2 New Widgets for creating Engaging Content

It’s a well-known fact that content marketing can boost your company’s bottom line. Bill Gates certainly had good reasons to say that “content is king”, right? But when talking about digital signage, your digital signage system is just as important as it’s your content.

The platform can actually be understood as the foundation for you to deliver your digital signage content. With that in mind, we’ve implemented 2 new widgets that will help you create engaging and interesting content for your audience.

Media RSS

RSS is the most common text feed used to create and display news tickers on screens. OnSign TV has always supported that and now it also supports Media RSS Widgets, an open standard for distribution of media content that includes images, videos and animations. There are many digital signage media providers on the internet, such as Screenfeed, that offer ready-made relevant content on a wide range of topics.

Now you’re able to make use of all of them at OnSign TV. Note that if you’re syndicating videos through Media RSS, OnSign TV will reproduce the whole video. But if you’re adding any Media RSS with an image sequence, you can set the duration you want each image to be displayed. Take a look at the video below to see how to add this widget to your campaigns:

RSS News Scroller

Besides that, we’ve added an RSS News Scroller Widget that allows you to scroll headlines or minor pieces of news horizontally across the screen through an RSS feed. You’ll notice that when you add this kind of widget to your campaigns, you’ll be given the option to customize it with one of our 5 color schemes available. If you wish, you can also set the scrolling speed of your news. Check out how easy it is to do all of that when creating your campaigns:

With those 2 widgets at your disposal, you’ll be able to experiment new content ideas and see what works with your audience. How do you like them? We hope that they help your organization enhance your content and captivate more and more viewers to your digital signage network. If you have any suggestion or feedback, please let us know.