The Andor 1
is a wirelessly synchronizing standalone media player that I developed for video art,
stage production, video walls, signage, and related applications.
I developed the software and platform and then partnered
with LZX Industries for manufacturing and distribution.
It can play seamless video loops or show still images,
and media can be easily switched with a single keypress on a USB keyboard, MIDI keyboard,
or the optional remote control. Multiple units used together can wirelessly synchronize
the playback of video files across multiple screens. The Andor 1 is simple to
use, but packed with professional features like an integrated playlist editor that supports
interactive playlists, video wall modes with bezel compensation, MIDI control, video
rotation options, and built-in video color test patterns.
The Andor 1 runs on the Raspberry Pi platform, and it achieves wireless frame-locked video sync with a proprietary,
self-negotiating Bluetooth LE protocol that I developed.
Raspberry Pi hardware has become ubiquitous,
and I plan to someday release the Andor 1 source code to ensure that Andor 1 players can
still be acquired for decades to come.