Schedules

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It is often necessary to set a schedule for your players, especially if the broadcasting of your circuit is conditioned by the business or opening hours of the establishment. It is also a good way to delimit the performance of your players, so that they strictly correspond to audience times. Finally, it should be noted that some platform features make use of the schedules assigned to your players.

Schedules

How to create/edit a schedule

Step Description
1
Click on Create/Edit a schedule
2
Check the appropriate boxes to define operating days and times
3
Enter a name for the new schedule and click on Save Schedule
4
From the drop-down menu, select the player to which you want to add the new schedule and click OK
5
To edit the days of the week and times of operation, click on the icon in the list of schedules created in the project

How to assign schedules

Add schedule

To assign a previously created schedule, in the schedule list, click on players and/or screens and select the ones you want from the combo “Choose schedule”. As in the case of screens, it is also possible to add exceptions to players (e.g. Behave like Saturday) individually or you can click on the “Exception Distribution” button to perform a multiple distribution based on the criteria assigned to players.

Schedule distribution

In addition to adding schedules individually, multiple distribution is also possible by selecting the appropriate device type and criteria tags (click on Schedule distribution in the Schedule List).

Schedule distribution

Use of schedules on the Platform

Here are some examples of platform features that make use of the schedules assigned to players.

Tasks according to schedules

You can schedule alerts that send a notification or email when, for example, a player is offline, the screen is off, etc. These alerts can be programmed to take into account the schedule assigned to the player so that they are only received during the times that the device should be broadcasting.

Content distribution

In Advanced mode (player in automatic mode), the Playlist will be generated according to the schedule assigned to the player. In the Schedules section, you can create different broadcasting time bands, so that transition content is broadcast outside the schedule. The goal is to be able to generate accurate broadcast reports (content showings per hour) and know how many times content or an advertising campaign has been broadcast without including times when the point of sale is not open to the public. In simple mode the player’s schedule does not condition the broadcast of the assigned Playlist.

Auto power off

The player can also be programmed to turn off automatically outside its assigned broadcast time. To activate this option, go to Inventory/Player Settings and turn on the Auto Power Off option. This functionality is available for Windows and Linux.

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