The File Synchronization Monitor provides a mechanism for periodically updating local files from a remote source.
Example: Imagine that you have dynamic content (e.g., a greeting message). From time to time, you want to update the message. However, the team member that will update the content is without access to Broadsign Control Administrator. You can use file synchronization monitor to enable your team member to update the greeting message externally.
You can apply the File Synchronization Monitor to Broadsign Control Player using configuration profiles within Broadsign Control Administrator.
You can also define it in the URLs tab of a particular ad copy. In the latter case, the synchronization will occur automatically on any player to which you targeted the associated ad copy.
There are two basic steps to enabling this feature with a configuration profile:
It is within a configuration profile that we enable the synchronization monitor.
- Create a configuration, and call it "Monitor Sync". See Add a Configuration.
- Create a configuration profile for a player, and call it "monitor_sync". See Add a Player Configuration Profile.
- Open the configuration profile properties, and go to the Monitor Sync section. See The Monitor Sync Section.
Every player receiving the Monitor Sync update must have a configuration profile assigned to it.
Another way to enable external synchronization is to use the URLs tab of an ad copy.
If the synchronization of external data is associated to a particular ad copy, you can avoid defining the sync globally across your domain.