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.
Confirm screenshots are enabled by navigating to the Device tab, open the Maintenance settings section and verify Log screenshot every… is checked like the screenshot below. The time interval is usually set to 45 seconds.