Hello and welcome to this Blog Post edition of #Ask Susie. In this week’s post, we’re going to Learn how to Download and Register Playback Devices in Contribute Signage, Software.
Learn how to Download and Register Playback Devices in Contribute Signage Software
After you have created a layout, you will be directed to the Screens section of the software. You are going to need to download the playback Apps in order to deploy your signage. The playback Apps are available for Android (5.0 and above) and Windows (Win8 and above) and OSX.
To install the Apps, simply double click on them from a File Manager application. Both the Android and Windows Apps install in the same way, once double clicked. For Windows and MAC, please follow the on screen instructions.
Once your Apps are installed, please open the App.
Defining your Location
When you first open the Apps, you will need to set your location. This can be done with a city name, ZIP, Postcode or address. This is to show the playback Apps’s location on the Dashboard.
When you have entered your location, the App will then generate a unique ID number. This is the number that you need to enter into the form field on the Dashboard. (please note, you will need YOUR unique ID, not the one shown below)
When you have entered the ID, it will tell you that the device has been registered. It will also display in the table of devices below.
The App itself will give you a “Device Registered” message.
You are now ready to create and deploy signage to the playback device. Select a layout from the drop down menu, then click the “On” button
Please note, you can only add as many playback devices as you have covered in your license. If you try to add more then you have licensed, you will see this message.
About Contribute Signage
Digital Signage creation should not be complicated.
YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER TO BE ABLE TO CREATE GOOD LOOKING DIGITAL SIGNAGE
Our approach to digital signage is that you should not have to be a graphic designer in order to create good looking yet functional layouts. You also should not have to outsource this task to a 3rd party company which costs you money. You should be able to manage, create and update your own digital signage layouts whenever you like, from any browser. Contribute Signage allows you to do just that.
With Contribute Digital signage we have created a super simple drag and drop, WYSIWIG editor that allows you to import from the media gallery your own images and videos, add clocks, and other widgets like a Twitter feed and the latest weather. All of this is done right inside a browser from any connected device.
We offer a 15-day free trial. You so not need any credit card information and it is totally unlimited. We will help you with creating a layout and Susie will be there every step of the way. Why not try it now – head over to Contribute Signage,
Deploying and Managing Your Devices & Signage
SEE THE DEVICE’S LOCATION, GROUP PLAYERS, SEE WHICH ARE ONLINE, OFFLINE AND WHICH OS IS BEING USED – ALL FROM THE WEB CONTROL PANEL, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ON ANY WEB-ENABLED DEVICE.
In order to add a device to your control panel, firstly, you need to download and install our Playback App. Once installed, the App will give you a unique registration code. Assign the location of the device and enter the registration code in your web control panel and your playback device will be connected to your account. You can see the status of the device from your control panel as well as its location on google maps. This makes managing multiple locations from the same web control panel simple and easy.
You are able to organize your playback devices into folders. You are also able to group your devices so that you can have all your reception areas playing the same “reception” layout channel etc. Being App based means that we can convert any of your existing screens into a playback device, simply by installing the App onto that device, or a hardware dongle such ass a Windows or Android stick.
Create, Deploy, & Manage
We know that Digital Signage needs to be simple. Install our App on your device. Connect your device to your TV or Monitor. Add the device to your online web portal and you are good to go! Create, deploy and manage your signage from any device, anywhere.
User Level Access
HAVING THE ABILITY TO ADD COLLEAGUES ONTO THE WEB CONTROL PANEL BUT LIMIT THEIR ACCESS TO CERTAIN AREAS OF THE SYSTEM IS A MUST FOR LARGE-SCALE DEPLOYMENTS. WITHOUT SYSTEM YOU CAN LOCK DOWN ALL ASPECTS OF THE DIGITAL SIGNAGE WEB CONTROL PANEL GIVING THE ADMINISTRATION TOTAL CONTROL.
FULL ADMIN CONTROL
Establish a hierarchy of users
Full control over what users are able to do and access
There is no limit on the number of users you can have in an account
Create your layouts in our drag and drop editor online
Manage Devices Online
Manage all your digital signs online from our control panel
Android, MAC & Windows Playback Apps
Multiple File Formats
Import Video and Images into your media gallery
Send Crisis Management messages to your devices with a singe click
Schedule your playback layouts for exactly when you want them
2m+ Image Gallery
Over 2 Million searchable images in the gallery
Straight forward one-time pricing
Windows and Android Hardware Players available.
Cloud-based so easy to manage and no updating
Have full control over your users and what they have access to.
Create touch-friendly layouts online
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