Monitoring a digital signage environment can be quite a daunting task, especially if the content uploaded is not managed properly. It can happen to the best of us that something is forgotten and all of a sudden, the MagicINFO logo shows up on your screen because there is nothing scheduled on the display. Today's MagicINFO Explained blog is about organizing your MagicINFO environment. One easy way to do this is by creating tags in MagicINFO, which can be used to only show specific content items.
MagicINFO is the powerful digital signage solution offered by Samsung, which was designed to work smoothly with Samsung hardware. It is a versatile digital signage software and it can be purchased as a license, requiring on-premise installation, or as a cloud-based solution. Which solution you'll opt for depends entirely on your business needs. We have compiled a digital premised-based vs. cloud-based expert guide. Have a look at it for a detailed comparison of the two solutions.
The Tag Management feature is an option available in MagicINFO that allows users to display content according to a specific tag. It is a handy feature because it can be used to schedule only particular content items to be shown on your displays.
How to work with tagged content
For step-by-step instructions on how to work with tagged content in MagicINFO, you can watch the YouTube video below. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, MagicInfo Services, if you haven't already done so. We regularly upload content showing how to use MagicINFO to make the most out of your digital signage projects.
Why work with tagged content in MagicINFO?
Before discovering 3 key reasons why work with tags in MagicINFO, there is an important note to be made: you must remember that, in order to assign tags to your content items, the device must be able to read that specific tag too. If you do not apply a tag to the display itself, your item will not be shown. For more smart ways to create smart signage content easily with MagicINFO, check out this blog post.
Use tags to…easily distinguish between your content items
To begin with, the Tag Management option is very useful for distinguishing between the different content items uploaded in your MagicINFO environment. This is because each tag enables MagicINFO to recognize and categorize specific items according to a simple label. Ultimately, managing a digital signage network is no easy task at all. Using tags means that you can make your life easier because you'll have a more organized environment, allowing you to keep track of the content schedule easier.
Use tags to… schedule only specific content items
Suppose you have a series of displays in one of your stores. You can use tags to schedule specific content items, creating a more diverse experience for your customers. For example, you can show pictures of the latest accessories available in the store and place the displays next to the items shown. This can draw the attention of the customer and possibly help increase sales in the store. What really can make a difference is thinking about a specific strategy for your digital signage installation. If you'd like to discover how to kick-start your signage project, then you should definitely consider signing up for the live webinar that will take place on the 11th of May at 15.00 CEST.
Use tags to...create smart playlists
Finally, another useful reason why using tags could level up your digital signage game is that this feature can be used to create smart playlists. One way you can do this is by using the Sync play feature option in MagicINFO. Sync play is a great option if you wish to have all your devices moving to the next content item at the exact same time. MagicINFO can ensure this thanks to the sync play option.
You have reached the end of today's blog. For more information on how to use digital signage and MagicINFO to level up your project schedule a meeting with one of our MagicINFO experts.