oDS instructions

oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
Instructions
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Getting started
3. Layout 3.1 Logo 3.2 Text Areas 3.3 Photo’s 3.4 Weather 3.5 RSS Feed
4. Schedule
5. oDs Administration 5.1 Users 5.2 IP Address 5.3 Proxy
1. Introduction
Welcome to your new oDS Digital Signage Box. onBoarder is a single template digital signage box which shows; photos, the latest weather, three modifiable text areas of which two are rotating and a RSS news feed. oDS is managed and configured using the admin area which is accessed via a web page.
2. Getting Started
oDS is supplied complete with a USB power supply, black HDMI cable and a grey network cable. oDS should be connected to the Local Area network using the supplied grey network cable (it is important to connect the network cable to the network before the device is powered up), connected to the HDMI port of the Screen you wish to display on and the power supply should then be connected.
Once switched on the oDS system will display an image on the connected screen settings should be configured so its fits perfectly within the viewing area (please refer to your screen instructions for changing the Picture mode or aspect ratio).
On the left hand side of the screen below Zone C Header there will be a web address to setup oDS. This will be the IP address of the device and should look something like this: http://***.***.***.***/admin the stars represent the numbers shown on the oDS left column. Open a web browser on your computer and goto the web address shown and enter the user name and password as follows:
Username: odsadmin Password: odsadmin123
Once the username and password have been entered you will be directed to the layout page of the management area.
oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
3. Layout
After logging in the landing page is the layout page. From here you can change all the text, modify the weather zone, add remove and rotate photos and change the RSS news feed. When you make any changes or add photo’s the new information will only be displayed if the ‘Refresh’ button is pressed at the top of the layout page.
3.1 Logo
You can add your own logo to the top of the layout page. Simply click on the ‘click here to change your logo’ button to add your logo. You will be directed to the logo management page. Click on ‘Add image’ browse to the area where your logo is stored, select the image press ‘open’ at the bottom of the window, you will then be returned to the Upload logo page click the ‘save’ button. The page will then direct to the Logo management page and the new logo should be displayed as a thumbnail showing the image has been uploaded. Click the ‘set as logo’ and the button should now show ‘logo set’.
Click on the ‘back button’ to return to the layout page. The logo will show on the screen once the ‘Refresh’ button is clicked at the top of the layout page.
oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
3.2 Text Areas
Within the layout there are four Zones A,B,C and D they all will display text of your choice.
Zone-A Banner
Zone-A is the banner across the top of the layout just below the logo. To edit the text click the ‘Edit Text’ button and the Update Zone-A Banner page will open. From here you can:
 Change the text content
 Select a font size
 Select a font colour
 Change the background colour of the banner
Once the changes have been made click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Back’ to return to the layout page.
Zone-B Slide Show
Zone-B is the central column of the layout. From here you can edit the text or upload photo’s (please see section 3.3).
The ‘Edit Text’ button allows you to change the Title banner above the photos. To change the banner enter your desired text in Slidershow Title. And click save.
There is also a setting for Slidershow Speed. This is the the setting for how long in milliseconds each photo is shown. Increase the setting to show the photos for longer and decrease for the photos to show for less time.
Once the changes have been made click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Back’ to return to the layout page.
Zone-C
Zone-C has three items
1. Weather Section (please see section 3.4)
2. Zone-C Header
3. Zone-C Body Text
Zone-C Header is The heading for the text area on the left of the layout.
Zone-C Body Text is the main text content on the left of the layout
To edit the text click the ‘Edit Text’ button. From here you can:
 Change the text content
 Select a font size
 Select a font colour
Once the changes have been made click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Back’ to return to the layout page.
oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
Zone-D
Zone-D has the weather and two text areas that rotate at a specified speed. Each text area has a header and a Body text as follows:
1. Weather Section (please see section 3.4)
2. Zone-D Header1
3. Zone-D Body Text1
4. Zone-D Header2
5. Zone-D Body Text2
To edit the text click the ‘Edit Text’ button. From here you can:
 Change the text content
 Select a font size
 Select a font colour
Once the changes have been made click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Back’ to return to the layout page.
There is also a button to edit the slide time this is done in milliseconds.
3.3 Photos
Zone-B Slide Show is where the photos are shown to add, delete, or rotate the photos click on the ‘Manage Slider Photos’ button.
All the photos showing will be displayed in name order.
To upload a photo click the ‘Add Photo button, navigate to where the photo is stored, open the photo save and return to the photo management page.
To rotate a photo click the ‘Rotate’ button and then refresh until the thumbnail is showing the correct way up.
To delete a photo click the ‘Delete’ button.
If you wish to show a Microsoft slide show save the slide show as images and upload them they will display in order.
Once the changes have been made click the ‘Save’ button and then ‘Back’ to return to the layout page.
On the navigation bar the preview link will allow you to review your layout but will only become active once the system has been refreshed.
oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
3.4 Weather
The weather plugin is a three day weather forecast plugin supplied by the met office. First navigate to http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/components/#?tab=weatherWidget
If you don’t have an account you will have to register for one.
In the Weather Widget box you will have some options:
1. Select location
2. Select 250px by 250px size
3. Enter your location or postcode (select no for users to change location)
4. Select 3 days for number of days forecast
5. Choose your own settings here
6. Accept terms and get script
7. Copy and paste the script into the weather section by clicking the ‘Edit Weather Section’ button. Click save and back.
3.5 RSS Feed
The oDS system has a RSS News feed scrolling at the bottom of the layout.
This is set for BBC Newsround and we recommend if you change this for it to be suitable for a younger audience.
If the network has proxy filtering then the proxy settings will need to be set in the RSS feed page.
Click on ‘Update RSS Feed Link’ button.
Paste the RSS news feed address in the content box.
Set your proxy internet IP address and proxy port (see your network administrator for this).
Save the settings and click back.
4. Schedule
The schedule page which is found along the top navigation bar, allows the system to go to sleep out of hours. This does not switch the Screen off only the oDS HDMI output.
To have the screen active the enabled tick box must be selected for each day it is required to display.
Set the times you require the screen to be on or off and save the schedule.
There is a manual override button which will immediately switch the screen on or off.
oDS instructions V1.1 date 27-10-2015 for software V1.2.0
5. oDs Administration
The Administrator page, which is found along the top navigation bar is where you can add users, change password (recommended) and set device configuration.
5.1 Users
In the user section you can add users and change passwords. It is recommended to change the administration password to a more secure password.
5.2 IP Address
By default the oDS system is set to receive an IP address automatically, but the DHCP server will assign an IP address for a set period of time. When this period expires and a new address is assigned the connection to the management website will be lost. To be able to connect to the device it is recommended to set the IP address to a static address. This should be done by the network administrator.
5.3 Proxy configuration
If the oDS system will be behind a proxy based filtering system then the proxy server details should be entered. Please ask you network administrator for these.
oDS digital signage support is web based
For any support enquiries please go to cablers.co.uk/support and raise a support ticket.