Xibo has a sophisticated scheduling system which allows for the simple creation of complex schedules for Events across Displays/Display Groups.
Events are administered from the Schedule section of the menu and managed from the calendar interface.
The CMS supports scheduling for 5 Event types:
Select Published Layouts to schedule to Displays.
Select Campaigns to schedule to Displays.
Overlay Layout Event
Specially created Layouts are scheduled at the same time as existing Layouts to create an overlay of content to be displayed.
Interrupt Layout Event (available only in the CMS from v2.2.0)
Please note: We are currently working to bring this feature to all Players and will be coming soon to Android!
A Layout that is scheduled as an Interrupt Layout will interrupt your usual schedule and play for the specified Share of Voice percentage set for each full hour that the Layout is scheduled.
A Scheduled Command can be executed by the Player at a specific point in time and therefore this type of event does not need a
Commands available to schedule are pre-configured by an Administrator. Available Commands can be selected using the Command drop-down menu on the Schedule Event form. If you require additional commands please contact your Administrator.
Display Order and Priority are irrelevant when it comes to executing the Command, but may be set in the CMS for organisational purposes.
Events are scheduled into Dayparts which are selected to schedule within the selected period:
Create your own To/From dates and times.
Select to have the event run constantly.
Create your own defined Dayparts for ease of scheduling.
Use Event Priority to determine whether the event should be included in the schedule for the Player or not. A 'Priority Event' is determined by a number, with 0 considered the lowest Priority.
If a Player has a schedule containing Events which are all Priority 0, then all of the Events will be shown in rotation together.
If 1 of the Events has a Priority of 1, then this will be the only Event shown.
If there are some Events with Priority 0, some with Priority 1 and some with Priority 2 only the Priority 2 Events will be shown, in a rotation for that Scheduled period (as the highest Priority)
A good example to use Priority would be in a way to alter the Schedule at a specific time, for example, a normal rotation during the day with a Priority Event at lunchtime which shows specific ‘lunch’ information (i.e. Lunchtime specials on a cafe menu).
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