Using a Smartphone to Activate your ScreenScape Connect Device

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.

STEP 1: Plug the device into an HDMI port on your TV with the HDMI cable provided.

STEP 2: Using the provided power cable and adapter, plug the device into a power outlet. The power LED will turn blue.

STEP 3: Turn on your TV and change the source/input to the HDMI port the device is plugged into. Wait for the device to boot up.

STEP 4: Connect the device to WiFi with a smartphone OR keyboard:

– Smartphone Method: Connect your smartphone to the WiFi network indicated on your TV. Once connected, you will be asked to select your local WiFi network, and provide the passphrase.

Important: Once connected, If the setup portal does not open up on your phone automatically, then you may have to open a web browser on your device in order to access the setup portal. Alternatively, you can open a web browser on your device and navigate to 192.168.42.1

On completion of the WiFi setup, the device will reboot itself and then be ready to play your media. If you haven’t already, you can now create some media, add that media to a playlist, and then publish a playlist to your device from your ScreenScape account.

 

Sharing

One of the things that our customers all have in common is that every one of them gets things done just a little bit differently.

Roles and responsibilities, task sharing, team structure, creatives, partners, providers, consultants, management approvals… From the smallest two person shop to large enterprises, every organization evolves to share the load in a way that’s unique.

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5 Ways to Use Digital Signage in a Gym

These days most gyms have TVs lined up in front of their exercise machines in an effort to keep their members entertained and motivated while they’re working out. What’s on the TV can even affect the quality of a person’s workout. But what motivates one person may end up turning another person off. There have even been a number of gym chains that have stopped showing news networks on their TVs due to complaints from members that the news was creating an environment of negativity.What if, instead of streaming a TV show or movie, you could harness the visual power of the TV with your own content? Create your own programming? That’s where digital signage comes in! Using ScreenScape and its plug and play media player, you can easily turn any TV into a digital sign. Need some ideas? Here are five great ways to use digital signage in your gym.

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Choosing The Right Colors For Digital Signage

 

Creating great looking digital displays requires selecting colors and color schemes that will be eye catching and draw users towards your screens. How you select your colors for your text or images may come down to your brand or you can apply color theory in order to select something appropriate to the goals of your signage.

Watch the video and read this blog post to learn more.

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First Time and Date Powered Templates added to ScreenScape5

 

If you’re paying close attention you know we’ve started introducing our first Apps. Apps are a unique kind of Media layer. What makes them special is they’re dynamic. They pull their data from an outside source which can change over time. This built-in automation makes digital signs more useful, while at the same time making them more interesting and easier to maintain.

Watch the video for a quick demonstration of Time and Date Apps in action, and read on to learn more about how these apps can be used in your own designs.

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