The WPITCOM Display Manager 2 is a Microsoft Windows™ based complete solution and is used to manage the systems which are operated by the WPITCOM Display Box Software 2 in a LAN or VPN environment, including constant information about the operational status of the devices, as well as updating the time tables, starting and powering down the devices ( if supported by the device ) as well as retrieving the configurations and operational data and sending alerts.
The WPITCOM Display Manager 2 is a Microsoft Windows™ based solution to easily and securely manage WPITCOM Display Boxes over the network, which than report the system settings and is a separately sold add-on license program.
For a complete description, please consider visiting our YourTube® video channel. For the first impression, we have seleced here a few features, which might be espcially interesting.
All devices are listed in the device window and can be filtered by various options:
The most important functions are placed below the menu, in order to choose directly for the selected devices.
Overview of main functions:
Add a device by IP or DNS name.
Scan Network for Device
Scan the defined networks for new devices
Power off device
Power on the selected devices
Power on device
Power on the selected Wake-On-LAN capable devices
Show Engine Data Settings
Request and display the current engine player names and settings.
Show Device Config Data
Request and display the current device settings.
Show Actual Playlist Information
Request and display the current playlist information
Show and modify the on/off times of the device.
Send direct command
Send a direct command the Display Box
Initiate, stop, download are get status about an alert.
Start a terminal session to the selected Display Box
Get the actual performance data status of a selected device
Get the actual licensing status of a selected device
Display and change background jobs.
Display and search in system logs.
Besides the complete control of the remote devices, updating operation time tables is often a major topic to make sure that the devices are only active when they should. As to be seen in the lower part of the screen, also special date whith differing settings can be speficied and the entire table can be saved, so that it can be transfered to one or multiple other devices.
Sometimes it might be very useful to know something about the current workload of the remote device. The performance data function collect major information an shows it directly as a snapshot on screen. This function need the Nagios® optiional module installed and licensed.
As it might not always be known, the licsend data funtion shows the licensed products and modules of each devices right on screen.
In July 2020 we announced the brand new Alert Manager option, enabling the responable department or person to use the installed display systems also for emergency notifications, either in store, bank, public transport or production facilities.
The below picture shows, that this Alert Manager is very powerful and can initate DisplayEngine Events, Videos, Streaming Website or even HTML5 Templates. As far as the screen volume is controlable, audio can even be used to announce message directly. As the “Alert Manager” operates in the Display Box 2 communication framework, even the optional “Hardware Director” can be incorporated to active external devices like a red flash light in case of emergencies.
From Version 2.1. on, all communication between WPITCOM Display Manager 2 and devices is strongly encyrpted by AES-256 Block-Chain-Logic, including customer individual configurable encryption keys to even strengthen the security. Additionally to that, whitelists with allowed source for remote control, as well as the standard pairing token between the device and any communication source can be inviduallly be selected by the customer on it’s own.
And much more, the above examples only to get an impression how complete and powerful the WPITCOM Display Manager 2 today is.
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