Structure - Layout
A layout consist of one or more areas. Every area has its own playlist and in these playlists can the user publish material that will be shown on the screen. There is a library with existing layouts to choose from or you can create your layout. If you create your own layout you can choose the placement and size of the areas.
Before you can use your layout on your screen you need to create a location and connect it to your layout. For more information about how you create a location and how to connect it to your layout go to the following article.
Area: Every area has its own playlist..
Layout: A layout consist of one or more areas.
Base content: Every layout can contain base content. By publishing base content, all screens using this screen layout no matter the screen location or group will show it. Base content can be used to publish materials such as backgrounds, logos and similar to build a good design for your screen.
Add a new layout
- Add a new layout
To create a new layout click on "Add screen layout" in the left column.
Choose a layout or create your own
You can now pick some of our existing channels or to create a own.
If you choose a existing layout you will give it a own name that shall reflect its area of use. After that the layout is available on your account.
- Create your own layout - settings
If you choose to create your own layout you will need to specify some settings.
Layout name: Enter a name for your layout
Portrait: For screens mounted in Portrait mode when the screen has a full HD resolution 1080x1920 pixels.
Landscape: For screens mounted in Landscape mode when the screen has a full HD resolution 1920x1080 pixels.
Custom: If you have screen that isn't full HD you can adjust the resolution of the layout here.
Size: The resolution of the screen you got.
Rotation: If you have a screen mounted in portrait you need to rotate the layout. All screens have the settings to show the picture in landscape mode.
If the screen is rotated Clockwise while mounted you need to rotate the layout counter clockwise and vice versa.
Background color: The layouts color that is behind all areas.
Information: Add a information text for the layout.
Create your own layout - Create areas
Every area that is created have its own playlist. Every playlist can be filled with content for example pictures, webb links, movies, feeds and widgets.
Click the button "add area" to add a new area to your layout. You can have a unlimited number of areas in your layout.
When you add a area a blue box appears in the layout.
The area can be moved everywhere inside the layout by moving the blue box. You can even enter the X & Y position the area top left corner shall have, where X=0 & Y=0 is in the top left corner on the layout.
The size can be changed through pulling the anchor points of the blue box or by enter size in pixels under size.
The sound is deactivated on every area and its playlist by default. Activate the sound on the area by clicking "Sound activated".
A area should be hidden if it contain designelements, watch, date, or logotype that shouldn't be changed so often. Hidden areas can be found inside publish but is grouped under "show hidden areas"
An example of a completed layout with 4 areas.
Change between different layouts
For an existing layout you can connect further layouts. These can be scheduled to be shown different days or times
To connect layouts follow these steps:
Choose your layout
Navigate to the layout that that you want to add the layout to.
Then press Edit channel
- Add view
Press add View in the left column.
- Choose a layour or create you own.
You can now choose to use a pre build layout layout or create a new that we did earlier.
- Name your layout
Give the new view a name.
- Navigate to publish
Go to the main menu and choose Publish then your screenlocation or group.
- Click on show all screen layouts
Hover the mouse on the thumbnail of the layout and click on Show all screen layouts
- Schedule your new view
Click on "Won't appear" under your new layout.
There you will have the option to schedule when your second view shall be shown.
You can read more about how scheduling working here.
- Add a new layout
Structure - Groups, Sections and Locations
Groups, Sections and Locations
Every media player needs to be connected to a location and layout. You can create a unlimited numbers of locations. Locations can be added to sections and groups if you want. You can publish messages to groups but not sections.
Before you can publish content on your screen you need to create a at least one location and one layout. For more information about layouts and how to connect it to your location go to the following article.
Locations is created to easily identify which screen you shall publish to. To simplify you can say that every locations identifies a screen which has a media player connected.
Click on a location in the structure to get an overview of the layout that is connected, which media player is connected, if the media player is online and a map with the adress of the location marked.
To organize your locations on your locations you can create sections and add the locations to. For example you may want to make a section if the locations is in the same city or building.
Click a section in the structure to get an overview of the locations in the section, the layouts to the different locations, which media players that's connected, if the media players is online and a map with the adress of the locations marked.
To easily publish to multiple locations simultaneously you can create a group.
Click a group in the structure to get an overview of the locations in the group, the layouts to the different locations, which media players that's connected, if the media players is online and a map with the adress of the locations marked.
Create a new location
- Create a new location
To create a new location click "Add Location" In the left column.
- Enter location information
Choose if the location shall be included in a section. Name the location and enter an adress.
The adress is for example used to get weather data if a weather widget is used.
- Choose layout
Add a layout to the location that you created. Choose between the existing layouts or create a new.
- Add the location to a group
Choose to add the location to a group.
- Activate a media player
Click on "activate new player" and enter the activation code that's displayed on the screen.
If you don't have a activation code you can do this later. If you want to use a media player that is already activated to this location you do this from Mediaplayers that you find under the menu in the top left corner.
- Create section
Click "Add section" In the left column.
- Name section
Name the section and choose if it shall be a subsection or not.
- Connect locations
Connect the locations that shall be included in the section.
- Create a new group
Click "Add group" In the left column.
- Name the group
Name the group.
- Connect locations
Connect the locations that shall be included in the group.
- Create a new location