Configure signage mode for Cisco Collaboration Endpoints (Webex Board and Room Series)
The Cisco Webex Board and Room Series devices, which are part of the Cisco Collaboration Endpoint devices, now have a new feature that allows the display of digital signage on connected Cisco video screens when they are not being used for screen-sharing, whiteboarding, or conferencing.
Available on Cisco’s Webex Cloud, the solution is part of Cisco’s Room OS.
To leverage this, all you need to do is input a URL that points to the Appspace App, which is called via an integrated browser. The Appspace App (PWA) will run on the browser as signage, and will be automatically enabled when the device is not in use for conference or collaboration.
With signage mode enabled, the Webex device offers a full digital signage experience, supporting both passive and interactive digital signage capabilities. It allows the user to watch live or recorded video, view presentations, web content, or to book a meeting room directly from the Cisco device, using an Appspace channel.
This article provides the instructions to configure signage mode for Cisco Collaboration Endpoint devices, namely the Webex Board and Room Series devices.
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Appspace 7.0 or higher.
An active Appspace account, with sufficient Device IDs to register the devices.
At least one Appspace playlist/live/advanced channel. For channel browsing, multiple channels/channel groups are required. Click here for instructions to create a playlist channel, live channel, or advanced channel.
Content Administrator or publishing permissions within Appspace.
Supported Cisco CE devices running the latest Cisco Room OS, registered on Webex Cloud. We support the following devices:
- Cisco Webex Board Series - Board 55, Board 70, Board 85S
- Cisco Webex Room Series - Room 55, Room 70, Room Kit, Room Kit Mini, Room Kit Plus, Room Kit Pro.
Every registered Cisco Collaboration Endpoint device will consume one Appspace ID each.
Integrator role account on the Webex Board/Webex Room devices.
An active Internet connection.
Configure the Collaboration Endpoint (CE) Device for Signage Mode
To enable signage mode on the Cisco Collaboration Endpoint (CE) device, follow the instructions outlined in the Enable Digital Signage on Cisco Webex Boards and Room Series Devices document: https://help.webex.com/en-us/nmd8log/Enable-Digital-Signage-on-Cisco-Webex-Boards-and-Room-Devices
You may use either the Set Up Digital Signage Directly from Cisco Webex Control Hub or the Set Up Digital Signage from the Web Interface method.
Enter in the relevant Appspace App PWA URL in the Digital Signage URL field when required, as follows:
Appspace Public Cloud:
Appspace Private Cloud:
Appspace 7.0 On-Prem:
- https://<APPSPACE_FQDN>/app/pwa/?registrationmode=passive or
For offline on-prem servers with no access to the Appspace Cloud, use this manual registration option: Registering a device locally.
Once the Cisco CE device enters idle mode, the signage mode is activated and launches the Appspace App displaying the registration code.
Follow the instructions, from Step 2 onwards, in the Register a device article.
Assign the channel created earlier to this device.