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Digital Signage Addon Improved!

Digital Signage The Digital Signage addon for our room booking and resource scheduling software is a feature-rich signage solution offering real-time display of your room bookings on TV screens around your site! Whether you’d like to display today’s bookings to visitors in your reception area, or have an individual screen outside each room just showing what’s currently taking place in that one room, our optional Digital Signage addon is for you! Find out how it works in this Video Tutorial.

Digital Signage Booking System

Today we’ve released an update to the Digital Signage addon.

The v1.09 update features better handling of server connection errors. Our Digital Signage addon has always allowed you to configure on a per-screen basis how often data on the screen should refresh. The default interval is every 5 minutes. This means every 5 minutes the addon needs to connect to your MIDAS server to retrieve the most up-to-date information to display on your screens.

No more Unable To Connect ScreensIn previous versions, if the addon was unable to connect to your MIDAS server for whatever reason, your signage screens could then display an ugly browser “Web page not available”-type screen. This would then require a subsequent manual refresh in order to display data again.

We’ve massively improved this for v1.09 of the addon! Now, if the addon is unable to connect to your server for any reason, it will simply retain the last known data on screen. At the same time, a small indication in the lower left corner indicating that the connection to the server has been lost will show. MIDAS will then keep attempting to automatically re-establish a connection to your server, and will update your screen(s) once the connection can be re-established.

We’re sure this update with meet with the approval of administrators, especially those running multiple screens around their site. Now there’s no need to manually refresh all screens after a server reboot or loss of internet connection!

The other notable improvement for v1.09 is in the way screen refreshes and transitions occur. Now the current screen will now smoothly “fade out” and then “fade in” the next screen.

You’ll find complete implementation, usage documentation and live examples of our Digital Signage at https://mid.as/signage

How to Get The Digital Signage Addon For MIDAS:

Our Digital Signage addon v1.09 is available as a FREE update to customers with a previous version of the addon and who have a Support Subscription valid for MIDAS v4.07.

Customers may update their addon via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons → Addons Ready To Update

Customers who don’t already have the Digital Signage addon for their MIDAS can add it by upgrading

Customers who don’t yet have MIDAS can purchase MIDAS together with the optional Digital Signage addon here

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Case Study: Read how The Livingston Centre in Ontario, Canada use the Digital Signage Addon at their venue..

Last week, we released two brand new addons for MIDAS. Today we take a closer look at some of the benefits that MIDAS, and our Digital Signage solution, are having on one organization in Canada…

The Livingston Centre,Tillsonburg,Ontario,Canada
The Livingston Center, Tillsonburg, Ontario

The Livingston Centre, situated in Tillsonburg, Ontario, is a unique “one-stop-shop” service building that houses five partners and twelve associated agencies.

The Livingston Centre have been using MIDAS to handle their scheduling requirements since 2012. Staff, volunteers, committees and members of the public book spaces at the Centre, and at another one of the center’s locations, through the reception team and communication coordinator.

The Digital Signage interface for MIDAS is used in The Livingston Centre with a screen located behind the reception desk. This screen displays all the meetings that are being held on a particular day for both their locations. The screen also includes a welcome message and the Centre’s own logo.

“MIDAS, along with the Digital Signage, has been a real time saver for our reception team!”

MIDAS Digital Signage in action at The Livingston Centre

On the benefits of having a Digital Signage system that directly interfaces with MIDAS, receptionist Debbie Clarke, comments; “When I turn the TV screen on each morning there is no fussing around with the room booking schedule – it appears on the particular date showing all rooms that are booked, when the meetings are finished and/or have been deleted off of MIDAS they automatically disappear off of the TV screen! People who have booked space can see what room is booked and go to their meeting rooms without asking reception what room they are booked into. Most importantly MIDAS, along with the Digital Signage, has been a real time saver for our reception team!”

Summing up the new Digital Signage Addon for MIDAS, Debbie simply says,
“It looks awesome!”
Find out how MIDAS can help YOUR organization at https://mid.as, and read more about our Digital Signage Addon at https://mid.as/signage

We are pleased to announce the availability of two brand new addons for MIDAS – Web Calendars and Digital Signage.

These optional addons extend the capabilities of our web based room scheduling software with powerful new features. These latest two addons have been developed as a direct result of feedback from our customers as to additional functionality they’d like to see in our scheduling software.

MIDAS Addon: Web Calendars

Embeddable Web Calendars With our optional Web Calendars addon you can quickly embed monthly overview calendars of your bookings directly and seamlessly into your own website – ideal if you’d like to display a “What’s on” calendar of events, to visitors to your web site, or provide a quick overview of a particular venue’s availability Read more… | Video Tutorial

MIDAS Addon: Digital Signage

Digital Signage The optional Digital Signage addon is a feature-rich signage solution offering real-time display of your ongoing and upcoming room bookings on TV screens around your site! Whether you’d like to display today’s bookings to visitors in your reception area, or have an individual screen outside each room just showing what’s currently taking place in that one room, our Digital Signage addon is for you! Read more… | Video Tutorial

How to get these addons

If you’re an existing customer running the latest build of MIDAS v4.03 (or later), you can add the Web Calendars and/or Digital Signage addons to your MIDAS via the upgrade site.
If you’re not yet a MIDAS customer, you can include the Web Calendars and/or Digital Signage addons at time of purchase, or add either one to your MIDAS at a later date.

Once an addon has been purchased, it will then become available for one-click install within your MIDAS via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Addons

There’s More! See full details of other addons available for MIDAS at https://mid.as/addons