Digital signage allows you to show custom content on Webex Boards, Desk Pros, and Room Series devices when they are in half-wake state. Digital signage is a great way to display advertising content and promote your brand, but also show visitor and internal employee information, dashboards or calendars.
Digital signage is available for Cisco Webex Boards, Desk Pros, and Room Series devices.
Read Best Practices For Using the Web Engine to learn more about the supported features and limitations of the web engine. If you encounter an issue with a web page, check the Troubleshooting section.
Set Up Digital Signage Directly from Cisco Webex Control Hub
You can display web content on full screen on your Webex Board, Desk Pro, or Room Series device. Digital signage allows you to make web pages appear on your screen when your device is in half-wake state. Note that if your device has a custom wallpaper, it is unable to enter half-wake state. Make sure to disable it if you want to set up digital signage.
The option to enable digital signage can be configured through Cisco Webex Control Hub.
From the customer view in https://admin.webex.com, go to the Devices page and click on your device in the list.
Go to Configurations and click Digital Signage.
Toggle on Enable Digital signage. Enter the URL of the web page that you want to display and toggle Interactivity on or off. Note that the interactive mode only works on Webex boards.
By default, the web page is displayed for 120 min before the device enters standby mode.
Set Up Digital Signage from the Web Portal
You can also enable digital signage from the web portal of the device where you can set up more configurations. Read the Advanced Settings article for more information on how to access it. Note that if your device has a custom wallpaper, it is unable to enter half-wake state. Make sure to disable it if you want to set up digital signage.
First, select Settings from the menu on the left. Under Configurations, choose the following:
On to enable the web engine.: Choose
off RemoteDebugging after use. For more information, read the Troubleshooting article.: RemoteDebugging allows you to run the Chrome developer console on your laptop. Make sure to turn
Then, use the following configurations to set up digital signage:
: The audio is off by default, but you can turn it on by using this configuration. The volume follows the volume setting of the video system.
: Choose Interactive if you want to enable the ability to interact with the web page. By selecting NonInteractive, the users will be taken back to the home screen when tapping something on the web page.
on in order to enable the web view.: Turn
: The web view refreshes every N seconds. This setting is useful for web pages that are not able to update themselves. It is not recommended to use this setting with the interactive mode.
: Enter the URL of the web page that you want to display on the screen.
Because the web page appears on your screen before the device goes to Standby mode, it can be a good idea to set up the following Standby configurations:
: Turn on in order for the device to enter standby mode when the Standby Delay has timed out. When turned off, the device will not enter standby mode.
: Define how long (in minutes) the device waits before going into standby mode. We recommend setting the timer to 120.
: If set to off, the wake-up on motion detection is disabled. If set to on, the system wakes up automatically from standby when people walk into the room.