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.
  • 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

The how-to steps to create a new layout are presented below

    • Click on + Create Layout button to create a new one. Clicking on this link will take you to another article with more details on how to create a layout.
    • After the layout is created, that layout will display under the layouts section and the builder options will appear.
    • 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

Once a Kiosk has been created and the user needs to add additional layouts here is when the Select Layout feature becomes handy.  Different layouts can be selected or can also be removed from the layouts section on the Kiosk.

  • 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.

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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