DigitalSignage

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Permissions

The following permissions are added on installation, make sure you add this permissions to the correct policy templates.

Permission Description
digitalsignage With this policy you can manage slides, broadcasts and media players.
digitalsignage_settings With this policy you can manage slides, broadcasts, media players and slide types.

System settings

The following system settings are added on installation.

Setting Description
digitalsignage.context The key of the Digital Signage context.
digitalsignage.export_resource The ID of Home resource within the Digital Signage context.
digitalsignage.request_resource The ID of Export resource within the Digital Signage context.
digitalsignage.templates Comma delimited list of Digital Signage templates.
digitalsignage.auto_create_sync Automatically synchronize when no data is available.
digitalsignage.media_source The media source that is used for media files.
digitalsignage.request_param_broadcast GET-parameter to identify the broadcast.
digitalsignage.request_param_player GET-parameter to identify the player.

Resources

You can find the following resources in the Digital Signage context.

Resource Output after installation
Home {"status":400,"message":"No player found with the key ''."}
Export {"slides":[]}

Assets

You can find the CSS and Javascript assets within the digitalsignage folder in the root.

Creating your first broadcast

  1. Create a player within the Digital Signage component. Example:

    1. Name: Hall

    2. Description: Screen in the hall

    3. Resolution: 1920x1080

    4. Type: Television (not mandatory and can be whatever you want)
  2. Create slide(s) within in the Slides tab.

  3. Create a broadcast within in the Broadcasts tab. Example:

    1. Name: General

    2. Description: General broadcast for every workday.

    3. Template: DigitalSignage

    4. Ticker URL: https://modx.today/feed.xml (a RSS feed URL)
  4. Connect slides to your broadcast by right clicking the broadcast in the Broadcasts tab.

  5. Schedule your broadcast on the media player by right clicking the media player in the Players tab.

  6. Right click the media player and press View player to retrieve the player URL.


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