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.
Here's a requirement we see a lot of, the need to utilize a common template across a display network but with small location specific changes. The simple solution would be to just copy and customize the template for each location. Managing this solution however does not scale well since it requires not only keeping track of multiple templates but also scheduling each template to it's respective player. A better solution is to use template variables.
A variable is just that, a placeholder for a value which can change. A variable can be used just about anywhere in your template, including scripting, and allows you to inject values from outside of the template. This means you can now create a single generic template which automatically gets customized to the device once deployed.
We provide an example of creating a generic template playlist which uses the device tags to define the variable. The variable in this example is the device location which is then used to populate the wea…
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.