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Widget Guide

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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


Create screen
Set basic settings

Basic screen settings is where you set the background color/picture and all default settings for the screen.
Font type, color, timezone, language and so on.

How to configure the screen 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. 

you can chose to play individual pictures or a folder from your mediabank – or even connect it to a folder in your Google Drive. 

Please have in mind the resolution and size of your pictures – If the size/resolution is to high the pictures will be played “sluggish”  HD resolution is recommended.

How to use the Gallery Widget

How to connect the Gallery Widget to 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” 

How to use the Text Widget

The Text + Rotate Widget works in the same way as the text widget. It has one more feature that you can add a “rotated” text in addition to the normal text. 

How to use the Text + Rotate Widget

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. 

How to use the Text + Picture Widget

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.

Please note that many players does not “autoplay” videos if sound is enabled. So in most cases sound will not be available for your videos.

How to use the Video Widget

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.

How to use the Weather Widget

The RSS widget is very neat and powerful.  The possibility to show real time up to date news and information is very easy with RSS feeds.

Here is a list of a small selection of different RSS feed providers.

How to use the RSS feed Widget

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

How to use the Clock Widget

 

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 and press “connect”.

There are three different connection types, for plain websites use the “basic” setting. For HTTP or websites that have X-Frame option set to same origin, use “With Proxy”.  “Image link” is used to link a static picture. 

If your website does not work with “basic” connection type, just try “with proxy” . Not all websites will work due to a lot of different ways of web server configurations and coding methods. We are continuously to enhance and refine the website widget in order to make it work on  for different web sites. Soon to be launched is automated “cookie consent” , Azure AD login and zoom in/out. So 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.

How to use the MS Office Widget

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.

How to use the PDF Widget

The calendar widget can connect to different sources..

  • Office365
  • Exchange
  • Google
  • 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.

How to use the Calendar Widget

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 groups and private groups you need to add the LoopSign App to the group. If you need a more advanced approach for social media content, please have a look at our integration options with walls.io under Tips & Tricks

How to use the Facebook Widget

The Twitter Widget enables you to show feeds from any Twitter account that you choose. Just by specifying the twitter username – for example @BBCNews.
If you need a more advanced approach for social media content, please have a look at our integration options with walls.io under Tips & Tricks

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.

If you need a more advanced approach for social media content, please have a look at our integration options with walls.io under Tips & Tricks

How to use the Instagram Widget

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.

How to use the Embed HTML code Widget

Energinet is an integration with the energy, waste and environmental management solution delivered by Ceby AS
The solution enables you to show real time data from their reporting module Energinet

To enable the reports in LoopSign, simply enter API token proided by Ceby and select the reports you want to show.

Entur widget is an integration with real time public transport data for Norway delivered by Entur

How to use the Entur Widget

Airthings widget is an integration with real time data from Airthings air quality sensors. Airthings Sensors

Visualize and display in real time CO2 level, temprature, humidity, light level, airborne chemicals and odors (TVOCs), Radon and Air pressure in your meeting rooms on a public display or as a background on your LoopMeeting panels.

So attendees to the meeting will know if the air in the meeting room is good and fresh.

The integration requires a Airthings business subscription.
More information about Airthings