Digital Signage Playlists

You’ve created a display page, how do you get it displayed on your screens?

You create a Playlist, which is a ‘list’ of the pages you want displayed.

Our signage screens operate in display channels, so to display a page you simply add the page into the appropriate channel. You can have a single page or multiple pages in a channel.

Various terms are used for the list of pages, the common ones being Playlist and Carousels. They are basically one and the same. Our  NoticeboardLive system uses both terms in a slightly different context.

Display Carousels
Pages that are dropped into a display channel directly become carousels and are displayed one after the other there and then. The image below shows display pages in different in channels.

Signage Display Channels
View of which pages are being displayed in which channels

Playlists
Playlists are a collection of pages (or a single page) that aren’t yet allocated to a display channel.

A playlist can be sent for display ‘now’ or scheduled for display at a later date. If a screen is already showing a carousel and has a playlist sent to it, the playlist will overwrite the carousel.

If you later remove the playlist from a channel, the screens in that channel will revert to showing the carousel of pages they were showing previously. The playlist will remain unaltered and can be used again at another time.

Typically, a playlist would be created in advance of a special event such as an open day or seasonal sale such as bank holiday sales as the playlist can then be scheduled or manually sent for display at the appropriate date and time.

Playlists on the system can be given a name so you know what they are.

To add pages to the playlist, simply select the playlist name from the drop down in the display screens section and drag pages from the pages list on the left into the central section. The playlist itself has a drop down that enables you to keep it unpublished in reserve or to send the playlist to a signage display channel.

Digital Signage Playlist
Signage Playlists

A preview of the pages in the list can be seen in the top right panel when you move the mouse over them. You can also load any of the pages in the playlist into the editor by clicking the edit icon.

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