Prepare your digital sign to display crisis communications
On this page:
Event Management System (EMS) channels display emergency notifications on your active players. Alerts originate from IU Emergency, Continuity & Planning or their delegates on each campus.
Set up EMS alerts
To ensure your players are properly configured for EMS alerts:
- In the Content Player Configuration tab, confirm the subscription of the EMS channel.
- Confirm that you have screenshots enabled for your player.
- Launch Content Player Configuration:
You can also launch the application from Content Player while it is running by pressing
- Confirm that your EMS channel is in the "Subscriptions" section in the bottom half of the "Channels" page. Depending on your campus, the channel name is "IUS_EMS", "IUB_EMS", "IUPUI_EMS", etc.
Expand the right border of thetab and confirm that the subscription is:
Indiana University\EMSuser@FWi:https://services.digitalsignage.iu.edu/FWiServices/Note:EMS servers were updated in December 2017. If you see different information for the connection, contact
Note the "Status" column and confirm that the "Last checked" value is for today's date.
Digital signage administrators periodically test EMS functionality university-wide and on specific campuses. You may also request individual testing for your digital signs. For questions regarding EMS testing, contact