KIOSK Builder

This article will walk the user step by step through how to add a kiosk via the Kiosk Builder.  The Kiosk feature is a very useful for customers who would like to use interactivity, allowing the end user to navigate to the content directly from their Kiosk or interactive display.

Dashboard

  • From The Mega Menu in the Advanced section, select Kiosk Builder
  • Within the Kiosk screen you will be able to manage existing Kiosks or add new Kiosks

 

Creating or Editing a Kiosk

Clicking the Blue Add Kiosk, or clicking the Pencil Icon on an existing Kiosk will open the Kiosk Editor

  • If Creating a New Kiosk, a Title must be added, Layouts, Nav Map, and Players sections will have to be configured.
  • Let’s start by adding the Title to give the new kiosk a name. With the Kiosk name it will be easier for the user to identify the desired kiosk from the list of available kiosks.
  • Auto Reset is the amount of time that the kiosk will sit idle without interaction before returning to the Starting Page
    • You can increase this time to give users more time to read what is on the screen
    • Too long an auto reset time will result in some users walking up to the kiosk with it on something other than the starting screen
  • The following steps would be configuring the kiosk by making the Layout, Nav Map and Players selections.
  • Next section will describe how to Create or Select a Layout.

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LAYOUTS

When working with the layouts there are two options, Create a Layout or Select Layout.

Create a Layout

You can create new Layouts directly in the Kiosk Builder

    • Click on + Create Layout button to create a new layout starting from a blank page.
    • This will open a blank Builder Page on the right hand side of the interface
      • This is the same Builder Tool interface for Signage and Messages
    • For more information on using the Builder Tool see Using the Builder Tool
    • Select the elements needed from the builder then publish the layout.
    • Notice that after publishing the Layout, the Navigation Elements section will expand allowing the user to select “Create Link” for the content navigation.
    • From the Navigation Elements, select the desired Element and click on the Create a Link button.
    • The element will expand allowing the user to select the layout to be linked.  The Layout section will also be highlighted with the layouts available for the selection.
    • Once the Layout is selected for the link. The Navigation Element will display what has been selected.
    • Click on the Save Links to save this selection.

Select Layout

You also have the ability to +Select Layouts from any that have already been created in the system

  • Click on the Select Layout button to add additional layouts to the kiosk.
  • After the layout is selected, that layout will display under the layouts section and the builder options will appear.
  • If necessary, select the elements needed from the builder then publish the layout.
  • Notice that after publishing the layout, the Navigation Elements section will expand allowing the user to select “Create Link” for the content navigation.
  • From the Navigation Elements, select the desired element if more than one is selected and click on the Create a Link button.
  • The element will expand allowing the user to select the layout to be linked.  The Layout section will also be highlighted with the layouts available for the selection.
  • Click on the SAVE LINKS button to save the selection.

Kiosk Starting Page Layout

You will want to Select which Layout is the Kiosk Starting Point, this is the Layout that the Kiosk will use as the Starting Screen and the one that the Kiosk will Auto Reset to.

  • The Starting Page layout can be identified by the Crown icon that shows on the upper left corner of that page in the Layouts Section
  • You can select any page to be the Starting Page
    • Hover you mouse over any page in the Layouts section, this will show the Crown and Delete options
    • Click on the Crown for the page you would like to be the Starting Page

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NAV MAP

The second step is to select Nav Map

  • To select the Nav Map click on the Nav Map button. This will allow the user to see how the links are mapped for the content selected.

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PLAYERS

The third step is to select Players

  • To select the Players click on the Players button.
  • The List will expand displaying players and players groups.
  • Click on the desired player(s) or group and they will be highlighted.
  • After completing the three steps, selecting Layouts, Nav Map, and Players click on the Save button to finish creating the kiosk.
  • At this point the Kiosk is created and will be available on the Kiosk tab,  The user will have the option to Edit if new changes are desired, Preview or Delete.

About Elsa Jancan

Currently working as a Technical Support Analyst with RMG Networks. I have over 10 years of experience in the Digital Signage Industry. I have a BBS degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso