EMS Channels are used to display emergency notifications on your active players. Alerts originate from IU EMC and/or their delegates on each campus.
Preparing Your Sign to Successfully Display Crisis Communications
Make sure your players are properly configured for EMS alerts by following these steps:
1. Confirm the subscription of the EMS channel via the Content Player Configuration “channels” tab. [Step 2]
2. Confirm you have screenshots enabled for your player. [Step 3]
Launch the Content Player Configuration application:
You can also launch the application from the Content Player app while it is running, by using the key combination control-c.
Confirm that your EMS channel is displayed 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 the 'Connection' tab and confirm the subscription is:
(EMS servers were updated in December, 2017. If you see different info for the connection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Finally, make note of the ‘Status’ column and confirm that the “Last checked” value is for today’s date.
Digital Signage Admins perform periodic campus-specific and/or university-wide tests of EMS functionality. You may also request individual testing of any of your digital signs. Contact email@example.com for any questions regarding EMS testing.