Signagelive Noticeboard App enables a quick and easy solution to update your digital signage messages and keep your audience informed and engaged

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We are launching a range of new Signagelive Apps to make managing and updating your digital signage content simple and easy. The first to be released is our Signagelive Noticeboard App.

What is the Signagelive Noticeboard App?

Our Noticeboard App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace and allows you to choose from numerous designs and add any you wish to use to your Signagelive Network. Once added to your Library you can drag the Noticeboard into a playlist and edit the preset text areas to contain the message you want to communicate to your audience. Once saved, the Noticeboard can be published to your Signagelive supported player(s) or player-integrated display(s).

Any text changes you make will be automatically updated on the players published with the Noticeboard. The same Noticeboard design can be used multiple times with different messages. If you have Local Users the Noticeboard(s) can be assigned to individual users so that they can update their messages for display as part of a fullscreen playlist or in a zone within a multi-zone layout.

Where can it be used?

Our Noticeboard App includes templates that are designed for lots of different use cases including; Workplace Communications, Education and Health and Safety. We will continue to add new designs on a regular basis so that you can keep your Noticeboard visuals fresh and interesting.

Typical uses for our Noticeboard App would include; in a reception area to welcome visitors or publicise events, or making announcements on health and safety for staff in the workplace which could be displayed in offices, factories, warehouses.

Can a Noticeboard design be customised?

The preset text areas within the Noticeboard design can be easily updated by a user. In addition, if you would like a custom design, whether it be a just a change of colours, font and logo through to a totally bespoke design, our Creative Services team are on hand to assist. We have options for fixed price and custom Noticeboard design and development to meet your budget. Contact your Signagelive Reseller or account manager to discuss your requirements.

What does a Noticeboard look like and how can it be used in Signagelive?

A Noticeboard can be displayed permanently on screen or within a playlist containing other media. In addition, a Noticeboard can either be displayed full-screen or in a zone within a Signagelive multi-zone layout.

How do I add it to my Signagelive Network?

You can easily add a Noticeboard to a Signagelive Network with a single click in the Signagelive Marketplace. Once added to your Signagelive Network the Noticeboard App can be added to a playlist and easily updated to display your Noticeboard. This article will help explain how easy the process is.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive User Interface Update

We are continuing to make updates to Signagelive to improve and optimise your experience and use of our platform.

What are we updating?

New UI features include:

Drag asset into a playlist

We have included the ability to drag an asset into the middle of a playlist – previously users could only add an asset to the end of a playlist, then they had to move the asset to the correct location. You are now able to drag directly to the position where you want the asset to be, which means that the process is simpler and content can be updated easier.

Publish Workflow

We have added simplification to the publish workflow – following user feedback we have modified the functionality of the final step of the publish workflow. You will now have an option to either Review and Publish or Publish without Review. This makes our application simpler to use and content can be published in a more efficient manner.

Create network via API

We have also added the ability to create a network via the Network API. This means our API integration partners can automatically provision customer networks without the need to log in and manually create a network.
When will we be performing the Update?

We will be updating the Signagelive UI on 17th September at 9.00 am BST. This update will take up to a maximum of one hour to complete, during which you may notice some periods of unavailability, although this won’t affect your Players connecting to the Signagelive Cloud or their playback.

Do you require me to do anything?

You do not require to do anything, we can take care of everything.

Does it cost me anything?

Signagelive decided from the outset, that all standard support and software updates to our platform will not be an additional cost to our customers. When you purchase a Signagelive licence, all software updates to our core platform and support including live chat are included for the lifetime of your licence.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive adds support for LG webOS Stretch Displays, also synchronisation and remote control interrupts for all supported LG webOS models

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We are very pleased to tell you that we are ready to release an upgrade to our LG webOS Display support to incorporate a wider range of Signagelive features that include synchronisation of content across multiple screens and remote control interrupts. We are also announcing support for the 86” and 88” stretch LG webOS displays.

We will be releasing these updates on Wednesday 29th August and all Signagelive managed LG webOS Displays will automatically receive the updates within the following 24 hours, or if you manually restart the LG webOS Display it will receive the update straight away.

Support for Synchronisation

In terms of setup, this feature is available within your Signagelive network and is enabled through the Sync Group function. Creating Sync Groups is exactly the same process for all Player types within Signagelive, so if you have created one Sync Group for one Player type, you’ll have no problems creating another Sync Group for LG webOS Displays.

The number of synchronised LG webOS DIsplays that can be setup is unlimited, so spectacular effects can be created for a whole range of different applications including media sales and retail.

It might be useful for you to take a few moments to read through the Creating Sync Groups and if you have any questions then please just ask our Support Team.

Remote Control Interrupts

With our latest Signagelive release you can now use the remote control supplied with LG webOS Displays to change the content being shown.

This new feature allows any Signagelive supported piece of media, playlist or multi-zone layout to be selected and displayed on screen using the 0-9 buttons on the supplied LG webOS DIsplay Remote Control.

This enables interactivity with the LG webOS Displays without the need for a touchscreen or any other device, just the supplied remote control. This powerful enhancement turns passive displays into multipurpose interactive media devices, unlocking lots of great use cases, such as:

  • Retailers could use the screen for staff training out of hours, allowing the staff to review the latest Health and Safety or Product training with full accountability of when the media was played and where.
  • A bar could switch from full-screen digital signage content to a multi-zone layout displaying live TV from a Satellite or Cable box connected to the HDMI input on the display alongside local advertising or drinks promotions when the big game starts.
  • Meetings room can switch easily between; corporate messaging, room booking information, business dashboards, social media, IPTV streams and devices connected to the HDMI input for presentations.

The possibilities are endless and best of all, It’s simple to setup and use, all you need to do is publish content to interrupts 0-9 in Signagelive, set a duration for the interrupt and you are done.

We are really excited to release this much requested feature by our resellers and end users.

For detailed information on how to setup this feature a video and instructions can be viewed here.

Support for 86” and 88” LG webOS Stretch Displays

All scheduling and management features available on the rest of the LG webOS Display range are supported with this update, however please notes that video content can only run full screen i.e. across the entire canvas on 86” and 88” LG webOS Stretch Displays.

All content runs offline for uninterrupted playback should internet connectivity be lost.

LG webOS Stretch Displays draw attention by being unique and different to 16:9 standard displays, whether mounted in landscape or portrait. Due to their size and slim profile LG Stretch DIsplays are perfect for installation where there is restricted space e.g. amongst products on or in shelves within retail, or above counter areas in QSRs. Another advantage is that there are less cables than standard size screens, and it can be split into several sections with different content shown on each.

Wasabi have recently installed LG webOS Stretch Displays in some of their stores to create highly impactful digital menu boards, click here to find out more.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive BrightSign 1.11 Update

We are continuing to make updates to Signagelive to improve and optimise your experience and use of our platform.

What are we updating?

We are enhancing our support for Brightsign devices with our latest version 1.11 now including:

Colour space settings

We are updating colour space settings to allow you to set the colour space of your video output. This will help those of you with video wall controllers as some require specific settings.

HDMI fix

We also have applied an HDMI fix which allows the HDMI input to be positioned as a zone correctly on your screen and permits it to be hardware accelerated.

When will we be performing the Update?

We will be updating all BrightSign players to version 1.11 on Tuesday 28th August. This update will happen over a period of 24 hrs as your Brightsign player(s) connect to the Signagelive platform. This update will not affect your BrightSign players connecting to the Signagelive Cloud or their playback.

Do you require me to do anything?

You do not require to do anything, we can take care of everything.

 

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

 

What is a Signagelive Local User, why you might want it and how does it work?

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The Signagelive digital signage platform allows you to manage content centrally, locally or both. Local users are given the ability to contribute and manage aspects of a company-wide digital signage network.

You should definitely be reading further if you are:

  • A retailer who wants to provide local managers with the ability to change content to react to external influences. I.e. only 5 more of these hot selling items are left, “get your hands on these before they are sold out”.
  • Any organisation with multiple offices or departments wishing to keep employees up to date either with HR news, the latest BBQ company party or health and safety messages or KPIs i.e. Local Facilities Manager wants to change content on their screen(s) to reflect number of warehouse incidents in a given month, whereas the Sales Manager is more interested in showing number of products sold.
  • An Education establishment where the receptionist requires to easily update welcome messages to greet visitors using a simple template and playlist.

Benefits

As with many of our other features Signagelive aims to provide our customers with an easy to use platform. Our Local User capability allows for the right level of empowerment for the relevant individual while ensuring corporate branded content and templates, and other central messages cannot be changed.

For inspiration, we have several case studies showing how SIgnagelive can be used for internal/corporate communications including Blinds across their sales floors or in a reception area is 55 Water Street NYC.

How a Local user is set up

Each local user is assigned to a Player or Players and can access ONLY the Local Playlists that are associated with those Players.

For further details and guidelines on how to set up local playlists and local users please see this link

Features

  • A Signagelive Administrator can create a Local User in order to associate Players and Playlists to them accordingly.
  • Once in the Flash UI, you can simply add a Localised Playlist asset to a new or existing Playlist.
  • Once you have added a Localised Playlist, you’ll be given a list of configurable properties to edit and options.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive launches upgrades to the Philips product range and support for Philips Q line display series

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We are very pleased to tell you that we completed an upgrade to the Philips range of Android displays to support a wider range of Signagelive features, in addition to the launch of support for the Q line display series. Full details of supported Philips Displays and features are available in this help centre article.

We have completed these updates today (Monday 25th June) and all Signagelive managed Philips Displays will automatically receive the updates within the next 24 hours, or if you manually restart the Philips Display it will receive the update straight away.

The following new features will be available for all D, P and Q Philips series, in addition to the features already available:

  • Gapless video Playback
  • IPTV Streams (HLS Only)
  • Screen Control
  • Scheduled Reboots
  • Screen Rotation
  • Remote Application Updates
  • Proof of Play
  • New Info Screen
  • New Setup Screen
  • Remote Control Interrupts
  • System Reporting improvements
  • Playlist Media Asset Actions
  • Web Triggers Additional Data
  • Support for Ticker Pause

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Samsung HQ certifies Signagelive Digital Signage solution for Tizen 2.4 and 3.0 Smart Signage Displays

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Signagelive are very pleased to announce that our latest Samsung update has been officially certified by Samsung for Smart Signage Platform Tizen 2.4 and 3.0 series displays.

Certification of the Signagelive application on Tizen 2.4 and 3.0 by Samsung represents a joint effort by both companies where the Signagelive application has been thoroughly tested by Samsung HQ engineers. As part of the ongoing activities and part of the certification programme, Signagelive will continue to be tested on all new major firmware releases as well as the creation of Signagelive specific firmware – more details will follow once that is available.

To find out more about upgrading your SSP Players to the certified firmware – see here for details.

We have also been working over the last few months with Samsung HQ during the development of the forthcoming Tizen 4.0 product range and this update includes initial changes to support the new range due for launch summer 2018.

Full details of supported Samsung Displays and features are available in this help centre article.

Finally in addition to updates to the Signagelive application to support the certified firmware we are also launching support for triggering content across all Tizen models using the factory remote control as previously announced for SSSP D and E series – see link for full details

We will be performing these updates on Monday 25th June, for your Samsung SSP Displays to receive these updates you will not need to do anything.

The Samsung SSP Displays will automatically receive the updates within 24 hours of the update being released, or if you manually restart the Samsung SSP Display it will receive the update straight away.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive UI release new Layout Designer/Manager & Sync Manager

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We are very pleased to tell you that we are ready to perform our latest user interface update to Signagelive.

Our next release is on Monday 18th June at 9am GMT. This update will take up to a maximum of 1 hour to complete, during which you may notice some periods of unavailability, although this won’t affect your Players connecting to the Signagelive Cloud or their playback.

We have upgraded several modules including an enhanced Layout Designer/Manager and Sync Manager.

Layout Designer/Manager

The Layout Designer is where you will create your multi zone layouts to be used on your Players. We have migrated this to a new module and many improvements have been made including:

  • The replacement of Flash with HTML5 – making our Layout Designer much quicker/responsive and it will also work on mobile devices including tablets
  • Easier to navigate – functionality is all on the same page
  • Improved workflows and consistent styling e.g. the playlist and layout manager format look the same

To see detailed information on how to set up this feature please see this link

Sync Manager

You can use the Sync Manager to synchronise your displays, either to show the same content at the same time, or to show segmented contents as part of a videowall. We have migrated this to a new module and many improvements have been made including:

  • The removal of Flash to HTML5 – makes our system much quicker/responsive and it will also work on mobile devices including tablets
  • Much improved notifications on available sync Players to use
  • Easy to configure properties on each sync group
  • Improved workflows and consistent styling

To see detailed information on how to use our updated sync manager please see this link

Other enhancements for the enhanced user interface include:

  • Increase of the maximum media asset upload size to 3GB
  • An enhanced playlist export which now includes full conditional playback rules

If you prefer the old user interface layout e.g. for transparent layers – there will still be a “Switch to Legacy UI” button on the top right where you can switch back to the old version. However please note that we plan to retire the old modules in the next few months.

To learn more about Signagelive and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

Signagelive enables digital signage content to be selected using the remote control supplied with Samsung D and E Series Smart Signage Displays

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With our latest Signagelive release you can now use the remote control supplied with Samsung D and E Series Smart Signage Displays to change the content being shown.

This new feature allows any supported piece of media, playlist or multi-zone layout to be selected and displayed on screen using the 0-9 buttons on the supplied Samsung Remote Control.

This enables interactivity with the Samsung Displays without the need for a touchscreen or any other device, just the supplied remote control. This powerful enhancement turns passive displays into multipurpose interactive media devices, unlocking lots of great use cases, such as:

  • Retailers could use the screen for staff training out of hours, allowing the staff to review the latest Health and Safety or Product training with full accountability of when the media was played and where.
  • A bar could switch from full-screen digital signage content to a multi-zone layout displaying live TV from a Satellite or Cable box connected to the HDMI input on the display alongside local advertising or drinks promotions when the big game starts.
  • Meetings room can switch easily between; corporate messaging, room booking information, business dashboards, social media, IPTV streams and devices connected to the HDMI input for presentations.
  • Sports stadiums can allow VIP Suite guest to select between multiple streams showing different cameras from the game.

The possibilities are endless and best of all, It’s simple to setup and use, all you need to do is publish content to interrupts 0-9 in Signagelive, set a duration on the interrupt and you are done.

We are really excited to release this much requested feature by our resellers and end users. For detailed information on how to setup this feature a video and instructions can be viewed here.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.

What is Signagelive Proof of Play, why you might want it and how does it work?

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The Proof of Play feature within Signagelive enables a great depth of analytics around media asset playback. It records the start and end time when a media asset is played, which then allows you to know whether your media has been played, how many times, and in which locations.

There are several verticals where Proof of Play can be hugely advantageous; examples include Retail, Healthcare, Construction and Finance.

How Proof of Play is set up

The Proof of Play application has to be requested by the Signagelive network administrator, it is added to the Network and is then available for use in your Applications Menu drop-down.

After installation you will be presented with the Proof of Play Dashboard which gives you an overview of your media impressions, (once it’s had time to collect data of course) top asset use and top Player usage.

 

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Benefits

Signagelive Proof of Play gives you the first step in the tools required to unlock the power of your data.

The stakeholders/target audience for this data tends to be Marketing/Sales or Key Decision Makers as results can prove very effective. Retailers can show an increase in sales based on content played back on certain days and times, or health and safety messages to show duty of care/compliance at a building site some detailed examples are shown below:

Retail – return on investment question – data intelligence can speak volumes

  • Client: Brand A – your content over the Christmas period showed ‘X’ number of times in ‘Y’ locations which when correlated with POS data can be seen to have influenced ‘Z’ in sales. Or perhaps, Client Brand A you may wish to rethink how the campaign looks and feels as given ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ data it would be more beneficial to change something.

Internal Communications – duty of care & compliance

  • Client: Global distribution centre has ‘X’ number of employees 80% of which do not have a permanent desk or an email address. Internal messaging from HR and safety measures showed ‘X’ number of times in ‘Y’ locations.

Finance – compliance & other legal obligations

  • Client: Exchange rate client has ever changing exchange rates to update on a weekly / monthly basis depending on location. We all know getting your Euros/Dollars etc at the airport is going to be at a different rate than on the high street (for the same company). Exchange rate for month ‘X’ showed on ‘Y’ locations ‘Z’ number of times.

A recent example from Signagelive on how this can be used is IDS Canada, who in conjunction with Campsite/Signagelive can use Proof of Play to show how effective their advertising campaigns have been.

Proof of Play data is provided in CSV format which can be manipulated and analysed by third party Business Intelligence and reporting applications e.g. Datahero as shown below:

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Another easy to use reporting application is Google Sheets, by using the Explore feature to build Pivot Tables and Charts, to help visualise and gain insights from the data.

Features

Proof of Play works by recording the data and time, plus tags for all media assets configured for Proof of Play. By first storing the information on the Signagelive Player, then transferring the information to the Signagelive platform when a content check is performed.

Once the data is transferred to the Signagelive platform, 12 different Proof of Play reports are available (you choose what is relevant to you) to help monitor the playback of your media assets within 24 hrs of the data being uploaded. There are four different types of reports:

  • all details on your media playback
  • grouped by media asset
  • grouped by media asset then player
  • grouped by player then media asset

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.