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This article provides the instructions to create, and configure advanced channels, previously known as a sign.

Advanced channels offer features such as scheduled content playback, multi-zone layouts, custom resolutions, and advanced interactive experiences. All of which can be viewed through the Appspace App.

Our WYSIWYG editor lets you create multi-zone layouts, include data sources, custom scripting, and add interactive behavior. With advanced channels, you can create informative dashboards, menu boards, directories, touch and device driven experiences, and much more.

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Create Advanced Channel

  1. Select the ☰ Appspace menu, and click Channels.
  2. Click the CREATE button, select Advanced Channel.

  3. Enter in a name for the advanced channel.

  4. In the all channels dashboard, click the newly created advanced channel.

  5. In the channels editor dashboard, click the Edit tab to access the layout(s) for this channel.

    To add an additional layout, click the ADD button, and enter in the layout name.
  6. Click the Visual Editor button to launch the channel editor.

  7. Click the ADD MEDIA button.

  8. Select the desired content from the Browse Library, and click Add.

    To edit the content properties, please refer to the Configuring content properties article.
  9. Click ADD WIDGET to add widgets. Please refer to the Managing Widgets article.

  10. To configure the widget properties and permissions, and add content or event actions. Please refer to the Configuring Widget Properties article.

  11. To schedule your layouts. Please refer to the Scheduling Layouts article.

  12. Click the Action tab to add an event action to your advanced channel. Please refer to the Adding a New Action section in the Managing Event Actions in Applications article.

  13. Click the Preview tab to preview your advanced channel. You may click the Preview device link for a full screen preview with a better quality and resolution.

    • Live stream content may not display in preview, as web browsers may not be installed with the necessary codecs to play the live stream.
    • Refreshing the browser when preview is in full screen, may cause the preview screen to stuck on the loading screen.
  14. Click the Settings tab to configure permissions for this channel.

    • In the Overview tab, you can:

      • Edit the Name of the advanced channel.
      • Enter in a Caption for the channel.
      • Assign a Channel Group to the channel.
      • Change the Location of the channel.
      • Upload a custom image, or select an icon or color for the channel.
      • Delete the channel.
      Custom thumbnail images should ideally have a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best display results.
    • In the Permissions tab, you can:

    • In the Advanced tab, you can:

      • Select a Target Device for the channel
      • Select a Resolution for the channel
      • Enable Public Access via web browser for the channel.
        As of 28th March 2020, this feature is NO LONGER available. We have a new, improved, and standardized feature that streamlines publishing across all channels. Please refer to the Publish Channel to Web section.
      • Enable Layout Scheduling to the channel.
      • Enable content Approval Notification via email for the channel.
    • In the Properties tab, you can:

      • Configure the list of custom properties for the channel.
  15. Click the Publish tab to determine the Devices or Users that can access this channel by selecting the devices or users.

    For more information on publishing, please refer to the Publish a channel article.
  16. Click Save to publish.

Interactive Advanced Channels

To make an advanced channel interactive, you can create an event that is triggered upon an action, from a widget or on an advanced channel layer. For example, when you click a button on your application, the action triggers a switch to the next layout. To set these actions and conditions, please follow the instructions in the following articles:

Copy Advanced Channel

To copy an advanced channel, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click Channels from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select the desired advanced channel

  2. Click the Ellipsis and select Copy.

  3. The channel will be copied with Copy appended to the channel name.

Delete Advanced Channel

To delete an advanced channel, please follow the instructions below: 

  1. Click Channels from the ☰ Appspace menu and select the desired advanced channel.

  2. Click the Ellipsis and select Delete.

  3. Click OK to confirm. The channel will be deleted.