Most Enplug apps have the ability to control when your content will appear on the screen by using scheduling features.
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1. In order to access an app's scheduling features, select an app from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
2. In the library, you will see a list of all of the content you have set up in the app. Click in the Display column next to the item whose schedule you wish to modify.
Tip: Using a Graphics App? Check out the Scheduling your Graphics guide!
3. Select the Schedule tab. All of the features of this tab are explained below:
The duration setting features a slider that can be set for a range of seconds, up to 60. You can also type in a number larger than 60 to the right of the slider. The number is in seconds, so, for example, 3600 seconds would be one hour. Please note this duration represents how long the image will stay on-screen every time it appears, not a total duration over a period of time.
Tip: For best performance, duration should be no less than 9 seconds.
When you activate this option, a list of days of the week will appear. The content can only appear on days that are checked, so in this example, the app would only appear Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Turning on this feature will allow you to set time ranges during which the content can appear. You can set multiple time ranges by clicking the button. In the example below, the app would only show during the 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM window as well as the 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM period as specified in the dashboard.
Schedule for Later:
This feature will let you use a calendar interface to schedule content to play at a future date. You will be presented with a Start date and three different options to End the content - "Never", "On Date", and "After content plays". Click on the start date or end date and an interactive calendar will pop up to allow you to pick dates.
Check the box to "Delete content when expired" to automatically remove the content from Enplug after the End date.
This feature allows for one app to take on a "priority" feature. Enabling the Priority Play toggle for an app will cause the screen to play only the Priority Play content for the app on the screen. No other apps will play during that time. If Priority Play is enabled on any other app for the assigned display group, you will not be able to set the priority play setting.
Enplug's scheduling features are powerful individually, but when combined provide highly granular control over exactly when your content will play. The scheduling features can all be combined together like a filter to create highly specific playtime rules.
For example, if you were to set Limit Days to Tuesdays, the content would only be able to appear on Tuesdays. If you also added Limit Time setting of 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, that would only allow the image to appear on Tuesdays between and 8:00 and 10:00. If you also turned on Schedule for Later and set a date range, the image would only be able to appear between 8:00 and 10:00 on Tuesdays during the date range you chose.
You can use any number of these filters in combination with each other to achieve your desired effect.