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Media Approval Now Available

Continue Reading Posted on Jul 29, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We are announcing a new media approval feature providing more control over your content. When enabled, media approval prevents any unauthorized media from being scheduled until approved by a designated user. The process itself is very streamlined and only requires a few steps to be enabled for your account. Once enabled any media uploaded to your account will be automatically withheld from ... Read more »

Remote Display Management

Continue Reading Posted on Jun 01, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Does your display have an RS-232 management port? Are you using Android player hardware with an available USB port? If so then read on to learn how to remotely control your display volume, inputs, power, etc. all from within RevelDigital. The primary advantage of enabling display control is cutting power usage. Once configured, the RevelDigital players will power off the attached display when ... Read more »

Multi-Location Weather Gadget

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

We've added a new weather gadget with support for up to 5 different locations. Current weather for each location is displayed for a few seconds before flipping to the next location. Just add a gadget zone to your template and select "Weather for Multiple Locations" from the drop list. Weather information includes current conditions and high/low temperature for the day. ... Read more »

Emergency Alerts Reminder for Severe Weather Season

Continue Reading Posted on May 08, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Severe weather season is here and we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of automated emergency alerting. Any of your RevelDigital displays can be configured to automatically warn of severe weather and other emergency situations with a full screen alert message and audible alert tone. Once the warning has expired your regular content will resume play. Enable automated alerts in ... Read more »

Instagram Integration

Continue Reading Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Announcing our new Instagram integration! Instagram photos can now be added to any template with our new Instagram gadget. Options are available to source the photos by user, location, tag, or by popularity. An optional caption provides additional information on each photo. For a step by step how-to please reference our KB article here: http://support.reveldigital.com/kb/advanced-topics/ ... Read more »

Heartbleed Security Concerns

Continue Reading Posted on Apr 12, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

The recent discovery of the SSL vulnerability coined 'Heartbleed' has raised concern for all users of web based software and justifiably so. SSL is the security protocol which encrypts the data channel between browser and server. The vulnerability involves a server library called OpenSSL which is common on many Linux based distributions and has the potential to allow an attacker to collect ... Read more »

Mobile Driven Signage

Continue Reading Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Viewership is obviously important to the success of your digital signage but imagine if your viewers were actively engaged. Viewers interacting with your signage are not only giving you their full attention, but with the ability to drive the content they are allowed a more personalized experience. A viewer with some vested interest is far more likely to stay engaged longer. Also, a nice ... Read more »

Aviary Image Editing Now Available

Continue Reading Posted on Mar 06, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

We've added yet another tool for image editing. Aviary is a simple tool for making quick changes to any image with support for cropping, color correction, text addition, and more. Aviary is strictly for editing and cannot be used to create a new image, but is by far the easiest method for making simple tweaks. Check it out by clicking on any image media item where you'll find the Edit with ... Read more »

We've Been Busy! Coming Enhancements to Scheduling and the Android Player

Continue Reading Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

In the next few weeks we will be rolling some much anticipated improvements to the RevelDigital platform. The majority of these improvements will focus on scheduling and the Android player app which will be detailed in follow-up blog posts once they go live. Our scheduling engine has had an extreme makeover which we hope will alleviate some of the burden associated with managing very large ... Read more »

PDF Support and Playlist Management Improvements

Continue Reading Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by Mike Tinnes  |   First article

Support for PDF documents has been added to playlists. Adding your PDF content is as easy as adding any other media by uploading the document then adding it to any playlist. PDF documents will display each page as a slide very similar to the way PowerPoint documents are supported. Another improvement we have made recently is in the way playlists are managed. You'll notice when you add new media ... Read more »

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