Here we will create a typical example based on a company needing to playback three different contents: “Accueil” presenting and promoting consumer products as well as punctual events (congress, seminars, training sessions), “Marketing” using content for internal use only (production numbers, internal information, security, press review, etc...) and “Cafeteria” displaying the daily menu in the company’s restaurants. We have produced the following schematic for the playback scheduling and distribution :
Lets take the case where this company has four sites located in france in the towns of: Paris, Marseille, Metz and Lille. All the sites will display the “Accueil” and “Marketing”, however the Lille and Metz sites do not have restaurants and as such will not be displaying the“Cafeteria” content. Furthermore only the Paris branch has a display for the punctual events. Whilst there is not punctual events, that display will show the “Accueil” content. So this screen will be considered to be a sub-level of “Accueil”, we will call it “Accueil/Congress”.
Under the TCP data transfer, the first step is to put in place the structure as shown in the previous diagram. So let's create as many playout as sites. If you are in mode Everywhere - Cloud skip to step 6.
- In the “Schedule levels” window, right-click on the “Master level” and select the “Add Player-PC” option. Name and define your Players and repeat the operation as many times as required. In this example we have 11 playout systems.
As we have to deal with different content, we will create different levels to easily manage the content : “ACCUEIL”, “MARKETING” and “CAFETERIA”. For this we right-click on the “Master level” and select the “Add Sub-level” option. Name the sub levels one by one.
- Drag and drop the players into the sub levels the belong to.
- Now right-click on the “ACCUEIL” sub level and add another sub level called “Congres”. Drag and drop the player-PC dedicated to this area, ( here: “Player_accueil_Paris_ Congres”).
The second step is to add all the player-PCs parameters to the Players we’ve just cerated.
- Select a Player-PC and add the player infos in the “Parameters for Player-PC” windows and repeat the operation for all the players.
- We will now configure the schedules for each sub-levels in the “parameters for ScheduleLevels” window. We have to add the following parameters:
The sub-level “ACCUEIL” is a schedule that need to be in “daily schedule” so that we can plan the various content punctual required for the “ACCUEIL/Congres” schedule.
With regards to the sub level “MARKETING” and “CAFETERIA”, we need to set those to “ repeating, weekly schedule”. This is so we can plan the weekly menu for the cafeteria (monday, tuesday, wednesday...)
The third step is to add the different designs and video to the three different schedule levels. Bellow you can find an example of what this would look like :
The sub level “MARKETING” plays back 3 different schedules (“marketing1”, “marketing2” and “marketing3”) from 9:30 am to 6:45 pm. The on off screen commands are parametered this way (“Screen switch on at 9:00 am et Screen switch off from 6:45 pm).
The 3 designs in this “TimeBlock” are defined as the “default cycle” and will play in a loop all day long. We also added a repeating “TimeBlock” (duration: 1 hour) containing the ”On air” design. This one is inserted every two hours on the default cycle using the ”repeat every“ in the “recurrence” tab.
The “CAFETERIA” level plays back 3 different designs (“The menu”, “Le plat du jour” and “La suggestion diététique”) from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm as it isnt necessary to advertise those designs outside of the opening hours. For his reason we also placed screen on/off commands: on at 9:30 am and off at 2:00 pm.
The schedule for the level “ACCUEIL” plays back 3 designs in a default loop (“accueil1”, “accueil2” and “accueil3”) from 9:30 am to 6:45 pm. A different “TimeBlock” plays back a security video in a loop from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (“Consignes de sécurité”).
Nous allons cliquer sur le bouton du jour sélectionné pour paramétrer la grille comme “Grille par défaut”. Puis validez par “OK”.
- We are now going to put together the content for the schedule level “Congres” that will display punctual events. We want this schedule to play the “ACCUEIL” content if there is nothing else specifically define in this schedule.
To achieve this select the “Congres” sub level and go to the “Inheritance” tab in the “Parameters of ScheduleLevel”
Tick the “inheritance from above levels” to get the content from the level above, in this case “ACCUEIL” and select “Apply”.
On the level “Congres” we will place a “TimeBlock” representing a punctual event on the date of Friday 11/02.For our example we will imagine that this is a congress with a various contents, such as attendee list and way finder / room access.
The congress is finishing at 12:00 pm we have added a “TimeBlock” from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. After 12:00 pm the screens will revert to the content in the “ACCUEIL” level (here displayed transparent) .the other columns showing the is also the “ACCUEIL” content and will be played everyday of the week.