Sun Ray as a Digital Audio Player
By ThinGuy on Mar 04, 2006
Find a few used Sun Ray 1's off eBay
Find some good cheap speakers
Download the free SlimServer (Runs on Solaris, Linux, etc)
Configure Sun Ray Server in CAM mode, have it run the Softsqueeze Player (extract to /opt/SoftSqueeze to follow how to guide)
Add your MP3 collection
Shake gently...and voilà you have instant digital audio player in every room in your house.
Follow this easy how to guide.
Not wired? Just add WiFi Ethernet Bridge (11b is fine) or use an electrical outlet solution.
No need for Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor on each Sun Ray as you can control the music selection for each Sun Ray via the SlimServer web page.
Want to take your music with you from room to room? Just run this with smart cards and as you hot desk, your music will follow.
Note while this example is for CAM, it could easily be done for normal Sun Ray deployments as an application for users to run. Imagine that instead of music, your SlimServer served up Podcasts or other digital audio formats.