Noticeboard Controller

Our digital signage system is  controlled from a web browser for ease of use and access.

Operating primarily as a cloud service the system is also available for internal self hosted use via our dedicated digital signage web server.

Our digital signage web server can be installed on any Windows machine including the one that's connected to your noticeboard screen so provides a self contained system that takes the pain out of configuring something like IIS or apache.

electronic noticeboard controller for schools

The control system has been designed to be as easy to use as conventional desktop applications and includes a WYSIWYG page editor that allows you to create both landscape and digital poster format pages as shown in the two images below.

The interface is tabbed with each section remaining in memory so there is no waiting for page reloads as you switch between tabs.

The same page above in the editor in digital poster mode.

Portrait mode is for displaying pages on a screen that has been mounted vertically.

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.

The following image shows the same same page being shown in two different size zones on the same screen. The system simply scales the page up or down to fit (this isn't an exact science, text may wrap to another row if you crop the text container too tightly).

To keep the system quick and easy to operate you can send pages from the editor to your display screens directly from the editor section.

Finer control is of course available in other sections that are dedicated to the task such as scheduling.

The different functions of the controller are colour coded in the editor with the blue section for adding pages and media to a display channel (play list or carousel 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.

editor-carousels
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Note that in the blue section there is a check box marked as Simulate Noticeboard. This puts the editor into noticeboard simulator mode where 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.