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Simple and enjoyable, the TVT Scheduler interface enables the composition, management and playback of your schedules. A schedule system (like an agenda) enables the scheduling of the designs that will be played back by your Player-PC(s) during the day. Each schedule is made of column, split by time, in which you can place the required content (Designs - Videos - Groups - Commands).

To cover from your simplest needs and the most complex playback requirements, there are three different types of schedules :

  • Daily Schedule (based on date and time - example : 12-10-2010)
  • Repeating, daily schedule (a single 24 hours schedule repeating daily)
  • Repeating, Weekly schedule ( a weekly repeating schedule based on week days, i.e Monday, Tuesday....)

TVT Scheduler interface

The TVT Scheduler interface is divided in four main zones :

  1. The tool bar : tools located at the top of the screen
  2. The explorer : located on the left of the screen, this window lists all the elements available to created your schedules such as : designs, videos, groups and commands.

  3. The schedule : made of day(s)/date and time, collum(s).
  4. The properties and groups : the two windows located to the right of the interface.

The tool bar : main menu

This is the rectangular zone located at the top of the TVT Scheduler’s interface. This zone contains three tabs : “Main Menu”, “Media items” and  “Extras”. Those include a variety of tools, symbolised with icons.

  1. Schedule section : those are the tools relating to the schedule management

      The “Properties” button : when opening the schedule is in “Daily schedule” mode, this button enables you to change it to the other 2 available modes “ Default schedule” (that corresponds to a single schedule playing back daily) or “Default schedule for the day” (a weekly schedule where the content will repeat on and for every week days : same content every Mondays).

      Parameters for schedule 


      Date : Date of the day selected in the scheduleExample : By selecting one or the other of these modes, you can give a limit the scheduling grid .


      In this example we are defining a default  for all Fridays limited to the following period “04/02/2011” to “24/03/2011”. 

    • Save” button : save the latest modifications made to the schedules
    • Update” button : enables you to update the schedule when in an cooperation with more than one Design-PC.

    • Publish Selected” : publishes the active schedule to the Player-PC(s).
    • Publish All” : publishes all displayed schedules to the Player-PC(s).
    • Emergency button” : allow the playout of a rolling text in overlay on one or several Player.
    • Preview Selected” : Previews the playback from the selected element (this does not take in  account the timing).
    • Other” button : drop down menu containing the functions to create new schedules, as well as copy and paste them. The “Show maximum number of columns” function uses the resolution of your screen to calculate the highest number of columns that can be displayed.Two other functions enable you to display the schedule other one or two days.

  1. Clipboard part : there you can find the cut, copy, paste and delete functions relating to the elements on the schedule (designs, videos, groups, commands and timeblocks).
  2. Undo/Redo part : manages the actions’s history enabling you to undo and redo your actions as much as you like. 
  3. Time Block part : in this section you will find all the  function applicable to TimeBlocks in the schedule. Note :
    • Default duration” : will rest the timeblock to its default duration of 1 hour.
    • insert” : will insert a new timeblock within the original one.
    • Start to end” : stretches to the following timeblock
    • End to start” : stretches to the previous timeblock.
    • Fill blank” : expand the timeblock for filling from and to the next bloc
    • Timeblock window” button : open a floating and strechable window for viewing the list of components (design, video, commands) included in the selected Timeblock.

    • Scale” button determine the time scale of the schedule. By default the schedule is divided in blocks of 15 mins. You might however want to change this from time to time, when you require more precision to adjust a timeblock, or to get an complete overview of all the content of your schedule. For this you can change the scale (the unit used being the minutes), six scales are available : 2 mn, 5 mn, 10 mn, 15 mn, 20 mn et 30 mn. 


    • button "Other": gives access to other functions as including the ability to manage the Timeblocks that are inserted between other Timeblocks, adjustment of stretching a Timeblock at all day, whether to display the Timeblocks of the schedule (for special use groups and not the schedule, for example). Other functions to display the contents of each Timeblock or only the selected and display or hide the schedule of reference in the background.

Media items

  1. Media items part : This ribbon is for an additional feature of TVTools named Shandra (a professional tool for indexing audiovisual files). There is a specific user manual.

  2. e-Designs part : copy, cut, paste and delete for using components of the schedule (design, video, groups, commands or timeblock) : 

    • New” button : open a list with thumbnail of the e-Design template. The template are in full-hd 1920 x 1080. Most of them are in landscape but you have portrait mode too.

    • Save” button : save the e-design on local disk or to the cloud server (when you use a cloud configuration). 

    • Save as” button : copy the selected e-design under another name.

    • Delete” button : delete the selected e-Design.
    • Properties” button : for future feature.
    • Preview” button : allow the preview of the e-Design with new content.



  3. Undo/Redo part : allow the cancel / restore after an action


  1. Windows

    A part from the information function, you will find the “default position” button it enables you to bring back all the windows to there default positions. It is possible to dock and undock windows such as “Media items”, “Schedule Levels”, “Parameters for Design” and “Groups”, from the main interface. You can undock then to maximise the space given to the schedule on the screen (this features is most practical when using a dual screen configuration). You can also auto-hide them or combine them to your convenience.

    To act on the windows positions, right click on the top of the window, a menu appears offering the  following five functions : 

    • "Floating" : (floating) window
    •  "Dockable" : locks the window
    •  "Tabbed document" : the window becomes accessible from a new tab from the window of the TVTscheduler.
    • "Auto Hide" :  the window has the form of a vertical tab on the right side of the screen.
    • "Hide" : automatically hide the window.

    Example : Choose the floating mode and place the window by sliding with the left mouse button. When you move the window on top of another one, positioning icons appear. Click on the one you want to apply (top, bottom, left or right). the windows are now docked together

    In this example, we have choosen the separation icon by the top. This places the “Parameters for the ScheduleLevel” on top of the “Media items” by splitting the window.

    a. 1st part : “Parameters for the ScheduleLevel” window
    b. 2nd part : “Media items” window


    To get back to the original workspace layout click the “default position” icon in the tool bar.

  2. Tools - merge the following features :

    • Scheduler” : opens the previous version of the Scheduler.
    • Designer” : opens the Designer to create new Designs.
    • Preview” : preview the elements selected in the schedule on the designer machine.
    • Player PC control” : opens the Player-PC manager, varying on the configuration type, with   sequential management of the commands and player status.
    • EveryWhereManager” : opens the manager interface with simultaneous management of the commands and player status.

    • Calendar editor” : creates the text (“txt”) format calendar files used in the “Designer”.
  3. Infos : 

  • Version” : information on the TV Tools version.
  •  Documentation” : access to the user manual in PDF Format.
  • Update version with file” : gives access to the “” file to be unzipped in the root of the C: drive.

  •  Update version by internet” : downloads the software updates, installs the update and  reboot the system automatically.
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