Publishing Content to Players

Follow these steps to publish content to players.

NOTE: These instructions assume that playlists have been scheduled in the Planning grid for the currently selected group.  Until content is programmed and published to the players, only the default media will be shown on the screens.

  • Click the MONITORING button in the Player window.  Next, select the players to be updated either by clicking their selection/status box or by performing a search in the Player window.  Players must be selected otherwise they will not receive an update.

GDS4W publishing content to players

  • Click the PUBLISH button located right of the CLEAR ALERT button.

GDS4W publish button

  • This will automatically initiate the transfer of all required content and player instructions.
  • File transfer progress can be monitored under the STATUS column.

GDS4W status column

  • The STATUS progress bar will show how far the update has progressed.  When the content has been received, the status will change to Done.
  • Once the updates have been received each Player Status will show “Done“.

Updating Players from the Content Manager window

Players can be updated while the Monitoring window is closed as long as players are selected in the Player window.

With players selected,  click the PUBLISH button in the upper right side of the Content Manager window, above the Scheduling grid.

NOTE: File transfer progress can only be viewed from the Monitoring window.

GDS4W publish button