OUR DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOFTWARE IS LOADED WITH TOOLS AND FEATURES

VALUE-ADDED DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Digital Signage Resolutions has partnered with
the wizards of Xibo to bring you a
plug-and-play digital signage suite
called Designate.
It simplifies the task of launching a
dynamic digital signage network.

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY

In addition to our stellar customer support,
you will have access to a
worldwide community
of end users.

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DESIGNATE FOR ANDROID®

One-time license fee, runs on our affordable digital media players.
Check out our STORE for pre-configured,
ready-to-use Android Designator hardware!

Or, download the 14-day free trial of Android Designate here
and install it on your own hardware.
Check out
SETTING UP YOUR CMS AND
DESIGNATOR MEDIA PLAYERS 
with
Designate On Demand® for Android®.

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DESIGNATE FOR WINDOWS®

Designate for Windows® is open-source and always free.
Check out the STORE for pre-configured,
ready-to-use Windows® Designator hardware!

Already have your own Windows® Media Player?
Download Designate for Windows® now
and install on your own device.
Check out SETTING UP YOUR CMS AND DESIGNATOR MEDIA PLAYERS
with Designate On Demand® for Windows®.


Feature
Schedule Layouts Yes Yes
Priority Schedules Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Flash Yes No
Images Yes Yes
PowerPoint Yes No
Text Yes Yes
RSS Yes Yes
Web Page Yes Yes
Embedded HTML Yes Yes
DataSets Yes Yes
Background Image Yes (jpg only) Yes
Media Stats Yes Yes
Layout Stats Yes Yes
Report Inventory Yes Yes
File Resume Yes Yes
Interactive Signage (coming soon) No No
Socket Listener No No
Client Runtime Information Screen Yes Yes
Offline Update via USB Drive No No
Full Compositing (overlapping regions) No Yes
Webpage Transparency No Yes
Video Transparency No Yes
Image Transparency No Yes
jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif Yes Yes
swf Yes Yes
ppt Yes Yes
wmv, avi, mp4 (h.264) Yes No (avi & wmv)
Mpg, mp4 (h.264) No(mpg) Yes
Library Media
Media that exists in the Library is media that you have uploaded into the CMS, such as Video or Image files. You can access the library at any time and get a clear list of files you have uploaded.
Yes Yes
Layout Media
Some media only exists on a Layout, for example a RSS Ticker or piece of text.
Yes Yes
     
Item Cost Details
Designate Windows® License Designate for Windows® is open-source and always free. Download it from our store for free now!
Designate Android® License $30.00 USD per media player.Buy once, use forever. Version Upgrades: Bug fixes and minor updates will be made available free of charge.  Major upgrades that add significant new features may be chargeable.
Android® Automatic License Check Included We want you to have the flexibility to move a license to a new device if a device is damaged or lost. To provide this service all Designate for Android installations check with Digital Signage Resolutions over the internet for a license every 30 days.
 

 

LAYOUTS

A Layout is a container for all your media items.  The Layout Designer is the heart of content creation in Designate. Each time a new Layout is created, or an existing one needs a design change, the Layout Designer is used.

 

CAMPAIGNS

Layouts can be combined into Campaigns for easy sequencing.

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TEMPLATES

Templates are saved copies of Layouts that can be used when creating a new Layout. Saving a using a Template can save a lot of time spent on the design process.

 
 

COMMANDS

The commands functionality in Xibo is used to configure a set of predefined commands which can have a different command string per player. This is particularly useful if the network of players is mixed between Windows/Android or even if the players are slightly different hardware or connected to different displays.

A command record is created with a name, description and unique command code. The command string is then entered on a display settings profile. All displays with that profile will then use the command string whenever they are asked to execute a particular command.

This 2-stage approach means that the same commands can be scheduled across multiple player types (be they different operating systems, have difference LCD panels connected, etc).

Commands also provide easy access to functionality such as RS232, Android Intents, etc.

 
 

OVERLAY LAYOUTS

Use Overlay Layouts to independently schedule items such as tickers to play along with other regions of content on screen.

 
SCHEDULING

Designate has many powerful scheduling features from custom dayparting, custom display order, priority scheduling, repeat playback and more.

 
 

CUSTOM DAYPARTING

Create and label time ranges and use for scheduling purposes. This tool is very common in hospitality industry for breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. 

 

 
 

ALWAYS PLAY

Select “Always” when editing your Event, and your event will play indefinitely, allowing you to skip the step of entering a schedule.

 

REPEATING EVENTS

Events can be scheduled to repeat at predefined points in time.

 

SCHEDULE NOW

Have an important message that needs to be broadcast immediately? Schedule Now is a simple tool to send your message out to your audience without delay.

 

DISPLAY SETTINGS

Designate comes with a default Display Profile for Windows and Android. Crate custom display profiles for your project needs by Clicking “Add Profile” and defining your settings.

DISPLAYS

View the status of all displays connected to your CMS in the Displays module. Monitor display status, errors, authorize displays, and manage functions.

 

DISPLAY GROUPS

Group together displays from your CMS and send one schedule to all displays at one time.

DESIGNATORS/DISPLAYS

Each Designator Media Player/Display represents a connected signage player and is used to deliver scheduled layouts to the digital display of your choice.

Designators/Displays can be put into Groups for easy Scheduling and Management

 STATISTICS
Designate provides Proof-of-Play and Bandwidth usage stats, log in/out events, and more! Don’t need scheduling? Designators/displays have a Default  Layout that can be shown when a schedule is not generated.
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AUTHORING RESOLUTIONS
Designate is capable of providing content in a variety of authoring resolutions including horizontal, vertical and 4k formats.
CUSTOM RESOLUTIONS
You can also create a custom resolution in the Resolutions module in the dashboard. Just click “Add Resolution”, enter a name and the dimensions. Your new resolution will now be available in the resolution drop down when you create a new layout.
 
PERMISSIONS

Everything has permissions in Designate.
Permissions can granted on multiple
levels and for multiple features.

 

USER TYPES AND GROUPS
Each user has a user type which automatically gives them more or less permissions.
Users can be put into groups for even more flexibility.
There is a special “Everyone” group to assign permissions to all users.

 

 

Do you need to run  your Android players off line?
We offer an offline Android module that will allow you
to run your license without the monthly
web-based check-in to confirm your license.
Call us at 702.485.2133 for more information.