On this page, you will find the dates and highlights for all releases of Broadsign Publish.
For more information on this release's new features:
Broadsign Publish Insights Dashboard
Being able to have full visibility on how your local users are interacting with your network is invaluable for its success. The Broadsign Publish Insights dashboard offer a full overview of what’s happening on your network. The Insights dashboard gives network operators visibility on local user activity over a selected time frame. It also allows them to filter by user if they wish to narrow it down to a specific user.
With Insights, you’ll have access to all of this in only a few clicks:
- The number of messages created by each user
- How many messages were created per asset type
- How often each of your asset types is used
- A trend line of messages created over a period of time
- Detailed and downloadable data of your message history
- A list of inactive users
Using the data provided from the Insights dashboard, you will be able to evaluate which assets are working and which aren’t. You’ll be able to know which of your local users might need additional training. Insights will provide you with actionable data to make informed decisions about your network and its users.
Related link: Insights Page
Broadsign Publish API
Speed up new deployments such as the creation of users with screen and content sharing using your own automated scripts, using the new Broadsign Publish API.
Related link: Broadsign Publish REST API
Strategically manage your screen time allocation with the latest release. Broadsign Publish now allows media owners to set a maximum message duration on the customer level.
Related link: Manage Time Groups
Allow users to personally upload MP3 audio tracks, which can then be added during the creation of a message.
Promptly search for messages that require your attention with the new search functionality, now available in Broadsign Publish. Filter messages by status, such as: on rotation, scheduled for later, ended, without screens, waiting for approval or rejected.
Related link: Filter Messages by Status
For more information on this release's new features:
New Mobile-Friendly Version
Can’t get to your computer in time? No problem - Broadsign Publish is now mobile-friendly! Allow your users to create a message while they’re on the go by logging in to Broadsign Publish using the same URL as they normally would, but from the comfort of their personal devices.
With the right permission, users can also take photos from their mobile device and upload them to Broadsign Publish to quickly update a promotional message, removing unnecessary steps to transfer images from one device to another.
New User Interface
We’re making it easier for Broadsign Publish users to navigate the product interface in a smarter way. Updates include larger icons, pagination and new “Create a Message” button, making Broadsign Publish more intuitive. Enjoy faster performance speeds as well, from both your laptop and your mobile device.
Remote Emergency Activation
In this latest release, Broadsign Publish administrators can set up remote access to emergency messages for non-Broadsign Publish users. Allow them to safely activate emergency messages via a two-step authentication process, which includes a secure text from a registered mobile device and a unique activation code.
By removing unnecessary steps during critical moments, such as logging in, navigating to the right section and selecting the right message, you can ensure that your emergency messages will be quickly and efficiently activated.
Integration with Google Drive and Dropbox
Easily access all your Google Drive or Dropbox stored files, such as creative assets and templates, right from within Broadsign Publish, for an instant upload. Thanks to the new Google Drive and Dropbox integration, users can avoid the need to switch between screens or the need to download assets locally.
Related link: Upload Content
As a Broadsign Publish administrator, it’s important to keep your network organized in descriptive folders, especially when sharing with your customers. However, local users can modify selections within the shared folder, sometimes accidentally unselecting screens.
With the new Screen Groups feature, this type of oversight can be prevented by grouping multiple screens together to appear as one, making it a reliable option when sharing with local users.
Related link: Manage Screen Groups
Broadsign Publish now offers users to filter through larger files by ordering your message by size. Delete the larger files to free up server space.
Related link: Free up Disk Space on Broadsign Server
Better Notifications, in Broadsign Publish or Your Email Inbox
Staying on top of the content approval process is important, so we’re adding a couple of useful options to make sure you can get important messages the way you want.
Content approvers can now receive email notifications for the following:
- Pending approvals
- Comments made on a specific message
- Updated graphics
And as a bonus, the types of email notifications you receive and the frequency at which they are received can both be customized.
You can now also read pending notifications in the new notification center within Broadsign Publish, as well as get notified instantly when someone leaves a comment on your assets.
Related link: Notification Center
New Features for Better Productivity
We’ve added a bunch of new capabilities to Broadsign Publish to let users spend less time on busywork and more time on what matters.
Need your users to be able to quickly access documents for brand guidelines or company policies? Broadsign Publish now supports the creation of a custom information tab that will let you put the information your team needs just a click away.
Related link: Add Custom Links
Want to make a lot of updates within Broadsign Publish? You no longer have to make them one at a time. With our new support for batch operations, the process of sharing, deleting, and reorganizing several messages just got a lot quicker and easier.
Go Deeper with Message Creation Options
We’ve made a couple of small tweaks to the ways messages can be created and distributed, making network management more convenient.
No End Time
You no longer need to schedule an end time far out in the future, and can instead select a “no end time” option. This makes it easier for long-running messages - relating to opening hours, for example - to be scheduled more flexibly.
Related link: 3- Schedule the Message
Play Messages in Order or Randomly
Want to reduce the repetitiveness of your messaging and mix things up a little? With a new randomization feature, it’s now possible to play your non-ad content in random order.
Related link: See What is Playing on Your Screen
Multiple Content Upload
Broadsign Publish now allows you to add multiple content items to your library at the same time.
Related link: Add Content to the Library
Multiple Screens Selection
Broadsign Publish allows you to select several screens when creating a message.
Related link: 2- Select Screens
Broadsign Publish enables authorized local users to deploy emergency messages as a takeover in a fast, easy and effective way, reducing reaction time while delivering a localized message and notifying hundreds of people in just a few clicks.
Remove any chance for errors, ensure company policies are followed, and increase visibility by adding an additional approval step when publishing messages.
Related link: Approve or Reject a Message
Make it easier for users to find resources and helpful documentation supporting their day-to-day tasks with the new Info tab.
Related link: Add Custom Links
Media owners can now empower local users to reset their own passwords, saving everyone time by removing the hassle of contacting a help desk to unlock their account.
Toggle between list and grid view in the Your Messages and Your Emergencies pages to quickly find the message you are looking for.
New template enhancements empower local admins to add an extra layer of custom tailoring to their messages. Add pre-approved audio and a series of image options for users to choose from.
Related link: Set up an HTML5 Template for Broadsign Publish
To better support local users with any technical issues, administrators now have the ability to log in as a local user and view their profile settings to quickly troubleshoot.
Content Approval Workflow
Broadsign Publish offers a refined content approval workflow, including email reminders and notifications for pending approvals. Standardizing the approval process helps save time and makes it easier for approvers to quickly view and respond to requests.
Organization of Sites and Privileges
Keep your site organized with established workflows and user profiles to enable a streamlined approval process and securely manage domain access.