The Network Overview and Timeline are where you monitor your digital signs. The left-hand side is where you add locations, signs, templates, regions, and playlists. The right-hand side shows the timeline with content that plays at specified times.
Network Overview, Timeline, and Preview
In the Network Overview, items are organized in the same manner as a folder tree. The red building icon represents the Location of the digital sign. The location will be, at a minimum, the building where a sign is located.
You can also have more specific locations within the building, such as first floor, basement, etc.
The blue rectangles represent digital signs in the locations. Each location may have multiple signs. The orientation of the rectangle shows the orientation of the sign: vertical or horizontal.
The green icons represent Templates. Each digital sign must have at least one template.
In the Timeline view, there is a display of days and times. There is a vertical red line that shows the Effective Local Time (ELT). This line represents the current time on the machine. Click and drag the line to different times to preview content a different time.
Click the magnifying glass and move the slider to change the date range.
Using the Network Overview and Timeline together, you can see what is playing at specific times. Purple bars on the timeline represent when Templates play.
Yellow bars represent when Content plays.
Blue bars on the timeline represent when any Categories within a region play.
The preview is an easy way to test your content display before deploying to a content player. To preview your sign, click on the arrow icon on the upper right side of the Network Overview. The timeline view will be replaced with the preview.
The Design View displays the template layout with the crosshatches for each region.
In the Preview pane, you can use the buttons at the top to fast forward the sign, open the preview in a new window, or check details for content errors. Checking the Actual Size checkbox will show the content in the size of the actual digital sign.