo TTP server, or one of your own. In either case, the CMS has to be configured to upload to that server which is done before we supply the CMS to you.