Upgrades for the Holidays

It’s been a busy pre-holiday season for ScreenScape. This morning we released updates and new features to all three main areas of our service: the ScreenScape application, our Windows and Android SmartPlayer clients, and our templates.

New feature: Repeat Schedule

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The ScreenScape app received a boost to its Scheduling capabilities, in the form of a new feature called Repeat Schedule. Similar to setting up a repeat meeting on your calendar (“meet every second Tuesday at 10am”), ScreenScape users can now publish content on a recurring basis.

For content items such as bi-weekly menus or alternating daily promotions, this advanced schedule option allows playlist managers the freedom to set up complex schedules in advance.

This feature is compatible with all content items and all previously defined schedules – no action required.

You can find out more about Repeat Schedules on our Support site.

Player upgrades

Both our Android and Windows SmartPlayer clients were upgraded today.
In the case of Android, the update was an invisible change to allow the players to recognise the new ‘repeat schedule’ formats.
In the case of Windows, the update was major, with new features and improvements on several fronts:
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  • New device Setup (more on that here)
  • Embedded live support
  • Additional WiFi options (802.1x PEAP, Enterprise WiFi, Proxy connections)
  • support for Repeat Schedules
  • Faster boot times, performance improvements and various bug fixes

The new SmartPlayer for Windows capabilities will enable 2017 improvements such as a new range of device offerings based on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (more on that in the new year) and drop shipping direct from our OEM partners.

All upgraded ScreenScape players will detect, download and install their new versions automatically – no action required.

Template updates

Because of a recent bug introduced in the latest version of Adobe AIR 23 (more here), about a dozen of our templates were reworked and redelivered to sidestep the issue. These updates will apply themselves automatically – no action required.



We’ve worked hard to ensure that these are silent and automatic updates for our customers – no action required. But as always, if you see anything unexpected or have a question, our Support team is here to help.

Season’s Greetings templates

In the spirit of the season, ScreenScape added a new template collection this week to help our members celebrate the holidays.

The Season’s Greetings collection contains a dozen templates in a ‘Christmas Card’ format. These templates feature animated backgrounds on a holiday theme and a simple foreground text for customised glad tidings.

Merry Christmas x12

In addition, we’ve added a ‘Merry Christmas x12’ template. When added to a playlist, this template automatically rotates between a dozen Merry Christmas backgrounds.

Happy Holidays!

Social Media x4 templates

Today we released 8 new templates in the Social Media collection.

The animation behind each template features an ‘icon explosion’ to capture audience attention and is followed by a focused message. The message carried by each template is similar, a reminder for audiences to engage on the highlighted social network.

The templates are called “x4” because they randomly rotate between four background animations, and four background textures (white, gradient, paper and wood). The core content stays the same, but the random selection keeps the playlist rotation dynamic where dwell times exceed playlist length.

Social networks covered include:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin
  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Twitter

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New how-to video series

Our old support videos were getting a bit dated….and so we present to you the beginning entries in a new “How-to” video series.

We hope these videos help you to scale up your network and optimize every screen. If there’s something we can help with we’d love to hear from you.

Digital Signage for Your Library

If you manage a library, and that library has a TV, this video is for you.

Digital signage is powerful, and thanks to ScreenScape Connect it’s now both easy and cost-effective. Why play television when you can enhance the library experience? Optimize every visit with location-specific messaging that is yours to control

Click here to request your own personalized demonstration of ScreenScape today.

ScreenScape Digital Signage for Recreation

Why play television in your recreation center, when you can engage your guests with topical, relevant information about YOUR services?  Digital signage is powerful and now it’s easy and accessible with ScreenScape Connect.

Thinking of digital signage? Click here to request your own personalized demonstration of ScreenScape today.

Thinking of digital signage for your restaurant or lounge?

If you have a restaurant or lounge this digital signage solution is for you. Our plug and play device, and easy-to-use content management system, combine to put YOU in control of the media experience on premise inside your facility.  Watch sales rise as your screens work hard for you and your patrons every day. Make every visit count.  Educate, inform and entertain with ScreenScape.

Thinking of digital signage? Click here to request your own personalized demonstration of ScreenScape today.

Digital Signage for Hospitality

If you own a hotel, and that hotel has a TV, this video is for you. Digital signage is powerful, and thanks to ScreenScape Connect it’s now both easy and cost-effective. Watch this short video to learn more about this new plug & play smart device for digital signage.

Thinking of digital signage? Click here to request your own personalized demonstration of ScreenScape today.