Update Signage Screens from a Mobile with Active Template Pages

There are times when all you want to do is to quickly add some text to a signage screen from a mobile or a PC without making up a complete page each time.

A typical use case might be to display a welcome message to a visitor on a reception room screen or to quickly put up a staff message.

Update signage from a mobile
Adding messages to a signage screen from a mobile

This is where you can use Active Templates. Creating an active template is easy. You need to create a page in the editor and put a text box in it with the word [message] in square brackets. This is where the text will be inserted into the page. The text size and colour etc will take on the attributes of the [message] tag.

In the template example here, the message entered from you mobile will be inserted into the dashed area. The system supports three different areas in a page that can be updated.

Create signage active template
Create an active template in the editor

The page must be saved as a template.

You can assign different active templates to different message channels in the controller.

Once it’s configured you can update a signage screen from your mobile by simply selecting the display channel and entering your message. It will be inserted into the template and displayed on the screen as below.

Active template being displayed on a signage screen
Active template with message from a mobile added into it

You can add multiple messages to a screen and each message will be displayed one after the other in a carousel in the same template. Individual messages can be edited or removed at any time.

The system supports ten different message channels that allow you to have ten different templates all being used at the same time.

Collaboration in meetings or on message boards

Active templates could be used in a meeting room where a screen could show comments added by staff at the meeting. The screen below shows two active template zones showing comments from a sales team and a development team that have added messages from their mobiles or laptops.

Collaborative Meeting Room Signage
Collaborative meeting with digital signage

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