List View is a new way to “view” objects in ScreenScape. It offers a condensed way to organize and manage your Media, Playlists or Devices as an alternative to the more visual Card View.
Many of you will recognize similarities between our List View and the tried and true way Windows Explorer and MacOS Finder present data in a table or grid format. ScreenScape’s List view is especially handy for users who are managing large networks, or anyone that has hundreds of media items to manage. Card View may be prettier but each card takes up a fair amount of real estate making it less effective for managing large sets of data. List View on the other hand provides you with a bird’s eye view of dozens of items at once, with more room for meta data, allowing you to scan and quickly manipulate your objects in a grid format. You can toggle from Card view to List View by clicking on the icon located in the top left-hand corner of the page.
Imagine a landscape of hundreds of screens powered by hundreds of unique playlists, with current and past programming consisting of thousands of images, videos and other media items. Managing a large scale digital signage network can be challenging if you don’t have the right software in place to manage it effectively. ScreenScape Tags provide a simple way to organize your Media, Playlists or Hardware items quickly and efficiently. You can think of a ScreenScape tag as a collection or folder for your items. You can assign a tag to multiple items at once to make it easy to locate them in your library later on.
Setting up the ScreenScape Connect is quick and painless. With the proper equipment and a pre-mounted TV, you can be ready to go from start-to-finish in under 10 minutes.
*It is important to note that you can only use the Smartphone Method setup method (instructions below) if you are connecting the device to an Open network, WEP or WPA/WPA2 network that is broadcasted (not hidden). If you need to configure the device to connect to a non-broadcasted SSID (hidden WiFi network) or a WPA2 Enterprise network then you will have to connect a keyboard device to complete the Advanced WiFi setup.
Is your local network ready for ScreenScape?
Many local networks have firewalls and other security measures that protect against intrusion and misuse. But as new uses for the network arise, they may need tuning to avoid blocking legitimate traffic.
ScreenScape now offers a Check service that will automatically test your network. If the right ports and endpoints aren’t available, this tool can let you know at a glance .
If you are seeing an issue with your digital sign, what do you do? Well the first thing to do is to try to locate the source of the problem. Is it a local issue? Have I changed my network configuration? Or maybe it’s not a local issue. Is ScreenScape down?
If you find yourself unable to access the ScreenScape service and you suspect the service may be down then head over to status.screenscape.com. The ScreenScape Status page provides incident reports, upcoming scheduled maintenance windows, application error rates and the historical uptime of the ScreenScape service. With a quick glance, you can see if there have been any ScreenScape service incidents over a 90 day period.