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

InfoComm 2021

InfoComm is here! and Revel Digital will again be attending in partnership with ViewSonic. We will be showcasing the flexibility of our digital signage platform with a number of live content presentations running on various ViewSonic powered displays. ViewSonic provides a huge array of display options for every vertical including signage, kiosks, gaming, workspace, education, home theater and ... Read more »


Digital signage automation with Zapier

Timing is everything, or at least goes a long way towards making a digital signage deployment successful. Concise, engaging content is of course very important, but equally important is getting that content in front of your audience at the right time.Zapier automation for real-time triggersThe Revel Digital CMS includes a wide range of smart scheduling tools available for precise targeting of ... Read more »


Important changes to Automated Alerts

We've recently made some changes to our automated alerts functionality affecting which devices are targeted depending on your configuration. In the original configuration all devices were targeted by default with the ability to exclude specific devices. The new configuration tool has a toggle for selecting all devices, with the ability to target specific devices if necessary. We've also added the ... Read more »


HDMI Picture in Picture with the Geniatech APC390R

Revel Digital now has native support for the Geniatech APC390R, an Android based mini PC with the capability of accepting HDMI input for picture-in-picture functionality. This allows for seamless integration of an external video source, such as live TV, directly within your digital signage. Most any HDMI v2.0 audio/video device is compatible such as a DVD player, cable/set-top box, satellite dish ... Read more »


More new and improved gadgets for Instagram, News, and Clock

Continuing to improve on our collection of gadgets, we have just added three brand new options.All of these are available now in the Gadget gallery!Instagram AppAnimated collage of Instagram posts with the ability to display from 1 to 6 images at once.News AppImproved RSS/Atom based news feed app with over 50+ news source options.Clock AppBasic Date/Time clock with up to 5 additional time zones ... Read more »


Content triggers with SMS text messaging

It's now possible to send commands to your devices via SMS text messaging. This is a simple and convenient method for instantly triggering new content without requiring access to the CMS. To ensure security, only originating phone numbers configured in your account will be allowed access. It's also possible to restrict sending to specific devices.SMS to device command messagingAn important use ... Read more »


Updated gadgets for weather and iCal events calendar

Two new gadgets are now available for weather and calendar of events. Both gadgets are fully localized supporting 60+ locales. The new events gadget supports any iCal feed which is a standard format for sharing calendar data. Both Outlook and Google Calendar have support for exporting to iCal feeds. Please refer to our KB article for help with obtaining an iCal link for your calendar: https:// ... Read more »


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