This section explains how to install the Windows and Android Designate software on your digital media player.
If you need help with the process of ordering software and CMS, installing and configuring, please check out the Getting Started Page where you will find
step-by-step instructions for starting the process from point of purchase.


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These instructions assume you have a 3rd-Party Digital Media player that you will use to deploy Designate on.
If you haven’t already, make sure you attach your keyboard/mouse (wireless recommended), connect to the internet if using Cloud CMS,
connect your digital media player to your display via HDMI, connect the supplied power cable to the
digital media player and plug into a protected power source, then power up the unit.

STEP 1 Download the FREE Designate Media Player Software for Windows® here directly onto your 3rd Party Digital Media Player and save to the desktop.  You will be installing this file in a few steps.

For a list minimum requirements for your 3rd Party Digital Media Player,  look under Configuring Designate: Best Practices and Common Errors here. 

STEP 2 Configure Windows® on your digital media player to perform optimally as a digital media player. A list of recommended modifications for Configuring Windows® 10 Home 64bit for Designate is available here under “Configuring Designate: Best Practices and Common Errors”.

STEP  3  Now, navigate back to the Designate Media Player Software for Windows® that you placed on the desktop in Step 1. Double click the file to start the installer. Follow the prompts. Once installed, the Designate Options window will appear.
Enter your CMS url and key that were provided in the email sent to you when your ordered the CMS. Click License Display.
You will receive a message indicating Waiting for Administrator approval.

STEP 4  Now Log into your CMS. Click “Displays” located on the left side of the dashboard.
Find your Display. Go to the right side of the row and click the down arrow to open the drop down menu. Select “Edit”.
The Edit Display window will now appear.
Go to the “Authorise Display” drop down and select “Yes”.
To confirm these displays are licensed, you will see “check marks” in the Status and License columns.
Now you are ready to start setting up Layouts for your content.

The steps to creating layouts are covered on the Setting Up page under
“Getting Content To Your Displays: Layouts & Scheduling”.

You will also find “Configuring Designate:
Best Practices and Common Errors” on the Setting Up page, where you will find guidance and solutions to the most common setup problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1 You’ll want to configure a few settings on your Android® before installing Designate.
You can find a detailed list of recommended modifications under Configuring Android® for Designate on the Setting Up Page, under Configuring Designate: Best Practices and Common Errors.

STEP 2 Install the Designate for Android® Media player software on your players. Once installed, Designate will launch and prompt you to enter yous CMS url and key. Click License Display. You will get a message that indicates Waiting on Administrator Approval.

STEP 3 Now Log into your CMS. Go to Displays. Find your Display. Go to the right side of the row and click the down arrow to open the drop down menu. Select “Edit”. The Edit Display window will now appear. Go to the “Authorise Display” drop down and select “Yes”.  To confirm these displays are licensed, you will see “check marks” in the Status and License columns. Now you are ready to start setting up Layouts for your content. The steps to this are covered in the following “Programming and Scheduling” tab.