We've rolled support for QR codes directly into our Template Designer making it easy to integrate QR code functionality into any template. For those not acquainted, the QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) provides quick access to websites, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Smart phone users with the appropriate app can just scan the code with the phone's built-in camera and will be instantly presented with the website or phone number associated with the code. To get started just create or edit any template and select the QR code from the Library.
Announcing support for the Amazon Echo for controlling and monitoring your digital signage and kiosk displays with voice. Using the new Alexa Skill for Revel Digital you can send commands or get the current status of any device in your account. With our Smart Scheduling it's easy to create voice activated content useful for kiosk experiences or for simply managing your content on the fly without having to login. With the Alexa app for Android and iOS it's even possible to view a screenshot of currently running content along with the player status.
For example, to trigger content you could say, "Ask my signage to show weather on lobby screen."
This would send the command 'weather' to the player in your account named 'lobby screen'. Another example, "Ask my signage to tell me the status of lobby screen".
Again, the player is named 'lobby screen', and Alexa will enunciate the current status of the player, as well as send a current scre…
Instagram has implemented some changes to their API which affect our integration and will require updating any of your templates currently using the Instagram gadget. Going forward Instagram will not allow referencing content from any account other than your own. We have added an option to the Instagram gadget called 'My most recent posts' and deprecated all other options. It's also recommended to un-link your Instagram account from your RevelDigital account and then re-link following the instructions in your KB article here: http://support.reveldigital.com/kb/advanced-topics/instagram-howto
Sorry for the inconvenience and we will continue to work with Instagram on getting more of the content features re-implemented if at all possible.
The ability to embed external video in digital signage is a powerful feature with a number of use cases. Waiting rooms or lobbies, for example, might have two separate displays for digital signage and live TV. In these cases it would be more cost effective to utilize a single display and embed the TV directly into the signage.
RevelDigital provides a simple means to achieve this functionality without breaking the bank. The only requirement is an Android based PC with HDMI input. Compatible devices are available through us, so just contact us for more information. Enabling live TV in your digital signage template is as easy as adding a TV zone and selecting HDMI as the input type. Most any HDMI source will work including output from DVD players, Cable/Satellite boxes, CCTV, etc.