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14Apr/140

Remotely Update Video Playlist in SureVideo

Applies to:
Product SureVideo
Platform Android

If you have multiple video playing kiosks installed at different locations, it is difficult to manage and update their video playlists individually.

SureVideo, when used with Dropbox and Dropsync, can help you remotely manage the video playlists of multiple kiosks.

Here is how it works:

SureVideo Dropbox Dropsync Flow

SureVideo - Provides device lockdown and loops video (downloaded in the device)

Dropbox - Stores the video (downloaded in both device and computer)

Dropsync - Syncs Dropbox content to a local folder in the device (downloaded in the device)

 

Once you have installed all the applications, follow below mentioned process:

Dropbox:

1. Create a new folder in your Dropbox folder

2. For now, you can name it as SureVideo Playlist

3. Now, copy the videos you want to play with SureVideo in this folder

Dropsync:

1. Launch Dropsync

2. Go to Settings

3. On Settings screen, tap on Synced Folders

4. On Synced Folders screen, tap on Add Synced Folders

5. Create a new folder named SureVideo Files and tap on it to select

6. Tap on Select to go to the next screen

6. Next, on Select Dropbox Folder screen, select SureVideo Playlist from the list

7. Tap on Select to go to the next screen

8. On Sync Method screen, select Download mirror and tap on Next

9. On Enable/Disable Sync screen, tap on Sync Enable to enable it

10. Tap on Done to complete

 SureVideo:

1. Access SureVideo Settings

2. On Main Menu screen, tap on SureVideo Settings

3. On SureVideo Settings, tap on Configure Playlist

4. On Configure Playlist screen, tap on Add Video File/Folder

6. Tap on Add Files/Folders

7. Browse and select the SureVideo Files folder from the device

8. Tap on Back and return to Main Menu

9. Tap on Done to complete

Now, SureVideo will start playing the contents of the local SureVideo File folder which automatically gets synced with Dropbox and updates the content at specified interval.

 

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10Apr/140

Enable Battery and Connection Alerts on Android Devices using SureMDM

Applies to:
Product SureMDM
Platform Android

It is often desired that you want to know if the devices managed with SureMDM have not been online for a specific time period or if your field devices' battery power have gone below the recommended threshold.

With SureMDM, you can create a Notification Policy Job for your devices. Once this job applied to the device, you will automatically get alerts and emails whenever your registered device is not connected to a network for a specified period of time or whenever the device's battery power is lower than recommended percentage.

Notification Policy 700x175

Follow below mentioned steps to create a Notification Policy Job:

1. Login to SureMDM Web Console

2. On SureMDM screen, click on Jobs under Utility Panel

Jobs Option

3. On Jobs screen, click on New

NEw Job

4. On Create Job prompt, select Android and click on OK

android

5. On Create Job Android prompt, select Notification Policy and click on OK

notification policy

6. On Notification policy on device prompt, enter a Job Name

job name

7. Check Enable Battery Policy and enter a value in Notify When Battery Below field

enable battery policy

8. Next, check Enable Connection Policy and enter a value in Notify When Device Not Connected For field

enable connection policy

9. Check Send Alert To option and select from the following options:

         i. SureMDM Web Console

        ii. Device

        iii. E-mail Notification (You can enter multiple addresses separated by comma)

send alert to

10. Click on OK to complete

Once done, select the device from the Device List and use Apply option on the Quick Toolbar to apply the job.

 

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24Mar/140

How to use NFC Tags with SureFox?

Applies to:
Product SureFox
Platform Android

NFC or Near Field Communication is capability of two devices to send data to each other when they are brought into close proximity. Nowadays, it is generally used in form of NFC tags which can be read by mobile devices such as Android based tablets and smartphones. NFC usage varies from launching specific websites or for other actions such as providing Wi-Fi configuration to visitors at a café. And, the availability of NFC encoding apps like Tagster have made them even more versatile and functional.

Web applications running in SureFox can take advantage of NFC Tags . SureFox can provide the lockdown of the device with access to only allowed webpages and NFC tags can be configured to launch those webpages. Each product then can have a NFC tag encoded with a web url pointing to a web page containing detailed information about the product. The customer now has to just bring the locked android device close to the product to view the product's detailed information within the browser.

product_nfc_retail_store

To enable NFC option in your Android device, follow below mentioned steps:

1. Tap on Settings from the menu.

2. On Settings screen, tap on more settings option.

3. On more settings screen, tap and enable NFC option.

4. Once done, your Android device will read all NFC Tags when brought in proximity.

To read more about SureFox, click here

To download SureFox trial version, click here

For any further question, write to us on info@42gears.com

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24Mar/140

Configuring video caching feature on SureVideo for Android

Applies to:
Product SureVideo
Platform Android

When your are playing videos in your kiosk directly from a URL, there are chances that you may face problems like:

1. No video playback when kiosk not connected to Internet

2. Patchy streaming and disrupted video playback

3. High Internet bandwidth consumption

With SureVideo's new option to cache URL videos, your video requires to stream only once and is cached for subsequent playbacks. Thus minimum Internet bandwidth consumption, no disrupted playback and no worries even if the kiosk device goes offline.

Here is how you enable URL video caching in SureVideo:

1. Tap on SureVideo screen 5 times within 3 seconds

2. On password prompt, enter password and tap on OK

login

3. On SureVideo Settings Main Menu, tap on SureVideo Settings

surevideo main settings

4. On SureVideo Settings screen, tap on Advanced Settings

advance settings

5. On Advance Settings screen, tap and enable Enable Caching option

enable video caching

Now, SureVideo will start caching the URL video. You can set a maximum size for SureVideo to cache using Max Cache Size option.

To read more about SureVideoclick here

To download SureVideo trial version, click here

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24Mar/140

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13Mar/140

How to block Control + Alt + Delete in Windows 7 and 8?

Applies to:
Product SureLock
Platform Windows 7 & 8

block key combinationsControl + Alt + Delete is a powerful key combination to terminate a running program/task or restart a computer/Windows device. Blocking this key combination becomes crucial when your Windows 7 or Windows 8 device is being used as a kiosk.

SureLock blocks this key combination with its Keyboard Filtering feature.

To block Control + Alt +Delete, follow below mentioned steps:

1. On SureLock Home Screen, tap anywhere 5 times within 3 seconds to launch SureLock Password Console

2. On password prompt, enter default password 0000 (four zeros) and tap/click on OK

3. On successful login, you will be on the SureLock Settings Main Menu

4. On Main Menu, tap/click on Keyboard Settings

SureLock Main Menu

5. On Keyboard Settings screen, tap/click on Keyboard Filtering which will enable Configure Keyboard Filtering

SureLock Keyboard Settings

6. Tap/click on Configure Keyboard Filtering to add/edit keyboard combinations that needs to be blocked

SureLock Configure Keyboard Settings

7. On Keyboard Filtering Configuration screen, tap/click on the Add Key button to add a keyboard combination that needs to be blocked

SureLock Add Key

8. Select Delete from the Key drop down box, check Ctrl and Alt check boxes and tap/click on Add

SureLock Keyboard Settings Prompt2

9.  After you see a screen like below, click on Done

SureLock Keyboard Settings Blocked

10. Make sure that the Keyboard Filtering check box is checked and then go back to the SureLock Home Screen

11. Now, the keyboard combination of Control + Alt + Delete is successfully blocked

Follow the same steps to block multiple key combinations and use SureLock's Cloud Import/Export Settings to configure it on multiple devices.

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7Mar/140

SureVideo Android Javascript APIs

Applies to:
Product SureVideo
Platform Android

SureVideo for Android now comes with built-in set of Javascript APIs. Use these APIs in an HTML file and specify the file as Custom Layout Home Screen.

The APIs are written as window.surevideo.<API_Name>

Following is a comprehensive list of SureVideo APIs:

  • launch('file_path'): Launches a media file.

      window.surevideo.launch('/mnt/sdcard/samplevideo.mp4');

  • loopMedia(): Loops the allowed media files once and returns back to SureVideo Home Screen.

      window.surevideo.loopMedia();

  • launchApp('packagename' , freshlaunch): Launches an application.

      window.surevideo.launchApp('com.android.contacts', true);

  • closeSureVideo(): Closes SureVideo.

      window.surevideo.closeSureVideo()

Sample HTML Home Screen with SureVideo APIs:

custom_homescreen

HTML Code for Sample HTML Home Screen:

<html>
<style type="text/css">
.tbview {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;}
.tbview td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:x-large;padding:10px 8px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;}
.tbview th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:x-large;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;}
.tbview .tbview-left{font-size:x-large;background-color:#DBA901;}
.tbview .tbview-one{background-color:#FFBF00}
.tbview .tbview-two{font-size:x-large; text-align:center; background-color:#FACC2E}
.tbview .tbview-three{font-size:x-large;text-align:center;background-color:#F7D358}
.tbview .tbview-four{font-size:x-large; text-align:center; background-color:#F5DA81}
.tbview .tbview-five{font-size:x-large;text-align:center;background-color:#FACC2E}
.tbview .tbview-six{font-size:x-large;text-align:center;background-color:#FFBF00}
</style>
<body>
<table class="tbview" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;">
<tr>
<th class="tbview-one" onclick = "window.surevideo.launchApp('com.gears42.surefox',true);">Click to launch SureFox (Application)</th>
<td class="tbview-two" onclick = "window.surevideo.launch('/mnt/sdcard/SureVideo/video1.mp4');">Launch video1</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="tbview-three" onclick = "window.surevideo.closeSureVideo();">Click to close SureVideo</td>
<td class="tbview-four" onclick = "window.surevideo.launch('/mnt/sdcard/SureVideo/video2.mp4');">Launch video2</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="tbview-five" onclick = "window.surevideo.loopMedia();">Click to loop videos</td>
<td class="tbview-six" onclick = "window.surevideo.launch('/mnt/sdcard/SureVideo/video3.mp4');">Launch video3</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

 

To know more about SureVideo, click here

To download a trail version, click here

For any other queries, send an email to info@42gears.com

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4Mar/140

View details of installed applications on multiple devices using SureMDM

Applies to:
Product SureMDM
Platform All

With SureMDM’s Application Version Report For Android option, it is quick and easy to view details of installed applications in all the enrolled devices.

To generate the report, follow below mentioned steps:

1. Login to SureMDM Web Console

2. In Utility Panel, click on Reportutility_panel_reports3. On Report screen, click on Application Version Report For Androidlist of reports4. Now, type the name of the application in Application Name fieldapplication_name_search   Note:  You can enter names of multiple applications using commas.

5. Next, click on Run Reportapplication_name_run_report6. Generated report will list all the devices and application versions if installedversion_reportNote: N/A means absence of application for the corresponding device.

7. Click on Export to export the data in .csv formatexport_report

If you want to run same report again, we recommend you to use Clear Report option to clear the last generated report.

 

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4Mar/140

How to remotely install files in Android devices using URLs in SureMDM?

Applies to:
Product SureMDM
Platform Android

SureMDM efficiently handles remote installation of files on large number of devices. All you have to do is create an installation job with file details and deploy the job to multiple Android devices. 

install_job

Earlier, to create an Install Job, the file to be installed was required to be uploaded to SureMDM. However, now you can install a file by specifying a download URL of the file. In other words, with this new option, you can perform an install job of a large sized file without uploading it to SureMDM .

install_job_url

To create an Install Job using SureMDM, follow below mentioned steps:

1. Login to SureMDM Web Console

2. Click on Jobs in the Utility Panel

3. On the Jobs screen, click on New

4. On Create Job prompt, choose the platform as Android and click on OK

5. On Create Job – Android prompt, select Install program and click on OK

6. On Multiple Install Job Properties, type in a Job Name and click on Add

7. On Install Job properties, type in the URL in File Path field

8. Enter the location for the filed to be saved in Device Path field

9. Check the Install After Copy option

10. Tap on OK to complete

11. Return to Device List and select the device to apply the job

12. In Device Toolbar, click on Apply

13. Select the job you want to apply and click on OK

Once these steps completed, the file will be remotely installed in the device from the specified URL.

 

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4Feb/140

Android Kiosk Video Player | SureVideo adds feature to customize home page using html

Applies to:
Product SureVideo
Platform Android

SureVideo recently added album view to lock down your android device to a desktop like User Interface. Album view shows few allowed video thumbnails which users can select and view.

This feature has now been extended. Instead of default thumbnail view, a custom designed html page can be displayed. This html page can be designed and themed by you to show your brand and icons. You can instruct SureVideo to launch a specific allowed video from your html page using the following Javascript API.

window.surevideo.launch ('<file_path>');

album view with HMTL page

Instructions to enable the custom html view in SureVideo are as follows:

1. Download SureVideo

2. Create an HTML file with links to  images/videos/flash files  and save it in your device (sample)

Note : Use window.surevideo.launch ('file path'); Javascript api to launch the file.

3. Launch SureVideo

4. Access SureVideo Settings’s Main Menu

5. Tap on SureVideo Settings

6. Under Display Settings, tap on Album Settings

7. Under Album Settings, tap and enable Enable Album View

8. Tap on Enable Custom Layout

9. Tap on Select Custom Layout File to browse and select the HTML File

10. Tap on Done to complete

After this, return to SureVideo main screen. You will see that the HTML file with links to the specified media files will be displayed in kiosk mode.

For any further questions, contact us on techsupport@42gears.com

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