digitalsignage.Net Core Edition allows you to schedule content at both the Playlist level and the Channel level. This can be done weeks, months or even years in advance making organizing your scheduling easier and more convenient.
If you require a scene to play on certain dates or within a time period this can easily be achieved by setting a schedule on the scene itself and would be done at the Playlist level.
Setting a schedule at the Channel level overrides any scheduling done on any scenes at the Playlist level and sets a common schedule for all the scenes in the playlist.
There are a few different options when you schedule a scene....
If you want the scene to only play between certain dates, tick the Date checkbox and set the ‘From’ and ‘To’ dates. Clicking the calendar icon will open a calendar to allow you to choose a date. The scene will only play between the set dates.
If you want the scene to only play between certain times, tick the Time checkbox and set the ‘From’ and ‘To’ times. The scene will only play between the set times. Clicking the clock icon will open a drop down menu from which you can choose a suitable time.
Note: If you need the scene to play all day simply tick the All Day checkbox.
If you need a scene to play between certain dates and times, simply set both the Date and Time elements in the schedule options.
For a scene that only needs to play on Mondays un-tick all the other days of the week. Using the scheduling elements either alone or in combination provides great flexibility when scheduling a scene. Next we’ll go through an example.
For this example we’ll schedule the scene CanyonLake.jpg to only play during the following dates and times:
Dates: 7th November 2016 - 11th November 2016
Days of the week: Mondays and Wednesdays only
To set up this schedule firstly click Playlist in the menu and then click the playlist which contains the scene you need to schedule.
Now hover the mouse over the scene and click the schedule icon.
As shown in the picture below we set the correct Dates, Times and Valid Days as previously explained and click Save.
The scene will now has a red icon to show that the scene has a schedule set against it.
We’ll now look at scheduling at the Channel level. Scheduling at the Channel level is done the same way as before however the schedule is set on the Playlist itself rather than on the scene.
Click Channel in the menu and then click the channel which contains the playlist you want to schedule, in this example ‘My Playlist’
Now hover the mouse over the Playlist and click the schedule icon.
Again the scene will show a red schedule icon to show that the scene has a schedule set against it.