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Digital Signage - Info Bar

Add-on Modules / Digital Signage / Info Bar

Info Bar

Your digital channel 'info bar' is a scrolling ticker that runs along the bottom of your slides.  Depending on your channel content and where your screen is located, the info bar can keep your staff and customers updated.

 

To manage info bar content:

Login to the info bar portal on your mobile device and manage content across one or more locations.

Update info bar content across all locations from within Contegro using your desktop browser.

TIP: Click here to find out how to add a home screen icon to your home screen for easy access to the info bar portal.

 

Advanced:

Global settings - Optional - Set the default info bar background color, image and text color.


Manage content - Tablet/Smartphone

Optimised for mobile, the info bar portal is the ideal solution for managing info bar content on the go.  Follow the step-by-step instructions below or watch the how to video:

 

1.Open the portal using your home screen icon.

 

2.To add a new item to your info bar, click New Item. To edit an item, scroll through your info bar list and click Edit.

Add new itemEdit item

New / Edit info bar item

NOTE: If an item in the list does not have [Edit] or [Delete] options, it has been locked and can only be updated via the Contegro info bar manager.

 

3.Update settings as required and click Save.

Update info bar item

Image

Use this field to add an image to the left hand side of your info bar.

This field is optional and can be left blank.  Selected images are resized to 200px high thumbnails.

Text*

Enter the info bar text.

This field is required.

Locations

Select the locations where the content will be published.

Publish

Use this field to publish or hide content.

Publish Start

Leave blank or set a start date/time.

This field is ignored when the Publish field is unchecked.

Publish End

Leave blank or set an end date/time.

This field is ignored when the Publish field is unchecked.

4.To delete an item, tap Delete.

Delete item

New / Edit info bar item

Note: Deleted items are permanently removed from the info bar portal. To make an item inactive, use the Publish? field (in the Edit screen) to make content inactive.


Manage content - Desktop Browser

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to manage your info bar content and digital slides simultaneously within Contegro using your desktop browser:

 

1.Open the Contegro start menu and select Add-on Modules > Digital Signage > Info Bar.

ContegroStart_DigitalSignage_InformationBars

2.By default, only info bar items (created within Contegro) are listed in the Info Bar tab.

DigitalSignage_InfoBar_Panel

Note: If content is managed in the info bar portal, you need to access the portal.

 

3.To add a new item, click New Info Bar. To edit an existing info bar item, click (Edit).

DigitalSignage_InfoBar-CreateButton

 

DigitalSignage_InforBar-Edit

 

4.Use the fields in the right to manage your new and existing info bar items.

DigitalSignage_InfoBar-CreateModal

 

Lock Item

Leave setting on to lock this item if you do not want to make this item editable by anyone who has access to the info bar portal.

Image

Use this field to add an image to the left hand side of your info bar.

This field is optional and can be left blank.  Selected images are resized to 200px high thumbnails.

 

TIP: To remove a saved image, make sure the REMOVE IMAGE toggle is on and click [Save].

Text*

Enter the info bar text. This field is mandatory.

Locations

Select the locations where the content will be published.

 

Key Info: Do not select a top level node in the tree unless you intend to publish the content across all locations associated with that node.

Publish

Use this field to publish or hide content.

 

Note: Switch this setting off before saving if you do not want to publish the content.

Publish Start Date/Time

Leave blank or set a start date/time.

This field is ignored when the Publish field is off.

Publish End Date/Time

Leave blank or set an end date/time.

This field is ignored when the Publish setting is off.

Repeat

Repeat schedules can be enabled if you want a recurring info bar item in your Digital Signage. It can be set Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly, Specific Dates, Repeating every day, every second day, etc, or repeating forever.

 

5.Click Save Info Bar.

DigitalSignage_InfoBar_SaveItem


Setup home screen icon on your mobile device

If you would like the convenience of using your tablet or smartphone to manage info bar content, we recommend you save your info bar portal (web page) to your ‘Home Screen’ so it functions like an app.

iOS

 

Android

1.Open the portal website in Safari or Chrome on your Apple (iOS) device.

Note: Please contact your Digital Signage specialist if you have not received the portal address.

 

2.Enter your info bar portal login details in the portal login form, check the Remember Me field and click [Login].

Note: (i) Click OK to agree to the browser remembering your login details if you are using a private device. However, please consider this before agreeing to save login details on a public device. (ii) Click [Save Password] if you agree for the device to do so.

 

3.Once logged in, tap the action button (icon depicts an arrow pointing upwards) and select [Add to Home Screen] in the menu.

iOS - Add to Home Screen

4.Update the icon name (if needed) and tap Add.

iOS - Add to Home Screen

TIP: Each time you want to access the info bar portal, do so from the newly created icon on your Home Screen.


1.Open the portal website URL in Chrome on your android mobile/tablet.

Note: Please contact your Digital Signage specialist if you have not received the portal address.

 

2.Enter your info bar portal login details in the portal login form, check the Remember Me field and click [Login].

Note: (i) Click OK to agree to the browser remembering your login details if you are using a private device. Please consider this before agreeing to save login details on a public device. (ii) Click [Save Password] if you agree for the device to do so.

 

3.Once logged in, tap the [Settings] button in Chrome (icon depicts 3 vertical dots in top right of screen) or the [Menu] button in the action bar and select Add to home screen.

Android - Add to Home Screen

4.Update the icon title (if needed) and tap Add.

Android - Add to Home Screen

TIP: Each time you want to access the information bar portal, do so from the newly created icon on your Home Screen.

 

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