Creating and Managing Displays creating-and-managing-displays

A display is a virtual grouping of screens that are positioned next to each other. The display is permanent in respect to an installation. It is the object content authors work with and always reference to as logical display rather than their physical counter parts.

When you create a location, you have to create a display for your location.

This page shows creating and managing displays for Screens.


Creating a New Display creating-a-new-display

Create a location before creating a display. See Create and Manage Locations for more information.
  1. Navigate to the appropriate location, for example http://localhost:4502/screens.html/content/screens/TestProject.
  2. Click your location folder and click Create that is next to the plus icon in the action bar.
  3. Click Display from the Create wizard, then click Next.
  4. Enter your Name and Title for your display location.
  5. Under the Display tab, choose the details of the Layout. Choose the desired Resolution, such as Full HD. Choose the number of devices horizontally and vertically.
  6. Click Create.

The display (StoreDisplay) is created and added to the location (SanJose).


When you have a display in position, the next step is to create a device config for that particular display.

The Next Step:
When you create a display for your location, assign a channel to your display to use the content.
See the Assign Channels section to learn how to assign a channel to the display.

Creating a New Device Config creating-a-new-device-config

A device config acts as a placeholder for an actual digital signage device that is not yet installed.

  1. Navigate to the appropriate display, for example, http://localhost:4502/screens.html/content/screens/TestProject/locations/newlocation.

  2. Click your display folder and click View Dashboard in the action bar.

  3. Click + Add Device Config on the top-right of the Devices panel.

  4. Click the Device Config as the required template as and click Next.

  5. Enter the properties as required and click Create.

The device config is created and added to the current display (in the following demonstration, the new device config is DeviceConfig).


When a device config is set to your display in the location, the next step will be to assign a channel to your display.
As shown in the figure below, if the device config is displayed as unassigned in the DEVICES panel, if no channel is assigned to that particular device config.
You should have a prior understanding of creating and managing channels. See Create and Manage Channels for more details.


Display Dashboard display-dashboard

The display dashboard provides you with different panels for managing display devices. It also lets you configure your device.


You can click the dashboard lists and trigger bulk actions on items, instead of going through each item individually.
For example, the following image shows how you can click multiple channels from the display dashboard.


Display Information Panel display-information-panel

The DISPLAY INFORMATION Panel provides the display properties.

Click () in the top-right corner in the DISPLAY INFORMATION panel so you can view the properties and preview the display.

Viewing Properties viewing-properties

Click Properties so you can view or change the properties of your display.

Also, you can adjust the event timer value for your interactive channel under the Display tab. The default value is set to 300 seconds.

Use CRXDE Lite, to access the idleTimeout property, that is, http://localhost:4502/crx/de/index.jsp#/content/screens/we-retail/locations/demo/flagship/single/jcr%3Acontent/channels.

Assigned Channels Panel assigned-channels-panel

The ASSIGNED CHANNELS panel displays the assigned channels to this device.

Devices Panel devices-panel

The DEVICES Panel provides information on the device configurations.

Click () in the top-right corner in the DEVICES panel so you can add device configurations and update devices.

Also, click the device config to view properties, assign a device, or delete it completely.


The Next Steps the-next-steps

When you complete creating a display for your location, assign a channel for your display.

See Assign Channels for more details.