Network management is achieved with ONELAN's Digital Signage Manager (DSM). This is a web appliance designed to monitor and remotely manage multiple ONELAN digital signage Net-Top-Boxes (NTBs).
Monitor all ONELAN devices through a central online dashboard with live alerts and email notifications. The DSM supports an extensive suite of alarms covering many aspects of player performance and behavior. Users can select which alarms the DSM observes or ignores and configure individual alarms to match exact requirements. This allows users to establish a monitoring regime to suit you. Problems can be solved in a pro-active manner with preventative action rather than reactively after a more serious problem occurs.
For maintenance purposes the DSM provides secure, safe remote connection to the NTB’s, even behind firewalls. The DSM can optionally act as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server allowing groups of NTBs to join a network of secure VPN tunnels. The remote connection facility significantly reduces the need for onsite maintenance, and therefore reduces on-going operation cost.
The DSM provides summaries of what media has played at each remote NTB or group of NTBs. The DSM receives notification of each playout instance (with 1 second resolution) from its NTBs for any media item played in any monitor’s zone. The DSM presents these notifications as summary reports for individual NTB’s or groups of NTBs. Reports with detail down to individual playout instances can be produced using the DSM’s SQL interface – typically from Crystal Reports ™ or similar.
The cost and time for player configuration and onsite commissioning can be a considerable expense in a roll out. The DSM provides a simple mechanism for a settings profile to be donated to new players thereby reducing the configuration task a hundred or thousand fold. Similarly player software may be remotely updated either manually or automatically.