Tizen Installation Guide

Prerequisites.

Xibo for Tizen is easy to install and configure and can be up and running in just a few minutes.

Before you begin the installation process, you should first make sure you have fulfilled the minimum requirements.

Requirements:

  • Xibo CMS version 1.8.13 or later.
  • Your monitor must be listed as a supported model. Please check compatibility here.
  • Xibo for Tizen requires a software licence for each Tizen Display you intend to run which is linked to a “Licence Pool email address."

You should also check that you are using the recommended Firmware Version for your Series and Model, please refer to our Tizen Firmware Matrix and Firmware Guide.

Prepare your monitor.

It is essential that the correct date, time and time zone are set on your Tizen display prior to installing the player.

Use the Menu button on your remote control to access the System Menu. Select Time:

You can choose to manually set the time using the Clock Set option or you can go to NTP Settings to configure an NTP Server for automatic time settings. Please note that you will find the time zone settings in the NTP Settings menu.

Download and Install the Xibo for Tizen WGT

Now that you have prepared your display you can proceed with the installation of Xibo for Tizen. There are two methods for installing the player: remotely via CMS or locally using a USB device. You can download the latest Xibo for Tizen player from this link.

Install Xibo for Tizen.

There are two methods for installing Xibo for Tizen:

  1. Remotely via CMS.
  2. Locally via USB.

Install via CMS.

Upload the player to your CMS.

  • Navigate to the Player Versions page under the Displays section of the CMS.

  • Click the Add Version button in the top right corner of the screen.
  • A new window will open, select the Add files button and select the WGT player file you downloaded.
  • Now click the Start upload button to upload it to your CMS.
  • When the upload is complete, click the Done button to close the Upload window.

  • Now navigate to the Display Settings page and use the row menu to Edit the Tizen default profile.

  • Enter your licence pool email address that you wish to use for this Player
  • Click on the Player Version field and choose the player that you uploaded previously.
  • When you have finished configuring your default Tizen profile, click Save to confirm.

Connect your Samsung display to your CMS.

After completing the steps above, click the Home button on your remote control and select URL Launcher Settings from the bottom menu.

tizen_url_launcher

If you click the Home button and see MagicInfo Player instead of the URL Launcher Settings, click the Menu button on your remote and navigate to the System Menu option. Choose Play Via and set this to URL Launcher, exit the menus. Next time the Home button is pressed on the remote control, you will see the URL Launcher Settings option.

  • Select the Install Web App option and enter the URL for your CMS installation. For example https://cms.example.org or http://example.org/cms

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  • Click Done to confirm. The player will be downloaded from your CMS and will open automatically once installed. You can now proceed to the Configure your player section of this guide.

Install via USB.

Prepare your USB.

When installing Xibo for Tizen, you will need to set up your USB:

  • Create a folder at the root directory of your USB device and name it SSSP.
  • Save the Xibo for Tizen player you downloaded earlier inside the SSSP folder and rename it sssp_dl.
  • Next you will need to create a configuration file for the player using a text editor, for example Notepad . Please copy the below text into that file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<widget>
	<ver></ver>
	<size>9999999</size>
	<widgetname>sssp_dl</widgetname>
	<webtype>tizen</webtype>
</widget>
  • You will need to enter the version of the player you wish to install between the <ver> and </ver> brackets to complete the configuration file. For example, if you have downloaded the version 2 R201 player, you will need to enter 2.201 between those brackets.
  • Once the configuration file is complete, save it as a sssp_config.xml and copy it to the SSSP folder.

Install the player.

Now that you have set up USB, press the Home button on your remote control and go to the URL Launcher Settings menu. Choose Install from USB Device to start the installation.

You will be prompted to enter the 4 digit pin code for your Samsung device. If you have not set a pin, you will be prompted to enter the default pin set for your device. Please refer to the manual for your device for more information.

Once you receive confirmation that the application is installed, you can proceed to the Configure your player section.

Configure your player.

Open your player by pressing the Home button on your remote control, then select the Xibo player from the menu at the bottom of the screen. This will open the Connect to your CMS page.

  • CMS URL: The address for your CMS.

The CMS Address will be pre-filled if you have followed the Install via CMSmethod.

  • CMS Key: The secret CMS Key that will authenticate this Display with the CMS.

This key can be viewed from the CMS under the Administration menu by clicking on Settings and the Configuration tab.

  • Email Address: The email address for your Xibo for Tizen license pool.

When you have entered the information for your CMS, press the Connect CMS button to confirm your settings. When successful you will receive the message Display is registered and awaiting authorisation from an administrator in the CMS.

Assuming there are no errors with the communication between the CMS and the Player, the Display will be registered and awaiting authorisation.

Activate your Licence

As you have provided a Licence Pool email address in the Tizen Display Setting Profile in the CMS, Xibo will start immediately and download its content from the CMS. If you have not provided a Licence Pool, you will be taken to a page asking for this information.

Display Setting Profiles

Default Profiles have been provided for you. You only need to create a Display Setting Profile if you want to override these defaults, or if you want to provide your Licence Pool email address to all of your devices centrally.

For more information on available settings, please see the Display Settings sections of the Manual.

Display Authorisation

Before the Player can receive Scheduled Events and display your Layouts you will need to Authorise the Display to connect to the CMS.

Log into your CMS and click on Displays from the main menu to see your newly registered Player in the list.

Click the row-menu for this Player and select Authorise from the list.

authorise_row_menu

Click Yes to confirm the authorisation of the Display.

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You should now find that your player is set up and ready to be used!