Instructions for preparing your signs for EMS
Event Management System (EMS) channels display emergency notifications on your active players. Alerts originate from IU Emergency Management & Continuity or their delegates on each campus.
Set up EMS alerts
To ensure your players are properly configured for EMS alerts:
On the PC acting as the sign, launch the companion app Content Player Configuration.
Navigate to the 'Channels' tab and expand the properties for Connection and Subscription.
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 the tab and confirm that the subscription is:
Screenshot example of the 'Channels' tab.
The "Status" column in the screenshot above indicates that the EMS channel is being monitored for changes. If all of the connection and subscription properties are in place and you are getting status messages, you should feel confident that your sign will receive and display EMS alerts. If you do not see the subscription or have incorrect connection properties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may request individual EMS testing for your digital signage. For questions regarding EMS testing, contact