OnSign TV & Zidoo Partnership

OnSign TV and Zidoo just signed a cooperation agreement to jointly promote new custom solutions for the Professional Digital Signage market. This partnership grants a tight integration between OnSign TV Platform and Zidoo Android Players.

“OnSign TV is among the pioneer companies to provide a professional Android Signage Platform. We work hard to guarantee OnSign TV runs on pretty much all devices. Therefore, we are constantly in touch and partnering with hardware manufacturers. Zidoo players have already been actively embraced by several of our customers, so we are confident and happy to celebrate this partnership. “ Dimitri Prado OnSign TV CEO.

The partnership starts by providing full integration to the Zidoo X8 and X9s players. This ensures users can take advantage of several OnSign TV advanced features like:

  •    Live TV through HDMI-in
  •    Real time player remote view and control
  •    Remote player reboot
  •    Scheduled player reboot

“Zidoo has been an extremely innovative company since the beginning and we are glad to also expand our presence into the Digital Signage Market. We provide high-quality devices gathering unique features like HDMI-in and SATA support. Connecting Zidoo to OnSign TV makes it very easy to leverage HDMI-in so users can take advantage of any video feed, or even Live TV, and this is a big game changer!”  Zidoo CEO--Steven Yu.

OnSign TV is a Professional SaaS Digital Signage Platform. With screens installed in over 100 countries, OnSign TV offers by far the best interface in the market. Standing out for its real-time monitoring system, it is possible to track, view and remote control any screen directly from a web management console. OnSign TV powers several digital signage networks around the world and is used on a wide range of applications for Android digital signage, video walls, roadside billboards, taxi screens, buses’ digital signage, and many more. https://onsign.tv/

Zidoo is a Professional Android STB Manufacturer, an advanced ARM multi-core industrial product and consumer electronics developer. Maintaining a close cooperation with Mstar, Rockchip, Allwinner, Amlogic, Realtek and other original chipset factories. Zidoo is a unique brand with vast strengths through technology and innovation. http://www.Zidoo.tv

 

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Televisión en directo y señalización digital

¡No lo sabes lo fácil que es añadir señal de televisión a suya señalización digital!

 

Desde que la primera pantalla de señalización digital fue colgada en la pared, hubo el deseo de exhibir no solo anuncios, sino también mezclarlo con otras fuentes de video. Y la tele siempre fue la candidata predilecta para el cargo.

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Hay varias maneras de mostrar ese tipo de contenido en su red de pantallas, sin embargo la mayoría no parece tan sencilla. En realidad, puede se tornar un verdadero rollo, además de caro.

Trás darse cuenta de esa carencia, el equipo de OnSign TV empezó a testar todos los dispositivos nuevos con puerto HDMI que surgían en el mercado . Procuraban un player que fuera, al mismo tiempo, confiable, asequible y adecuado a señalización digital profesional.

Finalmente, nuestro equipo está orgulloso de anunciar que ha logrado la solución para exhibir señal de televisión. Necesitas solamente un media player compatible (lea la lista de dispositivos abajo) y una cuenta OnSign TV. Utilice la aplicación HDMI-in para presentar imágenes de cualquier fuente de video en una zona de la pantalla o en pantalla completa.

Dispositivos compatibles con el HDMI-in de Onsign TV

  • IAdea XMP-6400 – Esa fabricante dispensa presentaciones, ya que es líder en el mercado de media players para Android. Ese modelo es potente, robusto y fiable, ideal para cualquier sitio.
  •  Zidoo X9 – Zidoo X9: Ese equipo posee un chipset MStar MSO9180 contenido en una caja de aluminio con dos antenas WiFi. Fue probado en nuestro despacho innúmeras veces para garantizar que funcionaria bien con OnSign TV, y podemos decir que alcanzó nuestras expectativas.
  •  Tronsmart Pavo M9 – Posee el mismo chipset del player anterior, de forma que ofrece funciones similares. La calidad del dispositivo supera todo que ha hecho antes esta fabricante. La caja de plástico es un lado negativo si comparado con Zidoo, pero ese rasgo no debe afectar en nada a la calidad de la señalización digital.
  •  Android Realtek 1195 – Android Realtek 1195: Aunque la empresa haya recién llegado a el mercado de media players para Android, es una empresa con fuerte tradición en el mercado de semiconductores, actuando durante décadas. Es visible la similitud entre los equipos de fabricantes chinos y dispositivos de Realtek, dejando evidente la influencia que ejerce. Los productos generalmente exhiben una elegante caja de aluminio con dos antenas WiFi. En conclusión, funciona muy bien a un precio de ganga.
  •  MeLE RT1195 – MeLE es el mayor fabricante para Realtek Android Players. Probamos ese dispositivo extensivamente y nos volvemos muy satisfechos con el desempeño y fiabilidad. Con un recipiente de metal, seguro que va a corresponder a cualquier demanda de señalización digital profesional.
  •  Geniatech ATV 1810 – Geniatech ATV 1810: Esa debe de ser una de las primeras fabricantes a lanzar Android players con puerto HDMI. Es más barato que los otros modelos de players, aunque no sea tan robusto, dirigiendo se a el mercado menos exigente. Sin embargo, obtuvo un buen desempeño con OnSign TV y no debe ofrecer problemas.
  • Samsung SSSP 2 and SSSP 3 – El °Samsung Smart Signage Platform° es una solución tan flexible como potente. Cuando se trata de pantallas, Samsung es una líder mundial, entonces puede tener certeza que estará comprando un producto estupendo. Y hay más ventajas: OnSign TV puede ser instalado directamente en la pantalla con esa tecnologia, dispensando el uso de media box externos.

6 New Digital Signage Widgets

“A brand is the sum total of the entire customer experience”, says the well-known content marketer Mark Burgess. If that’s true - and I strongly agree with him - it means that everything your company says and does contributes to the collection of perceptions in the mind of the consumer about your brand.

You see where I’m going, right?

The content you show on your screens and your whole digital signage strategy matters in terms of brand awareness. Trust me! That doesn’t mean you should only have content related to your business on your digital signage displays. In fact, you should always approach your digital signage content with the viewer in mind, not the business itself.

Entertainment is probably one of the best ways to hold your viewers’ attention. Once you have an engaged audience, they’ll act favorably when you tell them about your latest features/product. Ultimately, digital signage has the power to increase your customer loyalty. Again, believe me! I’ve seen that happen to some of our clients.

Based on that and thanks to our customers’ feedback, we decided to offer 6 more options of digital signage widgets to help you create more attractive content to your audience:

1 - Analog Square Clock Widget

This is an adjustable analog square clock widget with customizable dial, hands and background colors. You can either use the digital signage widget itself or combine it with other content elements on a multi-zone layout. It’ll automatically adjust to the size of your layout region.

2 - Analog Round Clock Widget

It's also an adjustable analog clock widget with customizable dial, hands and background colors. But this is a round clock instead of a square one. Plus, you can choose the dial type you want (Arabic Numerals, Roman Numeral, Strokes) and make your digital signage widget match the colors of your business brand.

3 - Facebook Page Widget

This is the first social media widget we’re launching and a feature request we used to see very often. It shows the 20 most recent posts of any Facebook Fan Page on fullscreen. Each post will be shown individually for as many seconds as you want in a rotating way.

Note that private posts won’t be displayed on your screens, only public posts.

It was specially designed to make viewers feel like they’re actually navigating facebook. The first sentence of your post will be in bold and displayed as a title. If your post has an image, it’ll also be shown on the right side of your text, as you can see below:

4 - Directory Widget

With this widget, you’ll be able to organize information through directory lists. It’s perfect for data classification and listing names, rooms, telephone numbers, etc. It makes so much easier for your viewers to find relevant info. Plus, this digital signage widget is also particularly useful for creating timetables.

It’s super simple to configure its settings as well. Just make sure you separate columns with a comma and press enter to create new lines. Also, you have the option to select one of the background themes we offer (Business, Medical, Dentist, School and Sport) or upload an image to have it as a background.

5 - Match Score Widget

How about tracking your favorite sports team while on the go? That’s exactly the objective of this digital signage widget. It shows the scoring table of any championship you wish. Just enter the match scores you want displayed and select one of our background themes: baseball, basketball, football and soccer.

You can choose a different background image as well. So, no worries if your favorite sport was not listed as one of our themes. You are always able to customize it as you imagine! Plus, you get the option to include a championship logo, which will be shown right beside your digital signage widget title.

6 - Small Weather Widgets

This is a simplified version of a digital signage weather widget. It was specially designed to fit small regions of your screen layout. It shows a three-day weather forecast for any location you choose in a rotating way. Easy as pie!

Showing the world how straightforward it can be to manage a digital signage network is part of OnSign TV’s mission, it’s in our DNA. But we also think that effective content creation shouldn’t be a problem! That’s why we’re offering you all these new digital signage widgets. We believe it’s important to have a good blend of entertainment and advertising to create compelling content for your business.

So the next couple of months are packed with more exciting digital signage widgets to keep your viewers informed and happy with what you show on your screens. We’ll release instagram widgets, twitter widgets and many others soon. Stay tuned! Until then, feel free to ask questions and send us messages through our platform or social media channels.

How to Properly Root your Android Digital Signage Player (es)

In order to benefit from some advanced features that OnSign TV offers, your digital signage player needs to allow access to a functionality that is normally restricted to regular applications.

Rebooting, powering off, remote view and remote updates require privileges that the Android operating system does not afford to regular applications.

If you are using a professional digital signage player from IAdea, this is not an issue, as we have worked with their engineering to make sure OnSign TV is completely integrated with the Android system without the need for rooting.

Likewise, if you are running a device compatible with our System Application Version, you will also get all the advanced functionalities without the need to root your Android Digital Signage Player.

If your device does not fall into the above categories, the only way to have access to these advanced features is by rooting your digital signage player. Rooting is a process that consists in installing a software that allows privileged operations to be run by regular applications. Historically the administrative user on unix systems is called "root", hence the verb "rooting".

Most of the rooting procedures require the installation of an application that allows you to control what apps can access these privileged resources, instead of simply giving out control to anyone that requests it. SuperSU is a fairly popular rooting application with over 10 million downloads and it is the recommended root manager for OnSign TV Android Player App.

Assuming that your digital signage player is already rooted, we will guide you on how to configure it in a way to maximize security and allow for a smoother OnSign TV operation. If you are not sure if your device is rooted, you can use an app like Root Checker to validate this. If your digital signage player is not rooted, you should check if rooting is available for your device and if it does not void warranties or breaks the law in your country.

We will focus primarily on SuperSU configuration. In case you want to use an alternative application, make sure equivalent settings are used.

We will make two configuration changes:

  • Disable any visual prompt that might disrupt your content;
  • Allow these settings to persist across updates.

The most common SuperSU configuration prompts the user with a dialog box like the one shown below:

The first thing you need to do is fire up Super SU and find the entry for OnSign TV under the apps tab. If no entry is found, start up OnSign TV and click Grant once the Super SU dialog appears. Then just return to SuperSU and you'll find the OnSign TV entry. On this entry, configure settings as following:

Plus, on SuperSU global settings, remember to disable Re-authentication. This will block SuperSU from asking for permission every time OnSign TV is updated:

With these settings in place, your rooted Android Digital Signage Player will run OnSign TV smoothly and you will benefit in two ways:

  • Your digital signage network can enjoy increased health due to periodic hardware reboots;
  • You will enjoy the peace of mind that the remote view functionality brings you!

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, our tech team will be more than happy to help you. Just send us a message at support@onsign.tv.

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Brand-new Features: Campaigns Tagging and Files Renaming (es)

In the world of digital signage, many organizations are looking for the best way to get more campaigns done, while spending less time on creating and publishing them. That is the case of some of the retail companies, multinational enterprises and signage operators we establish relationships with.

They have hundreds and even thousands of digital signage campaigns! This stimulated us to design a new organizational system suitable for organizations with a large quantity of campaigns and files. That’s the main reason why we’ve implemented a new set of features to make it easier for you to organize your digital signage content.

Files Renaming

Let’s say you’ve upload a file with a wrong name or maybe you just want to change its name to easily find it later on. Go to Files, select the one you want the name to be changed and then click Rename to give it a new name. That’s it. Pretty easy, huh?

Campaigns Tagging

Tagging is all about applying labels to categorize campaigns, it’s a powerful classification system that helps you to find them. OnSign TV allows you to tag campaigns with multiple keywords: just click on any campaign to input tags under Campaign Info. You can also search on a tag to display all the matching campaigns associated with that tag.

Hopefully these new features will help you not to get lost in the middle of so many campaigns and files. We believe that if you get more organized with your digital signage management, this will ultimately impact on your business productivity. Do you agree? Please tell us, we’re always glad to hear your feedback.