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 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 digital signage system running on your own  internal PCs without the overhead of a monthly cloud subscription.

Our digital signage web server can be installed on any Windows machine including the one that's connected to the noticeboard screen.

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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 digital poster format pages as shown in the two images below.

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.

As we wanted to keep the system quick and simple to use, the page creation and the sending of the page to display screens can all be done from within the page editor section to avoid you having to keep jumping back and forwards between different sections, although finer control is available in the other sections.

The different sections of the controller are colour coded 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.