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 Android or Windows: Which is better?

Digital signage software is available for various operating systems. Broadly speaking, there are two types of systems used for digital signage: PC-based and SOC (System on a Chip). While PC-based systems use classic PC hardware, usually based on x86 or x64 processors, SOC hardware has the entire system on a chip and is usually integrated directly into the screen. However, there are also external SOC media players and sticks that connect to the display via HDMI or Display Port like PCs.


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.


Power BI Plugin for FrontFace

Microsoft’s Power BI business intelligence software is used by many companies today. It can be used to compile business figures and data from a wide range of data sources in the company into reports and analyses, which can then be displayed in a web browser.


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.

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