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The term content refers to all the resources that are connected and presented together on an HMP in order to create a digital signage presentation. A resource can be a SVG animation (Layout, Playlist, widget), a multimedia file, an image etc. (see supported file types below); not all file types are supported by the HMP though. These resources can be stored on the local storage or retrieved from a content server.
The content for HMP can be managed using Elementi , built-in player web interface / Fusion or other third party applications. The content can be pushed onto the HMP local storage or on a content server and retrieved by the HMP from there. The HMP will then render and output that content to be displayed by a screen or projector.
The settings related to content can be configured from Control Center on
- "Content" page for HMP350 and HMP300 devices,
- "Content Settings" page for HMP200, HMP130, and HMP100 devices.
Supported files types
Data from RSS feeds, text files, CSV spreadsheets, ICS calendars can easily be displayed on the screen using data-driven widgets. Other text-based files (like XML, JSON, HTML, ASP, JSP etc.), can also be used, however some additional formatting might be required to display that information on the screen.
Content from web pages can also be displayed in certain conditions - see the Web content page for more details.
Unsupported files types
Except for the files types mentioned above, the rest can be considered as unsupported, either because they are proprietary formats, require too much resources, or are simply not suited for digital signage applications. Some common examples of such file types are: Flash, PDF, Databases, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations etc.
Some of these unsupported file types can be converted into a supported type of content, as images or videos for instance, and then used with the HMP - more details can be found on the following pages:
Content management (CM) is a set of processes and technologies that supports the content life cycle: planning, developing, controlling, deploying, preserving and evaluating the content presented on digital signage screens.
Content management is an inherently collaborative process and often consists of the following basic roles and responsibilities: Manager, Creator, Editor, Publisher, Administrator, and Consumer.
For large entreprises, content management practices and goals vary by mission and by organizational governance structure: localized, centralized, and federated.
See the full article on Content management.
HMP content server
The player features an embedded, WebDAV-enabled HTTP server, allowing clients to perform remote content authoring operations (create, change, move, delete) via HTTP or HTTPS (firmware 4.x required), using any of the following addresses:
The access to the player content server is by default:
- protected on the HMP350 and HMP300 models - you can use the admin user password or create additional users with content authoring rights from the User manager tool.
- not protected on HMP200, HMP130, HMP100 models - you can enable it by setting a content server password from the Security page.
- From Elementi, you can access the player content server or publish content; alternatively, any WebDAV client can be used to push content.
- Opening any of these addresses in a browser, will just list the files, but no operations can be done.
- The content created with the Content creation tool is stored on a different server.
- When Fusion is enabled, is not possible to publish from Elementi and automatic content pull is restricted to "publish" folder only.