Date/Time, World Time Clock, Countdown or Timer for Your Digital Signage Content

With the “Date/Time” media object of FrontFace digital signage and kiosk software, you can integrate the current date and/or time into your screen content.

In addition to displaying the current date or time as a digital or analog clock, this media object can also display a countdown or ‘egg timer’. You can also use the Date/Time media object to create a world time clock!


Digital Signage with Microsoft PowerPoint: Better or better not?

Digital signage, used to display information and/or advertising, is everywhere! Not only in shopping malls and large corporations, but also in small and medium sized businesses in the retail, service and hospitality industries, where digital signage offers many advantages, such as digital storefront advertising.


Media Library in the FrontFace Assistant

A Media Library is now available as a new feature in the FrontFace Assistant (starting with version 4.7.0). This allows you to easily manage your media such as images, videos, PDFs, XPS files, and audio files throughout the entire project.


Remote Control Plugin for FrontFace

With the new Remote Control Plugin for FrontFace, FrontFace players can be easily “remote controlled” via a smartphone/tablet app. Similar to a TV remote control, playlists can be started, paused or stopped ad hoc, placeholder text in playlists can be filled, and playlist pages can be browsed interactively.

The Remote Control App for remote control via smartphone, tablet or PC is available for Windows, Android (as sideload or via Google Play) and for iOS.


Scheduled startup and shutdown of digital signage PCs running Windows

Not all digital signage systems need to run 24/7. In many cases, there are windows of time when such systems are not needed, or even when they are not allowed to operate due to legal requirements.

To avoid the manual effort of turning systems on and off, they can be started and shut down automatically and time-controlled. We show you how this works!


Integrate Excel Documents Into FrontFace

In an earlier article, we presented the ways in which Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) can be integrated into FrontFace. With the newly released Excel Viewer Plugin, Excel documents can now be integrated even more easily and, above all, directly.


FrontFace 4.6.0 – New Design Options

In addition to numerous improvements and new features, the latest version 4.6.0 of FrontFace also offers new design options for playlists and touch menus: With the so-called “Container Style”, characteristics such as background colors/gradients, border type, color and thickness can be set for all media objects as well as settings for drop shadow or glow effects. This opens up numerous new possibilities for eye-catching playlists and touch menus e.g., for digital bulletin boards.

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