Think of digital noticeboards as being set to receive channels of information. Each channel displays its own content.
The noticeboard or signage system can consist of one screen or many placed around your building.
Noticeboard screens can be set to receive any channel. They could all be in the same channel or different ones. Multiple screens running in the same channel will all show the same content. They in effect operate like TV channels.
The noticeboard content is created in the editor and can use media such as photos uploaded to the media library.
We call anything created in the editor a page, but we also use other terms such as posters, flyers and messages etc. It’s all the same thing.
You can upload full screen images such as marketing material directly to a channel which simplifies the process of putting content on your signage screens.
Using the signage manager dashboard you can easily add or remove pages you want displayed to the channel your screens are operating in. Multiple pages in a channel will be displayed one after the other.
You can define how long each page is on display and you can add or remove them at any time. This is known as a carousel.
Pages can also be scheduled.
Creating the noticeboard content
The system offers different ways of creating display content. You can use the page editor to quickly create simple pages or you can upload images created in a DTP or graphics package.
Another option is to use our data driven templates. This is a simplified page creation process where you enter short messages into the system that get stored in the database. The messages are then pulled from the database and automatically inserted into a page template.
The messages are entered into the system via a simple form. This ensures your display pages have a consistent look to them and saves you having to use the page editor so is quicker.
The system can also insert data from a CSV spreadsheet file into a template page. You might use this method if you have a simple price list for say drinks you want to display on a big menu board screen.