In this section, we provide tutorials to guide you through using Broadsign's core products. After completing these steps, you will have set up a robust digital signage network.
First, ensure that you have downloaded and installed Broadsign Control Administrator and Broadsign Control Player:
Introduction and Installation
Next, take a tour of the Broadsign Control Administrator workspace:
Touring the Broadsign Control Administrator Workspace
We provide the following tutorials to help you set up your digital signage network.
Note: We also provide training videos about these subjects. To access them, click the links at the top of each tutorial.
- Quick Start – Provides a basic introduction to the Broadsign platform. Shows you how to get a single piece of content onto your screen. See Quick Start Tutorial.
- Network Setup – Covers the initial network setup in greater detail, for example, configuring the operational hours and frame layouts of your screens. See Network Setup Tutorial.
- Content & Scheduling – Covers the day-to-day scheduling of content. Also, describes how to target all or some of your network. See Content and Scheduling Tutorial.
- Network Operations – Covers monitoring and reporting features. See Network Operations Tutorial.
For more advanced content, see Advanced Tutorials.
The Broadsign platform offers you three ways to broadcast your content. Select the one that most fulfills your needs.
Use when – You only need to use Broadsign Control Players.
Broadsign Control Player is the native content player in Broadsign Control. It weaves content and campaigns scheduled in Broadsign Control Administrator into smart campaigns of varying formats, from images and video to HTML.
Uptime is maximized through self-healing and minimizes headaches by using thresholds to reduce notifications for low priority issues.
New content is automatically uploaded from Broadsign and software upgrades meet the most stringent IT security policies.
For more information, see Broadsign Control Player.
Use when – You have a mixed-player network that use Broadsign Control Players and other players.
Broadsign Air is an intelligent cloud-based ad server for digital out-of-home media owners with large networks who want to leverage Broadsign’s powerful CMS (Broadsign Control) to manage their mixed-player network.
Broadsign Air is equipped with Broadsign’s powerful player logic and CMS, which enables you to sell, traffic and operate your mixed-player network on the most robust platform in the industry.
For more information, see About Broadsign Air.
Use when – You are using smart screen players.
Broadsign Control for System on Chip is a sophisticated ad-based content and campaign management solution equipped with a robust player that enables the delivery of campaigns across any smart screen. It is a player applet that runs on smart screens which do not use NUCs (Next Unit of Computing)/external media players. System-on-Chip (SoC) screens have a central processing unit (CPU), graphical processing unit (GPU), and RAM built right in which requires tailored software to operate.
Broadsign Control for System on Chip does not have the full range of Broadsign Control features, but it has more advanced functionality than its smart screen CMS counterparts.
Broadsign Control for System on Chip displays playlists generated from the Broadsign Air cloud-based ad server.
For more information, see Broadsign Control for System on Chip.