Is there a way to send the display to a large LED TV monitor?

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I work at an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) we have a 5 in 1. Is there a way to send the display to a large LED TV monitor so the entire room of workers can see the display from the 5 in 1?

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Paul

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Rick

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While perhaps cumbersome, and not entirely inexpensive...

First, I guess you'd need an Internet Bridge/SmartHub.
Then you'd need a tablet.

There are devices that allow you to "mirror" the display of an iPhone/iPad (and I'm sure android device) to a TV with HDMI inputs.
You could get your Dashboard set up like you like and it'd work...

Look up "miracast". They are small "dongles" that plug into your TV and get the signal from your device.

Many are WiFi, but perhaps other methods.
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Larry Haas

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Phone/iPad needs AppleTV to cast to $100-150.  You can setup a personal weather station on  Wunderground via an AcuRite hub.  Then you can cast the Wunderground weather page to a $35. Google ChromeCast on any HDMI display.  Or if you can cast the MyAcuRite dashboard directly via Chrome browser.  But right now I don't think the dashboard is quite up to EOC requirements, in fact it sux :)
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Rick

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Larry,

There are "chrome cast" like HDMI dongles that work with iPad/iPhone.
The one I use is a $30 "EzCast".
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Hello Paul,

We do not currently have a way to show your station on a TV.  We will certainly keep in mind what you are looking for, for possible future products. Thank you and have a great day!
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Paul if your display is a PC connect unit I guess your could connect it to your PC and run the PC connect software(not sure of the names I use the bridge) and run the monitor off your PC then it would show whatever comes up on the PC or laptops display.
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George D. Nincehelser

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PC Connect doesn't show the details.  It's mainly just to download data from the internal loggers and/or forward streaming data to myAcurite.
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Ledrak

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sorry I thought it would.
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Rick

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But using PC Connect, you could then bring up the WEB app, no?

(I have a bridge, I never hooked up my display's PC connect to anything).
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George D. Nincehelser

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Yes.  If you're uploading data with PC Connect, you can bring up myAcurite.

Being an EOC, however, reliance on the "cloud" is probably not desirable.

What you could do is run one of the third-party apps attached to a USB display.   Weewx would work well here.  It could run on something like a Pi and the Pi could send it's HDMI output to the large screen.  It could all be self-contained so there is no reliance on outside resources during an emergency.

See http://www.weewx.com
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