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 or Room Series device. Digital signage allows you to make web pages appear on your screen when your device is in half-wake state.

The option to enable digital signage can be configured through Cisco Webex Control Hub.

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From the customer view in https://admin.webex.com, go to the Devices page and click on your device in the list.


 

Select several devices if you want to set up digital signage on multiple devices and click Edit Configurations in the toolbar.

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Click Digital signage under Configurations in the panel that opens on the right.

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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. Toggle on Enable Digital signage.

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Select Save.

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.

First, navigate to the Setup tab, select Configuration, and choose the following configurations:

  • Configuration > WebEngine > Mode: Choose On to enable the web engine.

  • Configuration > WebEngine > RemoteDebugging: RemoteDebugging allows you to run the Chrome developer console on your laptop. Make sure to turn off RemoteDebugging after use. For more information, read the Troubleshooting article.

Then, use the following configurations to set up digital signage:

  • Configuration > Standby > Signage > Audio: 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.

  • Configuration > Standby > Signage > InteractiveMode: 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. The interactive mode works only on Webex boards.

  • Configuration > Standby > Signage > Mode: Turn on in order to enable the web view.

  • Configuration > Standby > Signage > RefreshInterval: 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.

  • Standby > Signage > Url: 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:

  • Configuration > Standby > Control: 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.

  • Configuration > Standby > Delay > 120: Define how long (in minutes) the device waits before going into standby mode. We recommend setting the timer to 120.

  • Configuration > Standby > WakeupOnMotionDetection: 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.