StrandVision Digital Signage allows you to automatically display your calendar events in several ways. You can randomly show an upcoming event or scroll all events for various time selections. The time selection options are:
Once everything is setup, your calendar events will automatically get published to your StrandVision signage. There are a couple initial steps to get everything working properly.
If you do not already have one, create a Google Calendar account.
To create a Google Account, go to http://www.google.com/calendar and click Create an account now.
Once you've finished registering, you'll receive a verification email. Clicking the link in that email will complete the account creation process.
All of the calendars you create will be listed under My Calendars on the left side of your page. For each of the calendars, you can add, delete, and edit events any time you like. Each of these calendars can be individually displayed on your signage, so if you have different meeting rooms, you may want to create a calendar per meeting room that is displayed as an individual page on your signage.
Please note that there's a limit to the number of calendars you can create at one time. If you're receiving an error message when creating additional calendars, please wait 24 hours before trying again.
Once Google Calendar Sync is installed on your computer, the Google Calendar Sync Settings window will appear:
In the Settings window, enter your email address and password and select the Sync Option you prefer. Read about each Sync Option.
You'll also be able to set the time interval for syncing to occur. Please keep in mind that 10 minutes is the minimum time interval allowed.
After the initial set-up, you can access the Google Calendar Sync Settings window again by double-clicking the calendar icon in your Windows System Tray.
To access the Google Calendar Sync Settings window, just right-click the calendar icon in your Windows System Tray and select Options.
When your events are actively syncing between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar, you'll see arrows in the Google Calendar Sync icon:
When events aren't actively syncing, your calendar icon will look like this:
You can get a link to a read-only version of your Google calendar which can be used by StrandVision Digital Signage using your 'Private Address.' To obtain your calendar's private address, follow these steps:
Your calendar's Private Address was designed for your use only, so be sure not to share this address with others. If you are willing to share your calendar with the world, then you can share your calendar and use the calendar's public address instead.
The final step is to add an RSS feed to your signage.
Your signage will now show the appropriate events from your calendar.