Our electronic noticeboard system is all controlled via a browser based control system that is generated from our special dedicated web server. Our web server makes installation of the system as simple as running a software installer, and unlike the IIS or Apache web servers there are no complicated configuration hoops to go through.
This also means a versatile web based system running on your own PCs without the overhead of a monthly cloud subscription.
Our web server can be installed on any Windows machine including the one that's connected to the noticeboard screen.
The control system has been designed to be easy to operate and includes a WYSIWYG page editor that allows you to create both landscape and portrait format pages as shown in the two images below.
And the same page in the editor in portrait mode.
Note that you will need to manually alter the page layout if switching a page between landscape and portrait modes but that's simply a matter of dragging and resizing the page elements with the mouse.
While the system displays HTML pages, you don't need to know anything at all about how web pages work as what you see in the editor will be what you see on the display screens.
As we wanted to keep the system quick and easy to use, the page creation and the sending of the page to display screens can all be done from within the page editor section.
Being able to see the page to confirm it's the one you want displayed is a lot better than having to keep jumping between different sections.
The different sections are also colour coded with the blue section for adding pages and media to a display channel (slide show creation) and a green section for scheduling content.
The images below show the green and blue sections that are available within the page editor section. Much finer control is available within the controller.
Note that in the blue section there is a check box marked as Simulate Noticeboard. Check that and the editor will simulate a noticeboard screen by loading the pages in the list below it into the editor in the same way the noticeboard screen shows them.