Practical Guide to ScreenScape.
Everything you really need to know. 1. To start, you need an account. You can sign up for a basic account online by going to: http://www.screenscape.net and clicking on sign up. The process is simple,just takes a few minutes and once your account is created we give you 14 days risk free trial to the service. If you choose to cancel anytime within the 14 days your credit card is never billed. A basic account costs only $9.99 a month or $119.88 annually.
2. You need content to play in your ScreenScape display. Content consists of digital posters, text, videos, and feeds. You have several options when it comes to acquiring content for your show. You can create it, hire someone to create it for you, subscribe to it in the ScreenScape community, or find it online. RSS news feeds and YouTube videos, etc are readily available on the world wide web.
3. You need hardware to play your content on at your location. We call this a display appliance. A display appliance is simply an Internet-connected computer with a screen attached. You can purchase something new or re-purpose something you already have on site. Ensure that the configuration you are installing is compliant with the guidelines we have provided you on our website here: http://support.screenscape.net/guideRequirements
If you need help making a decision, contact us, we will be happy to help you find something that will suit your needs.
4. Making changes to your ScreenScape display. ScreenScape is an online service, so all of your content is stored on our servers and is accessed through the Internet, via a URL that is unique to you. If you want to make changes to your display content you can do that using any web browser, from any where in the world, any time you want. Once you save your changes your show will automatically start to play the updates once it cycles through its playlists.
5.What is the ScreenScape Community? As a member of the ScreenScape Community you will have access to all of the shared, active content from every member of ScreenScape.
You can subscribe to any of this content with the click of a mouse, once you subscribe that content will appear in your show, until you remove it, or the content is removed by the ScreenScape member who owns it. You can easily search the community for venues nearby to cross promote, or by keywords to filter out content on a specific topic.
6.Can you make money with ScreenScape? Absolutely! We have many members who turn a tidy profit each month by playing advertisements for other members businesses in their displays. Of course the option to do this is yours, ScreenScape displays serve any number of functions in your place of business, including increasing sales on-site.
7.What are you responsible for? Besides the initial content and purchasing of your display appliance, you are responsible for the management of that content and the regular maintenance of the display appliance. Like any other piece of equipment your display appliance needs to be updated, and upgraded periodically. Just like your car needs maintenance, like oil changes and new parts from time to time, so too will any computer you own or use.
8.What if you want to use the service at multiple locations? We have group accounts and tools available for customers who would like to use the service at multiple locations. These tools give you the ability to manage a larger number of accounts and content all from a central account, while still allowing the individual venue to add content of their own. We have many flexible plans. You can read more about them here: http://screenscape.net/GroupLicensing
The ScreenScape platform is simple to use, and with the power of the ScreenScape Community, it allows you to maximize exposure for your business.
If you still have questions or you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org