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Digital Signage 101 - Basic Training - October 2019
This was the first training offered after upgrade and migration to the newest version which covered basic concepts, including new features in the latest version. Please note: There were no questions at the end of this training.
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If you have questions at all after the training this is the e-mail address to use if you have an urgent situation and it needs immediate attention. Like an emergency that relates to safety especially not an emergency where a professor needs to get their. News release out and you guys procrastinate in the last minute that's not enough that's not my emergency so if you do need to contact me please do directly and I will help you immediately otherwise normal support questions go through the email All right a little bit about the training today previously this training was a full day and I think that's way too much is too much information it's too much time movement so we have brought it down to hopefully 2 and a half hours. Which means we have to adjust how the training is done. And so yes the 2nd bullet point relates that the focus on the 90 percent and what I mean by that is most digital signs of the university are displaying images video and data feed so like a calendar or a News newsroom be. There are a lot of other things that science can do such as touch screen interactivity but those are the kind of topics that are going to take a lot of time to discuss and that we along gave our training today. So certain types of Peter's will be covered in another training in November that's going to be the bass training that will cover things like interactivity and other more advanced features of some of the more esoteric terror features like layouts which will we will talk about today. And I don't have all the answers to every question and if I don't I can find out what that answer is but I'll need to do that offline so contact us with any questions that we can answer today and I promise I'll get answers. This is our agenda it's pretty aggressive agenda for 2 and a half hours I'm not going to read it off to you just take a loot I mean briefly here we are in our introduction at the moment we're going to talk about the content player which is you were actually digital sign that's the name of the software for playing content. F y i Cloud is the big new thing that will be talking about it's very exciting it simplifies the process of working with digital signs you don't need to be reliant on web server anymore it's going away anyway so you can host all of your content in the cloud is very convenient and you can connect to those assets dreadfully to. In content manager Web That's the next goal of. Templates are how you delineate. How content displayed on the sign is kind of the real estate of the sign. You may have a main slide region or region for weather center. Content types will be going into each and every one some who are more than others. And there are some content types of that share common premieres and I'm taking a new approach to training today by showing you those common features that you recognize them in each different topic. So. Continuing on with more content types and then at the end we'll talk about playlists and channels all right. What we won't be covering today is interactive features and functions an example being way binding I know there are some of you very interested in this and we by name has improved in the new version but we won't be getting into that because that's a time consuming discussion we will be talking about transitions because I'm not a big believer in them just personally speaking they are not predictable the behavior I've experimented with. The transitions are is how if you have to template schedule for the day how it may have some kind of animation like a fade in or of a doubt go from one set of content to the other they don't work predictably so we're not going to discuss them more advanced aspects of the layout it or the layout editor. Relates to feeds data feeds and how to make them look nice on the sign instead of just you know a boring texter ascii text so layout editors very sophisticated and can do some interactive things it can also do sorting but we won't be getting into that simply because of the time crunch scripts we won't be discussing that that's also going to be in the advanced training as well as for women's own markup language they have their own markup language. I know a lot of you are very interested in tablets and smart T.V.'s but that involves some danced techniques as well and so that's going to be saved for the next training. Another reason for this is we don't have a smart t.v. yet that we have tested and used ourselves and I would like to do that before I try to demo and train. There's an asterisk next to this and that is maybe have time permits that and we might discuss it a little bit because it is a very compelling future Same with previous members so we were on the current system which is $5.00 I would like to avoid talking about the differences between them because as I said this training is for newcomers it's designed to boast of new voters but even I admit it will be a challenge not to talk about previous stuff. We're going to try to avoid but. We'll see how that goes why are we switching Well it's been a long time so we need to switch is long overdue 5 point one was is the current version we're using and we're moving to 5.10 that is probably the span of to have years of use it's the content manager is now in browser. Interface and the manager content template is through the web. There is a it's no proof of occasion versus what you may have used before you are parties or. We also have now access to the f.b.i. asked or and will talk about ass. We as administrator is only have access to this store this may change the permission structure in the cloud it is still being developed and so we're hopeful that we can provide you know the ability at least to go look in the in the store you can actually go look on the website store at the apps but I'm just going to tell you right now I'm a little underwhelmed by apps cloud based content library is a beautiful thing and we're going to see this in detail how the support for Android and i o. us. It's wonderful I've tried it out and we're looking forward to using it we won't be covering it today same as smart T.V.'s with or it's just something that is so new and even I can confidently say that it's even new for 4 wins they only have a handful of. Piece of hardware that they know we're it's it's definitely in the beginning stages but I know a lot of people are interested in him too and I want to get into not only the. Smart T.V.'s but the interactive touched displays. Ok so let's start with the basic stuff this is. A graphic of how a digital signage system works or at least this one so it is definitely based on the cloud now and that's the central component of our digital signage system is this cloud library so you can see that new sign manager they have the ability to manage content through their web browser application called Content Manager web. And that's where they can work on template content settings and when they deploy that content meaning deployment means to push the content to their size to deliver it to their size this is actually going to deliver 1st to the database in the cloud and then designs are set up to hold or new deployments there's a polling interval so that interval is usually a few minutes and the sounds denoted in red here on the right pull those deployments accordingly to the polling in a real gift there is nothing to pull they don't pull anything you say so there's a new development I need to upload anything that's new it will cash that content typically until it right now is that a new piece of content a new version of that content is available and will automatically upload it to the side there's no intervention needed by design manager which is very very nice. Designs and also we're going to talk honestly once they've been deployed to their constantly checking for new deployments or new dates of individual images or videos or fees and they can also bring in content from outside the network i.e. network that's the. Eye color on the right you can have staff that simply in upload the content to the cloud that's also a beautiful thing they don't need to be trained. To the extent that you guys are to upload files simply to your library. For the i t pros in the room I am going to tell you that you're going to be very happy with them you said it does not involve active directory service anymore. The same thing was in the and now I'm breaking my own rule in the past the way to life is a machine meant we had to push that license remotely from our stations to yours that's no longer needed we simply give you a deployment Aidid and invite code you plug that into your machine connects and you're done there's a extensive checklist that we have on the documentation side provides the pros I think there's going to be vastly vastly reduced and so you can see here on the right this is kind of the dialogue if you can expect you can see where I put in the deployment id your polling intervals so far on this machine is 5 minutes I've. You may want to use 3 you may want to use 10 you may want to use an hour it depends on how quickly you want your size to change over after deployment it may not be needed that he has to be in need. The connection properties are inherited so. I'm sorry the connection properties are something we provide to you in a separate document so you'll be able to plug in those same username password and you basically got. So we won't look at that in detail today because that is something that I usually work with id pros and so if you I to pros have any advice about that. There's the ball in your ball it is that interval of how often the player checks to play the server in the department. And depending on how quickly he decides you may shortly that. Ok let's get this out of the way. Now we're working in the web and there is no undo functionality like you would have in a terrible typical desktop like. So luckily in this set out you can download your own assets to back them up so you can see I right clicked on my repository I'm studios and the download option is just underneath and above delete. So if you feel like you might make a mistake now of course when you delete something you're always warned Are you sure so just be careful. Here is no undo. So this is a kind of a look at the cloud library this is the u.r.l. cloud account and when you log in you will always be putting in your email this is how the vendor determines which instance you belong to you may have seen this in other venues systems we manage like live whale where they need some way of identifying which system you belong to and then you will be brought up to Kaz prompt him into your normal as logon. I didn't know you of the cloud and we will look at this in real time here this Saturday but this is a view of typical view of your library in c. you have a folder and then some items in that folder you crave holders. For each item in the library there is a. Inspector on the right which allows you to even add it. Grab the content met your claim. And please know this Replace function here that is very or you'll want to use that when you replace a file on the server and once again I'm breaking that rule in previous with previous methods you would just have the same name violent you would throw that back up on your web server count and the site automatically sees it there's a new announcement one and uploads it that's not going to work in the system you have to use the Replace will talk about that already. Once you upload assets to the library then you also need to connect them to content items in the content manager and we'll look at that in detail as well. You can see here. This little in the green box to the left is this icon will be using a lot as the location u.r.l. icon and that will bring up this 2nd dialogue. And you can see that in this system you can select your content directly from your library it's awesome. Ok so you can see there's 3 tabs your content then that's the Republican Tory in content manager and cloud library biz is. My folder p.c. had a team of change as I knew studios as we changed our name and the properties announcement to Jade. I've put in green is replaced by kind of demonstrated that is how you're going to change out any particular image that you have loaded into the library and look at this. So just a few more strings of to go where you will be seen. Actually I take that back this is a master screen to show you what I see as an admission you will not see these items but I want to give you an idea of how I actually had users so I can manage users and groups just like we did in the previous estimates that we are creating all the security groups in the cloud now so. We can also look at your devices in the cloud and the monitor permissions structure is such that it's all or nothing so only admins can see this stuff but I want to give you kind of a peek at it so you can see what is possible I am hoping that in the future the ability to go look at each side can be a permission based structure so that you can see all of your signs and use some of these functions to talk about. Like replay or checking logs clearing the cache that would be a very useful thing for an i.t. pro to be able to do without my intervention I'm pretty sure that will come about actually apps so have certain kind of the new promise. Of. Pre-made content and you just plug in some settings and it works. Unfortunately my my take on it so far is this is underwhelming there's not much offered yet I couldn't find anything that had real practical use for the university if you find something that's compelling that you want to use let us know I've added a few passes examples in the Republican Tories in content manager and you're welcome to try them out one of them is a weather app and we'll be talking about that in detail here a little bit but. As much as I would. I think there is potential for that at the moment I think still in the beginning stages and they have still a lot of work to get to make it a compelling option. So yes when you log in to the content manager web you'll be putting in your email address to log in you'll be met with. Kaz log in. Duo all of that good stuff and that is how you get into either cloud or content manager web. Now we're about to go look at continental weather and I want to give you a brief overview of what the interface looks slide and what every item here does. You can see in the upper left there is this little floppy disk icon that is for saving your work that we do that often. Saving to deploy is kind of a 2 step I want to deploy usually Well not usually but often you want to deploy after you say something so that's just a one button. Press to do 2 things this recycle icon next to it is just refreshed recession because multiple people might be working in the system and if you want to be current with what is available maybe a colleague has just added something and you will see it yet you want to refresh a session. Over on the right is the preview window and one is for template viewing and one is for full preview the blue buttons have a viewer is just showing the wire frame of your template it shows all the regions or room of the tickler region that you've clicked on it will show it in a very basic. Proxy type of view the great button for preview is full preview so you can prove your site and all of its content or one item of content so you can. Click on one out of a content and preview it's to severely. In the bottom half are the repository he's now we're seeing here when I see an ad movie so you will see probably less you'll see only what is relevant to you and with your permission to. And in the 2nd tab your templates and in the 3rd have our apps. This is. Ours So let's go let's actually go take a look. It's. All. Ok so I shared with you a virgin links document. By email if you saw that if you didn't get it let me know and I'll send you the link This is the u.r.l. to log in to the contact manager. And like I said we're going to put in. Signing it with a different email today and see what we will look like for a single user. Or go now. One bit of information here regarding the browser. Since I know that 4 wins is their plan is to go completely browser based and they're going to retire the desktop client. So they're still working on things and there are some browser glitches if you will there are going to be convenient but they're not deal breakers So normally the way this should look it is a little bit different this is not moving correct so the way to get around this is to click this triangle which obscures the bottom have to bring it back and now we have a typically would see. There are other little browser bugs and I want you to report them to me as you see them but nothing has been so bad that you can't get your work in just a little bit of an annoyance so here we see we have our content Terry's this is war not for this user I'm studios' templates are kept here. And apps now I need to change permissions to give this user apps so brutally go here. Bear in mind you're seeing what avenues of this is interesting these are the 3 browsers that are occasionally supported I'm using Firefox. For the admin interface so I see a lot more here what I want to show your ass These are the apps we have installed so far this weather app is probably the most useful but there are few mothers I would have going to screen feed out of this is like a commercial product and I think we need to pay for the actual budget now the so I may just end up ruining this one you are in so we'll talk more about this weather applet here. But this is the repository area I can add a new category if I want to and that would be this make more sense here content. To go back to the actions of the user. On and. And I can add new content at any category I can schedule an item but you need to have that selective 1st to get the properties of an item to have this elective urse import this is b. I'm using to you for migration purposes and we'll talk about that at the end. Delete and therefore I say. So if we open up our internal see what items we have so far and we can connect these items to content in the cloud library and we will do that here. So let's take a look. At a network tree so this user has permissions to this location i.e. studios having any number of signs here underneath giving them names we're going to work with trading down the rakli going to build a sign today we're going to build a template Rena's I'm content to do it and deploy it. So we'll be doing that for this site here. Yeah this is here we go with the difference icons that you saw in the overview. I can schedule new content I have to have that select Properties here as well. And a useful item is the we. Will be talking about timelines here. Is network monitors very useful if you want to check the status of your regimes. Sometimes it may take a little bit of time to get those statuses and you're always refreshed to get new status so right now you can see the trend down the signs in his status I have some issues with my Dell laptop. It shows last we're on the receiving end of the useful information that might be good for troubleshooting things. You need to be careful with this of course now I experimented with a political clout and I think this is just kind of a shortcut loaded cloud I don't recommend using it use the poor all the cloud or And let's go take a look at that now. So I can walk in and has decided I'm gonna eat and I can see here in the dashboard I have access to the library and this quick access section are literally just quickly to with wetness this is getting to content matter where allocation which we've already got open or to the. F y r user community. That isn't actually. Fairly useful resource. On that note if you feel like you're not getting answers from us I need to know that but please do not contact 4 wins yourself directly we need to act as liaison for any escalations So if you need to if you feel like you're not getting. Answers to some issue definitely contact me directly and then we will talk and I will escalate your issue to the fore when the 2nd 2 years. But this user community is very actually very helpful there is a knowledge base there is our discussions there are webinars there are recorded there so I would definitely recommend using. Those go to the library. So I'm signed in as the sun you can see the south tower block out from that pull down menu it is critical stuff. There is a navigation grid here that you saw before. So we have studios has little. Positive or your library and I have a few items here we're going to close some items to it here in a 2nd. So I have a set up over my video we need to look at that and here is his story here and I also created a shared area that will be using for campaigns not just has random things here now but when we run campaigns those items will be in this shared area. And it will also be in a shared repository in content web. So this is really easy stuff to do list do it I'm going to add a couple of assets right now so over here on the right uses plus new buttons. And you haven't noticed this many I can make a new folder as a holder I can create a table be talking about tables that really awesome play wizard cool too. But we're going to have load. Import from regatta relays that a firestorm will be skipping that. Arrives to have a static downloads. And. This. Sort of thing is. Ever go sample kids. Are in a lot of this actually or a. Preserve that are very new Ed and you look progress. Indicator. Grade Ok so that has been outvoted and I can use that on the side now I think I'd like to up close more files. And I have a video here. Is. You know is there a rather large interest here. Area. The. That's a pretty big video. So I would say do you not want to load really large files it makes it difficult for the signs I mean they will eventually download and catch them but playing back to Africa by video is produced site is probably not the best idea as Probably because this is you have it's a 3 minute video so this is not the greatest choice but it's good for Democrats as. You say I'm just going to have all that. M.p. for is definitely the best format for video we'll be talking about that when we get to the video section I just want to head national Now that may take a little bit of week in Wales. So that's basically it's pretty intuitive interface. You can go there and look at the properties of each item so order to preview them. So yeah if I have to have a gay celeb right now I can you edit it I can get the content manager lame. I can replace that with a new version that's what I was talking about earlier and I can download it for backup. Or I can move the to a different folder or I can delete it so you have these times you're on the right for each piece on. Let's go to that sample case image down to a piece to a content I hear. Going to add this to I studio's. A new content. Image. And here we see the typical properties dialog will be talking about this dialog in detail is going to move quickly though and grab this he's. So going directly now to hear your content bins and maybe you already have established an image here that doesn't make sense the only time it makes sense to go your own tendency is in the context of like a background image. And also that when you're building the site. I can go directly to my cloud library in the 2nd and navigate that item that I just. Uploaded. So it's not showing the upload that I just did and can you guess why it is because the session used to be Refresh Refresh the session. And try this again at a new content now Alternatively I can select the studios where. And use this but there's usually a couple of ways of doing things. And you get an aim call this case. And hopefully they're just so there it is the one thing I. Own a higher content buyer. Ok. So now we see the one. Unselected. And that's all 5 for now. Now well we're successfully connected that image in the cloud to a content item in the manager and this is something that you would implement on a site Ok. So here is our sample case now Alternatively you can also grab the content manager laid out you typically or. Go back. And I could properties of this item. Go back to our location and go to you are out and flooding here now turns out that that's exactly what's in there it knows that's the id the content manager link but you know for demo purposes I'm going to raise it. Plus or as you might guess. And pacing in the continental like that is equivalent to picking it up from the out by her mouth but what's important here is this hashing behavior depending on the type of content you'll want to apply the appropriate caching behavior. Unfortunately that if I was talking from deployments or that's not the best choice for an image the best choice for an image is download network book Asian deployment and we'll talk specifically We'll talk more specifically about what caching behaviors are and why you should choose one over the other but essentially this is down to the network location of deployment what it says download this when is when this image comes up in the play list and cache it. So I can play back easily any time I want and check for updates check for if there is a new version of the same file that there is automatically uploaded. So that's important and will be in more detail about that as well. And now in my case also the exactly the way he did the get to Bob out of us just say you. Can. Hear my voice because it is. All right. Before we go on to templates are there any questions. There was a question. Of emergency questions Ok that's a question that we'll save for the end. That is not on topic at the moment so we'll wait wait on that one thank you for being patient but we need to keep moving I'm trying to follow on what I'm trying. Or it's a lot more and harassing Ok good question I thought that would come up the relevant links pertinent links document is something that will be a lot more useful to you after the training and once we get you into the system so keep keep that. For future purposes the reason I say share that with you so that you'll have it when you're ready to actually start working that's a great question I thought that would come up so you. Some of you may already be in maybe early adopters and some of you are not and so you may not be able to log in right away Question Any other questions Ok. We're going to talk about templates now and we will be creating a template templates are the wire frame of the site they define where content goes you can create regions where images video and data few data feeds are displayed and we're going to create one but let the group leader overview so to create a new template is kind of what we saw when I was creating new content to go to Europe was Terry and heater click the atom template button in the navigation or you can right click and add through the right click context menu you'll see over to the right the main template properties and I have outlined in green that you need items that are shared. We're going to talk about how one pram matters and how we share crossing our system but here you have a sequence region. And playback background color background player background color background color for the template and background location so the player background color is the background for the entire side. The background color for the template is separate I'm not really sure whether the 4 winds thinking was here for all practical purposes you mainly interested in the background color example. Background location is an image and we are going to use that in our demo today you'll be using an image as our background for a sign. Of displacement graphical balance you can see that if you go to. The properties of the background color you'll see is a lot of movies or if there is you know also just passive t.v. So to have transparent items. The small pop up in the middle on the bottom shows that you can actually select from your cloud library what image it is that will act as the background. Let's talk really quickly about the sequence region so when you create every June on a sign up in you'll have one that's called Main or your main content area where you're putting images that maybe rotates really. That region can be used to tell the system that when you are done with all all of the items listed in that region that it moves on to the next template you can have multiple templates scheduled for the day maybe you have one for the morning and one for the afternoon. That's done with scheduling but maybe you have to temp list that you just want to loop after each other so the way that you control that is with the sequence region so very often that sequence region is going to be your main region where all of your slides resides at let's say 12 slides and it gets to Slide 12 because it's in the sequence region is it's telling system go on to the next template Ok. Now by the way this is live data is going to be available for you guys for people future reference when they get here and. Let's make a basic template. Create a basic template with 4 regions this is the 90 percent was talking about a main reading for images and videos a calendar region that's going to have a Davey. Whether region will use the app and see how that goes and I have some fun stories to tell you about that and. Not everybody's into to get a god like them. And that is also. Dan De Fede great Ok So that is it into this very 1st time. And I just want to show you the a little bit further what we're going to be creating So this is the inside that we're going to create or at least some of looking like this and you can see I've got a background image we talked about that we're going to apply this background again image crazy shop. Guy main region the weather region held a region and newspaper region. All right and a background kind of post too you know designed the regions around it. And. There are so route out again to do this but I want to give you the overview of what we're doing we're going to create a new template we're going to apply a super amateurs and then we're going to get into layout of that template now layouts are common to the entire system they are also used for data. But in this case we're going to be creating a template. And the region properties can also be manipulated. Within this haters so let's get down to business. Ok so we're going to create a new towns go to a template is going to select our. You may belong to several. It's possible you might walk several positive Henri's So you want to selected 1st and then add a new title you'll be met with the properties of the view there's a name. For a. Company. And we'll just read you go through some of these items we're going to talk more in detail about them but you can give description that's just an internal note to yourself label don't even worry about it I don't think it works sequence region we just talk about that and then the size this is important. Typical flat screen displays are 10 a.p. or 1920 by 1018 and that happens to be the default in the system because it is so common. And then the recurrence this is how you schedule the template we'll be talking about this here a little bit variables relating to activity what is it that. We will not need a background color we do need a background in. So. I can actually just select that image directly. But I mentioned this earlier that this is actually the contexts where it makes sense to go to your content if you already have an image that is appropriate to be the background image Ok now here's another browser quirk it looks like this is not showing everything is actually 6 roll a scroll window and I don't know why they didn't occupy the rest of this I don't have a feeling they will improve the user experience in these windows actually so I have. Lots of stuff to share in fact I already have this image ready for us to use so I'm going to do for more content that you know Ok. We can do stuff with a template like it is layout that's what we want to do next. So we're going to go to. Layer. And there's my background. So. This is kind of review a little bit about the interface here you can go to properties and get properties for this. Template background color background location. That is available previously when you are creating it. We can add a new region zoom in an hour delete regions now here is the exception there is no new within this matter and that is bank that got us there so you do have a new in this case here the rest of the system. You can copy regions. And if you establish some kind of format to the region you can face that format into another region let's create a new a new region is going to be our main region now I. Even see that region has been added down here in this little paper now there are a couple ways to get the properties I already have in this region here I can right click it and get properties or I can go here and select as Ranch I'm. Going to give it a new name. Call again. There's no other things I can do here I can change the positioning of the region at pixel accuracy x. and y. coordinate. Text Format this can be come. Useful if you put down a few in here who will talk about our specific area so I've created a new region and I named it main and I would like to resize it I could use the region properties to resize it if I wanted to but I can also just do this in sort of the with the we've got an. Increase my Zoom site and see it better and I'm going to go outside and see the route orders and of all. For studies of those killed in a movie down and this little trail here allows me to resize the handed person to the region so that's pretty good I'm fairly happy with that right now at least this is out of the region reading 2 will make this the weather. Resized. Do it he said name. Me made typos because I'm not used to. Working with a flat screen monitor and being 10 feet away I studies or walking there so calender will be hard that is reading all that region. And also change from fact relationship both these regions The Because you made the leg layering things this is a very simple template reviewing I've seen really amazing templates for the loss of regions some of them just for terrorists so we have our reading 3 whether painted or the Greek a stain of this calendar. Also you can scroll so let's say I do want to be have a little bit more accuracy in my movements I can scroll through the outer right. Although this there is no scroll bars you just have to know this you can use your mouse. Button and then to scroll are disappearing as you're doing it. Kind of like the back or if you zoom to get stuck. Decide. And I for my dear here down here. Sizes. To use. Their. Nice lush Americans on. Wheels at 1st you'll be tempted made everything very symmetrical and balanced I can tell you that eventually you will be making a mess or at least changing the position so that the actual content is in the position that you really want so it bursts Ok to go with this group. Let's you know Ok and say. All right so now we have a template that we can assign to. And the way that you do that is you can bring it up to whatever side it is that you wish to apply content so I'm going to take this training template we've created. More crowds or we're news it's not showing all of my regions at the moment. So you know you may try. Collapsing in read over and you're still not showing to yourself let me know about these things number according to the Vatican but in any case we can handle the pressure. On you know it's been hit or miss I'll have to miss than this but you know see and. So yeah we will stay on top of the better to fix these things they absolutely are going to continue to improve the browser experience so I look on this template writing down will solve it. Or go maybe move in the air so. Stage is to make sure we're saying. Let's edit the layout sure that we still have all the stuff that we did. Ok so. I have been experiencing these things from time to time it's not it's not good but it doesn't happen all the time so let's try this again and I have the regions where and we're not going to worry about naming them right away because what I say. Or. Let's. Say this. I've got read to you after. All right so I think I'm going to do. What I have done. In previous situations like this is to rebuild the browser. I may try just read the page 1st it's. Hard to read the. Same thing here again. We're going this. Right. This is you know now you see I'm looking at the Yahoo template preview here. This is. Here sure we say this well luckily I already have had it with were built so if we have to be on this here say this. You know all right so I'm not going to try and slaughter. And have horses let's. All go back here. And drought. Or this. Back So this is the wireframe proxied sort of look and we can preview it as well but we don't have any reason to use. Conscious eyes have seen yet. All right. Ok so let's get back to. Our presentation. Ok. Are there any questions about templates. I'm sorry the layout editor damage we as a group has as I hoped but I know on my machine browsers work fine could be the machine attribute browser version let me know about these things and we will get it all worked out. Any questions about templates online. There was a question about the cloud library assets on how to handle assets. But will will. Work for that. Do you want to go ahead and tell me use this is a question a yes is is. Is a cloud library a new feature so and Chad I am sure that he has said that it's a new feature and now recommending that whole asset be stored in the cloud but if there is a legitimate reason for still keeping assets on the web server side hoes that still. Need to be u.r.l. you will not be able to point to local files that's something you won't be able to do any more if you have a question it is not going to post but for the record the issues with the select group be a appropriator a report issues for you how to link to it. I mean yes because the advantage of that is everybody gets to. Participate. Largely email me these things too so I have a record. I think slack is more appropriate for a kind of community discussions I them how do I do x. y. or z. Has anyone. X. y. or z. going up or for emergency request what I what I responded to was that still go ahead and send a message to sign with herbs and I think then that the next escalation of staff is to try to. Do. Tried to call Mark I mean that sending that info account for marking out on p.t.o. So we have we have 33 team members that have access to the footprint space also. Has our cell phone number so if it's after hours or on it we can keep them to can contact them. So. We're talking like Americans contact and not have to sign or lie cloud is down and all the signs are not working so our displaying are not displaying anything because this isn't. A. Land line yet so that it will discuss that old that. At the end but it is a cloud based system so we can do you we could every system goes down from from time to time so if it goes if it goes down. And you know the stuff is blank on then yes that's kind of that as an emergency that we need to. Know where we need to good go ahead and get a hold of or within them they need to get ahold of Amazon and you know. It is it is on Amazon and it should be as reliable as possible but nothing is 100 percent reliable right and all that delay they have 99.9 percent but not under. The. Ok here we. Want to give you my user. The mark to be the other question was about migrating templates I know that's that's something that you'll you'll talk about. Argo. Right. So this is this is worst kind of demo and that is that. We are in charge of compiling all her missions now you will not have to go to you know I t. pro. Or an actor rectory security bridge anymore we're going to replicate those groups in the cloud and then you'll be able to work with us directly and the only reason you need to work with i t support is to have a content player software installed and set up where you. Are. Really. This is. Just common saying from the fact yes issues prove. Rouser weirdness. And but I'm a good cooking sherry already have some pretty baked ideas to demonstrate. And that's what we have here is this I'm going to build. And we have our weather app in that one region said it was Ok so. Let's get back to our presentation. Ok. So. In the system there are many common features and plan leaders and the new documentation site that we are publishing tonight will have the articles oriented in this fashion according to these on teachers because once you know all of these common features you'll know what to do in all of the other content types that have those features Let's talk about them real briefly that these features are name description but cation u.r.l. durations and Page durations recurrence that's for scheduling. Caching behavior this is how the player catches your content or does not. Update you know what relates to the individual content items how often they are updated and layouts layouts are common throughout the system we're going to talk about each one of these things in detail all right once again you see this location folder icon Gilliss that's how you get to that set of properties. So discretion pretty self explanatory give it a descriptive name that you can buy layer. This scripture is optional is used to provide an extended version. You you are smart to use it because you can find it if you have lots and lots of content you need to find later there is a temple of by Peter and that used to look at who's version as well as the name. So you r.l. is always the sort of connector to any content item local files you cannot connect to through the content manager web and we prefer that we want you to use the cloud to manage your content. And you can connect directly to asses in the cloud Library in that 2nd tab but if you want to control the casual behavior you need to go to the u.r.l. tab. Duration So the format is hours minutes and seconds and often you'll be dealing with stuff in seconds or minutes. It's determined is used to determine how it was reading back how long a piece of cotton are placed before switching to the next scheduled content. So where there's multiple items at all the region the 1st place for is a sign duration then the next one and the next one it is patterned in using till all of items are played in that region and it will continue to play in addition to news loop unless there is a a sequence region in the sign and another template following it if there is no sequence region at the side it's never going to switch to the next template so keep that in mind if you're going to use several different templates so you can have several different layouts of content displaying throughout the day you must use a sequence region if all you want to do is look good if you want to schedule those templates at very specific times that it's done with recurrences. When duration boxes I'm sad to become to play this indefinitely unless no one can you know rocks. Ok so for images you should separation for videos if you want them to play until the end you do not set a direction. It has an inherent native duration place of the end and it goes on to the next item. So this behavior also varies on and some files like Power Points in p.s. and data feeds multiple pages or slides which you know decoration sags and in that case you may be using page to ration. Ok so typically for power points let's say. You have 20. And actually we'll talk about this in detail about power points because they have their own inherent durations in transitions that can be authored by those software but a p.d.f. is probably the best example of that is each page needs a duration. M.P.'s are a great way to deliver content because you can combine images and text. Recurrences we were actually inside us or heard says here is sad but you'll see here in this little graphic the riot we have to templates we're going to do this actually ourselves is we're going to have a morning template and an afternoon template and this is a graphical. Display of that when you click on the timeline so if you were to go to assign click it and include timeline button this is the grab you're going to see and you can slide through the schedule with a little slider on the left. So he's totally content I don't mean a template come to a positive force contain a defaulter curds and that is play all the time $24.00 seventh's so most people that's all they want anyway. You don't have to do anything Ok it's only if you want to schedule it's usually templates that are scheduled it makes the most sense to you schedule over 10 minutes so once it's have the reader know that item is Gadol users may have to leave modify recurrences for those visited instances of those have over a specific content I don't think it's very useful to schedule content items unless you really want to make life complicated. Scheduling Temple's make sense of the morning and afternoon or 3 difficult ones that just loop. That definitely is a legitimate real case so yeah. Returns get it was a based on the cost of the individual players and so make sure that it's set to the right time. And then there's a color scheme for all of you. Who are content as when you see them timeline. Let's set up 2 occurrences that go out here. Ok so I add my template. In my training. And I just couldn't add another one right here when he demonstrates he needs. You know where I'm floating this. Ok so now I have 2 tablets into my training demos. And I want to modify the schedule in this deal actually I think what I download earth is demonstrators out. There about. Rights and now I'm going to write a clip and go to recurrences now there's the default recurrences already here play all day all the time you know delete that created you Republicans Ok so I want to play just there's lots of things to do there unless the list let's go over it you can be all day yes the default no and that is what we had when we started out we don't want that we want. To start at a certain time so we're going to check all day. And then they say for morning we want to start at. 12 am and the End Times going to be had 11. 12 pm. Here. Some of these fields for them expect accurate text entry. Ok so 12 am to 12. No and 8 we're not going to share any of these other things but I did want to show you this You Tube hours this is going to be a day late I can go weekly. And she's wished a occurs on I don't see a real case that I you for this maybe. Monthly. Even further you can say further Monday very much indeed or Monday very 3rd past whatever day so you can check or you can define a pattern pretty granular we walk Ok you have some. Copy paste options here we're going to use this because we're going to create another returns for other template but let's set it up properly 1st so we want 12 am to 12 now in day Ok great I'm going to copy this in the clipboard you know he's in charge next to ours so we have. Got. More browser fun stuff. And. A nice now Yes Ok So we have our repurchase added and well here now I can look at this recurring snap on merry go ahead and add the other one we're going to lead to evolve. And we want this one to start. Pm. And end at 12 am. Right. Now I forgot that I had a piece this so I could do that was just go ahead and paste it down the street and those were because I had a little ledge that's. All right Ok Now let's look at our time like some of the I'm going to select my player this sign and go talk to. Yeah that's. Ok so yeah I slid both of templates and now I can see that. One template is playing 1st half the day and the 2nd one is playing 2nd it. Makes sense. Go All right so now if I were to deploy this content for example demo would play in the morning in this play in the afternoon. Say we're back to our presentation Ok any questions about recurrences. So good and has distinct. Time like 12. pm he likely did not all shrug Yeah I just I mean I could've made it 1 am to how I felt I could chase it chosen any time alleys out but I guess it's like the screen is played this place for one and I don't. Know it's going to play the 1st one is going to play from 12 am to new and the 2nd is going to play from 12 new trove am I midnight. That makes sense. Are any other questions about occurrences greater well. Actually here another common predator only knows the planet behavior so I'm breaking my rule about previous stuff in the bat is what it is called and the actual behaviors have been renamed. What we have now is coming from a client server it is just copies it straight to the machine and that's it and that's not very useful as I've got to deploy it every time I want to change something it's far better machines to automatically poll those deployments and all you do is update your content in the cloud and replace items in the cloud. So you got some of the. Cashiers listed here usenet were who cation. Usenet were vocation no cache download from the network location at runtime and our local network patient had department talk about the specific area. Covered in The Closer is what I just mentioned is any changes in whatever current user to deploy again that's the main point so. Be cognizant of that I think in most cases you're going to be choosing download from the network location at run time or the network vocation and deployment and the reason for this is the player store the content unit hash. And so you can easily play back but it also checks for new updates so let's say you have this slide from human resources and you want to update that slows new information you go up to the cloud and you replace that image in the library beside automatically says knows there's a new image and uploads it automatically and that's all you have to do no redeployment. The only difference between run time developing his running time is it's not going to do that actual upload to sign into Will it comes up in the play list. I would almost rather have it do it at a point so it's there it's ready to go and it comes time to play that. Usenet we're hooked Haitian. Is something that we used to recommend for daddy. I now recommending that he use. Downloader network location at run time for data feeds Ok. Using network location has problems and in fact using chemical Haitien of cash adds more traffic to the network because constantly going every time it plays that item it's grabbing it off the from the never never catches a so that means it's always good multiple times throughout the day bunch of signs are set up that way we've got a problem so be cognizant of that I would say avoid usenet were vocational cash. And I did that previously we were advocating the use that or daddy's proper cash. Behavior his network location and. Now on this earth you'd be in the bottom left you see the update interval is something similar to the polling interval cities museum Cashen and relays casually because that interval relates to how often the sign checks to see if there is a new version of that piece of content so. Be mindful of checking too often but also you might overlook having that be too long like an hour you want to update immediately you're going to wait an hour before that image actually appears on her side and that's why I've hired the top of those properties for the dateable there that's an example of a one hour interval. So yes the Ok Nicholas on individual content items in Content Manager well controlled interval is the content of checks the source u.r.l. for the dated version only applies to these. Casual behaviors that actually does work on Usenet record ation. So you can have an interval for something like a. 0 h.t.m.l. object a website in your point probably best to use network location Ok any questions of to this point because we're going to get into some detail here it is 11 o'clock I think we're still pretty good. And yeah we're pretty good all right this is probably the most blame the training so layouts you already saw high end of what that looks like with the temple layout where you're delineating regions but data feeds also require layouts so when you bring in a raw r.s.s. feed you want to take those articles and and that data is coming in and make it look nice and that's how you do it with use layouts to do this more actually could do this in overtly works in the browser but I've already created the item. So this applies to live data syndicated feeds content. But it also applies to whether object. Which part about. Dating time can also be manipulated in the same way so in order to get these items there's a couple of ways to do it you go to the properties and for items that are political to layouts you will see this layout row and you click on the ellipse as icon to get to the layout Alternatively you can also right click on an item to get to the layout. These are some of the screens you'll see so the one in the center is the main layout design area. And the other half or your static fields that are in grade the data has been digested by the feed are these items in white hot black a description I will. In the middle is the actual word area and it will be as you saw previously these little. Corner and handles are how you resize each field you can right click on the field to get to property so it's very similar to what we saw in the template layout are Ok. So with regions you know ply formatting you can say this region is going to be displaying a date need to decide how that date is displayed there are multiple flavors of date display and time display. When you look at stuff or time object. Ok we're. Going to talk we're going to get into Layout now. Ok so yeah it will suck it will the time out so you're out after a certain amount of times when you sign that again. Remember is this. Ok for the Stuart Little. Thing. Back to where. It refers to what we are going to be using. There are regions and here I am content to these regions. So I want to use data to this one I'm going to go grab a data feed. And if you're familiar with it live well you know living in. There's a little tool. Called the form builder or Susie The Beatles are going to go there and grab a power feed. I think what I'd like to do is use our group by studios. That we are. In the people who are given to the auctions Jason r us ask either of these people were individual signage you just need to make sure and indicate that when you're using a piece of a graphic this very well. And we're going to create a new. Life out there talking about the lived out detail is going to move fairly quickly this. Create a new content lived out of. Your name. And. You for the location that already and that was the name of Batman. And we want to change our cashier and that's good a look at that So looks like this might be enough for was made that this is the default for live data which is actually appropriate and so we want this casual behavior this is good. And we can begin laid out right away so as I mentioned we're right here I have to say Ok. And right click and say that it lay out alternatively. Are. So you'll know though that we don't see any of these fields. And. This is again a. Situation where you need to actually in order to work with feeds you need to apply it to your template so that you can see the region it's assigned to so I'm going to put this in the calendar region. Now that it's laid out. There. As I mentioned earlier I have this already builds I am going to. Use that as this warehouse. Is having issues calling the data down you know what. I think we need you. Yes. Relive the study. You see your audience. Here. Is. Yours. Well I hope yours for those clues shatters something that is. Unfortunate with some movies working. Specially without trying to train but I can tell you that it does work. Let's use. This if you get better results from this. Well read. Like yeah yeah. Yeah that's. Cool. Here is. This is this is. There. Ok. Well I don't know if it's this room or the network connection but I know this works. Let me show you the exact. And I can show you the actual live size. Who believe that it actually goes where. It was so this is I have to believe looking at the actual output of every sign and as I mentioned earlier I'm hopeful that 4 wins will provide the permission structure so that I can give you access to this capability as well at the moment it's all or nothing so only that it's see this stuff. On Earth species on private. Network connection here in this room is not the best. Just seems like. It was so we just keep moving on. I'm going to demonstrate is there you know in the south. Is having trouble getting v in the way those items would be here. But you can also use these. Fields to just put in text so if I wanted to put in a label for my feed I could add this here. Dravidian to the area and know that is determining what happened how much real estate I after work with in the region that I replied to. And. So if I want to apply any got a fields here who bring them in and then resize them accordingly so I act this is actually the data field for title and this I can right click good properties. And I can apply text formatting. Alignment by the way for the fuck and we need to know the name and know that the font is installed on this machine there's no paper you have to type in the name. Tag and then the size it corresponds Storrow all of these good things are available that you are already familiar with. And. You can give that field in the background image if you want to so you can get really you can do a lot of design just in how you display the data. So. One thing to understand about data feeds and how they are laid out is rather the row height and width. Well this is doing is determining how many instances of an article so I'm I'm in this case I have. A. D. and money and time field and then I will hear. And so the day month title all of this will be displayed. In that section and determining the road will determine how many instances can be displayed Let's go back and see here. This way as. Its structure. So the row by row with determine how many times this is going to fit Let's take a look at what I mean go back. And I'm just going to go ahead and show you this. Which is this I mean we're going to build. Look and the data is actually showing up great I appreciate that for. Those of you know this one. Series over here. Is just an evil retrieval data but this is a voice scientists already working so this is my proof that this is those were for. But I would advise that this is. Networking. So when you're brilliant things there's going to be some. Things to consider if you're going to have videos that you want to preview consider the size and all things to actually see in the group. Or such as and. Now while we're on this topic I can just preview individual irons as well so I'm just looking sample case in this. Case or just a counter. Or just a tip here. So you can preview individual items instead of waiting for the entire site to load and that's the part I wanted it may sound if I go back to the entire. It's got a load out everything that's cached at this point but this is how you would come to check your work before you know what Ok. Back to the editor. This is there but we can still demo is going on here so this is the title this into feed that we saw earlier in the screenshot that I have in the presentation so you pull down the data feel title or description or whatever it is and then you can style these items so I'm going to select a title here and here and go to its properties I can choose the kind of text of on we saw this already. But it wouldn't be the little bit more per show you these details. Because I want to do something clever here so you can see over on the right I've got to do groovy ation December the time and big chunk he gave no Ok so this is the day never here this code has properties and we go to format and look at this. This is what I was talking about where you have the ability to tell what is coming into this particular data field it contains a day or timed out or who still contains how to images or video so be useful later for tables treat this feel like ational process the tags Accordingly this is nice too because then you don't have to rely on the styling parameters within the software you can do this with h.t.m.l. and you can style text and choose fonts all day long with h.t.m.l. in this case reformatting Dave now we want to paper that format is and here is a big long list of all of their players and in this case I just wanted the number of the day right so that's what I paid here and 4 d.. For this I mean this is the month a look at this I chose a different buy him I chose the abbreviation of Oct So if you go all the way. You can see there's the full spelling. So you can choose from any of these items to kind of manipulate they make it look cool so speed step just one line we can really design stuff Ok so. Same thing on. Time this. Year's that's the time format it shows tend to be. Military time all. You know one thing also note is that I apply far but it's true fuck it yes serious useful so usually I go for a big number and just have it automatically shrink it to the size of the region I created and you might need to play around with the size of those beads list that organisation in the. Movie late in fact instead of the. I'm going to remove this one spell out over the Muppet thing and. Just write a line the. Time properties. And List. A line in the. Middle right. I think that time is without a change this was. Formatting. Or paper. Ok Ok here's another little nifty thing is it more it won't preview after that so I usually have to look away and click back on to see the object so obviously I have some tweaking to do I need that October probably to be right the line go back. To layout. Yes I know this. Properties. Pass and we want this right. So that's looking a little bit more like what I was but I would probably continue to tweak it move things around and as I said. It's my job or luck to get it all lined up it won't be perfectly symmetrical and on a grid. Are there any questions about layouts I think are basic. Layout it's. Not about layouts there there is a question about process that I was trying to show or migrating sides from crackerjack to that today for which this is a person who came in late because we've been asked that twice and I've ordered several talk about it at the end yes now that there are. Several questions about that yes that's a very good question actually and we'll talk at length about it so layouts any questions about layouts at this point good onward and any questions about common Peters at all I assume not. Images very simple straightforward ones the formats that are supported are many but the ones we care about here are j. had been g. b.m.p. and g.i.f. I don't see chipper give any more I just say gee I asked of there is no argument. That we have the properties that we see on every This is why I went through this common parameters common features thing because now you already seen all of these common things so you have duration weapons activation The only thing that is really unique to the image is the scale mode and the click rectangle. About the clip rectangle is broken I've reported it as a critical anomaly you can save your clip frame clip rectangle Hornets' I'm sorry Karen to report this to you that's why I waited to say until now. I'm staying totally on top of them till they fix that I'm hoping it gets fixed in a few days that's my expectation Ok there's a really important thing I know it is free so clear the rectangle alternation all h.t.m.l. object it's not working you can't save the coordinates manipulate them all day long Ok good save you don't say I'm sorry for but everything else works so you can give it a name you go to the location where you sample Gates image is located or your health center advertisement is located and upload that to the cloud connected to a content asset in content manager like you were the solid b. to earlier that's basically it I don't think we have to talk very much about images they're probably the most straightforward piece of content to be implemented and I think what we will do that show you one instance of doing this in the back to your. Web. And yet we have sample case you're ready to screw for peoples and move it. Right where removed now removed means removing it from the template it does not mean delete. You can delete. Here's more browser courtliness. And your sample gates open it from my repository to the region I want in which is our main. Battle say. We're actually dealing with the body of your own for your temple Jell-O. tablet. So let's take a look at what we have. Just looking at it and look you're going to go back to just have here. And over again very very. Basic You can see your main region because but this way it's showing a background I'm not around it is weird so that's more browser weirdness here is the ticker tape region and so we usually want to seize the screen. So we've got a sample case in which we can add more images and give them the durations to you that. Is here. With me region. So now test region and sample Israel move over each other as an issue go to decent durations says he's that's too long in most cases people walking by a digital sign takes a few seconds I'm usually setting Eurasians around 7 or 10 seconds or so. Maybe send This is. Ok now if we look at this. We should see it rotating this is what's give us appropriate image but we should rotate in about a few more seconds there we go so we can take a look and see how our site is known before we deployed that. All right that's enough about images. I'm just single days. In a saloon you know it all is that he. Has Ari that is only going to hear it like it was for Cox. Signs or says on that radio there it's been a format that writing this is a really really good question let me go back to my presentation because I think I say something about this. That's. Ok now. Yes that I always recommend that you. Don't bug load the high resolution image up to the cloud you're much better off to somehow use it to the region that it's intended for so let's take a look at this. In content manager we can take a look at the size of the region we can even just go to that region so here's our meaning reading and I'm going to go to its properties it tells me the x. and y. coordinate and is our eyes it's 11 I need my $670.00 so I would want to. Potentially create images at 1190 by successfully but I will tell you that I made sure that that region is 69 aspect ratio so any other images that already match that aspect ratio will fit perfectly in that region artisans size and you can use the scaling behavior to keep yourself in good shape so. Properties of the image you can say stress to go container center very center of the zoom to fill these are all useful when you don't want to match in the good all the trouble of actually image dimensions. Any other questions about images. Good. Yeah videos along the same lines. Unless you want to just interrupt a video you should have said is duration and you know videos should not be too long they're going to run you know think of this sort of activity on youtube before you have to what you want to watch the actual content they had as another 3 seconds long. So figured out that. You can if you've moved if you did if there is audio on the video it could potentially play back the signs are set up to advise please down but you may need to you know audio that is unique to the video parameters or properties you can loop the video a number of times or not at all. And if you are really out I would never want to add player navigation that actually adds the play button for a mouse to click but that doesn't make sense ridiculous I'm unless it's an interactive site so musters interactivity Galli to one player navigation the other day interval is a political tool you might load new video corrected or short. And you do that. By uploading it and replacing it in the cloud and then update interval is going to pull it into the. Into the player's cache at the time that you're recognizes there's an emerging new video player default works in most cases that is the Windows Media Player so when you see 2 fall off it's actually selecting Windows Media Player and that works in most cases so try to use the default the only the only other option 2 in my mind is that I'm Media Player and that is for video synchronization so if you have a bunch of. Signs and you want to play President Robbie's video all playing at the same time not out of sync you would need the f.i.f.a. player to do that and know a lot about the appeal does that come up again that d.l.c. players are close to a very nice player who plays luster video formats you have to have that software on the content player Cian if you want to utilize it I haven't seen much need for it I think the fault works in 95 percent of cases. I don't think we really need to go demonstrate this so much in the interface because I don't want to lose him and not have questions answers and so I just I just leave it alone I just kind of parroted what this is saying so you can hear. Let me just demister really quick. So I've got some video here that you know why. This is what. I mean areas are mixing. Video hand images are this timeless. Who. Say Ok so I have a video of the drone shot. In the animal you can recall and then after it's done playing it's going to go on to the next image and music is duration properties that. Go Let's keep. That. If you want to make labels if you want to make without putting it in a background image you can actually apply text to your sign for labels to to label regions were to say something or some instructions. You need and want to use an icon or an. Even do that and that is done for text boxes spare text object very simple you simply open up the properties and plug in the text right out of the green outlined in that dialog you put in your text and then you can also. Manipulate how that text looks by changing that property on the region. Ok so you will be able to apply your font to the text here you need to apply it to the region Ok I can demonstrate this. So you create a region specifically for terrorists and you can check and Mark if you're using h.t.m.l. for this area if you protection here and it's marked up with tags people are them and so there's one exception to this and that is you can also add text to data feeds through the use of the static text field and you'll see this in this will appear in the bottom of the screen we kind of saw that when we have issues with the data bills coming in I can pull in labels into my layout for live data and make the test labels for each you know I could put gate time column sort of stuff for my Pete I wanted. A. Real go it was look at this one you see how this was the region. Soon as this year's. There. Let's just put this in a region. Calgary because we've already been through hard. Move the wideout. All right so in order to change to finally get to the regions properties. And and go to California. And gold. As I'm sure I have black on this machine. And 36 is. Ok. We should see studios I'm going to be. In that area of. Counters or city area. So that's my taxes let's see the properties of the. Dynasty is right there that. Anybody says about past. Or he'd move in. A time we've already talked about this quite a bit so I don't think we need to go into the weeds a time is also the layout object so you can go and you will be given to use means you'll see you know talking to Dave feels there's the date time object all that down and in the case of my data field I pull that down. In fact I have it I have an example of it just look at it. This is a region I added. To the upper right. Of my template it knows that it's got this much real estate where your list of those. The layout of our template. Sunanda so you can see this here's my daytime region. Just kind of betting. Go back to them. And since I live in this region knows the region size and I know how I can manipulate this so what I've done is I've pulled in daytime twice and we've done the whole formatting deal like we did before to manipulate how this looks properties. And you can see how I formatted for the days here I chose this later. Who so now we have a big time of year in right hand corner office. Whether Ok this is the pink elephant in the room for sure whether it is broken also at the moment there are some workarounds the native weather object does not the problem with that is it does not work consistently predictably and the icons cannot be retrieved the sun the rain I call on all of those is broken part of this has to do with the way that they use the National Weather Service feeds and National Weather Service has changed some of their technology over the few months and has caused a lot of headaches for a lot of people what you see in the middle is the weather app feel free to play around with the weather app that's what I initially added in the sign it does not work predictably I look at my side of the 3rd floor and the left half of the hour sometimes disappears so this is what I've been saying the acid been very underwhelming for me and I'm hoping using improve it will just have to ways. And h.t.m.l. unfortunately is not a good option because you really need to rely on the clipping rectangle in order to kind of if you want to show radar or some other 3rd parties weather service you need that clipping rectangle in order to achieve that effect now I've been struggling with it on my own I discovered some interesting things that should be helpful as a work around because some people do actually want weather radar on their official signs I like it. And so this is what I discovered. If you go to channel their team's website they have all of these nice graphics for use and it turns out they are images this radar on the left is a give it is a g.i.f.. So that's really convenient because you all you do know is the u.r.l. to that image you point to it and it acts like an image you can use the shrink and scaling behavior on it so get will fit into any regions Sakis. That's far more attractive than the h.t.m.l. solution where you're using the clipping rectangle and you have no say in the size you have to use it at 100 percent size this is great so you can get radar is that your file you can shrink it to any size you like on resigning it works great these other 2 are just j.p. but they're updated on an hourly basis and so you're going to set your caching behavior to check for updates and. Load the appropriate and keep everything current beautiful Unfortunately the weather native weather just doesn't work I am going to stay on 4 winds to try and fix that but understandably they have to deal with eccentricities of the National Weather Service technology as well. And know that no h.t.m.l. is kind of broken too. Until we can save clear the rectangle organists it's utterly useless now with that said if you design h.t.m.l. specifically for digital signage it's going to work because you don't need to clear the rectangle you want to render from the upper left and you can decide to design through c.s. asked how much content displays and which we didn't have much hyped I am hopeful that i.e. rigorous technology will help in this regard that you can create little pieces of h.t.m.l. to display. Or to use p.h.p. scripts to do slideshows I know people are doing these days but you won't be able to rely on the clipping rectangle until that specs also prefer browser defaults to Internet Explorer. Then change it to chromium I don't know why they haven't made that a fall but this is a great addition feature to the new system that uses Chrome in engine for rendering these h.t.m.l. assets. P.d.f. really nice for units who want to design slides that have text and multiple images like advertisement design in Photoshop you make your slide and then you create a p.d.f. of multiple images you can control the border and everything within the p.d.f. and then decide the page Trish is. Questions about any content type so far it looks like even though with the network Lucian's people who are getting it. So we talk about deeds how to lay them out a generations of also apply here. Let's talk about that ticker tape this is again related to regions and on taxes so go back to that and here is a syndicated t.v. they're prepared at a time table for this so this is from newsroom. And. So lived out it is by far the most capable dynamic feed object in for instance and. Syndicated feed is kind of a little bit less specific a bit you don't have layouts there's no layout for a syndicated feed you have just the items that you want to show so typical cynic a few has a description tax code patient a title and I want to show all of those it might be. But how do I get it to scroll how do I get you to behave the way it is that is done through the region so I'm going to go to my particular region and go to his property he's. And here we go this is the caper scrolls past checkbox must be checked and then it will scroll that text. Preserve all. The scrolling speed of the text is controlled at the player level that's in the untended configuration app for the content player we don't really talk about content player too much because that's set up by your IP pro or unit and they get that all set up and it's basically Central yet may have to go back and check it was or go in clear caches stuff like that but typically I do present. That so that is how the character words. Were also done here. Tables This is awesome so tables are a beautiful thing you can create your own dynamic content in the cloud let's do it. With this look at these pop up windows on the left. To create a new table by going to your library and using that you prosecute button choose tell you all believe you have initiative with 3 rows and initially do fall through each one of the cells because this task to you change that data type is actually supporting several different pattern data types Ok so a look at it will see that in real time. So when you decide you want to use this table in content manager you need to grab the content manager link and then you are given the choice of what type of feet wide and you use a live data object to display this table so Jaison is kind of what. 4 Winds recommends for that purpose. And let's go take a look at tables. When. We want to do this in the us he's me and what he. Sees. So I actually have already have people. It's right here. And I don't want to even handed. So here is my cable. And I would like to have text and images so it change one of these columns to images change the data type. And here we have a bunch of different. Options checkbox is an interactive thing we're going to skip that in time so he would put in the Date Time to believe put this in the u.t.c. type of format and then it's going to display it appropriately dropdown this is also interactive for interactive applications skip that number self-explanatory text is to far we want media and get it done. Allows you to decide if you want all of these items mixed together you can. In this column we could have images video M.P.'s in the same song so now you see that we have 2 different buttons I can choose my media and I can choose directly from. My library. So I've got an image in there now. Notice we can add new roads. Having columns. So great now what we've done is in work. You can publish it to make it available for use and for picking when you do you lived out here that is published now. I go back to her create a new wideout apology 0. And I can point to that all the class library. No ones. There's Marse cable now look it actually it has all the players available so I'm going to Jason. And I can go to layout is there but I'm having network places here so those items that we created and show up in the live data area you pull them down into the row style them and you can create a listing you know this this would be good for employee listings sort of thing you're going to stab profiles one by one. With a pager ations applied that would be a good example of using your table. Any questions about table Zeus. Or peeves because they kind of relate to each other Ok one more content I don't and I just play this these are also created in cloud very nice really nice to organize. A set order of things and then you can use a content feed item to lay it out. Let's go and. See this rule. So I'm back in my library and I'm going to create a new play list this is what it was initially and now compared to some awesome this is a very sad. List that I mean a celeb 3 the idea. How come now. It's a. Great Ok is telling me that even determines the durations That's awesome probably going to change these right but. The 500 grab these guys are very handy because. We're back. To that done. And I can get the context and relate to this as well. Players are serious. But I was. Asked. How I could or did go back to the writer and create new content he. Says of it he relates to the Slade list cloud played list because we have a play list to templates and I'm going to talk about that here as our. Game closed and there's just this. Studio's. Very studio. And there's many players. Have probably a good. Area so it was. That's right it was best. Is only just a playlist right so that will be fine and it will fit into whatever region you place so there are also play lists or concert matter and what that is is if you have several. Songs that all need to be deployed from the same set of content from one template to use a playlist for that so I need to prove these hands down on this new. Order. That's right because. Well you apply your template to play this this or that it was. I was dying out. Criteria. Of these this now see every. Plane. So what this playlist says is every sign above me gets the oil from this template. Of Ok. I think that's pretty straightforward always ask me questions through email. Rules don't heroes. Chance we have shall set up 1st notifications there's all managed by us we apply those channels to your players and I would just like for you to contact me and we can do a test case will test you do you want to at least once or twice a year to ensure that your signs are getting viewers geishas when they actually occur so reach out to either of you decide or directly and we'll set a time to do a test. Ok important next stuff I've got a site will be revising republished this evening so go visit tomorrow check out.
Digital Signage 201 - Advanced Training - November 2019
This was the first training offered after upgrade and migration to the newest version which covered several advanced concepts, touch interactivity, wayfinding and new features in the latest version.
Description of the video:
Good morning everybody welcome to the training My name is Mark you know I am the digital side of specialist for I studios recently the choir that title back in July although I've been working with digital signage for about 7 years since the beginning of the project. Today is an advanced training that we are going to embark on. I would like to say right away that if you do want to benefit from this training you should have already some experience working in digital signage but if you do not you're still welcome to check out what we are going to talk about as far as questions go. If you've had any trains with me before you know that I like to hold questions to all 8 break in this instance I am going to break that rule and say because of the subject matter I would encourage you to ask many questions throughout if you do not understand something but please keep it on topic any other related questions should be held and you can you're welcome to ask them at the end of the training I suspect will have a little bit of time for questions and answers so. Let me share with you my slideshow. Ok. If there are any questions that we are able to answer please e-mail us at the side of. You. Here is our agenda for today. It's said to have our training and the 1st part which is about our is going to be dynamic output revisited if you already been working with feeds in the system and this is going to benefit you. We will see that there's a big correlation between the life dollar content type and our 2 interactivity live. Content type this is going to be a prominent character in this training today so we'll be revisiting that we'll be talking about tables which is a new feature in f w i Cloud so you can build your own feeds. With this tool which is very nice because you can mix content text numbers images will talk about revive and functionality this is something new with the version that we have now 5.10 I think it was introduced prior to that this is something we'll talk about today which allows you to group so worked your data feeds. And you'll see how that differs from just normal sorting when talking about other things that are related to this like Bill Turing as well because it is highly important for setting up your activity. I'll show you some examples of those like the sound profiles. Which also your 2nd and everybody's very interested in using live well so we'll talk about that briefly as well. So let's get let's go on our look if you want to do intros Thank you so I just I want to introduce myself my calling Greg Hall if he's here with us today and he's going to encourage everyone to introduce themselves yes so online we have. From Kelly School of Business Jeff. I use. The c.b.s. to get a private and syllabi. Math. Libraries Andrew McKinney School of Law. And. Also from a Kenny. And I think that if you looked into this yourself yet are just uncalled for recreational sports I dasn't. Nice to meet in person yes there's a lot of familiar names in the room today so I would like to encourage is this strange to be somewhat more casual We encourage you to get asked many questions Ok so if any of you have already been working in the cloud you know that if you sign in at this address and just a friendly reminder that you need to use your at I you got edu for the time being to get it and we are we are working on making it so that all e-mail domains be authenticated to have acquired clout. Just revisiting again how you connect content assets to the library so you upload your items to the cloud into your library but then you also need to set up these content items in the content manager interface where you connect them to the items in the library and in fact in the new version you can take them directly you do not have to get a link you can pick them directly from the library now important distinction to make is in the past when we did we've been encouraging you all to use web server assets so that it allows you to have more of a collaborative way of deploying content rather than doing pushing in from local workstations So when you did this the typical setup was that you would have a naming convention something maybe like and now it's meant 01 announcement 0 to these maybe images in the loop of your content loop and then you would just upload the replacement image with the same name hopefully the same given dimensions too but in this system that's no longer necessary you simply replace the object with the replace command so it's no longer necessary to keep the naming nomenclature so you can go back to knowing pleasure and just replace as needed and the system remembers it as an id essentially and then your visual sign will automatically detect that there is a change in that content and will automatically upload it and no deployment is needed by anyone. So we're going to talk about dynamic out good we're going to have a lot out of content works all sliding using tables. And bunch analyse. My staff profiles a few variable and a live whale feed example so if you know anything about data feeds you seen these sort of properties and the items that I have. Outlined in green are common features throughout the system many content types share layout do Rhaetian scroll name etc Here's a quick view of how tables look in cloud we're going to get into it in detail here in a 2nd but this is just a site for my previous training and it illustrates how everything works in a quick snapshot in case you want the slideshow later for your own reverence So moving on in tables you can output your data created as a table as an r.s.s. Jaisalmer c.s.v. file and I would say that Jaison is the recommended format for live like data in them in the most current system which is about content layouts are absolutely part of this training pervade throughout the entirety of the training because this is how you set up interactivity use dynamic live data so that you don't have a lot of work to do to create the inputs to buttons for that him right to me and layouts are. A common feature throughout the system they're used to create the template and the regions of the sign but they're also used to layout the data that you display such as a calendar calendar something of that nature. You also have formatting properties so daytime is also another content asset which relies on a layout so that you can make it look pretty and then you can choose the various types of output formats of that date and time now what we're going to talk about today is revolves around this tab section of the layout editor as well as the group by Bam functionality which allows you to take a field from the feed and use it as a sorting mechanism but it doesn't do it continuously is going to do it page by page group by group and we'll see that how actually works at all right so now we're getting to the real nitty gritty here. And. Give the pauses while I navigate my multiple screens. Looks like I wanted not to have this lockout this is not common it finds out her. Signing is not a big deal. So you are going to say here I am that is obviously se everything you will not be seem all of this stuff will only see the items that you belong to. And I have several different templates here and signs of that we've demonstrated we're doing today. So if you noticed in Content Manager Web There are 2 flavors of preview one is just a very approximate sort of wire frame of the template but you can also preview by going to the 2nd tab and then it renders out the sign as you should see it. On the sun prior to the point. The interface is. Needs needs work still I'll just you know I'm pretty transparent about my feelings about 4 winds progress on the web side of things and I think there's still some work to do here so I am still I am going to. Share with you content manager as well for various reasons and we can talk about specifically later so I am going to do that right now and change the share of that and now we're looking at a desktop Content Manager So right now we're looking at example of some feeds and we have 3 examples I've got one here in the main area and I think this is a see if we can go ahead and show the actual content players this is a little. Ok so there's a little latency with the her network so let me know if there's some practical villages that are just oral who will. Also or through on the left we have a main area and what's happening is we're going through the profiles of all of my colleagues here in the studios This is a table or feed has obviously some feeds that are being displayed such as the name their title and the studio that they belong to so you can see under Emily is she's lost a great studio Chad is also part of her own studio and at some point we're going to get into that next. Studio as soon as we run out of characters in that area. There's quite a few people and then over on the right we have 2 sections which actually target a particular studio So how did I do this let's take a look if we look at this so I have this lockout object on my temple cult studio profile speed. Interactive digital sign here in blue. I have 3 regions the main profiles region studio one in Studio 2 and mark that right now it's a did you need to show. Them and your desk Yes thank you very. Sorry. Right now I've got in my I do studios location sign multi-year active and help with called studios profile feed with 3 regions the main region in profiles and then Studio One studio 2 let's take a look at these live data objects. With live data you have 2 ways to modify the asset one is to just. And it is Properties and then you can subsequently go to the layout by clicking here but the shortcut to that is if you want to go straight to layout and say that is source content layout but. Ok so the most important thing here to notice right away is that you're probably already familiar how to set up a live data type take in the. Actual live data fields these are static views these ones in a talent this is so that you can make titles and put text in and you can establish pagination we can talk about pagination here in a 2nd yes absolutely. But the thing I want to point out here is over here on the right sort of filter these 2 tabs are what we are going to talk about during this training and the band group by band functionality and we'll get to that a moment but what I've done here's I took studio and I brought it over into the space and I wanted to be sorted by the studio name now this is just a regular sort and then I can change it from descending to sending by clicking on this little icon. So right now we have basically. Alphabetic sorting going on based on the studio men which is great so that's what's happening here now while I was setting this up I noticed that there were some studios that didn't have a Bally and I didn't want to display those so how did I deal with that I used a filter so we could also set up a filter. And you do the same thing can bring in a field which has relevance to this purpose like I want to sort by studio or I want to filter by this beauty or. This is a studio I am saying studio is and I can click on this and then I have all sorts of moderators that I can do like less than greater then it will deal with numbers values date and time in this case text and I'm saying is not blank. And how do I do that so it is not blank. I click on the field now as you can see value typically by default so I'm leaving on this and then I put the new I've put in nothing. Now I can grab values from other feeds and look if he has figured out what the about possible values are horse duty a. And we'll see how this works. Brain studio I've got a combo of brands to do a great Web studio so out of all of the employees these are the various studios except for this blank condition. So what we're doing is we're sorting all of the employees and Studios in alpha. Alphabetical order but we're leaving out any of the employees that do not belong to a studio that's typically leadership. So that's what's appearing here in this last main area that I show you earlier here I can back out of here and we can preview this that this is area here and. Now on the right we just use filter so there's a balloon after the lockdown. For. The created web studio and we're going to have a look. Our initial look at how group by works Ok so let's look at filter 1st. So the filter we're saying filter everything that contains creative in Web studio and this is where I shows the actual value Ok now I've noticed that ampersands do not display so just be aware that I'm going to be reporting that to 4 Winds and that's that there's that but here I've changed the text to contain. And the reason is because I warrant also any instances that are the combined one like. This this one also expresses so I want these instances to be included to some using contains instead of is good and so what we have here now is that we are filtering only the grade of the Web studio ploy he's not doing any sort of I'm just filtering because I'm actually picture composition most sort with a group by band functionality so I'm going to turn this off so you can see. It works as 44 Ok so if you noticed this disappeared where I had studio the top on the put it back. So now we have an extra area here for the the group by band area and I can actually bring in the studio now. And have that displayed consistently that. The actual content. And as you know you can modify the styling of this over here in Iraq so I'm just going to give this will go with. Ariel black and make it a little bit bigger say 20 point. And I want it in the center and that should probably be pretty good now I notice up here that's what's happening so creative in Web studio is what's being displayed for all the employees that mean that match that filter value and you'll see here a little bit my colleague Tim Keller is still included because he's part of a creative web studio but they will also because of the Contains condition will include this other studio and see that comes around. Wishes him and then a different value up here for the better for the band. Give it a 2nd now we've done the same thing down here except I just digital design can design an infrastructure studio so this is exactly the same sort of thing if you take a look I've done the exact same thing I simply changed the filter this will be very useful down the way when we get to interactivity and so you saw that I hope you did see where Terry both did it is a studio that he belongs to were displayed here in the group by band now on this bottom one I just added a frame case you're curious about that so you can do a little bit more style I took studio. And gave it a frame and this isn't very snobby really all that malleable you can set a border collar background in that. You can also change the formatting of any of these fields by right clicking. And that allows you to set interactivity which will see later pagination formatting so if I was dealing with a date I would probably format that I would tell the system this is a date or it is a u.r.l. to an image of video which we did here on this region's good formatting this field contains to an image. Study may already be in order so that's pretty cool Alright so we're moving pretty quickly along in this section so I think if there's any questions at this point would you like to ask very very good. Hey I'm going to show you now another example similar. I'm drawing a different lived out of it were earlier kind of like a cooking show you know I get all the ingredients ready and we bake a cake together so let's take a look at this and by the way when you are. Things especially with interactivity it's always good to at least select the template or the sign before he proves if you choose one of these items or Preview it's only going to this point of focus on. That so that's what we have right now we've got a new layout and this time I did establish group Bob and some group I've been is on here it is. Named Tyler email photo and the interface tells us that we can. Fit 5 rows of data per page now you may notice however that we're not doing just rows we're also filling in across the horizontal space you may not have seen that you have this capability before. So let's take a look it's not exactly to live in terms of the v. back down here so it's telling you have you would have 5 rows of data per page but once again unless this other layout behavior is the tile the bill is on the take that off so you can see sizes designs that bald. And that's what we should expect from a default set up with a lot of data object. Good quality and it's 1030 well they grew close to that. As though it's a chemical. Weapon So right now or do we have a default behavior and we can change this to tile the fill and that's because the back out let's take a look at the size of this region I can right click on it so it had a source region to see what it is 11335730 so we've got a proximately 1100 schools to work with here we go to back to our layout and if we look our item band that's the this area of the item and is 564 so that is just enough to fit because it's actually 1133. So I did some math and I made sure that it would fit. I can move it around and you can see that those values didn't change but we want we want to do. Is if there's enough space then this tile to fill is going to work Ok so we're not ordering in 5 rows we're going to fill in the bale area to the right. Now the only the awning is problematic about this is the bend the band. Is obstructs the flow of the things and I have not figured out how to sort of have this areas of things start and end elegantly south that's something we'll be able to figure out together as a team as we move down the road a piece Ok let's look at an example of a live whale now. And think I'm just going to. Have him do this. Back and forth so I didn't. Even deploy them to assign him here because I didn't have a touch display here in the room it is a gal of fusing up you saw them. Both you saw you can tell make pretty for the test range this is a 21 inch This is in front of me super easy to set up it just next u.s.b. And basically these types displays act as masses. As far as the computer knows it's just another mouse input. All right so let's take a look at my example now with deeds. This Ledbury I'd like to play got a purpose this illusion. So I could actually bring in that studios all filter into that. Into the region here and I need to work it some but. That's not a lot of wealthy. Either live well here. Or dollars yesterday. And I could just target this review it. So looking at this a little bit closer if we take a look this is. Coming from the builder Let's take a look at that real quick. You can find is at the documentation site for live well so that is documentation of events that are you daddy. And over here the last column calender Marvie builder. And he assured us great. Thanks for. This is the. U.r.l. it gives their website documentation events. And in a room right here is how you navigate to the calendar bead builder Now here's some hot tips for you or what not to do we have found that if you select campus in a group there are some problems with. Inspectors like just campus or just a group and even slept tax and I would just say that because of this extra functionality with a lot of oil and if you're familiar with. The widgets tool because that allows you to create feeds then this would actually act as your filtering mechanism and you would have to do much on a lot of data and for digital signage in fact I have not found all that much practical use of categorical information in live whale fees to sort them with then digital signage is usually I want to use all of it so let's take a look I've actually attempted to do this as a membership or a series. Back to a manager. So here let's take a look at what I've done. I definitely do some days so we're not sorting but we are using the group by band functionality and what I've done is I've attempted to take categories from it be as a means to show this band and I also targeted a specific group so let's look at that so a lot of well categories is so this is text is functions. This is me. Because it really fall down Greece. It's showing on a different screen. Ok great. Let me see it is. Now disappears that. Is because a very large city this. Well you have to trust me that this showing about 30 different possible outcomes. And one of them is I use out then sporting events into it that you can't see it on screen but I'm going to pick it up there is now on our screen you can see I've got 2 monitors next to this that makes it a challenge so now we should get as different set of items and I believe that I didn't table a lot of time to get this all set up it was just to basically show you that by Will works in the same context to what we have over here in the meeting area is. Arts and Humanities if we look at its layout we can see all of the well themes that have come in we can use description title all sorts of things by the way for the day it's live whale and. It's not a date of date is when you published the article. And again I've set formatting on this picture I need to tell forwards that this is a image and I used a scale behavior as well then so that's basically how stuff works in terms of sorting filtering we're going to revisit the filtering later with interactivity. Now is a good time to ask any questions you might have about life we'll calendar feeds and out best utilize them. With digital signage if you have any questions please put them in the chat area or you can probably act Go ahead. And say out loud if your microphone is on that Usually that's an indicator that everybody's understanding or they're completely lost. So yeah I just feel free to ask any questions we're not going to chide you if you ask a question that might seem obvious to somebody who's had more experience so don't be afraid to ask. Yeah we're right on schedule we can keep moving on so we have next in the agenda. Issues frame to get. That so no questions about me by band or if sorting or filtering. You shouldn't play with it it's funny you can set up some really cool stuff or about to do that here his 2nd in real time which is your activity here so we are at we are like 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Blazers this is another huge theme of this training there are a lot of different triggers but I would say that the majority of what people would do with that display are you are going to involve play triggers. There are a lot of sophisticated options for interactivity including scripting it's not something we're going to get into this time I plan on creating a lot of trainings you know this is more of like a joke to you last. We'll have a 3 or 3 or 4 for you lies in the a.p.i. eyes that are available to digital signage that's another whole big interesting area so today we're mainly house training on what are called Play triggers we're going to build a simple visitors menu of parking garages hotels and restaurants. And the most practical example but I will have an interactive staff profile example that's much more practical. And then we're going to get into a fight and I can tell you the good news is we fighting is not as hard as he thought at least I thought. And that's probably do the fact that the. Solution for weight finding in the previous version was kind of clunky and very difficult to use or tedious I should say now there's a graphical user interface that helps it's not the end all it's not everything that in the Gravity's Rainbow base but it helps and helps to everything together and we'll see how it all works here shortly in. A few slides to talk about later years so you can see an example here of one of my place riggers it's actually doing for triggers so one to play content in a region called Main but also to play were turned off content in that same region because what it was on is it does it handles everything in layers from Baton. And if something is played in the back it shows and if the other item is just over the top of it you'll see what's underneath it so you have to do some thinking about how the interactivity is going to affect other items displayed on the site which may involve several triggers so in this case you'll see this in real the real example I'm triggering content for the parking results of the great parking garages in Indianapolis and I'm turning off what I have as the default content when the site is slaying in its normal state can't see that we're detail so let's make this actual many of us. It's pretty cool you these are the components that we will be building which is a main area for the content the button regions for the menu live data feed from a f w i j will once again we need that my data object images and data from the feeder because that's where tables can combine of and play triggers. So each actor. And her. Swap template so this is what we're going to be building. We did a little extra work to make it look somewhat decent I'm not a great designer I would rely on my other expert colleagues for that. But let's go ahead and deploy this to this hour and so you can see how it's working with or. I need to save all these changes various ways. And my contemplated is actually my extended moderate here so I'm going to just share that that the green light. Now if I wanted to wait. About another 30 seconds. It would switch over I'm not Asian So I'm going for stuff and this might be useful to you because I can tell you that when you're setting up your activity previewing is you so far loops. And. Doesn't share and. Says I'm still here and. There we go on. Look if I really did so I have about a minute poem here on this side now we're seeing new content so what we have here is a person is walking out and the number one ranked. Garage Sal and restaurant are where played by the evolved and if I go over and touch and I am I'm just actually I am actually this. Now we're showing all of the garage who is in order of their rating. And a person can swipe up to see 4 pages of results I'll go over to hotels the ladies for movies. And the person down as you wish. To stay. With us friends. So this is not just interactivity treasure activity swiping and. Fact All right so let's see how we're actually going to make it again so let's start in have 2 of you i Cloud. Mark there's a question yeah. How do you maintain the main section swipe of all good question I'm going to show you that I'm sure that's that is functionality of live data so but it does kind of imply interactivity because I don't know people would I mean you could tell them to do this with a mouse too. But I mean why even you would have a mouse official site it would you would want if there is and here interactivity great to be a test. Let's go back and acquire. Just. Use. Your are we are I see more stuff you will see devices you Lancy channels not yet released there's no permission structure for these guys it's all another one so we're hopeful that eventually we can give you access to these areas just for yourselves. Going into the library today. And again I see everything you want to go this is a big mess to meet up to. The studios and I created a sub folder called interactive. So check this out I have some ideas here that will relate to the training Let's take a look at one of my tables this is for restaurants. Actually I made a folder a sub folder for this art and within that are all of the items relating to the feed and the images so if you see here I have. A look this is a important distinction when you click on the name of the object it takes you to for preview. And then you can see I harvested this stuff Google just so you know Ok this is all an image I probably could have extracted this text too but we want to keep things simple for this example so I've gotten all these different restaurants that I took off and Google checked out their ratings and then I made a table and see if I don't click on the name is show me all of the stuff you're on the right side bar that I can do by the way you can download your assets which is very handy in case you lost them. So we're going to go to the actual table and you can see that I have a mixer content here I have asked a number and an image and I have called it title rating and it now I should point out that I didn't start out this way well the way I started was I created a brand new table so it will continue table I gave it a name. And the way the cloud works it's kind of like Google it autosaves every few seconds you don't have to do any save action you would need to publish this job you want to make it the data available to the system so we can publish it now we would have heard of that and I'm just going to back out. Now I have this demo. Table set up. I meant to obsolete so if I click here and we have the side bar we can use replace with a c.s.v. so I have a c.s.v. file that I set up prior I'm going to open it and it's warning you this is going to replace all of the data. To be replaced but it was all black right where it was just to get it started so it's processing the c.s.v. file and you can see I've already done this one time but it also took the name of the file and then I have the beginnings of what I needed so I got my ratings the titles of each restaurant. And then what I had to do was change the data type you got to make sure that it knows what Data Types of the when you act when you when you apply moderator modifiers in moderate to the value that makes sense so in this case we want to text this is probably text too but what we want is actually a number. So that it changes to a number and we're going to change the title for this column to guess what media and I'm turning up in p.d.f. because I want images and then I can choose an image directly from my library and that's what I've done I go back out and look at restaurants table that's essentially the finished work so I started a c.s.v. I uploaded all the images and then I applied them to the proper. And pretty straightforward graphic this has already been published so this is great out if I make a change this will become active again I've done similar and we can use breadcrumb trail here to navigate back to interactive Similarly I've done the same for hotels and parking garages. So I've got all of my table set up now and I can start building a side so let's go back to that and we are actually going to build it. So I'm going to go to town close. With. Got lost templates here let me remind you that you should do the proper creation of any asset by clicking on your category and then right click again save new template in this category if it is content you would do this same sort of thing. Silat your area or 7 folder verse and then save you come to an end in this category otherwise it's going to end up in there you need to add permissions to and that's just do the fact that we have so many people working in the system several schools several campuses and we had to block out people from the root and if you create things by default it'll say you don't have permissions to do that and then you like I don't have permissions to do that you need to make sure I'm selecting a category 1st. So I'm going to create a template. With the following my own impious new template in this category interactive. Lesson. We're using typical side 92280 I am going to change my background color to the brand new 909000 and now we have the beautiful red routed. And I'm going to create some. Regions Ok now I have been cheating a bit here because if I was to create all the readers that I have in that interactive template it's going to take a little while so I am going to back him here. And I'm just going to create this guy and. Duplicate in category same concept. I've got a copy and its properties it was called this. This. So we've got an empty region so we're not going to need to make this happen we can actually apply this to sign and start working on it we don't have to work on it down in our repository we can apply it to solve. All empty regions I knew this guy back here in. Let's take a look at our layout so when you had a source template that's going to lay out properties takes you to of course the properties always get a warning. And here we are an example of that or something this nicer than introduced in both countries manager web and how to manage your desktop is this is the is whom you know and I will say that layout better content manager web is just as good as content manager. Desktop it actually has a few other sort of inspectors that make more sense so I'm going to zoom that that's probably pretty good so you can see that I've applied a background I pinned down to the background directly from the library so if I go I can go to the cloud library of please make this distinction distinction content then is. Your assets that you have established in content manager why would you need to do something like this it would be for items that are gone so individual images or items that are going to go into a template region or a layout for a live data object but most of the time you'll be picking it directly from the library so you can see I would studios here I mean interactive suppled or you know I can take items from my library such as cd. This is my name actually I didn't put this in your active is how society that folder get limestone background so I can changes to something else he remembers which like that and so got a background image to kind of delineate the arrangement of the side and I have a region look I have a region here for a button and I named it as such so I know what its purpose is I also have a text area this is simply Each same then this is displaying that sentence number one ranked items underneath and then I have an air. Region and sometimes you need either region list of things so parking one. Or 2 hotels or you know who tell top these regions whole just the number one result of the ranking. So we have a restaurant top. And that's what you see. On the default screen that we saw earlier so the number one garage the number one hotel number one restaurant is always shown by default now you'll notice that these regions are on top of the main region so the main region contains the swipe a bull output of each live data feed. So we're we've got multiple regions that are layered over the top each other to create the experience that we have on this side. So Top Rank taxes main area restaurant Odell top parking talk $12.00 and $3.00 welcome which is also tax I made this is labeled for to tell the user they can swipe up and down and out line is for the main reason but the main reason I have a little bit larger to calm a date. Any other field I may want to add for pagination. So let's take a look at how this is working and will actually start putting it together back out. To take a look at the 1st 2 areas that I have in Maine. Route. So I have 3 live data objects. By the way you may already know this but you can split any of these pains in the desktop by grabbing there's a line to Windows there's a big long area that I need to drag things. Needed here. And. All right now again spec this. But I don't have. I don't have everything set up properly. These items have no recurrence if I turn this off no nothing is scheduled so this is a very important point for interactive signs all of the items should have no returns and typically no direction that's not always true you might use duration to reset days. But in general you want to I'm scheduled anything any region any piece of content you should and schedule it for interactive. Project so. I think it's probably be OK's continue to move items over in fact I think. There's good. News for you the. Course and those 3. Years are here and template. To look. Now let's talk about the default state of the saga that's what we have actually happening in. In part and. That's right. Now notice these ideas are scheduled because I want them to be default and what we're doing is with play triggers we're interrupting those playbacks we're actually selecting. A blank I don't know it's a tech starting with no text in it so it just shows us why. So that's what we have and let's take a look at one example of the layout and the live data object so that we have this is the title and the. System. If you remember in library the column for the live data object holds the images is the pic and that's here and I pulled it into the I don't band to display it it's a pretty long r m So goes it is the size of this field so I can choose any of them in the pulldown. Is 1300 pixels and I made sure that my image is exactly that size so if I were to go back to here we can. Go back to class. I can look at the dimensions of the images 138 or 13325268 you will work with numbers like that to make things fit. But luckily there's also the shrink and scaling behavior that you know apply and I believe that might actually be in place here so go back to count on it or we can see that this is the default state of affairs this is what's playing 247 until someone starts president buttons and so one thing I've noticed with the content on your desktop in Preview is you your mouse presses may not work until you go to actual size and even then I am not getting consistent results that's why I've been deploying to the side and actually testing on the side kind of it's kind of a pain in the you know I as wages for now at least. So now you want to be able to set up triggers to play. The items in the main area Ok and notice these items do not have any scheduling because we're going to invoke them with interactivity. So let's see how that works 1st. We're going to talk about our 1st place your so this is from parking here this is our region and our But if you remember. This is a region parking but right click and then you go to triggers I've already established triggers here and what I'm doing is I'm playing. The parking table in the main region and I am blanking out the content in the parking toc topper and text OTOH parked and restaurant. If I do that well then it's going to continue to show Beat The you'll be able to tell that the previous content is still shelling so we need to take all these things into consideration so let's take a look at this in practical terms to go back to the actual size. And I clicked on a parking analysis claim the parking ticket if I go to hotels is doing the same game. I think we need to use reset reset as. It is and I might as well diverge just slightly here and let you know that you can get assigned to go back to its original state by editing its properties and using reset sleeveless to no activity so after 55 seconds my sign should actually reset to the default state Ok I'm going to force the. Notation and I'm sure it's. Just that out. Of this as you see it's this. Series. Will need issues for again. So that sort of all state of affairs right and here our president is going to get rid of number one right the tourists who are are in tar. And restaurants are going to be. Triggered to play the blank of that region and also our game. And how so for. To play for years were in vote and now we're looking at the results of the party. And so let's take a look at this about 2. And here and here's our table we are in going in by a plane trip here from this Biden park in the region state will get the layout so how did I do this I've actually used the exact same feed that I'm using them for the results but what I've done is I've changed the duration to zip syllable not page through the results it's only to show the 1st page of results which is the number one rank because I was sorting it according to range rate it's called rate so indecent in order that is how we are establishing the top and if I were to go in and change the ranking when you add a new row to that table in f y i Cloud It has a higher rank it's going to be the number one slot. So that's how machining this there's no filter is just a simple sort of title picture and then over here. That's right this is just for this is just for the top the top ranks. With the actual feed I put in the rating in the bottom corner so that. If you are sees the rating of each result Cank. I am also sorting here so the very top is you know what customers or viewers probably want to see anyway so it sorts the entire output of the core into reading but I add I have absolutely use the exact same eat. Let's take a look here I go to the properties I can see its location and it's here in the library I've used it Jason version of my parking table and by the way Chase on his web for wins recommends for live data. In the newest version that's what I use for Live well as well and on the builder there's a Jaison output then so we've used just 3 different tables and I will let you know that I could have achieved this in one table couldn't I because I could have used the filter punctuation to say I couldn't make 3 lived out of objects each with a distinct filter which would have targeted each type but it didn't make sense to me to combine restaurants Patel's and garages you know you were by instinct sometimes when you're creating these things but I still feel like that helps to demonstrate our concept of a little bit here we are going to see examples where I have a lot of content mixed together using the litter in the same sort of approach Ok so let's review what we have here we have. Buttons for our interactive do we go to triggers and we can examine what we were doing here so it's plain the parking table in the region and it's blanking out part and covering tags of the rest from top and that essentially is what we want. And after 55 seconds the sun is going to reset Are there any questions about how I did she the result here. So let's talk about. When you set up an interactive site and you can see that there's more work involved you can reduce the amount of work involved and you'll see this in the way by me example and here in a little bit this staff profiles example that can be a lot of work setting up regions as buttons and then what if you want to redesign or sign and add more it's can be a lot of work it's better to actually use the live data. Asset as a means to create your buttons dynamically imagine for a large For away by being example a large building with multiple floors How could you possibly create all the buttons for all of the locations so in fact you're going to have to have a pagination type o. situation for all of your buttons in a very large building so that said Let's go move on to the next example which is our studio profiles open the question about swiping Yes Let's see that this is part of a lot of data so. In our main area we have the restaurants hotels and parking which show up as swappable you take a look at one of these 2 kids properties and it's the PJ's bottle swipe vertically to page so 2 page means it's going to equal increment according to how many rows fit right or you could say control continuously. It's up to you have you know how you want to match the user experience I think continuously would be buying too but you might get to where your security half way is kind of like snapping to just the rows that are visible with the 2 page option. Or zonal as is able to that's how you do that any other questions relating to your current signing and implementation. Can you show the continuous girl yeah. So I go over to our. Switch over view over to the actual sign. And you guys are actually in the room but I am. Just and will vouch for this actually because we're going to select hotels press and towels and now I can swipe the results and you can see that. The worst hotel is a high place. With data for 0 so that's pretty good I did this really quickly toughens. Disaster The best thing and the other questions correct with the pagination slide. Mark do you want to switch to the camera so you. Through monitoring them I mean I can and I can do it yet we need to monitor what. Is. Just so just give us one second here Ok I will. Do other playing. Justin's going. You'll see. I guess it would be to all those who want to meet their hearing but yeah I guess the seat on the screen I guess would be to stop sharing oving Ok I think there is still. Yeah. It was to me that's nice. Here. In this. New I can't just either get this is the this here it's not maximize our audience this is all sort of great so right now the sun is reset. This is our 2nd. Ok that's pretty good right there so if I select restaurants we're going to get out from restaurants which is using. Just a tool for restaurants or a rag and I can see why. Do you would you want to see continual example of continuous fairly I think that's what they're asked yeah that's what I was hoping to get them up yeah sure Ok so. Here are just a 2nd I. Will do this on restaurants and I will have to redeploy a genius of. Superheroes to change that. Aereo. Force to. That is why I'm here so I don't have to wait on the whole the miracle all right with. Restaurants so you can see have our child this. Is halfway through so it is I've probably smarter than to be calibrated there's such a calibration involved but it's this response of. Him that I think did the trick all wrong it. Got to who we've got to switch your stuff around and. We can do this again if needed. Let you do such. Rebirth out of the rest. All right so let's start sharing again. You know I presume. Left leaning was like no here's. Here's. Actually our interactive. Any questions about this implementation again using regions as buttons is fine for a simple solution like this but for a way finding it would be a nightmare so I'm going to see how that differs but in the meantime I've got one other example to show this guy better. Ok then you don't know where they deploy this talking Ok so we have a similar situation here we've got some default content planning and then a little area if you know the right inviting you to explore the studios. Looks like it's already deployed to my side. So I'm going to go ahead and show that to you Ken So if I if I tap. Hard time seeing. I'm going to escape. It it's getting a little bit weird results on the screen probably because of the extended monitors Yeah Ok well. Yes that's a really long. I'll just for interrupting the stream you're about I'll get back here just a 2nd on a scene like show you this actor is. Yes Ok All right give me just a 2nd and I think this is work. Illustrated on light poles here. Yeah. Prime so now I want to test this we get what we need now grade they don't seem the cameras here same time you know out there Ok Ok so again we have to define content that's happening and when I click on this a lot of data object is actually populating these buttons form and this is according to the category I mean it's like brand studio our video goes away and we have a group by bare feet displaying just the employees in the brand studio I can go to another area and now we're seeing just conferences and these buttons the navigation system of the live data object and that's what I want to ship. Kinds start with that. Really. Open of the guys here and I'll say it again. So we have a major area I'll call it profiles we can hook and employ and look. Once again I'm using a background image how to delineate where things should be I've got a region for the studio name and this is slightly different than the band functional I'll show you how this works I've got the main area profiles the menu graphic and this is the actual touch area best accepting input from the vendor and the reason that I did it like this is because there is some goofy you saw this how the. The way that v there is a function call show a list instead of a play trigger you can show a list from a live data object and that's how the buttons appear now I just I think this is just a bug that they need to fix but the positioning is not very it's not what you would expect so I had to work around that and extend the with of this so that I would get the list to show a centered underneath. But we can look over ready at the properties of this actually back and this is the layout we want to be and like dat or so again we have this area for main axis our main area and I am the video on top and it has scheduled. Other items underneath do not have a schedule. So this is what I mean by default. And then in the studio now I have actual text objects and all I am doing is I'm triggering the title when I play a certain object so not only can you create play triggers from input from actual interactivity you can create play triggers when an object plays that's a really good way to sync items if they're in different item areas of the screen you can have if one item plays it automatically triggers the playback of other items and that's what we're doing here got the touch area that is for interactivity look at that in just a 2nd and our menu graphic which is simply an image so nothing really special there what is special is that interactivity on the touch area so got her triggers many are Ok and will see a different play trigger here we still have the event as interactivity and is by touch but the behavior instead of play content notice all these different items you play content restart so restarting can be any too. Like you want to get back to home position it's not exactly resetting entires I mean that but we're using show Lister's groupie where the man which will cover his time in another mess running show list is what we're doing. And what we're doing is we're showing a list of the items that exist in the. In the profiles region the main region you have to actually slept those see. If I can select this it's no longer going to be part of the list so I'm actually using the content and it's. Name as a means of creating this list Ok pretty straightforward so far so when I tap on this touch area let's take a look that would be this area here I've made my graphic to you know invite people to tap here but if you tap here here it is going to work and work up here just on this area and then according to what is contained in the list because that's what you've designated in your trigger here so that is grand studio didn't patience you are assisted studio Studio or all I lighted and they will appear in the list when I selected. I think I can still do that right now because I have it on the same screen. No. You're right it's on tap in here and I get that list and the what the reason that it looks the way it does is because it had its own styling to that list so we'll take a look at that. And here. Is yes and so if you notice that there's the typical little arrow that you'll see in various areas of the software like the layouts where you can modify the styling of the attacks so we can slip by not color and in my case I actually chose a background image and I did make sure that background image. Is sized so that it. It is appropriate for the purpose so I didn't want to make it too big too small it is exactly the fact it's the exact same with as the graphic above where the touch areas I just felt like I would be balanced looks nice. That's how you style the actual buttons and so let's take a look at how this works you've already seen the functionality of the live data object. And take a look at it we don't target the teams that is with the filters studio contains brand studio and these would also be the same situation accordingly we would take a look at your filter and change that he's Ok so that's how we create menus and furthermore this is how we create dynamic. Many ways according to what content you have already established and we're going to take it even further by using a live data object feed to create the buttons we start into a finding which we're at 11 o'clock or a think is a good time to do that Greg to be able to get questions so far and I encourage anyone to ask them about this part about what we've talked about so far no questions. To our answers and. You need to go back to my slideshow here for a 2nd. We already saw the profiles are all Ok let's talk about why Vidame it is a content type you create new content new slipway bindings. Here's a kind of good example that I still from or where it's. User Form by the way. I highly recommend that you sign up to join that forum I think probably share that information with you before you merely If you don't have it but basically decided for the user forum which gives you access to knowledge base in. An area where people ask questions in for was employed truckers questions a lot of times it's best to just escalate directly through support and as a reminder if you need to do that please go through me 1st we've already let for once know the big cannot help anyone outside of us being a liaison for those escalations because we want to be carbon copy don't have communications or that we're aware of what developments. Improvements has been surveying bug fixes cetera so notice on the right we have a new type of interactivity called row interactivity and this is specific to live data so we can create interactivity on the output of 5. Which is very powerful Ok this is a really important take away from this training if you're going to be doing way finding you should try to memorize these 6 things or at least refer back to this at some point and that is these are the main ingredients for making your way biocide in he'll lay out a plan your floor plan your building layout. I think architects office can provide these things if you request them. I'm not sure about that I just grab something random from from Google and create my own building for this demo. Number 2 is that you are here physicians so wherever that sign is in the building is that you are here positioned right you might have several signs in the building you may want to use the exact same template for another signing and you just change the you are your position in everything work because you've established locations eat grass and master patterns occasions been rooms conference room a classroom to go line coffee bar lounge or locations each press is elevator escalator stairwell so the software can determine how to get you into a room from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor and then you establish all the master walking paths you do this kind of like connecting the wires you just make sure that although our paths are established so that the software can guide you to the location you need and we use live data for the many part. And. So now let's look at it real time. And deploy this we're. Just going of that and. Let's take a look and preview Ok I can show you this example erst. Out make 2 examples and I think we even have. To actually create a wave finding object Ok so one in 10 of these 2 examples for you will. See a. Change screen. I mean I would say before replying. Goofily course I meant. All right so in this case we have a 2 level building a ground floor and a 1st floor and you can see I have some items already here in the menu you know I can go to them so I can go to the library I did not include main office or bookstore because those are right by the site just say no but we go to conference room b. and I created pagination this is a live data object taking the button names from live from a table read it did you want to show player or the Ok you know you're right I want to show the player in here. And. Lecture. Reward. And there's many on the right is dynamically output even with the nation to get into this age of results and I can go to the 2nd floor computer lab watching happens here there's a little animation after 5 seconds and then it continues the path I don't really like that to be honest I don't think it's the greatest user experience so I'm recommending that we go stacked images and we'll see how this all works Ok. So for right now we'll just kind of play around with this like a good study hall and here we go again through this 5 seconds of the 1st paragraph or and then there's and I salute transitional get that. And text study hall I go back he's. Finding. I don't notice this is him I just this is by default it's on I I don't really I don't know if this is real practical or not for this example but on the return on No 3 properties and I created a home button which basically resets everything so if I was go to a men's restroom. And then they're going to be back where I started this there's also the reset to that's also but I figured it's worthwhile having this available in case some walks up those are all of it for one and maybe within a span of a minute or. So let's go back and take a look at how this works to a quick look at the layout of the template. A little bit so really it's a very simple template in this case one region for the layout of the map in the way finding object. Region for live data and just plain trigger region but. Some. Would show you how I created this. Finding object Let's go back out to the one I bought a couple that. Says soon this is this here. We are and. I'm down I need this. New very very interactive folder and here I'm of a few minds that relate to what we're doing so I've got ground floor as an image this is a p n g Violet transparencies of the background of the player shows. So I've done the same with this I have the 1st floor here I have a background. For the way by a sign. And I have a couple of tables here that we should take a look at right now on to just take a look at way via locations now what we have here is a means to populate our navigation 4 way fighting and really move all it's doing is the status in what our display name is going to be again you would not want to have to do this with regions and buttons that would be really tedious and would if you change the name of the room which happens in buildings all the time the Congress for me suddenly becomes a classroom the office becomes a conference room go back into your life get it change it boom you're going to go now that's if you're using all text labels and I'm not doing that here I actually. Put a text on to my maps so that's also consider if maybe I should do that and you have all the on the sign text items I don't know. But anyway what I got here is a short name which I'm using as the key for establishing locations to display name this is for the button itself that if you touch it and the sort order. Now sort order at 1st I thought well we'll go ahead with sort order that way I can choose maybe which I was I want to be their most common that people want to find a lecture a letter be it that way I can establish order but I could and in fact I have also created one that is sorted by floor Ok and that will be how we're here so these are the exact same location know that I have these this dream for the occasion named this string for display name and sort order. So this is tables in cloud that I was down for the buttons Now I also hated a florist combined because of the show you another example that is the stacked example which I think is a better implementation in fact that's what we're going to look at in detail but let's go ahead and create something I'm going to go back to come to the editor. To use the is. Going to create some content creator that interactive all or new content in this category wave body. Guard us. And that's spacesuit leave all you need to do to establish the properties and then you want to go right into this way by me but we're also going to turn out direction here this is the air base for White Lightning and it's not showing all of its functionality in till we start to add floors we're going to do that and we get it right from the cloud library and in this case I am going to choose floors combined. So here I have grounds for him 1st floor a transparent paint cvs the gray area. Transparent paint a very handy visual signage now that we have established at least one for all the other features come. Ok so we can we can actually go into. Our location tab and start plotting locations before I do that I want to point out and I showed you in the 6 ingredients it's important to establish. You are you are here Courtney and I also will demonstrate how the school is work so this is actually the 1st and you might want to do and that is to go and establish where the location is of the you are here now in mind sample here the main entrance is over here between the bookstore main office this is our main entrance and this is where we want to have our digital when buying site now notice when I have gotten out of room here in the bottom left or x.y. coordinates. Of I want to stablish you or your position we could use 225 or 68 Ok So that is established our or you or your location in that this will become more bearable later and this is essentially the properties page for the way via object let's go as Dowson locations now now we've got to let all the building and the 1st thing I want to establish are the dresses so you use this add button here and I'm going to choose where those are we've got a stairwell here and this job stereo here which coincides with them on the other side is going to hold this eat arrest warrant and all I do is click it creates a little Dot It's already populated x. and y. and I'm going to give it a common name I'm just going to call it each one and I'm going to create the equivalent eat grass over here and it is also going to get to the property of each one that ties them together but we need to also establish because this is a multi this is a combined floor in what they refer to as a stacked. And you know often you might see these like 3 d. renderings they're slightly tilted. Very we were arms this one and we just started to be sent to. And what we've opted for to be someone and. Now I'm going to continue but more locations. All. This happens to. One of them the best I could wants to make sure I'm still doing stuff I'll. Go to jump through deuce. Maybe you can do to do a. Group. Of terribly hard house with myself to get back in the advocation side. I can be a conference room and here is something to know is when you are creating these locations made them by the doorway don't take them in the middle of the room that just made life more typical in terms of establishing walking paths you see this layered so I'm going to make this here and I want to give it. Ok so this is important distinguish remember the names I gave to the columns in my live data table we should probably take a look at that really quick see if I can because this is. Ok location name this lady name or history or order all of history. Of that. So we want this after Butte location. Actually. That's all we need that's right that's the only entry we need. And I made a typo here see. Which demonstrates we need to be careful to match or actually it is 2 that's right 2 days that's where needed. So this now matches your column in mind able and I need to use the name I gave in my table for conference room a short name is back. On Friends. Describe this word and that's what we need here Ok so I'm going to continue this in repetitive fashion to add all the locations established Ok and I'll show this to you in the real actual pretty big object after you've established all your locations these should also you should also tell it what zone it's on so once I get to Puck ass 2 year put it in short name I will be on Zone 2 I think I remember it was probably passed down here. Don't worry of it as more attributes they'll be hard so I've got my location started here I definitely more and this is just the beginning now the next step is to create happens so this is assumes you've already got all your locations established then you move on to mass Well we're doing here is we're stablish into all the possible routes in the building and then the system automatically figures the shortest distance so we'll start by making one path. And intersection isn't credibly important for this to work so it is like a circuit it is kind of like connecting wires all of the paths should intersect they should not stand alone so let's start with the conference room I have a location here. You know I think. I really should establishment house by who will go over well imagine there's more dots here. So I'm going to establish this 1st half and click here and click the next item and we used to get all the way down this fall and now to connect the eager rest to this walking I need to set a new path and that when I get if I were to click again it's going to continue to happen I don't want to do that you can right click and delete you can also ground and move the path. We've created new one for us now we have this little yellow dot that shows the intersection do it again here you plus start out. To pasture. Now we have an intersection so September be this process for all of the building of cribbing one house down to meet areas I will create all the cars necessary to intersect to get to each location. We want peace discussing areas or scale in this round. A few in this training you will see I will show you how it has dropped and seen the settings but now let's just go ahead and take a look at the actual way foreign object. Is. In the Us to see here again is 3 regions I do have a reset button for this established as well in the map is no way to argue with bind wars when I'm using a swipe ball. Navigation area. Let's look at early for the again so here in similar fashion I can I can add properties by just good content but I actually want to go right to a Viking and here we are in the past section actually let's take a look at the occasion because I've established all here. So since he will be better know all of that locations that I created there is. And the location name from the 1st column in our live data which associates the button display buttons and here are this I can get to any been added by selecting it and then I could actually move stuff around so here we have one. That you can see I've got all the house take care of to get to each classroom bathroom lounge all of it. And we're going to make an edit here as part of the demo. Ok so we've established floors all the occasions. In our live data object for navigation And here's our test Ras you can test the route you know to make sure that your wires are all connected this is a great way to do it so you can start with from this area just tap here and say I want to test classroom see St chooses zones and I know it pretty much knows by default what you want there you got it show you how the route should be drawn before you actually deployed so you can test routes it's quite. Right. Now was a lot of this. One think we should be already. Deployed by now to our other. Ok so you can see are you are here beacon. And we have navigation here on the right and left that I can swipe and is using our By band functionality to show that these are items underneath the ground floor and items underneath the 1st floor I can slip women's restroom and it works Ok so let's add a new location I've already got the image prepared to go out to cloud show it to you but here per in the right place we need to add a row when I add a new location. They added a coffee bar to this so we're going to call this short. And the actual display name of. Our And it's on the 2nd floor. First. Ground for. Years and break please remember to publish 3 major changes so we've taken care of the actual button now we need to. I opted to change 1st use me to create. The titles of the rooms on the image itself so I went out to photoshop and I added that and this is the result so I put the coffee bar in this room and now I just need to establish a path to it as well but 1st I need to image and this is a form of stiction here too because already uploaded here but we're using force combined right I don't need to read target the new image all I have to do is replace it and replace I know I have this here documents and now the image will be automatically updated I don't have to redeploy or retarget or reach choose anything. Hopefully within a few minutes it will update. I have seen in the continental where those items don't update right away and so I have to kind of close say because things out real. To see you this case. So yes so far coffee is not showing up here so one way to trigger the system is for me to choose a different. Image because I can edit the floor. There's florist combined to look in the meantime it has updated so that's Ok it's not showing his. Interest in you talk to. Or are going to. Notice it all as locations are still intact so that means you can go in and change your graphics and not have to worry but we do need to establish this location Ok so we're going to stat was patient with. Right by the doorway. And we need to make sure that we establish the zone in. And his name which he said she said was. And we also needed have to this place over the hood and. Make sure intercepts from the start here who crossed it would be on her. And indicate that it's awesome to. See her or her. Will be deployed. And probably have to reinforce this. I mean the shitter. We don't see coffee here just yet we could probably wait. There it is there so I made a mistake I didn't make my own. Forgot to take the background out of this image so I could go to photoshop take it out replace it McLeod and it would be up to. No big whoop that's fine I should be able to fire. People are. There we are born glad that work. So yeah we funny is really not as hard as I initially thought I mean you have to you have to take a lot of things into consideration 6 ingredients take care of them and all these things. Are buttons so we didn't have to create a new region for this navigation right if you have to create all the regions for an interactive map and. So that's you know this illustrates how we progressed through this training as you saw our live data has a very big role in interactivity. And how we can establish our own beads in f.y.r. cloud. You know are there any questions about way finding at this point I must have done a maze in job. Adding myself on the back here. Ok. Those are those I try to share a slideshow. So we have about what we're about 20 or little more ministers talk about stuff we will offer the basic training again on December 3rd. And we are retiring on December 10th Now that may scare some of you in a maybe like my God such an aggressive time line I don't know how possible you can do it one thing to keep in mind is once your signs are deployed they will stay deployed and continue to display content regardless if there is no doubt a base behind it but content manager being connected but I would say that you should probably back up your contact player machines in case you know you have some radical event but otherwise those signs will continue to play it not content until you've made the migration Let's talk about that I mean I think you may already know but just to reiterate that to my angry all of us determine the locations of your side contents Atlas and save them to your worst station this really means your content so all the items that you are displaying may reside in different places maybe local workstations web servers cetera you should gather them all up into one area so that you can upload them to the cloud All right so you can kind of read through this bowl of lists if you have any questions but I think you already should be familiar with all these things yeah. You will only see dimes deprivations to see to essentially select all export. Import Quillan items into the cloud library as storage and hosting but then you also have to connect them to content assets content manager with. All of that is explained on the documentation side how to do that how to reconnect the s.s. as a Migration Guide article suppose it should too. So digital signage documentation not to be savaged by you know you migration guys under it Mr tasks. Goes through step by step what you do to move your items over all right. Open to any and all questions at this point stuff that we've covered or any sort of what about the future type of questions you're welcome to ask. Let me ask you how do you feel about the training and do you feel like you can start your own interactive site now. And all of you in that about you Justin Yeah I think a good. Way of finding is important wrestling that these I'm going to try to get on very quickly just like above the steps and not lose all of this with. Whatever the recording be available. Good question. As soon as it's available all the people who signed it who's training will be even. Better. Thank you I tended your session at stake why don't you mention that a for looking at getting some new signs that we can talk with you guys about hardware recommendations should we just send that to decide or send that to you or how do we start that conversation so yes decided I'm gonna use it or as a good place to ask Senate Westerns. I'm glad you asked the question about hardware and recommendations it's really difficult for us to make specific recommendations on brands and models because within 6 months they've already replaced it with a new version it's not worth our time and effort to chase down the trends of a 6 month cycle unfortunately now in general though we can recommend Iran's over other brands particular types of applications so I know that aware of the work just like a basic list of specs that we should look for avoid that type of thing sure obviously a digital side does not require a very powerful computer. It doesn't even require. A dedicated video card unless you're going to do some really sophisticated stuff in the form a monitor and high resolution video that it was it planted inside should be empty force or highly compressed so a regular workstation works fine the typical setup for a digital side is a flat screen monitor with a small form factor p.c. typically Dell would have somebody Dell's around here this is the type of computer that's about the size of a hardback book and it sits behind the flat screen mounted to a wall the big question for me really is am I going to mount this on the wall or need to talk to architects office but I'm telling you terms of sophistication are where it is I'm still really need. Now we've got some existing units but interested in some of them are getting to be end of life type of thing so we don't have to worry about where they're going to be installed we'll just replace existing ones but got kind of excited about the interactivity options that have been introduced in the newer versions so as we might be replacing some of them with touch screens probably not all I would start with one kind of you know get our feet wet with that but yeah we got some that are this the small form factor that are mounted behind we have some that are just old desktop P.C.'s that we repurpose and sort of something the surplus because of how they are set up it's hitmen that's out of sight out of mind right I think they only did so yeah new Newmar machine I think is definitely better than something that's 3 years old. Because the software tends to be engineered for current generation appears but I don't think you need to go to the extreme of getting like a suit you know video mass and video card and all that do additional startling new details aren't is just. A recent modern p.c. small and Dr p.c. the d.s. displays really all they need. Now we are about to enter into this new field of smart T.V.'s and we have been asking for wins for recommendations but they too are are a bit reluctant to specify models brands they don't mind so bright side Samsung those type of monikers are the type of things where they will say you have a Samsung smart t.v. line this year looks pretty good or evil and named their real big advocates of the bright side which is kind of a pricey option. I hope that answers as many others. So that the only other item that I had will send out a survey after this this is kind of the 1st interact the digital signage training that we've done in-house so you would appreciate any and all feedback related to what to include in the next one what to emphasize what to deemphasize so we can so we can keep. Developing developing into into something that's most useful to you yes it is actually we will use your feedback we almost always do for each iteration so please feel free to be brutally honest we can take it. And we will appreciate all that feedback and try to implement this as much as we can forward I think this training would pretty well just from my own perspective.
Digital Signage 101 - Basic Training - December 2019
This was the second "101" training offered after upgrade and migration to the newest version which covered basic concepts, including new features in the latest version. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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someone from cases in the in the house so to speak because I want to work with IT pros in the various support units more closely on digital signs. The good news is setup is so much easier in the new system. And I would just say right now no more need to request static IPs. He go DHCP. Now dynamic IP is fine. There was a little bit of a problem with IP cashing in the current. Well how we can save old system. Okay alright let's get moving >> So we've done trainings before we had the vendor come in and do one it was a six hour training. And if you're like me I can't stand to sit in a room for six hours. I'm not going to absorb six hours worth of information. So we've decided to pare that down to 2.5 hours. Hopefully get you out by noon. Like I said we can stick around. We're going to focus on the 90% of what people do throughout the university with their digital signs which is basically a slideshow slideshow maybe time whether maybe a ticker tape style scrolling text thing. But there are units that are doing the 10% stuff like touchscreen interactivity wayfinding sort of things. But this trainings going to concentrate on that 90% audience. The basic bread and butter stuff that you're going to do throughout the year every day. Certain tops can features covered in the advanced training well we did offer an advanced training a couple of weeks ago in Bloomington. And we will offer that training again that is to be determined when. And I would suggest that you subscribe to the updates that we send out there is a subscribe form on the brand side for digital signage go and subscribe to that. So you get all the announcements about migration upgrades new features >> And as I said before any answers that we can't answer today we will find out the answer and get back to. This is our agenda for today. So you can kind of read through this yourself. I don't think it's necessary for me to read it out to you. We're going to talk about why we're switching. We're going to talk about the main software which is the content player which acts as your sign. The new thing is the cloud the FY iCloud which is a beautiful thing. I'm just telling you you're going to love it >> You can manage your content there is going to be so much easier than trying to use web serv or try to use of mountain network drive. All of these things. Contact Manager web is what you'll be using to manage content and deploy your content to your signs. It's now a browser-based. Well it has been a browser-based option for the current system. It's much improved in the new. And we're encouraging everyone to to move totally to that client. We're talking about templates. This is this is the wireframe or the real estate of your sign that you define where content goes will talk about various content types >> We'll continue with content manager web to talk about specific things that are specific to the application in relation to those content types and deployments that's just delivering the content to the signs. To the signs themselves we call those deployments. In the new system we have a pull deployment strategy versus a push one. You may have been used to where you push assets or your local workstations typically. Now you will pull them to your signs from your cloud library automatically. It's a beautiful thing Presentation why are we switching we're switching because we want new features. That's the main thing we've been on the old system for seven years essentially with a couple of updates not too many new features. So you'll get all these new features in the web browser interface. There is now an FYI cloud library and an app store. We'll talk about that in more detail. Being able to manage all your content online even archive it is great. There's tablet support for Android and iOS so that you could have kind of these little kiosk signs and also support now for smart TVs which I know a lot of IT units are very interested in this. It will reduce your costs. These smart TVs essentially work like the tablets they run apps. They can browse the web. So on. So let's take a look at my little info graphic here of a digital signage system. This is representing what we have in the cloud now in the new system. Okay so the main component of this is your library. You upload your content up there your videos your images PDFs >> Now live data is different so feeds that you use from the University is different and those are online resources. So it's kind of like in the cloud. So but most of your bread and butter content which is slides PDFs YouTube videos are uploaded to Cloud library. And this can be done by staff who have very limited access to the software and don't need to have access to content manager web. And assign Manager who is the person managing the science content or maybe a team does okay so you kind of have two different roles that can potentially move content up to your Cloud library >> Then the sides themselves are set up to automatically check. For any updates. You can upload an image and decide later I'm going to replace that image with a different image. The signs you'll say oh this image has changed. I need to upload it to my hard drive cache it and now start displaying it. So we will talk about how this works in detail. It's much simpler than before. If you are used to you. If any of you are used to the old system and used web served deliver your content or some kind of URL than you used to have to make sure that you use the same filename. And then the sign and go oh I have a new file. You don't have to do that now. You use a function called replace in the library. So there's a nice interface for you to manage your images and then replace any images that have been deployed to your science and your science all automatically detect that and there's no redeployment needed. Okay it's awesome. It pros are going to like this slide player's set up an activation. It is totally improved from the previous paradigm which was we would have to push the license out you'd have to ask us to do it. We may have had some technical issues with pushing that license >> It was one of the who it would generate a lot of emails for me. Now it's a simple invite code. We give you the code that person installing the sign can enter the code at the time of the installing the software and I've had very few instances where this doesn't work except for people who are on static IPs especially private ones. So unfortunately since we've asked everyone to be requesting static IPs consider this when you're setting up your new signs you no longer need that static IP. In fact it can kind of make problems. So when you when you need a new sign will give you a deployment ID that's tied to that invite cone. You enter it in this other slide here on the right. So you can see this deployment ID bodily Hoosier. It is tied to the invite code that would be entered during the installation. And then under these connection properties we give you those credentials as part of your software download. So pay attention when you're we have now an online form for getting the software. And that's on our documentation site. I will go back and show you that. Here in a little bit and the credentials will be another separate download at the end of that submission of the form. Ok. Alright so when the player is installed you will be brought this configuration page and that's where you enter those credentials it. Okay and everything is basically hooked up now to the cloud. And then that same deployment ID would be in your sign in content manager. All right we'll see that in detail. O right let's go back. One slide. You will see in the upper half on the right side screenshot >> A Polling Interval value it's right underneath the deployment ID. This defaults to one hours. So when you're setting up your sides you may want to change this to just a few minutes not one minute because you're signed tends to just do a little hiccup every time it checks to see if there's a new deployment. So five minutes it's probably better. But one hour is a long time to wait to see if your deployment has reached the sign depending on your needs maybe that's okay. But that's the default. So IT pros who were installing software should be aware of that. So that hiccup that you describe is that where like flashes to black. I hope it does apply to black but yeah that could be could be something we should look at background color stuff like that. So yeah but pulling interval matters when it comes to that you don't want it to be too too short. Okay so much easier less time involved. A really great thing. Yeah then one what your needs are you may need to update that shorten or lengthen the enthalpy okay in big bright yellow I'm telling you right now. There is no undo functionality in the web client So it's good to save often. Depending on your Internet connectivity there may be a day where it's just kind of you know IU network is just having issues. You don't want to lose your work. Okay that's all I'm really going to say about that. Okay. So at the present time to get into the cloud library to log in. And this is explained when we send you the email to get in that you will need to use at IU.edu. Eventually we're going to have all of the email domains at the university supported and then you just enter in your normal email address. But you can put at IU after your username.edu and you'll get in. So you enter the email initially that's what four wins uses to determine which instance we belong to. And then you'll see the normal Caz login where you put in a username and your password. Okay so it's kind of a two-step login process. So you see the login screen on the left and over on the right you see examples of what your library will look like. You will see just a library that you have access to >> Maybe some bigger schools might make some folders and I encourage you to makes many sub folders as you wish to in your library. It's very intuitive over on the right. You'll see this plus sign says mu. And I'm a I'm going to go demonstrate this here in just a second. And over on the right you'll see where there's just detail absolute images that you may have uploaded. Let's take a look at that >> So I'm going to enter in my email and grass. I've already logged in today. So it's probably going to go right through Caz. That check the seven day. Remember seven days. Bots. Now I see more than you do I have an admin center devices and channels that you do not see. But eventually for IT pros in sign managers we may open up this area but there's no permission structure for it yet. But it is a very nice interface to see all of the signs >> Displaying what their statuses are I can get logs. It's a great troubleshooting interface. So eventually I do hope that we can open this up. But at the present time it's only for digital signage admins. This is where I actually invoke new invite codes. And so yeah just a brief demo of that channels is also going to be interesting. This is a way to have common playing lists right from the cloud and your signs simply subscribe to them. That's something that's a subject for another term >> Had been centered this is probably not going to be relevant to you at all. So we're going to skip that. But we'll go right to library. Again I see everything. You'll only see the library that you belong to. But we can go ahead and demonstrate some things here. So you'll see your folder or folders on the left or you Studios. And you can see I already have a number of images videos play lists. Here. I've not I I have a few sub folders like for my advanced training I made an interactive folder with >> Related items you can add new assets with this new button on the right. You can create a new folder. You can create tables we will definitely talk about tables. They're super cool. Playlists are different. I kind of wish for wins had picked a different name for this because there are playlists in content manager and their playlist in the cloud. So we'll call this a cloud playlists. And I've delineated the difference between those two in the documentation site. Okay and upload. Import from grid data means you can set up a spreadsheet that has all of your images. If they reside on >> Urls and upload them from URLs. We're not going to cover that today that most people are going to use upload. Okay. So and and you can drag from your file manager or finder. If your Mac people you can drag a whole batch of content into it over the interface and add it that way. Okay all right. So back to my notation >> We can mark yes before you move forward. So once migrated the only way to upload content is to put the content into the cloud. Because the answer to that is that's what we would like. Okay. That's what we encourage. You if you have online assets that you can point to a URL that's fine that'll work but not a like a network drive. So some people can manage the means of putting a network drive as a web addressable thing that would work too. I just feel like it's so much easier to put everything in the cloud. You can even archive from your library so that if where I don't have the copy of this image where my machine went down and I lost all my stuff. Everything in the cloud is downloadable. Yeah. Good question. Excellent question. So The thing that is significant about the cloud is that you can grab a URL and then deploy that as you did before but what's even better is now you can take that item from your library directly. So my screenshot doesn't represent the most recent easy way to do this. And I'm going to show you that right now. So let's get back out. Prone. Alright so I'm going to go back to my route here and just pick a basic image. I have sample gates. Ok so I can take a look at the image by just clicking it. But I want to go back and look at its details. So if I don't click on the actual link of the image and click just here in the area >> Get the little ride right sidebar where I could change the name of the file. If I wanted to enter a description or get the Content Manager link. That is what you saw on that slide before. But here's what I was talking about earlier. If I wanted to I could I could have an artist retouched this photograph and then replace it. And now that image is going to notify. I mean it's not going to. It has a new creation date and all your signs are going to go. I need to download this >> I've got a new image okay and download is what I was talking about before for archival purposes. I could move this to a different folder or I could delete it. Okay so we have a few options here in terms of managing the items now and the name doesn't need to be the same that that seed good observation i. And that is exactly right. That's why this replaces so much easier. You could could be a whole different name you replace it hopefully it's the same size right should be the same dimensions to fit. And we'll get into that why that's important here a little bit Bryan's already an expert. I don't know why you're here. Brian. Totally getting. Alright >> So let's go back to my presentation keep moving. Now something here on the screen is really important to take note of this bottom to the to the right and to the bottom select asset screenshot you'll see at the very bottom a thing called caching behavior. Caching behavior is how does your sign go How is your son going to cash this image does it make sense to cache it doesn't make sense to not cash. It will talk about that further along in the training Okay so connecting content assets to the library this is what I was talking about before. In our first screenshot here in the background on the last sample gains properties I had a green outline around this folder within ellipsis. This is that button that you'll always go to connect your contact from the library to items that you haven't content manager. So in the second screen you can see there are three tabs you can select you can enter the URL directly. On the third tab. You can go to your content being which might have singular items that are already prepared people. Maybe you want to put it into a playlist or something like that. But most the time you're gonna go to this middle tab cloud library. And you can basically pick the item directly from your folders in the library. You don't even need the URL. It the system figure that up for you. So you would select your sample gates image directly. And then I'm giving you another example here where you would if you had a retouched version or needed to you know maybe there's a typo or something. You could replace that image or it's an entirely new slide in your rotation and new advertisement or something. New campaign >> So it's so easy now to just pick those items right from your online library and deploy them. Some more screenshots from the clouds so I can manage now all the security groups and users in the cloud. I don't have to ask your IT guys to create 80 security groups for you. Son IT units are narrow kind of like. Okay that's that's cool. We used to like to manage that. But the thing is now we can do it much quicker. And it's just such a more streamlined process ended. Besides that Active Directory is not even used in the new system. You may continue to provide us the machine names so that you have a reference to that PC. But our deployment IDs are so much different than what you are used to with the Active Directory machine names that you may have used before. So I can create groups at users takes much less time than it did before. As I showed you earlier to I can also monitor your signs make sure that they're running if they've gone offline hopefully I can get access to that nice tool to later as well >> Apps are now available through the FYI store. What are apps apps are kind of pre built pieces of content. Kind of they're kind of like a tiny CMS. You provide the name you provide ok. So for whether there's a really nice weather app now you provide the zip code. You provide that and it figures out which time zone you're in all this other stuff on pretty cool. So whether it's kinda nice but I have to say I'm a little underwhelmed so far about the offerings they have. They've gotta camped down page. They've got a few other things that are pretty >> Standard and basic have a feeling. They're just getting their feet wet with this with their offerings. But I would say though at the first basic training I was really not a fan of the weather app. But the beauty of this is they can continue to update them and and they will update automatically for you in your own instance. That's a really awesome thing. So now the weather app works much better. Like six weeks later it works so much better. So I think that's very exciting. Now you will not be able to grab apps yourself. You'll need to request that I get them for you. I know a lot of people will be interested in the weather apps. There's actually two of them now >> And you are welcome to explore the FY high store on your own and see what is there. And then just let us know could we get this and and we'll we'll talk about it and see if it's if it's really going to meet your needs first and then and yeah we'll we have to actually granted permissions to each individual app. So it could be that I might have 30 instances of the weather app in each of them I've placed into your area. Okay okay so yeah we talked about this briefly that you enter in your email address to log in this is also true for content manager web >> So you will entering at IU.edu at some point it may be IEP UI I FW all those things. And then you eventually will get the Kaz login where you just put in your username and password as US OS agnostic. So yeah so I could be on an iPad walking around logging in. You certainly can again. Now that I think previously didn't work on a content manager couldn't be downloaded on an iOS device. Content manage manage your web browser application so long as you can run Safari. And in fact for winds have Safari as one of their officially supported apps but I believe that's the PC based workstation based. I don't know if that if that counts for tablets one way to find out right Chrome and Edge are the other two Firefox is not. Not one of the officially supported browsers. So when you login with Firefox you will get a little reminder of this. I know people are using Firefox fine but I think you know of course for wins wants to protect their brand and their reputation so they have to do those sort of things. All right moving along. This is the Content Manager web interface. Some of you may already be familiar with this but really this trainings for new people. So we're gonna go through from left to right what we have here. And then we'll actually take a look at it. So when you log in you will see this screen and at the very top is a black bar with a bunch of navigation icons. A floppy disk is typical of saving. The rocket ship is saved and deploy. So you know if your save often is grey save and deploy two steps in one. Refreshes the recycle icon People are working in the system. You may want to refresh the session so that you are current and in sync with everything. There's cases where I'll do some work. I'm talking to someone on the phone and say I just change permissions refresh your content manager. That's a typical thing that might happen. Moving over to the right there is the preview window. There is a wireframe very very basic proxy not suitable for proofing accurately. But just showing you the general look preview of your template and then actual previewed full preview. Now if you're used to working with the desktop client before this will be somewhat underwhelming. But it works it works accurately. And I'll show you some of the courts that I've I've actually run into. On the left is the network tree. This is something. This example is again from my perspective you will only see the items and campus the campus and locations in size that you belong to will only appear on the left there as well as the repositories for content templates and apps >> Those are all on the bottom half of the screen. I've noticed a few little glitches with the interface. Let's take a look at at ten o'clock. We're not doing that on time. Again you'll timeout so saving often is very important. And this web address just FW iCloud.com yes. So you will get that whenever >> Whenever you need to contact me or need a new sign in and if you're participating in the migration I'll provide all of that to. You could make note of it here. It's CME w seven got FYI cloud.com forward slash cm where the 5 10 slash question mark client equals Indiana unit that you and IVY MOS. Once you plug that in Lloyds go ahead in the market. So what I've noticed sometimes is that you'll see some screen big bags. I think they've taken care of and in the meantime but usually ream moving the corner or the boundaries of the browser will get you back to a reset interface. So let's take a look real quick here we have content. I'm going to move kind of from the bottom up. This time. We encourage you to work with your content. Inside your repositories or bins. Your content bins your template bins you should manage and >> Set properties for those items in most cases here in the bottom in your bin and then you move those items up to your science to deploy them. So we have everything organized in the content area under any any university and then your specific folder that you have permissions to would be would appear here. But just so you know we have an extra folder here for you any any university shared that everyone has access to for campaigns. As part of the digital science project you agree to display certain campaigns on. For a number of minutes each day >> In fact in your campaign is coming at the beginning of the year. So you would find those items in the shared area and pull them up to the regions in your templates and deploy them. Now most to the time the campaigns are full screen. So you may need to create a template that's a full-screen template and scheduled that along with other items. And I'll show you how that works to bank. So this let's take a look real quick at the preview of one of these items. I'm going to open up mouses kind of latency here. Okay so now I'm kind of looking at that proxy. Not so helpful B which is showing me just kind of the regions and very pixelated examples. So we want to go to preview. And after a few moments we will see what we actually need. In this in this example I'm using a data feed with images >> To display my colleagues in each Brand Studio and get back to my presentation >> Yeah okay so now we're going to get into some real like how do I do stuff which begins with templates templates are the the locked if you were to build a house have a yard and a little garden. The lot represents what the tablet as a template has defined dimension. And typically that's ten ADP. Lot of flat screens around the university our 1980 by 20th 1920 by 1080. Thank you right And so you would build the dimensions of your template to match the screen size UK. If you have a 4K monitor you need four times or twice the dimensions that Brian just said in each direction. And then if you're working with certain Dell Monitors I think that are like some odd thing like 1280 by 980. That's doesn't exactly. It's not exactly equivalent to the same aspect ratio that ten ADP is which is 16 by nine. Alright that may not be that meaningful. It's just important to remember that you need to match the screen resolution on the PC. Okay so over on the right we've got another screenshot and I've put some green outlines around these because they're pretty significant sequence region. So we're going to talk about regions here in a second. But the sequence region allows you to sync up all of your content and determine. If you're going to switch to another template you may have you may have a full-screen template and then you may have a template that has a several regions. It may have another template scheduled after that. Tension. This sequence region is what's used to time those switch overs. You want everything to be in a big loop than that sequence region is really important. And we'll we'll look at that in more detail. The next outlined is the player background color. This is also important this black that you're seeing. You may want to go to white or gray or something. It's not as noticeable for the times where the deployment interval is happening or pulling interval. Background location is where you can actually use images. So in my example you saw before I created a big background image in Photoshop with with a header in there and kind of these color bridges that delineate where I want content to go >> So then you can apply a background image. And when you go to your ellipsis right the folder with the ellipsis you could pick that from your library. Okay alright and that's what I have here. And the third most forward screenshot at the bottom is an example of me taking a background directly from the cloud library. And right so sequence region. I think I I think I want to >> To this and talk more about regions Haida got myself a hat got ahead of myself with the sequence region. So what are regions regions are the main components of a template so region could be your main slide area where you have your ads for your campaigns or the initiatives for your school the content the main content. So that could be maybe a third of the screen and on the right you might have date and time and a calendar feed something like that. How do you decide when to okay but then you might have another template which has the campaigns. You've agreed to Du for the columns. So how would you determine when is it appropriate for him to move to the next template Well the main region would be a good one because as soon as it reaches the end of the sequence of the slides in that region is going to move on to the next template. Okay so this is going to be useful to a lot of people at the university because they by far most people don't schedule their content out there. Just let it loop and then they revise that content as needed. Most of my clients are like that. It is cool though if you can stage your content and that actually even unscheduled it automatically so that you don't have to remember all I need to take the slide down because I've seen so many cases where slides were in the past and they were just busy and they couldn't take care of it. So we'll talk about how to deal with that as well. So using sequent regions to rotate between multiple sided templates is is the purpose of this. This controls how long each type it plays according to how much content you have assigned to that sequence region. And regions can be modified themselves. They can have background colors dimensions and positioning. And we'll get into that in more detail. Okay Let's make a basic template. Let's actually do that. And I think that's important to do now. That actually this is useful I'm going to I'm going to show you this because this kind of gives you an idea of what we're going to do with the regions. So you see I've created a background image which actually has the the the IU Trident and digital science project header burned into the image. I don't have to do that as a component >> For wins so I basically have one region from the background. I have a main region and weather region calendar and a ticker. So why don't we do that let's go ahead and make something that's somewhat resembles that. So I'm gonna go to my templates. Here is an example of where the screen is giving me some some odd behavior >> What does that timeout limit I don't know. I wish I knew that. Find out. I like to increase it. Yeah I've run into this as well and um. And unfortunately I'm demo demoing something that's not so fine. And we're working with four wins on this is >> This timeout issue and then you'll run into a situation where you'll see knocked the Kaz log in but the Four Winds branded login and you know things aren't right. Then. So the way to deal with that is to Gender Cash and relaunch your browser but that that sucks for us because that means I have to dump everything that's in that I had in my tabs guys but that is something we're working on right now with four winds resolve cognitive you'll get a result >> Let us say tabs analysis at all. There was what I wanted them to suit their last 24 hours. Well thank you do we take issue with this. Says this session because I'm listeners. Wilkins. Happens again I'm not sure. Wasn't it Okay at least we're getting this. Go damps conceited. Or this 2s I'm in an unfamiliar room. I usually work and work with technology. This not my usual thing >> Templates a alright so the best practice for starting a new template is to select your folder. And then right-click. And you can say Add new template. You can also use Add new template up here at the top but you should select the folder that you're working with to do that. We may get a permissions error ok to add new template. And we'll give that template a name. Could give it a description if you need one. If we knew what the sequence region was we could determine that now but we don't have any regions at all. So that wouldn't make sense. And the default is already 1080 P. So this is where you enter the size to match the resolution of your PC. Hey we're just going to go and select a background. So I clicked on my ellipsis folder ellipsis I'm going to go to Cloud library. It's retrieving all those items. You may notice that here's some more screened effects that are reported to four wins. They they're saying they're going to get this resolved. And they usually comes or >> And now I can pick directly from my folder the image that I want. I'll I'll use of limestone background sure. And hit OK.. Now we created a template. I'm gonna move this out of I u I graduate of this thing like me if I do that it will put it in D sine testing lookup at another template. Now let's actually do stuff. So right-click and say Edit layout I can add a new region but that's not as a usable. In my opinion just go to edit layout and you can add regions in the layout editor. So here is the layout editor. First thing I would point out is soon. This will be handy for working in the web interface so that you can zoom in on items to get pixel accurate view or to kind of zoom out and have to zoom out and see the entire design. We've got properties here. So here I could change the background again. If I needed to I can add a new region will do that here in a second I can delete whatever region I may have selected. There isn't undo in here that does work. It's outside of these little work sections that you can't undo. So if you delete something in content manager wed don't save and then re-launch the browser. Okay you can copy and paste regions. And you can pull you can paste the format of one region into another that's also very handy. In some regions are strictly for text and you can side what font you want. So if you had several of those regions you could copy and paste the formatting >> Moving along here so we can change the layout of the template here as well as we saw initially. And then we can also change region properties but we don't have a reading yet. So let's do that. We'll create a main region. It just puts it in the upper left right away. So here we have a little arrow. And this is how you move your border around. You can also change those the the boundaries by going to region properties. Faceoff have the region >> Selected in this picture here on the bottom right okay you'll also can manipulate the back and front relationship of all your regions and also go to the properties of the region by going clicking on this little wrench icon but you also have some options here. So let's say I know I need my region to be nine gati by 640 because I have my graphic artists creating all the content at that size. I can also just move it manually. And you'll see that the x and y-coordinate updates >> But I can enter it pixel accurate here too. So if I know I want to go only to the 100 in and a 100 down. I can do that but what can I see in property so each region has its own set of properties. You can give it a background color. You can change its border. You can have a rounded border. And you can have a circle. I don't know if I know any sizer using circles but it's there. And you could actually have a background image as part of the region as well. So region properties and b let's go ahead and make our other regions. Now I'm gonna go ahead and save now. Why didn't I go ahead and create another region right away and then Save or all the regions and safe. There's a bug in the verge. In this version. You can only save one region at a time that is going to be resolved as well >> But just so you know that that is the case. So I'm going to go back to my edit layout. I'll go ahead and create my Sidebar region whether maybe for whether I'm going to say OK. Well back in edit layout at another region. I know this is kind of painful but it won't always be this way. So I'll make another region. I'm just kind of roughing it >> Okay let's go ahead and save. I practice what I preach. And you can see now below all of the regions under need this template which we've added this is where you pull your content up to these regions. Let's add another. Region. Need to zoom out a little bit so I can see what I'm doing. In this room >> You'll notice that there are these little arrows too. So let's what are these arrows they allow you to select multiple regions and do things. Okay but let's time you deal with the properties. In fact let's do that. Let's go to region four and changed its name to tinker. And I can continue to do that for the main region and so on and so forth right alright. So these regions are what you pull content into. Let's save this out >> And apply it to one of my science training demo here. Let's all use this this'll this'll work. So I'm going to take my template training yea and plop it over the top of my bodily Hoosier room for year two >> So the signs are actually designated in blue. We create them for you. You don't have the ability to create them. But let's take a look at the properties of one of these note the deployment ID which matches the player that sitting somewhere in the foyer wherever that you're deploying to that. That is how it matches up with the deployment ID on the other end. Polling interval can be set here. So that's nice. You don't have to actually go to the machine set the polling interval you can do it from content men. I just mentioned it when IT pros installed your software that they might want to go ahead and change the polling interval at that time as well. Because one hour might make you think that your deployments aren't working right so you can change the pulling animal hair and all the signs inherit >> These connection credentials this stuff that you never have to deal with. It's it's what I do. Alright so just to kind of show you how that works. Now let's take a look at our template. And as I mentioned we're just looking at the proxy view it's really not very helpful at all. We want to go to preview. But we don't have any content at the moment displaying. So there's not really meaningful. We don't have any content that's actually assigned to our regions. So let's do that. Yeah I've got some content here. There you go. And there's my sample gates image and might as well put that in there. And the main region and now I should be able to see the I've noticed that sometimes you need to click away to get the preview to work again and there we go. So we implemented one image into our main template area. And if I just wanted to see this on my side and maybe I have it in the same room to just to test things. I can save and deploy. It's Mark you said something that brought up a question. Sure. You mentioned the polling interval. If that is set to 60 minutes or later. When you save a deploy does that not override that pulling interval it does not look. So now the deployment has been made and 60 minutes from that point. This is going to have a Q and a new deployment and that's and then upload it to the side >> That's to do with this. Maybe my current signs and the previously it was there was there were update interval see foregrounds has a knack for changing nomenclature sugar OFF. There wasn't update interval that you could set on the image itself. Okay and when it reaches the update interval it's telling the sign check for a new instance. Okay yep no problem. In fact I think it's probably a good opportunity to see if I have any other questions. Let's see >> And at Gregor you online so I think Greg had to duck out for a short bit. So he may not be online. Brian are you you're not. You're not looking at actual. Hold on just one. Please Yeah mark This is Bernadette Do you want us to just read it to you that would be great birdie that. Okay. Let's see. There was someone comment Tom Baker comment it that from my experience it seems to timeout This was on in terms of the timeout for inactivity ten to 15 minutes of inactivity. And then ten minutes. If you get to the I'm sorry to interject Maybe I'll let you go. Is that the full question >> That was just to comment when you talked about you didn't know how long the inactivity when it when it you basically lost it had to login again. So I believe that this timeout issue relates to the Chibli implementation to bring up the Kaz log in. So that's what I'm looking at right now in coordination with the vendor to see why that's occurring. This is a recent development like within the last week we've been running for weeks without this issue. So I promise I'm staying on top of that one. Okay >> Are there any other question well can we ask and got an answer from Chris Carson So her question was so creating the region only determines the size not the type of content that you will display there correct and Chris responded correct from what I've seen not until you assigned the content to the region. You are working it on. So that's that's right. That's right except one exception. And it's a really good question Kathy. 95% accurate answer. However if you wanted this late like this ticker tape let's take a look at that >> The ticker region let's go to its properties. If I know ahead of time that I want to put text there then I need to determine what font displays through the region properties. So the text content type in font in in four wins doesn't allow you to choose a font. You have to do that to the regions so you go to the ellipsis. And then you have this properties window for choosing thought alignment font style shrink the font if necessary and it gives you kind of a quick preview of what you would be displaying >> Here in the bottom of the budget branded fonts are those part of that. They're not show. The real behind this is that you can do this. You can do that that the rule behind this is if you want to use a file that thought needs to reside on the signage player. So if you want to use as our ticker it's not possible but yes it is. Okay. You just need to make sure that if you choose though DNE or Helvetica or whatever font it is bent and sands is the is the one that's branded. You just need to make sure Benton exists on the signage. Player >> Right you probably wanted on the manager player two so you can see what it looks like. But if it doesn't exist on the signage player it's gonna default to ariel. What does I used studios stance on that on what the font is these Benton Sands. That's branding initiative we are where we were in charge of that and the framework and so on and beta_1 sands is in the branding book as the official font and all of its flavors for digital signage only for everything looks branded IU app that you don't have to. You can use Ariely PY >> But we encourage you to be as you know we just encourage everyone to make their content regardless if it's print digital signage web to be compliant and congruent with the brand look and feel. And if you need help getting thoughts like I could probably help with that but I think Benton sand is available as a download on the brand side. Saying like yeah no problem. So if I wanted to pull in an RSS feed to the ticker region here. I would need to set the font as I just described. Do we have any other questions in the chat room at this point >> Lisa asks what web browser using. I'm using Chrome Chrome Edge and Safari or the three officially supported browsers according to four wins. And that's Mac or Windows. A candidate. Now I'm I'm going to Vietnam. Thank you so much. Gregg will probably return here in a short bit busy guy. Let's go back to the presentation which I need to load up again. And clear my cache. I really hope I don't have to do that again >> Smart one thing and the content made it or in the templates. Design discern. When you're regions are identified as you added them by default this region 1234. When you see them in that border that's the order in which they are layered that's regret. So that's something that your users need to be made aware of that if you're not moving those around and you happen to have an overfit. Check those regions and move one lower than that. One that maybe overlapping good point. So if you're using regions to do like backgrounds or right >> A graphic or decorative elements those should be in the background as exact list removal. And as we saw in the template I can also modify my template even though it's assigned to my sign I can still edit its layout. It's just warning me that if I make changes can affect any signs that are deployed that Inspector here on the right is how you would manage that. So if I need to put main in front I click on this little arrow up bringing forward. And now it's at the top. Good question. Alright. >> Templates sequence region base template. All right so we're kinda little overview again. You want to select your content bin or your template. I'm sorry your tablet band before you add a new template. And then here are the various screenshots that where we talked about know the properties of the layout properties for regions and how to get to all of those items you'll see this little pop-up window. You can also right-click on a region to get to a context menu. Let's see that. Zoom out a little bit. So I can select main right-click it. And then I can also bring to front send it back copy the format of that region. And then I could paste I could select reading two and paste the format into it. Okay good good. Good. All right yeah. One more opportunity for questions about templates. Are there anymore questions about templates do you have to use a template Oh yeah. Yeah it's kind of like I said it's the lot that the House and everything and the trees are belong to absolutely because I've just had it set up where I'm importing PowerPoint slide. Okay and they may regions are funky like satellite. Because if all we could think for me you would you would so was it possible that you had a template already available to you and you just heard I'm a land. Imaging >> This is for winds UP used ethnic conflict management. Yeah let's talk after the training because I would love to hear about how you're doing it and maybe suggest some things to make them easier. And I'm like I said it's a PowerPoint and I'm adjusting it like every three weeks setting inputting them. Frankly Lincoln had not been ampere. I think channels will probably be of interest to you at some point to say yeah let's talk about that after the training and any other brand-new distributed eagle that's fine. That's fine. Please rely on me to help you. Yeah I'm I'm I'm going to be >> Happy to help with whatever you need and give you the extra hand-holding we might need to get to where you need to have any other questions about templates. Yes sir. This isn't necessarily about templates but there was just a question online about being able to log in to too far wins cloud and getting and getting login error. So in order to log in you need to create an account for our stride on on on the cloud system and assign to security groups and things like that. You may need to turn up the microphone Greg or come closer but I heard your question >> I think you came in back from your I think you have to go for a second and Bernadette read that for me. I had simpler technical issues where I had to basically completely dumped my cache and that's and that's what's going on is. This is a recent development in the newest instance problem. In the last two weeks people are running into timeout airs when they log in the way to resolve this is to jump your browsing history for the last hour or last 24 hours. And then relaunch your browser >> Nine times out of ten I go I get right back in Caz login. Everything's fine. This will not last forever and I apologize that's kinda painful but it will get better. I palms. Are there any other questions Gregg Yes and you do need to have of course we need to set you up to be able to login and that's part of the normal provisioning process. We we don't need to go into too much detail about that or any other equations. Okay great coup. Okay this is a very important part of the training. And this is kind of my approach to it because I don't think for wins. Looks >> These common features as a training paradigm I do. So there are multiple features and parameters in the software that are common to many different content types. And it's important to distinguish this because once you know how they work then you'll know how to deal with it in every other content type. The most obvious one is name and description. You're going to have a name and a description for every content type. Name is important description is optional. Name is actually meanings. It's going to give you a default name it's meaningless and then pick something that is meaningful The URL the location where you can pick from your cloud library IS folder with the ellipsis icon. You'll see this in every Content-Type. And that's how you pick the actual content from your library. Duration is the page duration or the duration of the content. There's two different kinds of durations. And I think we covered that yet see. Caching behavior is relevant to every type of content for data feeds you on a different caching behavior than you do for images. Images you want them to be cached so that the sign doesn't have to upload them every time. But for data feeds you always want the most current data coming in the most current events if someone has suddenly it had an event in the last minute you want that to appear. So that will impact your decision on which hashing behavior use. Update interval is still a thing so you can have an update interval Bryan for any content item. The polling interval is for the sign to check. Do I have a new deployment the update interval is for that replace function that I described earlier. So you've replaced an image. Well this update interval relates to bat. And it also defaults to one hour. You may want less time. Ok so the update interval relates specifically to content. If you've got a video that you've replaced through the library and you want your sign automatically updated. This interval will determine how long that takes. Ok. So up in the upper right you'll see some flavors of that caching behavior copy from deployment server. I don't recommend this. And in fact when you're creating new assets in software it usually defaults to the most appropriate caching behavior in the new version. So unless you're dealing with old things that you've imported you probably do want to check out the deployment behavior or the caching behavior. Concocted we used to be called deployment behavior. Once again for wins wants to change names mid-stream. So there's also use network location. Use network location of cash download from network location at runtime download from network location at deployment will look at this detail. Name a description I don't know if you need to really go over this very much is pretty intuitive. What that is. So name is required. Description is optional location URL. We've already gone over this a few times. You go to that. Icon is the ellipsis folder. And then you can click on your cloud library tab and choose whatever assets you want directly from the library. Duration and page ration this screenshot it at the top shows two different kinds of durations. So what does that mean Page duration is going to apply to when you are using data feeds >> They can only show so many events in the space so you may have created your layouts so that seven events appear. Well how long does it stay How long does it appear until it shows the next seven that's what page durations for. Okay so pay duration in most cases relates to data feeds. Behavior also can apply to PowerPoints and PDFs. A lot of people like to use PDFs because they can make a PDF >> Kd out slide there and just real upload the PDF and they've updated the content. Page duration would be applicable there. So it shows the page one. Page duration a lapses goes to the next one are cards PDFs and like that are basically the three. Now use exact duration checkbox forced to play for the specified duration regardless of the name that regardless of if it's video or anything else and this may be where you want to change between different data feeds maybe want to show events for your campus then maybe you ought to show events and a particular unit. And that exact duration would be good for that because then you could cycles to the next item in the region. But most stuff continues and it continues most stuff is looping. And that's how durations help with this video should not have a duration unless you want it to be cut off right so if you want the inherent duration to be used images wouldn't apply it's basically videos. It's the only one that really applies here. Your video is 60 seconds. You don't want to put in 60 seconds. He just wanted to keep it. At 0. Brian can the can we set up our own standard default durations for content. You cannot. That's I hate saying no to questions. But that's the simple answer. You can't eyes. We like I would like all of our ions be ten seconds only yeah here's previously it was 30 seconds. So every time we added up what does yeah one way around that would be to duplicate an existing video and then change its. And then go to the cloud library and swap it out. It's going to keep the duration and the set before. Does that make sense >> It's like sometimes there's also that potential that we've set a date range for that particular counter. You write well here's a funny story. The inbox codes only last seven days and in my mind that is not long enough for the university to act on. And for wings has not been really receptive to change that. But all we can do is ask so if it's a feature request let me know and I'll pass it along for sure. But I wish I could say yes to that. Alright any other questions relating to what Brian just said but it is defaulting to 0. It is okay. So you have to set a time that you do >> Hours minutes seconds. Recurrences is what Bryan was kind of referring to he's been doing science for a while. And so he does use recurrences scheduling. As I mentioned earlier you can make life easier by expiring content through a recurrence so you could say play it from August first to August 30th. That kind of thing. So recurse are used constructive play scheduled for templates regions and specific content items. The template can have a recurrence. Regions can have recurrence and even sp. Centimes can have recurrence. So let's say you have that that campaign slide that you agreed to put in your main region you could give that slide it's own recurrence and mixture disappears. By the time the campaign is over. So depending on what you want to do for a template it's probably a short recurrence if you've got multiple recurrences you just want them to play one it in the morning and one in the afternoon something like that. And then regions I can't really think of could use cases for recurrences on regions. So it's usually template and content items >> Let's say you wanted to upload the bicentennial logo and typically was just the trident that may be just a region or not necessarily background change that you want to make. So you just want to play that Bicentennial for that year. That's a good example. I see that yeah uh-huh. Or some decorative element that's specific to a campaign. It's always going to be everywhere and you just want to go away on a certain date. You can do that through the region. Yes >> Good example bys. So yeah we're going to take a look at this. We're actually going to make it so that we have that example of a tablet playing in the morning a tablet paying in the afternoon. This let's do that. Be nice. When we go through this. Again you're going to waste time. Just for content editor WEB. Did So it's a browser thing that tore wins is working on. Love the do dance. Okay. Right >> So I have something here already setup that we can do this with God. And there a couple of templates here. So let's take a look. We can select my sign and go to Timeline site we've selected template and then go to Timeline. And now we can see a graphical representation of the recurrences that belong to that template. And you can use the slider to go through the forward and backward in time. I'm not sure how useful that is it's going to be more useful to do this which is to look at the recurrences for this template. So I've got one its whenever you. Whenever you apply a template to assign it automatically gets an all day 365 days a year 247 occurrence by default. So if you want to do something else you need to remove this recurrence as if that's what we're going to do. So we will remove this one and we'll do a new recurrence. And here we have a number of different options so I can pick the start date. I can say is this all day no it's not. We want start time to be. 1201 AM. 12 AM is fine and 11:59 AM days to span if it's 0 that means continually no end date. So the range here indicates this and the pattern is daily. Great so that's fine. There's my new recurrence. Hit OK.. Now I could take a lytic timeline and see I'm playing only in the first half the day each day is purple indicates when my template is scheduled. The students saying from this guy in the afternoon. So go to recurrences. Delete my all day. Forever recurrence create a new one. And we want it to be not all day. We want it to start at 12 PM. And end at 11 >> D nine PM. Right. Now I believe I could slip both items and then go to Timeline. And now we can see that they're alternating between the morning and afternoon. Any questions about recurrences. So one thing to point out with recurrences you can do some pretty sophisticated stuff. So let's delete this guy and make a new one. I can say start date and end by a certain time >> So the end by is actually the next day or the day before. 12182019 I don't know why and default dissolved. But so what did when I've run into in the past is if I set an end by date of 1218 it doesn't display on 1218 ends on 127 hours F Right yes. Well let's figure out if that's the same in the new. Let me now try it out. Now what was your way of working around that setting it one day ahead yeah okay and then content on a Saturday. Right okay is it like coupon expires on you know 1218 what are you really can't use it on the pile yay team. Good Soviet it's yes it's really I guess there. I mean if you're thinking about it strictly from a technical standpoint as soon as it reaches 12 o'clock midnight on the 18th it right it has expired so it's it's confusing. It is not exactly intuitive listed it that way. Alright so yeah you have lots of options and then there's also weekly monthly you could habits display only on Mondays. I think this is fairly intuitive that you guys can figure these sort of options out >> And it had the copy and paste is that what I saw those icons on the bottom left that's correct. Okay. Alright so it's 11 o'clock was keep moving aggregator. So we saw this screenshot earlier. Let's talk about this specific instances. Zell hopping from deployment server this download content from the source and copies it to the deployment server >> Or directly the player if a client server is not being used. I don't recommend this at all. It doesn't help with this sort of odd autonomous paradigm that I've been advocating which is that your sides automatically receive their deployments. Why have to manually do everything make life easier so download from network location at runtime is actually your best option now for data feeds. I used to recommend use network location and use network location of cash. The only instances where I recommend that is now for HTML >> If you're going to like take a little cropping from a website using the HTML content type. We would do that. Download from network location app employment is going to be your go-to for images video anything that is static static content PDFs PowerPoints file. That is the best choice download from network location had deployment. And again I'm talking about the update interval because somewhat similar in its functionality but it relates to the specific content items. Again if I wanted to recharge the sample gates image and then replace it. The uptake interval's going to determine when that image gets replaced. How long before it gets updated. Okay layout is another common feature in four wins. It is used on data feeds in order to make the feeds look pretty under sign you need to lay out the fields the data fields apply thoughts and style them. Will look at this here a little bit that will that will be here in just a little bit that will do that >> So when you whenever you go to one of your items you right-click it and you would select Edit layout as indicated in the first screenshot on left. And then in the screenshot on the right you can see that you can also access the layout from the properties of that item of that RSS or XML or whatever data feet it is. Json is supported now. And here's an example of what that looks like. Now it's very similar functionality to the template editor except you're dealing with the data fields that come in from the feed. So you would point to that URL >> And then the items in the main screenshot here in the center are static decorative items in gray and then the actual fields that are populating from the V. This is actually a live whale Calendar feed that you're seeing an example of description the pub day description HTML title. They all show up as white items that you can then pull down into the work area. Style >> Apply dimensions fonts. So I'm showing you some of this here and the other sub screenshots. And just like in the layout editor you can right-click on any of those Field Items and modify their properties and we'll look at that in in in real detail here in a little while. And over on the bottom right you can see that there is the ability to change the text format that's for your fonts. So if you want your events to show up in bed and sands that's where you would apply that. There's formatting as well. So if you know you're bringing in a date >> You can apply how that date is going to appear and date also replies to time as well. So if you're dealing with time or date. In fact the date and time Content-Type allows for you to modify the layout in the same way. And you could choose how your data is displayed. And there's like hundreds of options here. In fact it's even broken down into little chunks. So that if you wanted to you could take three instances of the date field and arrange them into a cool-looking graphic with a big. Let's say what's today's the tenth you could have a Big Ten and a small DEC. And then the time underneath a nice square shaped thing by taking the little chunks and adding them together. So that makes sense. So you can see already that some of this is is happening just the abbreviations the completely spelled out date and so forth. At the very bottom of that list is just really minimal lysed versions of the formatting. We can look at that and actual detail. So I'm going to get into some of this as we look at content types that are there any questions so far about common features. So you mentioned earlier about the apps. There's a time app >> But then you also just showed how you could add it as a live feed or there's a date and time Content-Type okay and that still works great. Okay don't necessarily have to have an app ID. No I don't know that there's actually a clock app. There's a countdown app. That's what I saw. Yeah yeah yeah yeah so here's a weather app though that's definitely better than the weather Content-Type in nato. And we'll talk about that. So yeah we're a little past 11 o'clock and we need to get into the nitty-gritty of content types. Villages this yes. This Bernadette again I'm going to read the chat real quick. Thank you cam. Aes >> Before I forget to ask where will the recorded version this training be available and that she had a second question. So okay so that's a quick and easy answer. We will email you when that becomes available. We always email all the trainings about a week or so after the training and and offer you a link to that training video will generate the best ones eventually and put them up on the documentation site. Which I'll I'll show you where that documentation site is. What was the next question can me I also asked so far the slideshow effect on our signs. We will just have alternating content within the same template >> Each having a brief duration that's right. That's right. So that main region example that I showed earlier would be a great example of where you would put your slides and apply durations. But there is a really nifty feature that I haven't got to yet which is in the clouds called tables. And also playlists. Playlist is kinda the simpler of the two and playlist allows you to create a playlist of content and each can have a different duration. You can set that duration in the playlist for each row. It's really handy really simple to use >> So any other questions beyond that. Now. Ok. Thank you Bernadette images really straightforward. It's kind of the most common thing that you're going to deal with. Jpeg is supported Pangea supported Windows bitmap and GIF. Now use GIF now because I'm tired of arguing with people or whether it's GIF or GIF. And also I believe the vector-based format SVG is comment. So that's kind of interesting to be able to use a vector-based format and digital signage. That scalable is set looks great. Yes or graphics JPEGs PNGs BMI whatever yeah. Previously it would not allow graphic that was created and CMYK is that still the case shirt is okay. So it has to be created as an RGB format. I don't know of any web browser that can display a CMYK image that colour model is is expressly for printing. Rgb is the way of monitors its additive light theory versus subtractive just allow me to divert a little bit RGB is the opposite of CMYK >> And shines light into your eyes as a much wider color gamut. Cmyk is subtractive. It's the light shining against the paper. And it doesn't have as wide color gamut. I have some suit orcs who yes well create the array of services and products into this all the time rest because they're used to working CMYK to make sure the colors accurate for printing right. Problem is they won't be able to get those nice saturated reds and blues because they have to accept those limitations of four-color process printed. I worked in print for 20 years and so RGB is much better much wider gamut of color. And you just want to always be working RGB >> It's a good question. The thing about images Oh gosh what happened there Safari crash. I know it's in a different hash. I wanna go back to Chrome. I think Chrome crashed. There you go. Okay yes. Thank you. Technology. Back to images are quick. Make sure that when you're working with images that you match the size of the region you can scale you can >> You can see the scale mode in the properties. Federally shrewd to container. There's a few different flavors. I highly recommend that you just build your images to be what they call 100% size. Meaning if your region is 960 by four AT your inlet should be 916 by four AD. All of them in that region should be. But I understand the practicality of this and sometimes you need to have images delivered to you don't have time to go into Photoshop. You could just go ahead and say stretch to feel container. And there's always going to be it's never going to be letterbox. It might be slightly distorted. If you don't care fine But those are your options. Best practice is to always create images for the purpose. Video. Same same thing on that just to make sure you understand videos the same way. But that could be even more cumbersome to have to re-read an image video. So shrink scale would probably be okay here. Most video 16 by nine aspect ratio these days. So if your region is in that aspect ratio you're good. And you can always gesture region to kind of accommodate your content. I just have to be a specific size. Video should not have a duration. You'll notice it's set to 0. This is a really long video from the President. So maybe you just want to show an excerpt. And you could do that. The video player could be significant in certain situations maybe Windows players. That are excuse me. Instances where you need to play when does WMD format. But really don't like that format very much. I would prefer. You use MP4. That's the way of the world as YouTube. That's everything. Right that streaming. So MP4 is your best option I highly recommended tool called hand brake. You've not heard of it. Look for hand brake on the web. It allows you to rest down your videos even further to smaller size and the resolution still looks really good. Fyi MediaPlayer is a good option because it's the most recent iteration of their video player and it supports MP4 feels WMD. And all of those pretty simple videos not that sophisticated you put it in your region and you go. And then a concept manager there's already a content player. Sorry there's an already media player for FW >> Defaults to it just the default is the FYI media player. So we're going to see default. You can assume it's the FYI media player. If you need VLC If you need WNBA it's probably likely you need to have VLC installed on that signage player. Okay that will just make life easier for those legacy video formats. If you need to use them I would recommend just covering them for it. He can any questions about images or video at this point >> Okay google alright so text. Pretty simple Euclidean your text. You can check if it's marked out because he can use HTML tags if you want to. And then you would apply the styling through the region as I explained before you go to the region and you change your text format via the region properties. And that's what I'm. That's not what I have up on the right. The properties are specifically for the text so you give it a name and then the text field you just paste in your text if you want to retype it indirectly >> Then the duration for it. So you may want to have some little blurb that pops up during a certain moment in your rotation and you could give it a duration. The tags can also be modified in layout. So when you're working on the layouts of any live data object which is feeds data feeds. You can change the text that is displayed. You can actually type it in. So that relates to the data fields that are static text markup text built-in pagination quick index. Static texts is the feel that good pull down. Just make a label or a header for that section. Or within that region if you want to display let's say just say events. And then the actual the content. Here's below it. And we'll get into how that works. Date and Time talked about this earlier. You can choose the resolution of updates. If you want to have a stopwatch type thing you could do that without >> Choosing the resolution to be seconds and it also has its own layout editor. With the same things that we saw earlier in the common features section right so here's some more common features. Formatting the layout editor the front and back inspector. Those are all common to date and time. Whether the native whether objects doesn't work. It just doesn't work. And they're still working on fixing it. The reason for this is they rely on the National Weather Service in all their APIs and National Weather Service is just going bonkers with their stuff in the last year. They miss their deadlines they change stuff after failed attempts. So for instance our tie kind of as it relates to whether however that hasn't proved with the apps that they offer now. And I think there's that capability is done through open whether which is a separate service aside from the national weather service that is available to web developers. And I think for wins is invested in the API in that. So at the present time I think the app is the best option for weather. If you were involved in digital signage previously you may remember that there was this issue with the weather previously and for once provided a workaround to the live data object and that's broken now too. So I would say use the app but there's one other alternative weather stations like WE THE are actually offer web development stuff for for the public. They offer GIF files that have animations built into them that show the radar >> Current temps now there's branding for H for the television station but I mean it's just one other alternative that you can use and then you don't have to think about it very much. The weather GIF one note is a little pixels. So if you want to use it make sure it's really small. And that's my recommendation. Don't put it in a big region it and make it you know it's just going to be really obvious that it's pixelated because it's a GIF violence really small. So that's one alternative in terms of whether HTML >> There's about right now that where you are clipping coordinates do not save and I believe that's going to be fixed in the very next iteration. So when we get upgraded to the next version and we won't have to do anything. It just happens in the cloud. That will be fixed. So the idea behind HTML is that if you wanted to take some section of a website and displayed on your sign. You can do that. The problem with this is and going back to the radar example I used to do this I would clip out the radar from a from a TV station or the National Weather Service the fact clip it out so there's no branding around it and it looks like it's unique to me. Well they changed their website two weeks later and it was in a different position right so it's not a reliable method when you're borrowing from other websites. If you specifically web develop HTML yourself and you are in charge of that content by all means that's going to work great. And you may not even need the clip rectangle because you're going to go ahead and develop that to be all aligned to the upper left corner. Ok. Pdf. It's a very handy content type because if you have graphic designers that are already working Adobe they can make PDFs all day long. You change your content uploaded >> Don So it's very useful. This is a great option for your seem way cot k people die and because you can render out your PDF from InDesign with RGB color. But you don't have to modify your original images. You can put CMYK into InDesign and then render out an RGB version of your PDF. One thing I've ran into with PDFs and people who don't creates even though we provide the dimension of the region yet we don't create it in that size. Doesn't allow us to scale and scale it. I'm glad you brought that up. Yeah so I'm not sure PDF is going to continue to BS. And it's easier to do it in the cloud and make a playlist. Now and then even even your Adobe people all they need to be able to upload to a web application super easy. So I would say maybe reconsider whether PDF is going to be your best option. Once you understand what your width of cloud offers. Okay. Question about the ANY Content-Type so far >> Those are more the basic ones beads. Now we're getting into stuff that is kind of a little more advanced. So you know that we've switched over to a new calendar system that is live well. And you can grab feeds from any event or any counter any unit any school. Let's look at that real quick. I wanted to show you where to find those. So this is the web address for documentation for live well for events calendar. And over here on the right is a pull-down menu for feeds and you can go over to the counter V builder. And you can select the campus a unit or a tag for group. To build a feed width. Let's go ahead and do that. I'm just going to pick a canvas. You'll see below here we now have two lengths. A JSON and an RSS later for wins is telling us that JSON is preferred for live data. Now that it is supported I'm going to grab this link address. And we're gonna go back to RA with you behave for us Safari. Yes. Good. Alright so this is new content item and this gives me an opportunity to show you how to add new content. I want to select my particular folder which is are you Studios. Now the RAM so I'm selecting my folder my bin. And I'm saying add new content and now I'll get this pop up window where I can choose from any of the content types here. By the way we won't be talking about slot machines. What we're interested in is the live data. Content type. There is also content feed >> Which relates to items in the cloud like play listen tables which we haven't gotten to yet. And we also have syndicated fee. This is a much simpler instance of a data feed but is useful for ticker tape type of applications. But right now we're going to look at live data. So we need to tell we need to give it a name >> We also need to tell it what type of data it is and we know that it's JSON. So I'm gonna pick JSON. Okay and now I can go to the good old picker right the URL the ellipsis folder here to pick directly from the cloud but in this case we're not doing that. We're going to add our URL. So I'm going to put it into path here. There is the path that I wanted I copied it to. And look here already knows that this is the best caching behavior for live data. So that's what I was saying earlier >> You're creating new objects you probably don't need to worry about it. It's your old legacy content that you're going to import into the system that you'll want to check the caching behavior. Alright Looks good. Yeah okay. So great. Now we've I'm just going to hit OK. And save because I'm gonna lose my work. Great now still working within the bin. Let's take a look. And we're going to look at its layout. Wait a few seconds we should see. Or they are. Did you see how those popped up the fields now depending on what content you're grabbing from the feed builder some of these fields may be a little different. But the ones that are important are the title. Date two times the end date of the event. But let's make this easy. We're going to pull down the title. But we don't really have we haven't assigned this to read. And so the object doesn't know how much real estate it has to work with. So I'm going to back out of this. I'm gonna go to my room for two again. Up I don't have a temple there Actually we'll do the calorie region. I'll put this up here over-the-counter region. Now when I go to Edit layout is going to be more meaningful because I know which region is going to be used and how much area I have to to to work with. So this relates to the row height and width. Ok you also have a header area a title area which you can put static text in and so forth. So let's go ahead and make sure that the row height is a little bit more than what we've gotten factors should match the region. So let's take a look at. We can go to the properties of this region and it OK 616 by 529 active layout. So now I've I have defined what space the data can fit in. So what we'll do is bring in that title. And now I can determine what size it should be. And then we can figure out how many instances will fit inside that region. I'm going to go ahead and modify the font though first homes that one but you would go to our specter properties. And okay let's just with the defaults I guess right and for now we'll just take a look at what God. So let's preview. Maybe we'll use my GMO first. There we go. Ok. Now the problem here is that we don't have very much real estate to look at. But what we'll do is we'll edit this layout now. Now I can kind of show you what's going on here. So I've got the title for each event here. And we can zoom out we need to. And then I'm also got the date of the actual event displaying here and slips. Okay let's go back to them We need more we need to see more can't really see very much here. The font isn't very big. So let's change the art right now set to aerial twenty-four point. We want it to be visible. So that should be pretty good. I'm not sure what this is. I think what we can do instead to demo this is we'll put it in the main region. Because we just can't see very well. Here okay this better. So now we can show what we can do the layout. Now we have a lot more real estate to play with. I could make the row width a lot bigger so something probably a 100 row height should be. Maybe that's definitely enough room. Let's get our flirts bigger Free eight. Sometimes way. So my demo this is not very successful. The idea here you can see is that you bring down all the data fields and decide how much space they will occupy per row. And how many will fit in this designated space. Now on the left what I've done is I've taken several instances of the date the pub date. And then by the formatting as I explained earlier. So let's go take a look at that. Here's our first update properties. And then Formatting this field contains date or time data. And I picked my flavor to be just the J spelled out. Okay this one I was talking about earlier how you can chunked together a really nice looking deg. So let's go to the second date. It's properties and the formatting for that one is spelled out month to the next one here >> And the formatting is just the number of the day with a 0 in front of it there's even one that doesn't have a 0 in front. So that's how I chunked together this one I'm not able to demo how cool it looks to you I'm sorry. But I would say in my experience the preview only go so far it particularly when you're laying out data that you should deploy it to your test sign and look at it on the site. Now I'm on a Mac right now and I can't do this but you can also check this box here local. And what this will do is allow you to download a content player preview AP. And it's just basically content player that runs on your here. Same machine is your content manager. And you can actually look at the sign has it actually would be deployed. That's ultimately the best preview or proofing tool that you have here side I'm sorry that I can't demonstrate this in a more effective way. Okay so that is how you lay out data from a feed. You do the same thing with date and time. So if I go to my Degas time. She's web for previewing by go to my date and time have the same options I can go to Edit layout >> And now I have a little And this brings up. Another point is don't expect the layout of your regions or your data fields to be like symmetrical. They may actually bought up or even overlap to get the look and feel that you want. So don't be afraid to move things. Look a little messy. But if you want to you know you're just nudging things here and there until it looks perfect. It will look somewhat like what you see here so I could select. And I've actually I made labels for these I decided to actually just the properties. So that I know with the field is I'm dealing with >> So we can go to the properties of each one and here's the formatting again. And I just want to show you that down here at the bottom is what I was talking about. There's o for Wednesday abbreviated spelled out month. The number without a 0 in front of it just the year just the time. And then you know a real scientific iteration of date and time. Okay so date and time also is affected by layouts. Is there any can you change the language the language yeah great question. I don't think you camera and I don't think that's possible but I could I could ask that would be a really cool thing to have the date Spanish for a minute. That goes back and forth. It's excellent. Excellent thought. Ok. So that's taking time. I think I'm a little bit behind schedule. So let's take a look at where we are. Eyeballs are now your functional Syriza. Great. Okay now we want to look at stuff that's with you that's more cloud-based. And then we'll be done and we can do some questions. So let's go back to Okay so there are some things you can do in your library to upset a content too which is really compelling like play. So if you remember up in the library you can click the New button. You can add a folder a table or a playlist or uploaded files. We're talking about playlist. So you create a playlist and then you just add content to it. Display lists could be images and video. You have an image and a video PowerPoint. If you want it you can do that >> When the screenshots up here you can see our test playlist has three integers and you can see over on the right that I could change the duration for each one. So you don't have to have consistent iterations if you want. You could have a different duration for each slide. Now the way that the playlist is implemented in content mentor is through the content feed type. And I don't think I have enough time to go over the details of that so play with it. Let me know if you run into issues but essentially what you do is you just point to your playlist in the content feed and then you lay out >> How that stuff looks like you would with live data. Right so if it's just images it's going to be real simple you'll have one little place that it it it shows. Furthermore tables Table slide. So tables. Let's look at this in real time. This hopefully Safari will cooperate. We actually went back to the client cloud. I haven't been running into the timeout issues with the cloud with the cloud portal. Just content manager. The important one prime. Yes. Ok. So back to library. Will go guys to use him create a table >> I think I'll just show you one I have this here interactive. So in my advanced training I show you how to create a wave binding sign and like a menu board I created one for a visitor center type of thing where it shows the top ten restaurants hotels and parking garages. So let's look at that look at parking garages. And here is my parking table so I would make a new table by going to new and select table. And we'll just look at this real quick >> And here you have just a basic grid like a spreadsheet. I can go to any column and change what type of content it is. So I can make COM three change the data type which always defaults to text when you start out and I can say media. And I know it's only going to be images. So I'll uncheck these. And now I can choose an image directly from my library and put it in that row back out and let's just show you an actual table. So here >> I have parking garages and I got their images from Google and just stolen from them for for demonstration. But what I've done is I've created a title for each rating which I did grad from Google. Like rubber part garages number one. Actually yeah that's okay APY Riverwalk garages. So I gotta pick a picture of each one. Here I can swap dislike the same way as replace I could swap out an image in your science going to update >> And so yeah I've got images for each parking garage a rating and the title. And then in a live data object I can point to this table and lay it out in the exact same way as live data. In fact this works really well. I'll show you a demonstration of this sphere and studio frivolous. So let's just take a quick look at what we have here. And what I've done is I've created three different regions and I put three different live data objects and they all point to a Profiles table. This is not what I wanted to show you. It. There we go. Okay so if we open up this got several regions and for the parking I've got my parking table here. Let's look at the properties. It's pointing to that object in my cloud library. Or you Studios interact and check it out I can pick from a bunch of different flavors of that table JSON RSS Yes me. And that's what I've done. So if I look at the editor if I edit the layout >> I had the title title the JPEG and the rating. Okay so here's my rating. I title those were all the object there then titles in the columns of the table in the cloud. And then my pic picture. So I've laid that out to look nice. And this is the effect that I get. Here is the image and you can't see it but the rating is right here. And the title is up here. This is just the terrible preview that we get in the browser >> So it's showing it's sorting according to rating. And so the one that has the highest rating will always be on top whenever the sine is displaying. Okay. Alright. So we are almost at the end of the training with just a little bit of time for questions almost done. So nomenclature again I am >> I wish for winds would be a little bit better about this because they now have channels in the cloud and there's also Channels in content manager. We use channels traditionally for emergency messaging. All of your signs subscribed to the emergency channel of your campus. And if there is an emergency protect IU pushes that button there's an XML feed the triggers the channel to activate and then all of your signs are overtaken by the emergency message. I have already done some tests I've found is much more reliable now in the new version. So if if you do run into issues please let me now >> You don't really need to do anything in terms of the channels. We take care of that for you. But just due to clarify that there are also channels a new thing called channels in the cloud which relate to common content that you just want to broadcast to all other sides players. And it's really like a TV station you're you're signs subscribe to it and it just displays whatever that channel is broadcasting. So that's pretty cool. Alright. Documentation site documentation dot digital signage. Dot IU.edu is the web address for documentation. There is an admin administrative pulldown menu which has cast protected and IT pros should look at that section for setting up signs installing software. All of that good stuff that relates to supporting your clients. I haven't updated this slide. I apologize so there's some dates in the past year. We've been doing a migration of all the signs into the new system. Since October we hadn't advanced training in November early November and you are attending this cloud training which originally was scheduled for December third and we reschedule Today is also the official deadline for retiring the old system. Now. I'll just be honest. We made that. We put that in the beginning of the month because we know how the university is now Quigley everyone can react practically. So we are at that date already and obviously we're not completed yet today it's December 14th. Okay and memoirs cross between deadline okay so we still have till next Wednesday and that's the town. That's Cesare 2t. Alright. Thank you. But tell us your secret >> At least not tie play around with the old. Boy Yes yes perfect question. So both systems will run concurrently until the end of this month. By December 30th we have to shut down that server or we pay for another year's worth of hosting or maybe we could do another. If we're absolutely needed to. But my intention is to move regardless of. So I'm I'm working with all of you right now to my Greg your content and signs over to the new system that's all actually going pretty well. But there will be some people who have not got the announcements they are unaware and I will have to help them at the last minute. But if I still can't get a hold of them I'm gonna go ahead and move their signs over to the new system anyway. So we will be out completely out by the end of December. No matter what. Now here's something to consider though. Any signs that you've deployed your content to will continue display that content until you redeploy to it. Just bear in mind that in some catastrophic instance you need to rebuild that machine you'd better have a backup. Okay so if you are thinking you know I'm going to deploy Normally. I know my content will continue to display >> You'll be fine it'll continue display. But just in case I wouldn't make a backup that you could restore catastrophic situation. All right with that I'm opening it up to any questions any and all. Please feel free mark that there was a quick question online just if you could show how you switch between cloud and content manager Webb. Oh sure it's two different applications. So right now I'm in >> Let's get rid of this nonsense. Right now I am in the cloud. So FYI iCloud.com is separate from C MW seven got FYI cloud.com. So content manager is a different URL and a different application. You can connect the two together because you can pick from your library items within content manager. But you need to go to the cloud portal login to do you're uploading and managing of content. That's a separate application. Does that answer the question Greg >> Are there any other questions any questions in the room I have a question. Okay whew regions on a template that both have two pieces of content that rotate. And I cannot seem to get him sing dub the roti ten seconds each but they don't start at the same time. Is there a way to sink yes with the sequence region >> So email me your question again. And I will give you details on how you can use the sequence region to keep all your content stdout. So the main purpose behind sequence region is to sequence templates. But you can also keep all of your content can sync between eating signs. So yeah good question and email me M2 not at IU.edu and well I'll give you a more detailed answer. Some bugs. Anybody else online if you want to open your microphone and ask a question you're free to I apologize I just don't have the chat room. Bill will to me at the moment. So you're pushing out this new migration to last attempt. Okay so my first question for you is are you subscribe for our announcements here's what I'm going to show you right now. That maybe my mentoring event around which set out to in fact Safari. So that's why I'm really advocating that you do this >> Go to brand and show you where it is. And how I got notification and that's trainee supply one woman flip. So this when you go to Tools Resource and go down a digital signage. In fact if you put in digital signage dot IU.edu it will take you right here. And then you can go to the subscribe tab. And subscribe for updates university wide and your campus. Then you would get all the important analysis regarding migration. Now with that said I'm going to show you how to request that you get migrated >> So documentation duck digital signage dot IU.edu under administrative tasks we have cloud migration for. And you should fill out this form as soon as possible. I'm going to be reaching out through a lot of people directly that may not have heard. I've got a big checklist I've been managing it as you can imagine. And I will know who who are still left. There's also a guide. There are things that you can do to prepare for the migration before I contact you like determining where all your content is grab it and organize it into one place that you can upload it to cloud >> And then I will contact you later and give you instructions on how to get your new players activated. Help youth import excuse me export import content of needed. Was that. Do you have a documentation Order Summary training video on exporting and importing. It's all in steps for signage migration right here who import library or export first and then import. So one thing to kind of make a distinction is you're putting your content up in your library in the cloud. You still need to connect all that content to the actual content types manager. So you create your live data object. You'll Craig your image object you create your video object. And then if you remember you go to the ellipsis folder icon to go pick it from the library and now it's connected to that Content-Type in manager. And he can implemented on your site and deploy it. Any other questions. Aren't this this Bernadette. We found out that we should have been using for wins all along. We are basically doing PowerPoint slides because we got away from four when so I'll back. So we're getting a new sign. It has not arrived yet. I don't think it's a smart TV which now I'm a little bit disappointed but what do we need to do we're not really migrating. Right great question. Absolutely excellent. So same deal as kind of subscribe. That tab above is request software I would like to change the title of this get a new sign or whatever take the first step toward getting your own digital sign. So request Software tab and then this is just a landing page for the form. It tells you what we need for you before you go into this like the request form. And this is how you request a new sign. Okay so yeah anybody that is migrating doesn't have to request a new sign. We're migrating your existing ones and all your licenses apply. There's no n3 licensing agreements to make or anything like that. But if you want an additional sign >> Go through this. Now in regard to smart TVs I'm happy to report that this is so new. I even don't have a smart TV yet to play with. So this a really brand new thing. And I'm hoping to get some hardware to play with. Oh and by the way I have a Slack channel now it's IUD sign duct slack dot IU ink. If you go to slack if you go to one and open up Slack you'll be able to find digital signage is one of the Slack channels. I will be sharing little tidbits there answering questions but you should always use the d sine The d sine email address for regular support and as I mentioned in the beginning for migration questions I would like for you to contact me directly. So just real briefly to get ready for migration. You need to determine locations of your signs your content and template's saved to your workstation. And that's explaining the migration guide how to do that. So typically your images videos data feeds you just point to them. So you don't need to do anything about that. You just need to know the URLs. Be login to FYI cloud. Click the library icon add assets using the New button. And then you open up content manager for 5.1 X4 the content and template libraries. You go back to the Contact Manager web five-point ten import those libraries. And you've prepared for your migration. That procedure then you reconnect import content into stuff that you have uploaded. So when you import stuff it will all have invalid locations. Can't point to local drives. Can't Part two mounted network drives. But as I said you know like things like sex share and SharePoint stuff like that they make it possible to make a web >> Addressable a web shared folder that could work. Ok any other question Greg Are you going to get to the questions online there's a couple I think. I started I started typing in but there was a question about moving signs from one building to the other. Most likely you will need to go through all through all the steps because architects office needs to approve placement in the building so on R and we get we can just transfer forever the licenses but It's a new building. I would I would consider treating it as as you sign on on on RF we would eat with you. If you're just moving the sign. I mean we would just transfer that license on Iran but for the most part you would have to go through that whole process architect's office approval for placement and things like that. To add to that just if you are going to hang anything particularly a flat screen you need to go through the architect's office or >> If you have a unit like text select that supporting you that would be a good resource to go to director and said We need to hang a big 4K monitor on our wall. What do we do next question greg. The next question is if we had been using beta and have our templates and a media online already you will have to upload again. I mean if you're using Okay I'll mark Allah OH answer that. Well that relates to what we were talking about in the migration where you will export your existing templates to the new instance and that is covered in that migration guy on the documentation site Pretty simple process. You will only see the items that belong to you so you can kind of check the check all checkbox that selects all of them. 1's and then export the entire lot. And then when you import you can choose which ones actually get imported and where they go in your content been. So maybe you've already created some sub folders to organize things. You can choose exactly where your exported items get imported to. And and if the question is about the initial Bay >> If you're already in a cloud you are in the cloud so if you just migrated early so that so there are no two different four winds clouds. What would it have been using for that for the beta program for the initial few units that adopted early that that's the same thing that we're using now. So there's no migration. Good distinction because I've actually gotten emails from beta testers who asked about that because that's a legitimate assumption. You were in some kind of development instance to do the testing and then you move to production. That's not the case here. Beta testers were in the production instance. Anything else >> The emergency notification channels we automatically added or do we have to add those two you don't have to worry about that and we do that for you. It's part of every sign setup. So when we set up a new sign you in your case Brian you do the software installed content player and I set up the content player instance in manager. But the stuff you guys just don't. Now we do some other things to get that set up like setting permissions for the group that they belong to setting permissions for the sign and then also applying the campus emergency channel. And and then there's also a test emergency channel. And on that note I would like you guys to contact me and periodically test your signs for emergency messaging. I'm relying on you to let me know when that's convenient. I'd hate to have to mandate that you should probably do it once a year. Make sure that you can receive emergency messages. I I'm kind of excited that we're going to cloud with this and the way that the pull deployments work channels should be much much more reliable. When we first started out with digital signage was it made me worry. Say that anywhere that only half signs might show an emergency a earthquake whatever tornado. But there was an update about halfway through the program where that became more reliable. And I would say we had more like an 80% success rate. I don't want 80. I want a 100. So far the results for my tests have an excellent. No sign would not receive the deployment. So these emergency messages are actually deployments. And if you're having issues with deployments themselves you probably have issues with receiving emergency messages So don't hesitate to ask me to will take will schedule the time. And then we'll just as make one or two players. There may be in your vicinity to do this on the message says. This is only a test don't worry. And then we just mean once we've determined that you're successfully receiving those messages than you can breathe easier. I can read easier. So you said that those are deployments. So going back to the pulling interval does that channel override that pulling interval deployment so if we are sets of 15 minutes or we delayed by 15 minutes to receive that emergency notification >> I don't believe pulling interval will matter in this case. I need to double-check that. Well yeah. It's a good question Brian I needed to to determine that. What we want is instantaneous deployment right I believe the way that that works that the polling interval relates to when the XML triggers the activation of the channel. Once that channel broadcasting you're subscribed to it boom it displays it in fas or channel overrides a lot of other things that exactly. So there is a procedure. I'm glad you asked this >> There is a pager and this is under administrative and documentation to determine whether your signs are described properly to that emergency channel. So follow the steps in this article to determine that there is a screenshot here that shows this this screenshot if you can see your connection you can go to the configuration app of the content player and go to the channels tab and look at subscriptions. And if they've subscribed and the status is last checked that day you're probably ok. So what it does is it caches the content itself I'm afraid to say yes absolutely. Don't worry about the polling interval. I need to determine that. 100% but I'm pretty sure it works completely different. In fact C There's a polling interval for the channel. It's set to one minute >> But that content is cached it subscribe so it's caching. Whatever is there at the moment. And then the only thing that changes is the messaging that comes from protect IU that's in the XML. And so displace dynamically. Do you talking about them versus you notifications is it possible to have first of all I think the text is rather small for my science with their amount of vertically or portrait style the Texas rather small but is it possible to have English notification but then on a rotation basis maybe multilanguage is yes. I think that's a great idea >> I don't even have to do any translation. Ok I started I thought I'd be coming to you that her creative feedback and that's what you're giving me right now. So Yeah I agree so much. In fact if you don't think the type size is large enough for viewing at 20 feet away. Let's work on that. Let's get it to be better. And I would probably take input from not just you but a whole bunch of people in regards it or we could have a little focus group. This is the beauty of me being in this position. Now before I was kind of Information System specialists working on lots of Ben existence. And I still am that my main focus is digital signage. And I want to do all kinds of stuff like video tutorials that you can just view on the documentation site that or not >> Enormous training session but just how do I work with live data how do I work with tables and cloud and I don't know about you but I like self training through videos not everybody does. So we will continue to have trainings throughout the year. So any questions on that note I just wanted to mention that we just started these trainings this semester so you will be getting a survey link after this and please we are looking for feedback. We're looking at what worked well what we need to which items we need to add maybe which items are not useful so width. So this is kind of where we're evolving this training. And we want the feedback to hear from you kind of what what to keep what the change in the training. And we hope to kind of continue those throughout throughout the next next year but we are looking for that feedback such