News and updates on our digital signage platform and related technologies.

Instagram Breaking Changes

Continue Reading Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Instagram has implemented some changes to their API which affect our integration and will require updating any of your templates currently using the Instagram gadget. Going forward Instagram will not allow referencing content from any account other than your own. We have added an option to the Instagram gadget called 'My most recent posts' and deprecated all other options. It's also recommended ... Read more »

Picture in Picture, Embedding External Video

Continue Reading Posted on Jul 15, 2016 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

The ability to embed external video in digital signage is a powerful feature with a number of use cases. Waiting rooms or lobbies, for example, might have two separate displays for digital signage and live TV. In these cases it would be more cost effective to utilize a single display and embed the TV directly into the signage. RevelDigital provides a simple means to achieve this functionality ... Read more »

Howto: Using Variables with Generic Templates

Continue Reading Posted on Apr 04, 2016 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Here's a requirement we see a lot of, the need to utilize a common template across a display network but with small location specific changes. The simple solution would be to just copy and customize the template for each location. Managing this solution however does not scale well since it requires not only keeping track of multiple templates but also scheduling each template to it's respective ... Read more »

Weather Breaking Changes

Continue Reading Posted on Mar 27, 2016 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We have had to make a change to our weather data provider which has caused issue with some of our customers. If the weather is no longer working on your signs please make the following change to your template. Login to your RevelDigital account Edit the template containing the weather zone IF your weather is a Flash zone Delete the zone Add a new Gadget zone Double click to edit the zone and ... Read more »

Android TV Redux

Continue Reading Posted on Jan 27, 2016 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

RevelDigital was one of the first digital signage software providers to embrace Android TV when first unveiled in 2010. With a full blown Android operating system, Android TV is able to offer all of the performance and capability of a stand-alone Android PC with the convenience of TV integration. But with very few TV manufacturers backing the initial effort there was a slow steady decline in ... Read more »

New FlightStats Gadget and Template

Continue Reading Posted on Dec 31, 2015 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We've added a new example template to the Template Gallery which demonstrates our new FlightStats gadget. FlightStats is a flight data service providing real-time information on flight schedules. This new gadget provides an easy method of integrating flight arrival and departure times into your digital signage. The template demonstrates a multi-purpose sign with weather, events via Google ... Read more »

Real-Time Beacon Activity Monitoring

Continue Reading Posted on Dec 02, 2015 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We've just added a cool new visualization to our AdHawk suite of audience measurement tools which provides a real-time view of your beacon network activity. When someone enters the range of a beacon they will pop into view as a circular avatar with a line connecting that avatar to the triggered beacon. Once out of range of the beacon their avatar will disappear. Hovering over an avatar will ... Read more »

Custom Font Support With Google Fonts

Continue Reading Posted on Nov 04, 2015 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Now you can spice up your template designs with Google Fonts! Google Fonts offers a large variety of type styles to meet most any design criteria. Head over to to check them out. Menu board with custom handwriting font We've made incorporating these fonts into your template as simple as possible by adding a new option to the existing font style dialog. Just enter ... Read more »

Important Changes to Affidavit Reporting

Continue Reading Posted on Oct 07, 2015 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Starting November 1st we will require users to opt-in in order to continue receiving affidavit or 'proof of play' reports from their players. This involves simply toggling a switch in your account settings. We have made this change to prevent unnecessary consumption of network bandwidth in cases where proof of play is not a requirement. Toggle Proof of Play To enable affidavits for your ... Read more »

Utilizing Audience Measurement & Face Detection

Continue Reading Posted on Aug 10, 2015 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Audience Measurement Audience measurement has been available on the RevelDigital platform for quite some time yet most of our customers are not aware of it's existence. All of our Android players currently support the technology and simply need it to be enabled. For those unfamiliar with the technology it allows measuring the age and gender of your audience as well as providing key metrics ... Read more »

Now Hiring

Continue Reading Posted on Oct 20, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We're looking for a few good coders. If you've got technical chops in .NET or mobile app development on Android/iOS and looking for work, please drop us a resume. RevelDigital is growing and we are in immediate need of skilled developers and support personnel. All positions based in Fargo, ND with salaries depending on experience. Please see our careers page for more info: http:// ... Read more »

Javascript emulation of the RadioShack MC-10

Continue Reading Posted on Apr 29, 2012 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

With modern web browsers closing the performance gap with native applications coupled with HTML5 support for everything from 2D immediate mode graphics to databases, we are starting to see things thought only possible in a desktop app. A great example of this performance is the ability to emulate old hardware right in the browser! You can find emulators for the Nintendo, Sinclair ZX, and ... Read more »

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