Bahmni and Raspberry Pi 3(as thin clients)?


(Jarvis Jarvis) #1

I was wondering if anybody here used the Raspberry Pi 3 as thin clients or workstations, especially for wards use using WIFI connection to the server. Raspberry Pis run on Ubuntu. Anyone?

My apologies for I don’t know what type of category is my question.


(Darius Jazayeri) #2

I moved this to the #software:bahmni category. (Since the question is about Bahmni, it belongs here.)

You cannot use a Raspberry Pi as the server, as mentioned in this thread (which I know you already saw).

For the client, you really just need something that runs a modern web browser. I don’t know of anyone who has used a raspberry pi for this, but you could test it out and see. E.g. connect to the Bahmni demo server from that machine and see how it performs qualitatively.


(Jarvis Jarvis) #3

@Darius, Thank you regarding the RPi as a server, as it is obvious since Bahmni requires an octa-core machine and a minimum of 8GB of RAM. :frowning:

Anyway, am still acquiring a Raspberry to test it as a thin client. Will do let you know here how it goes…


(Sanjaya Poudel) #4

We tested Raspberry pi -3 Model B as the client. Few points we noticed.

  1. Slow response in comparision to chrome book.
  2. PACS image loads much of slower.

(Jarvis Jarvis) #5

@sanjayap, what OS are you installing on the RPi 3 Model B?

We installed Ubuntu 16.04 but unluckily, we encountered problems on the built-in WIFI. We want a wireless environment on this small hospital(considering the cost of installing wired connections)

We preferred Ubuntu among other OSes, because of its compatibility to mostly desktop printers(for printing reports).


(Sanjaya Poudel) #6

@jarvis Raspbian (Default OS) We are Bahmni User.


(Jarvis Jarvis) #7

I will try Raspian…Ubuntu is slow in accessing Bahmni


(Jarvis Jarvis) #8

Report: After installing several Linux distro on the Raspberry Pi and even the Pi 3 Model B, for me the RPi IS NOT recommendable for Bahmni thin clients…I opt to use the 2-in-1 stationary tablet that boots both Windows 10 and Android. On windows mode, Bahmni works very fine…you just have connect to a larger monitor via HDMI to have a good view of the Bahmni UI. Thanks @sanjayap


(Sanjaya Poudel) #9

I think thats the best way to go. We use chrome book with touch option available which is stable and are being used since 2 years. Chromebook is cheap and stable.


(Devin Mehta) #10

We have been very happy with chromebooks as well.


(Holt Read) #11

Hello…you really just need something that runs a modern web browser. I don’t know of anyone who has used a raspberry pi for this, but you could test it out and connect to the Bahmni demo server from that machine and see how it performs qualitatively.

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(Sanjaya Poudel) #12

Since image processing and vieweing xray images takes a lot of resource which is not possible from the PI machine. FYI we are using the Raspberry Pi 3 which is not stable in terms of uses (Lacks of memory)