User Guide (Custom Board CMS)

Introduction and Definitions

Throughout this document, a "page" refers to a single creative of promotional material or customer information. Pages can be uploaded to the application in any commonly supported image file format and are played out alongside live train departures on a "board". Boards are arranged into groups. Pages can be played out across all boards in a group (Group Pages) or an individual board. A "Display Window" is the front of house presentation for a board.

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If an account contains a single group it is opened automatically (accounts are created with a "Default Group"), otherwise the Groups panel is displayed:

Use the Open function to open an existing group, or New Group to create and open a new group:

Home » Group

Displays the Group, Boards and Group Pages panels:

Use the Settings function to open the group settings dialog from where the group name can be changed. Use the Display Window↓ function to open the display window for an existing board in this group. Use the New Group Page function to upload a new group page.

Use the Open function to open an existing board, or New Board to create and open a new board in this group:

Home » Group » Board

Displays the Board and Pages panels:

Use the Display Window↓ function to open the display window for this board. Use the New Page function to upload a new page.

From the Board panel, use the Settings function to open the board settings dialog:

Font Size can be configured between 70% and 130% of default. This setting should be used in preference to any browser supported scaling in order to to preserve page quality. Before adjusting the font size, consider whether best results may be achieved by adjusting the number of departures displayed per page. For Access Control (optional) choose from Account Login Required or IP Address.

For access control by IP Address (additional Access Control Parameter field will be displayed) either specify a full IP address e.g. 1.2.3.4 or partial address ending in period e.g. 1.2.3. to allow access from all addresses in the range 1.2.3.0 to 1.2.3.255. Multiple entries may be supplied with comma separation.

For Type choose from Departures Summary or Departures Detailed (additional options revealed). Enter the required Station Name for the board choosing from the search results displayed during input, and configure the Departures and Departures Per Page for best results.

From the Pages panel, hover over or click an existing page and use the Settings function to open the page settings dialog:

Display Cycles (each cycle is 20 seconds) can be configured between 0 (page temporarily disabled) and 20. Scale can be set to Height: 100% (default), Width: 100% or None. Playout Schedule can be used to set a start and/or end date for the page, and also to set the days of the week and hours of display during each 24 hour period if required. Settings default to continous playout. Pages not currently scheduled to playout are displayed grayed out on the Pages panel.

Display Window

Intended to be used in full screen or kiosk mode, the Display Window function loads the front of house presentation for a board and manages the connection should Internet access become temporarily unavailable. Whilst F11 can be used to go full screen in most web browsers this is not necessarily absolutely full screen in some operating systems so the display window opens with a loading page during which time device native full screen mode may be invoked if supported.