KulpLights ShowPlayer is a “ready to run” FPP device to make it quick and easy to get your show up and running. It consists of the Raspberry Pi4 2G, storage (see descriptions), high quality PWM controlled cooling fan, case, 3.5A power supply, and status display. Just connect it to your network, upload your sequences and configuration, and the show is ready to go.
There are three variants:
ShowPlayer Basic: this is a Pi4 in a quality metal case, PWM fan, 64GB SD card, OLED status display with push buttons, real time clock, power supply. For most users, this is all that is needed.
ShowPlayer SSD: this swaps out the SD card for a 240G SATA SSD drive. The case is larger (to allow space for the SSD) but is otherwise identical to the ShowPlayer Basic. The SATA SSD drive allows for faster boots, faster transfers, and potentially higher reliability. For very large shows, the extra transfer speed of the SATA may be desirable. The SD card slot is still available for easy future upgrades/updates.
ShowPlayer Touch: Instead of the metal case and OLED display with buttons, this uses a slightly larger plastic case with a 4.3″ touch screen. With FPP Kiosk mode installed, the FPP interface is available for status information, basic control, etc…. Note: there is no virtual keyboard at this time so clicks and such work fine, but anything that requires entering text (like the name of a new playlist) is not possible unless you add a USB keyboard. The display is HDMI connected and thus can also be used for things like an HDMI Virtual Display instead. Important caveat: Due to the way the touch screen connects to the Pi, the SD card slot is NOT user accessible without completely opening the case. It comes with FPP pre-installed on a 64G SD card and most upgrades can be done without access to the SD card slot. However, in the unlikely event that the SD card needs to be replaced or re-flashed, there will be extra steps needed to get into the case. Also note: the current version does NOT provide a real time clock and thus would require access to an NTP server for time.
Important Note Regarding Pricing: The pricing currently reflected on the page is based on continued availability of Pi4 2G models. When our supply of 2G models runs out, we may need to change to other Pi4 models which will affect pricing. 2G is more than enough for FPP and we’d like to continue offering them as they are less expensive as the 4G and 8G models, but availability of the 2G models continues to be challenging.