Loopsign has a lot of different widgets and configurations. Most of them are quite easy to use, however there are some more advanced features as well. Below you will find guides on how to use the different widgets and enable you to utilize the full potential of LoopSign.
If you are new to LoopSign, please also take a look at the Tutorial page
Set basic settings
The gallery widget is used to show one or several pictures in a consecutive play.
You can choose how long each picture should be shown and how the transition between the pictures should be.
Even set text on the pictures. (Note that some older players will have problem with the “text on picture” feature).
you can chhose to play individual pictures or a folder from your mediabank – or even connect it to a folder in your Google Drive.
The Text Widget is quite simple but effective in terms of getting a message out quickly.
Basically just write and control the text directly in the editor. Control the Font type, Size, color and controls by pressing the “Settings”
The Text +Picture Widget is very effective in terms of getting a message like an article. By combining text/picture in one Widget. Select picture and write text – then resize as you like.
The Video widget is very powerful and easy to use.
You can play either MP4 files or youtube videos and even youtube playlists.
Please note that MP4 videos will be processed to optimal size and resolution before it can be used.
It can take up to 15 minutes depending on file size and details. We recommend to upload the MP4 files to the media bank some time in advance before they are used so the process can finalize.
The weather widget is very easy to use, it will show you the weather forecast based on the location you select.
It can show either for the current day or for the next three days. It also have some neat control sin terms of language selections.
The Clock Widget is easy to use but at the same time very useful.
- Select analog/digital view.
- Set date format
- Set option if you want to show date or not.
- Customize colors and fonts
- Set custom Time Zone if you like (You can set up a “world clock”) on your screen
The Logo Widget is very easy to use – Simply add it and select/upload the logo you want it to show.
The Website Widget makes it possible to show websites on your LoopSign screen. Just paste the URL into the Website URL field.
Please note that the website must be running HTTPS, and it must be open to be used in “frames”
Check your URL here for frame options.
Many websites does not show properly due to many restrictions, logins and the need to apply “cookie consent”
Loop24 is working on a “smart” Web widget that will enable you to overcome these challenges. Stay tuned!
The MS Office Widget makes it very easy to deploy material you already have in an office format.
(Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
Just add the MS Office widget and upload the file you want to show. The backend will process the file and create “pictures” of each page in the file. Then present each page as a picture.
If you want to have your transitions in Powerpoint to work, then create an automated Powerpoint presentation, save it in Powerpoint as MP4 file and use the Video Widget to play it.
The PDF Widget makes it very easy to deploy finalized material. Just add the PDF widget and upload the PDF file you want to show. The backend will process the PDF and create “pictures” of the pdf and present each page as a picture.
The calendar widget can connect to different sources..
- Static Ical file
- Ical URL.
When connecting to Office365, Exchange or Google it connects to room resources (not personal calendars). So the purpose is to show the different rooms schedule.
If you use a static Ical file it needs to be uploaded to the Media Bank “Calendar files” folder.
If you want to connect your personal Outlook or Google calendar (or any other calendar shared with a Ical link) then you can use the Ical URL connector.
For more information on how to use the widget and configure the different connectors, see this guide.
The Facebook widget enables you to show either feeds from your personal profile, your company profile or from groups you administer. To show content from private groups you need to add the LoopSign App to the group.
The Twitter Widget enables you to show feeds from any Twitter account that you choose. Just by specifying the twitter username – for example @BBCNews.
The Instagram Widget enables you to show pictures from the Instagram account you authorize in the widget settings. Please also note that Instagram require you to reauthorize every 3 months.
The HTML code widget enable you to use your own custom HTML code. Please note that all references to sources must be in HTTPS. And no Javascrip or PHP code will run.
To enable the reports in LoopSign, simply enter API token proided by Ceby and select the reports you want to show.