Use Windows 10 Devices as Digital Signage

Use Windows 10 Devices as Digital Signage

Digital Signage is a popular option when designing a marketing strategy to increase business visibility and enhance your customer’s experience. If your budget cannot accommodate an extensive digital signage setup, you can consider using PCs, laptops, tablets or mobile phones.  These portable and affordable devices can be transformed into professional video-looping displays with SureVideo Digital Signage solution.

SureVideo offers multiple device support – Windows 10 desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and offers following features:

  • loops selected videos in full-screen mode
  • video screensaver
  • remote configuration including SureVideo installation and playlist compilation
  • export and import from Settings File for easy mass configuration

Let’s look at how we can install and get started with SureVideo for Windows.

 

SureVideo – Manual Installation

Note: To install AppxBundles, enable sideloading on Windows 10 devices using following steps:

Settings > Search for Developer Settings > Enable Sideload apps

For Desktops/Tablets:

1. Download SureMDM Nix (Windows) and install the .exe file

2. Download SureVideo SureVideo.appxbundle and install the appxbundle

3. Download SurevideoScreensaver.exe and install the .exe file

For Phones:

1. Download Nix (Universal Windows App) and install the appxbundle

2. Download SureVideoSureVideo.appxbundle and install the appxbundle

Click here to download the files.

 

SureVideo – Remote Installation
For Desktops/Tablets:

1. Download SureMDM Nix and install it on the desktop/tablet

2. Configure Settings and enroll the device to SureMDM

3. Go to SureMDM Web Console and create a new Install Job using following steps:Click on Jobs -> Select os type Windows ->

Jobs > OS TypeWindows > Install Application > Add New

Use Windows 10 Devices as Digital Signage - Add New

4.  Browse and select SureVideo.appxbundle, fill other details and click OK

5. Follow step 3 and 4 to create another Install job with SureVideoScreensaver.exe

6. Apply the created Install jobs to the device in the following sequence:

      – SureVideo.appxbundle

      – SureVideoScreensaver.exe

7. Once SureVideo is successfully installed, create SureVideo Settings job to remotely configure SureVideo using following steps:

Jobs > OS TypeWindows >SureVideo Settings >  Add Raw XML data in Source field

8. Make desired changes and click OK

9. Go to SureMDM Home, use Apply to apply new settings on the desired Windows device

For Phones:

1. Install NixUWP for Windows Phones

2. Click on Enroll Device > Enroll only in device management  Setup the account and

3. Set up the account and enroll the device to SureMDM

4. Go to SureMDM Web Console and approve the device

5. After Approving the device, the server details appear on Nix Home screen. This means that the Enrollment was successful.

6. Now, create an Application Policy Profile to install SureVideo remotely on the enrolled device using following steps:

SureMDM Home > Profiles > Windows  > Add > Application Policy > Add > Enter App Name and URL of the application for remote installation > Save

7. Now, create a Configuration Profile to configure SureVideo remotely using following steps and details:

Profiles > Windows  > Add > Configuration Profile > Add >

App Name – SureVideo

Key – Settings

Value – Edited with desired changes in Raw XML data

Use Windows 10 Devices as Digital Signage - Raw Data XML

8. Now, create a PeriodicApp Launch Profile to configure screensaver remotely using following steps and details:

Profiles > Windows  > Add > Periodic App Launch > Configure > Add App Name and Periodicity to specify periodic launch of app

9.  Once done, push the created Profiles to the device using Apply option on SureMDM Home in the following sequence:

      – Application Policy Profile

      – Configuration Profile

      – Periodic App Launch

10. On successful completion of listed steps, your Windows device would be ready as a Digital Signage.

 

With SureVideo setting up digital displays to play engaging video content at checkout counters, receptions, trade shows, store fronts or any other high-traffic areas is easy. The same set of features is also available for Android and iOS devices. Click here to read more about SureVideo.

 

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