Presentation on theme: "MagicInfo Pro Server Software All control, content, and scheduling is performed within the MagicInfo Pro Server software previously installed. Before."— Presentation transcript:
MagicInfo Pro Server Software All control, content, and scheduling is performed within the MagicInfo Pro Server software previously installed. Before the user can operate the server software, they must log in to the program.
Logging into the MagicInfo Pro Server Upon program launch, the user will be presented with the MagicInfo Pro server software’s main screen. From here, the user will be able to log into the server software, and from there, begin creating content templates and schedules to be used by the digital signage system. Please note, that until the user has logged in, all other options EXCEPT log in will be grayed out, and unavailable.
Logging into the Server To log in, click on File, then Log In.
Logging into the Server After selecting Log In, the server will display the log in window. This window has two fields, Username, and Password. Initially, there will be only one username and password available within the server. Additional accounts with varying levels of access may be created later. All the available usernames can be shown by clicking the down arrow next to the username field. The main account will be called Administrator. The password to this account is the one the user created during the server software installation. Clicking OK will log in the account.
Logging into the Server If the username and password are accepted, the server will notify the user of successful log in. Now that the user is logged in, they can begin using the software. If this is the first time the software has been run, the next step is to select the proper network device the server will use to communicate with the network. If this has been done already, the user may begin creating and scheduling templates. Note: After log in, additional grayed out options are now available for use.
Selecting the Network Interface As previously mentioned, the first time the Server software is run, the user must set which network interface the PC will use to communicate with the MagicInfo Pro displays. This can be done by clicking on Tools, then Option. This will bring up the MagicInfo Pro Server software options menu. The General tab should be displayed by default.
Selecting the Network Interface On the General tab, there is a setting called Network Device. Clicking on the field next to it will display a down arrow button. Clicking the down arrow will display a list of the available network interfaces for this server PC. Click the appropriate network interface to select it. Once done, click OK to accept. Now, and only now, the server is ready to communicate with the display.
Selecting the Network Interface Now the user must configure the Network Connection type the server will use.Now the user must configure the Network Connection type the server will use. Select either Automatic (LAN) or Direct (LAN or WAN) depending the type of network installed.Select either Automatic (LAN) or Direct (LAN or WAN) depending the type of network installed. This setting should match how the displays are configured.This setting should match how the displays are configured.
The MagicInfo Pro Library The next part of creating a MagicInfo Pro digital signage network, is to register the desired content with the MagicInfo Pro library. The MagicInfo Pro library is the content management portion of the MagicInfo Pro Server. It is the part of the program that makes the content the user registers available to the template creator within the server software, by showing the server software where the content is located on the PC. Any content that is intended to be transmitted over the MagicInfo Pro network must be first registered into the library.
The MagicInfo Pro Library Please note that the MagicInfo Pro Library register function does not move or copy content in any way. It merely keeps a record of the content’s location on the server PC. If the user moves the content from folder to folder, or to another drive, they must remove the content files from the library and re- register them in their new location.
Opening the MagicInfo Pro Library The MagicInfo Pro Library can be accessed by clicking on the first icon in the toolbar of the MagicInfo Pro Server. Clicking this icon will display the MagicInfo Pro Library window.
Opening the MagicInfo Pro Library The MagicInfo Pro Library window is divided into two parts. The left hand side is the folder explorer. The right hand side displays files accessed through the folders on the left. The folder explorer is broken into two segments. The upper area is the Desktop file explorer, used for importing content into the library. The lower area is the Library file explorer, used for managing content imported into the library.
Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library The user can import any content that is present on the server PC. This can be accomplished by using the file explorer portion of the MagicInfo Pro Library window to navigate to the content’s location.
Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library To add a file to the library, it must be imported. To import a file into the library, simply right click on it, and select Send to Library from the menu that appears. Multiple files can be selected at once by CTRL + left clicking them, or by using Shift + left click. They can then be added to the library using the same right click menu, by clicking Send to Library.
Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library Once a file is told to be imported, the library will perform the import, and provide a readout in the lower portion of the window, showing the status of the import. If an error occurs in the import process, it will be displayed here.
Browsing the MagicInfo Pro Library Now that content has been imported, it is possible to browse the library, to see all available content that is open to be used for MagicInfo Pro templates. Clicking on Library will bring up an overview of the main content types, as well as how many of each file is present in the library. The user can look at each file type individually by selecting it, which will show the actual files of that type currently in the library.
Browsing the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Office file type will show an overview of all Office content available in the library. Clicking the plus icon next to Office will expand the menu to show each file type. Selecting each one will show all files of that type available.
Browsing the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Content Server file type will allow the user to browse available Content Servers, for multi-site configurations.
Browsing the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Screen file type will allow the user to browse saved MagicInfo Pro templates, available to the server.